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  1. Rudy Fernandez comes to camp, kills his own trade value

    Sep 27, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez spent all summer whining — or having his agent whine for him, that’s why the man gets paid the big bucks — about wanting to be traded from Portland. So what’s the first thing he does at media day? Cuts his own trade value off at the knees. Here is the tweet from…

  2. Erick Dampier says it's down to four teams, Portland now in mix

    Sep 27, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    Erick Dampier made a decision, he wanted to take his backup center talents to South Beach, like everyone else. But for reasons not totally clear, Miami didn’t want him (Damps is not a great center, but he’s better than anyone they’ve got). So he’s taking his time making another decision. He told Sam Amick of…

  3. Rudy Fernandez is excited to play in Portland now. Of course he is.

    Sep 21, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

    After an entire summer of trying anything and everything to force his way out of Portland — with his agent stepping far enough over the line as to be fined by the league — Rudy Fernandez is changing his tone as camp approaches. Here are his comments in an interview with Spanish media outlet Marca,…

  4. Marcus Camby would give Greg Oden some advice, if he was around at all

    Sep 19, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

    Marcus Camby is the starting center for the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s a veteran who was once underrated, then overrated, and then swung back around to underrated. He was a huge part of the Blazers ability to stay in the playoffs despite the massive number of injuries they sustained. He brought physical play and awareness…

  5. Rudy Fernandez says its time to get back to work. Doesn't say where.

    Sep 15, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez played well for Spain at the World Championships — 15.5 points per game on 62 percent shooting, 42 percent shooting from three — but it was still disappointing. Spain went in a co-favorite and left without any medal. You can debate amongst yourself how much of the blame for that falls to Fernandez,…

  6. Joel Przybilla likely out until November, December

    Sep 14, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT

    The optimistic reports that Joel Przybilla would be back for the season opener — which came from Przybilla himself — have proven to be, well, a little too optimistic. Portland General Manager Rich Cho told the Oregonian that November or December seems the more likely timeframe. Which still isn’t bad, the question is how will…

  7. Rich Cho's journey from immigrant child to general manager

    Sep 10, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

    There is no one path to being an NBA general manager, but Rich Cho’s was dramatically different than any others. He was born in Burma and came to the United States at age 3, as he told the Asian-focused publication Hyphen. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of resources, and we struggled quite a…

  8. Nate McMillan has plans for Rudy Fernandez in his training camp. What trade demand?

    Sep 7, 2010, 11:39 AM EDT

    Very vague trade speculation continue to float around Rudy Fernandez. The Bulls have some interest. The Knicks have some interest but they and Portland are not talking.  Nothing seems to be moving on that front. Basically, despite Rudy Fernandez throwing a tantrum and threats of a holdout by his agent, he is still a Trail…

  9. Knicks still have interest in Rudy Fernandez, Blazers have little interest in Knicks

    Sep 3, 2010, 8:42 AM EDT

    Note to agents: Public pressure isn’t going to work on Rich Cho. Rudy Fernandez wants out of Portland, and both he and his agent Andy Miller made it very clear and very public that was the case. That started before but picked up steam after Cho was brought in to make the basketball decisions in…

  10. Could Portland's Nate McMillan really be on the hot seat? Yes, yes he can.

    Aug 24, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

    Nate McMillan has been at the helm of a basketball renaissance in Portland. This was a team that won 21 games his first year with a roster led by Zach Randolph and Darius Miles — a roster that needed an overhaul. That overhaul came and so did the wins (and a better reputation). Two years…

  11. Greg Oden is "on schedule to heal"

    Aug 21, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The Oregonian spoke with Greg Oden at a charity event this weekend. And after a season lost to a knee injury, Oden says that he is “on schedule to heal” and be ready for the start of the new season. John Canzano notes that the Blazers aren’t pushing…

  12. Portland being very cautious with Greg Oden, will not commit to him starting season

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:08 PM EDT

    If you were trying to bring along Greg Oden right now, you would be incredibly cautious. If not you’d be incredibly foolish. General Manager Rich Cho and the rest of the Portland Trail Blazers brain trust are not foolish. They are not letting anyone talk to the public about where things stand. They are working…

  13. Rudy Fernandez fined $25,000 by league

    Aug 19, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

    We told you the league was looking into this, well they did and it didn’t take long for the league to decide Rudy Fernandez’s public whining about wanting a trade or to be released violated league policy. The NBA announced that Fernandez has been fined $25,000 for “public statements detrimental to the NBA.” What does…

  14. Today's tedious Rudy Fernandez update: NBA is investigating if he threatened holdout

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:57 PM EDT

    The way he and his agent are now acting, you’d swear Rudy Fernandez was being held hostage at gunpoint somewhere. So on day 64 of the crisis here’s the status: Fernandez wants to be traded, ideally to be bought out so he can return to Europe. Portland is listing to offers but has held its…

  15. Travis Diener signs to play in Italy

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

    When it comes to vacation destinations, the Italian island of Sardinia blows Indianapolis out of the water. No offense intended, Indiana, it blows all but a handful of places in the United States out of the water. It is a stunningly beautiful place. So despite the fact that Indianapolis is a better basketball destination, it’s…

  16. Rudy Fernandez's agent ups the rhetoric, says holdout possible

    Aug 18, 2010, 9:25 PM EDT

    UPDATE 9:25 pm: New Trail Blazers General Manager Rich Cho wasn’t moved by all this, according to a tweet from Marc Spears at Yahoo. POR GM Rich Cho tells Y! he has no plans of releasing Fernandez out of contract and he will “make the best decision for the organization.” 6:40 pm: Rudy Fernandez wants…

  17. Brandon Roy apologizes for appearance in marijuana positive rap video

    Aug 18, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Brandon Roy is pretty late to the “appear in a rap video” trend. If pasty white Mark Cuban is doing one before you, you are tardy. But Roy — along with Atlanta’s Jamal Crawford — is in the new video for Cali & Cavalli’s “What They Want,” which first showed up over at BlazersEdge. The…

  18. Rudy Fernandez still wants to be traded. Shocking, I know.

    Aug 12, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT

    fIn a world where everything seems to change at the speed of technology, we need constants in our lives. Real touchstones. Family, friends, our community, and Rudy Fernandez complaining about Portland and asking for a trade. You know, things that are going to be there every day. Fernandez spoke with Marca, a sports publication in…

  19. Joel Przybilla aims to be back for opening night

    Aug 8, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    Joel Przybilla was part of the horrific wave of injuries the Blazers faced last year. After he broke his patella, the same injury that felled Greg Oden, he slipped in the shower and re-injured it. Most thought he would be out until at least the beginning of the new year. But in an interview with…

  20. The new Portland GM doesn't seem like the hesitant type

    Jul 31, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    New Portland GM Rich Cho is settling in nicely. He’s got himself a plan, a philosophy, and even a restaurant with the kinds of options he wants! And you can learn all about it from Jason Quick of the Oregonian! Quick has your quintessential “Get to know your new GM who replaces your favorite GM…

  21. Portland looking for a first-round pick to trade Fernandez. So the Knicks are out.

    Jul 29, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez isn’t talking about his future, but everyone else is. Fernandez is in Las Palmas training with the Spanish national team for the upcoming FIBA World Championships (nice location, by the way). He said on his personal blog that is his focus right now. There is gossip about my future and everyone asks me…

  22. Portland still trying to trade Rudy Fernandez, at least his agent thinks so

    Jul 28, 2010, 9:01 AM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez has gone where Chris Paul can’t — he has basically demanded a trade. The man wants out of Portland and away from Nate McMillan as fast as he can. Fernandez wants the ball in his hands, he envisions himself to be a playmaker. Portland already has those and McMillan just wants him to…

  23. Rich Cho named general manager for Portland

    Jul 19, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    Portland is apparently staying with the “guys who know how to build teams from the ground up” model. Rich Cho is the new Portland general manager, a text to media just confirmed. Blazers Edge (a very good and very well connected Portland blog) first broke the story. This would be a good hire for Portland,…

  24. Wesley Mathews headed to Portland, Jazz will not match offer

    Jul 15, 2010, 9:07 AM EDT

    The Utah Jazz found Wesley Mathews — an undrafted rookie who started 48 games for them last year. But the Jazz are going to play Raja Bell’s tune next season. So Mathews is off to Portland, where he will be Brandon Roy’s backup. Portland had made an offer to Mathews for the mid-level exception of…

  25. Trail Blazers talking to Randy Pfund about general manager vacancy

    Jul 5, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    The man who was the general manager when the Miami Heat won the NBA title — meaning the man who drafted Dwyane Wade — is the guy Portland is targeting to be their next GM. Randy Pfund is next up on the clock, according to multiple reports. The Blazers had first interviewed and talked to…

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