Joel Freeland, a 2006 first round pick of the Blazers, is ready to make the jump to the NBA.

"I think this is my time to make that step if I get the opportunity," Freeland said. "All the things have to be in the right place though. They're coming over to watch me play on Saturday. I'm talking to their general manager, and will listen to their ideas, what he thinks I should be doing and what he would want from me. At the moment, until I have that meeting, I don't know exactly what will happen.

"But I'm open to offers. As I said all along, my dream is to be there and I think at 25 years old it's probably the perfect age to go if I'm ever to make the jump. I love playing in Malaga, I love being there, had a great time playing there but, at the end of the day, the NBA is where I'd like to be."

Freeland averaged 12.9 points and 7.5 rebounds for Unicaja Malaga of the Spanish ACB League.