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  1. Looks like Portland will not amnesty Brandon Roy

    Dec 5, 2011, 10:15 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Brandon Roy is going to get one more shot. The player who has four years, $68 million left on his max contract and no cartilage left in his knees will not have the amnesty clause used on him yet, he will play Portland again this season, reports Ben Goliver at Blazers Edge. Roy and Blazers…

  2. Oden likely stays with Portland. You expected otherwise?

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:12 AM EST

    Greg Oden

    There are a few teams out there desperate enough for a big man — we’re looking at you, Miami — that they may take a risk on Greg Oden. But the smart money says Oden was never leaving Portland, and Marc Spears at Yahoo is reporting he is about to take his $8.8 million option…

  3. Winderman: NBA should bring order to free agency chaos

    Dec 5, 2011, 9:11 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    If the NBA was smart, it would swoop collectively upon Dallas, claim the already-booked hotel space and tell Major League Baseball that, at this moment, they need winter meetings far more than any other sport. In 2010, when the NBA actually had time to conduct an orderly free-agent process, most of the league found itself…

  4. Report: Heat in the lead for Battier

    Dec 4, 2011, 6:09 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Shane Battier is the type of player you would expect to take a discount to ring chase. He’s been a glue guy in Houston, sticking with them through injuries and curious decisions. He was the chemistry guy in Memphis, helping the younger players get better and making the three that gave the franchise its first…

  5. The Heat want to make a run at Greg Oden. I want to make a run at Isla Fisher. Both have equal odds.

    Dec 4, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

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    The Heat are cash strapped. That tends to happen when you have three superstars playing on one team (or former superstars in the case of Chris Bosh — sorry, Chris). They need to improve their team and yet they don’t have much room and only one exception to use. So what’s the plan? Apparently it’s…

  6. Friday morning one liners: Where Afflalo gets some love

    Dec 2, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Arron Afflalo

    Our daily list of things you should know about that didn’t fit in our other posts. Who is the most coveted free agent not over 6’11? Arron Afflalo of the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. He is restricted and Denver will match any reasonable offer. Brandon Rush made some tweets that would have gotten…

  7. Blazers president talks Roy, Oden, GM… but no real answers

    Dec 1, 2011, 11:45 AM EST

    greg_oden

    Blazers president Larry Miller took on all questions and talked a lot at a Wednesday press conference. But like a good politican, he didn’t really say much. The Blazers are a team at a crossroads. What are they going to do with Brandon Roy? Greg Oden? When are they going to get a permanent general…

  8. Thursday morning one liners: NBA rumor mill keeps churning

    Dec 1, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Durant football

    LeBron James and Kevin Durant played flag football Wednesday night. The score: Nobody tore an ACL. That’s the only score that matters. If you want to get an early jump on MVP voting (which, admittedly, may be a tad premature what with training camps not even open yet) we’ve got you covered here at NBC.…

  9. Wednesday morning one liners: Portland loves Brandon Roy

    Nov 30, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Do not underestimate the love of the Blazers fan base for Brandon Roy, or how that could weight into plans to use the amnesty clause on him. Carlos Boozer thinks the Chicago Bulls can win an NBA title. This year. How desperate are the Knicks for a big man to take a one year deal?…

  10. Tuesday morning one liners: Rumor mill starting to spin

    Nov 29, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Kris Humphries Nets

    If you read one thing on the new NBA CBA, this breakdown by Larry Coon of ESPN should be it. This will make you smarter. Here is a complete list of all 129 free agents that hit the market Dec. 9. It makes almost no sense for the Lakers to make a run at Kris…

  11. Free agents already eyeing Miami as destination

    Nov 29, 2011, 9:17 AM EST

    Heat's James celebrates a basket with teammate Wade during Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Miami

    Warm weather. No state income tax. The chance to play with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The chance to win a ring. All of the tantalizing distractions a single man could ask for. There are a lot of reasons NBA players like Miami. And right now, the upcoming crop of free agents seems to like…

  12. Report: Blazers expected to use amnesty clause on Roy

    Nov 28, 2011, 9:35 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

    Is it time for the Portland Trail Blazers to cut bait with Brandon Roy? It looks like they are, according to a tweet from John Canzano, radio and television personality in the area. Blazers appear ready to exercise amnesty on Brandon Roy…. Hoping they take a longer look at him before they do it. Roy…

  13. Will Rudy Fernandez tell Dallas he wants to stay in Spain?

    Nov 28, 2011, 12:06 PM EST

    Rudy Fernandez

    UPDATE 12:06 pm: A source (ho sounds a whole lot like an agent) has denied that Rudy Fernandez is going to try and get out of his deal with the Mavs, according to Hoopshype. “Rudy Fernandez’s plan is to join the Mavericks next week and play with them this year,” the source said. “Asking for…

  14. Report: Lamar Odom agrees to play in Turkey during lockout

    Nov 25, 2011, 1:50 AM EST

    Kobe Bryant And Phil Jackson Address The Media

    Only Billy Hunter and David Stern can now save us from “Khloe & Lamar in Istanbul.” There may be no greater reason to resolve the lockout and get the NBA players back to work. Lakers forward Lamar Odom has reached a deal to play with Besiktas in Turkey, joining the team that already has Deron…

  15. Report: Trail Blazers to “pause” search for general manager

    Nov 16, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

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    Eventually, the Portland Trail Blazers will need a general manager to tell Paul Allen everything is great figure out how to rebuild this team and win fast. But with the lockout dragging on, that time is not now. The Blazers have already reset their search to replace Rich Cho once and now the search will…

  16. Blazers owner will enjoy prime spot for his “megayacht” at Olympics

    Nov 15, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

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    File this under the “any time I think the players can wait out the owners slap me”… Lockout hardliner and Trail Blazers owner — not to mention Microsoft co-founder — Paul Allen is going to enjoy the Olympics in London next summer like the rest of us. Heck, it might well be the next time…

  17. Jamal Crawford wouldn’t mind playing in Portland

    Nov 7, 2011, 11:45 PM EST

    Jamal Crawford

    Around the league, players love Jamal Crawford. He is a popular guy in league locker rooms. And he’s a guy who can come off the bench and light it up — he’s not going to be efficient doing that, and he’ll get lost on defense every other time down, but he’ll put up points. That’s…

  18. Greg Oden can now run

    Oct 27, 2011, 6:54 PM EST

    ODEN_GREG

    From Oden’s Facebook page (via Blazer’s Edge): In LA right now working out. I ran the other day for the first time in awhile. Felt good! The 2007 #1 pick’s NBA career has been decimated by a series of brutal knee injuries, and he underwent the 2nd microfracture surgery of his career 11 months ago.…

  19. Aldridge wants to bring NBA charity game circuit to Portland

    Oct 25, 2011, 3:25 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Don’t worry Portland, just because we don’t like your owner doesn’t mean we don’t like you. So the NBA player charity game tour may swing through the Pacific Northwest as well. LaMarcus Aldridge is working to set up a game in Portland, the Oregonian reports. The Trail Blazers forward announced on Twitter that he will…

  20. Report: Good news, the league and players agree on some things! Only, like, three, but still!

    Oct 22, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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    One of the things that Adam Silver and Peter Holt said at their press conference Thursday, in-between explaining their completely ridiculous obstinacy regarding the 50/50 split and looking like someone stole their 1992 Alonzo Mourning rookie card (I will never forgive that kid), is that federal mediator George Cohen starts his sessions by getting both sides to…

  21. Some owners thinking sale price, not hoops, as lockout drags on

    Oct 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EST

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    I didn’t think there was much that could make me more depressed about the prospects of the NBA season. Then I read Adrian Wojnarowski well-researched post at Yahoo, ripping apart Blazers owner Paul Allen, his interest (or lack thereof) in the team and his motivations for being the heavy during Thursday’s labor negotiating session, when…

  22. Mychal Thompson says the players need to take 50/50 deal

    Oct 20, 2011, 11:02 AM EST

    Mychal Thompson

    For a number of former NBA players, they don’t really get this lockout. Oh, they understand the mechanics of it; they just don’t get exactly what the players are fighting for and why. To them, the players are doing well and 50/50 sounds fair. They sound like many fans. Mychal Thompson, former No. 1 overall…

  23. Report: Raptors’ talks with Stefanski ‘stalled’ as Sixers GM looks to Blazers

    Oct 15, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Allen Iverson Press Conference

    Remember how Ed Stefanski was going to be the next Raptors GM, essentially working under Bryan Colangelo in what would largely be an assistant role since Colangelo is the guy who runs the show? And how it was a done deal and all that? Yeah, not so much. Yahoo! Sports reports that the deal has…

  24. Portland tasked with fixing what isn’t broken

    Oct 13, 2011, 2:17 PM EST

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Nicolas Batum, Rudy Fernandez, Gerald Wallace

    Things are going just fine for the Portland Trail Blazers these days: LaMarcus Aldridge made “the leap,” last season, Rich Cho stole Gerald Wallace out of Charlotte with a bargain trade package, Andre Miller was replaced with a younger facsimile, Brandon Roy has shown signs of life, and the roster is loaded with capable contributors.…

  25. Report: Trail Blazers to restart GM search from square one

    Oct 7, 2011, 9:09 AM EST

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    At some point, the Portland Trail Blazers are going to need a general manager. And if that time is sooner rather than later, well, they are in trouble. More than four months after the Trail Blazers started their search for a new general manager after firing Rich Cho, after interviews with at least four candidates,…

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