Portland Trail Blazers blogger Matt Martz tells us five things us fans can look forward to this year for Portland basketball. Namely watching Jamal Crawford who averaged 14.2 points per game last year in Atlanta. Without Brandon Roy, he’ll bring valuable firepower off the bench. As will a full season of Gerald Wallace and Kurt Thomas.
Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are “right there” in a three-team battle to sign him to a free agent deal. The Trailblazers need him, and want him. Is there any team in the NBA that’s having a more injury riddled lead up to the start of their 2011/12 NBA season than the Portland Trailblazers? Brandon Roy is retiring, LaMarcus Aldridge has a heart condition, Greg Oden is Greg Oden…
Q reports Greg Oden is returning to the Portland Trail Blazers sometime in 2012. The center who is a free agent will reportedly sign a one-year offer with the Blazers. He turns 24 in January, and will be paid $8.9 million this season. He missed all of last season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee on Nov. 19. Greg Oden hopes to join Brandon Roy et al in late January or early February.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the most sought after players for the 2011/12 Blazers via NBA Free Agency. On the list. Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Nolan Smith, Spencer Hawes, Kwame Brown, Jeff Pendergraph, Glen Davis, Chuck Hayes and Carl Landry for starters. Jason Richardson could be a good fit too.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the possibilities of center Greg Oden leaving via free agency for the Miami Heat in 2011/12. He is the former #1 pick that reminds Portland fans of Sam Bowie, but he has the tools to be a great player. Miami’s GM Pat Riley has shown he can make impossible deals. Time will tell.
Portland Trailblazers basketball blogger Steve Lee tells us when you look at the astronomical salaries that are floating around the NBA these days, Rashard Lews ($22mil), Gilbert Arenas ($19mil), its easy to say Portland’s salaries are NOT out of control. Brandon Roy, Gerald Wallace, Greg Oden, Jerome Kersey, LaMarcus Aldridge contracts are examined…
Northwest hoops blogger Steve Lee had a day dream the other day, or was it a nightmare. As the Portland Trailblazers welcomed the Denver Nuggets in for their 2011/12 home opener. Did it really happen? The stadium and the game remain locked out, at least until the end of November and most likely beyond. No Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, or Greg Oden…yet.