Category Archives: Trailblazers

Talks with LaMarcus Aldridge take a turn for the better

Jason Quick, The Oregonian

With an Oct. 31 deadline nearing, general manager Kevin Pritchard said Wednesday the Trail Blazers and star forward LaMarcus Aldridge are "moving toward a deal" in which Aldridge would be a Blazer long term.

Blazers wooed Knick heavi-Lee

Peter Vescey

MOST of us — me included — only know what newspaper and on-line accounts disseminated about the NBA during the offseason.

That means that the well-read majority believe restricted free agent David Lee had no other choice but to re-sign with the Knicks for one year, albeit at the exceedingly generous figure of $7 million (far above his CBA-defined qualifying offer of $2.6 million, the first time in league history anyone has exceeded his entitlement), in addition to a $1 million bonus should somehow they crash the playoff party.

Andre Miller signed with the Trail Blazers to win games, not friends

Joe Freeman, The Oregonian

After three weeks in the Northwest, a week of practices and countless media encounters, it has become blatantly clear that Andre Miller, the Trail Blazers’ biggest free agent acquisition, did not arrive in Portland to make new friends.

LaMarcus Aldridge still waiting for long-term deal

Joe Freeman, The Oregonian

LaMarcus Aldridge expressed displeasure and confusion Monday afternoon at the unresolved status of his contract negotiations with the Trail Blazers.

Andre Miller: I Don’t Care About What The Critics Say

Tas Melas

What you see with Andre Miller is what you get. No, he is not the superstar Blazers fans wanted this offseason in hopes of immediately propelling them to the elite, and no, he’s not a flashy name nor player on the court, but he makes his teammates better. He’ll definitely ease the burden on Brandon Roy (as he points out below), he’ll get guys good shots, and he’ll work his butt off. He’s quiet, he loves basketball, and he improves teams.

Reports: Utah matches Millsap offer sheet

Jason Quick, The Oregonian

Strike two in the Trail Blazers summer arrived Thursday evening when the Utah Jazz said they will match the Blazers’ four-year, $32 million offer to Paul Millsap, allowing the Jazz to retain the services of the power forward.

Blazers preparing offer for Utah's Paul Millsap

Jason Quick The Oregonian

After a series of trades fell through this week, the Trail Blazers have settled on their next target: Utah power forward Paul Millsap.

Although Millsap is a restricted free agent, meaning the Jazz can match any offer, the Blazers are preparing what one source called a "toxic" offer designed to exterminate interest from other teams.

Lee needs Portland interest


We had heard so much about how David Lee David Lee was coveted around the NBA, specifically Portland. He was so prized the U.S. Olympic Committee invited him later this month for their summer workouts in Vegas.

Trail Blazers eyeing Davidson's Stephen Curry

The Oregonian is reporting that the “Trail Blazers eyeing Davidson’s Stephen Curry?”

In the article it is reported that “This kind of speculation is going
to be flying all over the Internets for the next few weeks, up until
the actual picks are made 23 days from now. Today it’s the Trail
Blazers supposedly showing interest in Davidson College’s hot shooting
Stephen Curry, son of former NBA gunner and 1996 Sixth Man of the Year
Dell Curry.

TrailBlazers to swing a deal?

Oregon Live is reporting on the possibility of the Trail
Blazers making a move before the trade deadline.