SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26
SB Nation "The new "NBA Live 2015" cover athlete is quickly becoming a household name, even if he'd rather focus on what's ahead of him. Damian Lillard is a superstar. He might not know it yet, but he is. The Portland Trail Blazers guard is spending his Tuesday conducting a parade of phone interviews...." August 25
Ex-Gopher Joel Przybilla from Monticello retires after making nearly $45 million over 15 seasons in NBA, residing near Milwaukee.
Hoops Rumors "The Blazers and guard Darius Morris have reached agreement on a non-guaranteed deal that will bring the three-year veteran to training camp, reports Joe Freeman of The Oregonian (Twitter link). He’ll join Diante Garrett and James Southerland, who inked non-guaranteed contracts with Portland..." August 21
Oregonian "A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife. The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages. Batum, 25,..." August 15
NBA.com "Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip..." August 14
CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13
The #Blazers have signed 6-4 G Diante Garrett to a nonguaranteed training camp roster spot, a league source tells The Oregonian.
Free agent forward James Southerland has signed a 1-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league source tells RealGM.
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard spoke to CSNNW.com for the first time since witnessing Paul George succumbing to a brutal right leg fracture that shook the basketball world Friday night. He says the scene was unlike anything he’s ever seen before. “Any time you have superstar in..." August 03
Pro Basketball Talk "Mo Williams brought credibility to the Trail Blazers’ bench last season, a historically horrible outfit the year before. More importantly, Williams bonded with franchise player Damian Lillard. It reached the point Lillard listed Williams first among his desired free agent targets. It really..." August 02
CBSSports.com "The Portland Trail Blazers don't have many questions about their roster heading into 2014-15. After rebuilding the depth of this team a year ago, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, and essentially swapping out Mo Williams for Steve Blake as the backup point guard this..." August 01
CSN Northwest "Will Barton, the ever-improving Portland Trail Blazers guard, earned himself a bit of security recently. The third year of his rookie contract became fully guaranteed on July 25 since the team elected not to waive him by that date, we’re told. This decision comes as no surprise. Barton will..." July 26
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
Local resident Mo Williams has also had a face-to-face sitdown with Dallas this month as Mavs try to secure one more vet PG for backcourt
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
NBA.com "It has been rumored for some time that all “pride” jerseys, such as Portland’s “Rip City” and Detroit’s “Motor City” uniform options, would be converted to short sleeve jerseys sooner or later as mandated by the NBA. That time is now. The NBA released designs for the 2014-15 season “pride”..." July 21
CSN Northwest "Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers will seek a second opinion on his right thumb, which has a ligament tear. Surgery is the likely scenario, we’re told, though a final decision has yet to be made. If a surgical procedure is the path, he is expected to undergo surgery sometime next..." July 18
Pro Basketball Talk "When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star..." July 18
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson will miss the remainder of Summer League to repair an injured right thumb, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Robinson, 22, will exit Las Vegas in the morning, we’re told. He injured his thumb towards the end of the third quarter of Monday’s 91-76..." July 15
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
Jerry Colangelo said LaMarcus Aldridge told USA Basketball he's not available for FIBA World Cup. Could be last straw for Aldridge/re: USAB
CSN Northwest "Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard will miss the team's second consecutive Summer League game due to a shoulder strain, co-head coach David Vanterpool said during the team's media availability Sunday morning. Leonard injured his shoulder last week. The team will see how Leonard's shoulder..." July 13
Oregonian "Joel Freeland first played for the Trail Blazers' summer league team eight years ago, and at 27, he is older than the typical summer league player. But entering a key third year in his NBA career, and coming off a dissatisfying end to his breakout 2013-14 season, Freeland is all in on the..." July 12
Mavs hope they can talk Mo Williams into taking minimum. Why would he do that? Lives in area and wants to be near wife and five sons.
Steve Blake's deal with Portland is a two-year, $4.2 million deal with a player option for year two, league source says.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
LaMarcus Aldridge tells The Oregonian he will not sign a contract extension with #Blazers this offseason, but plans to do so next summer.
CSN Northwest "Even though Mo Williams is flirting with the Dallas Mavericks, the likelihood of the free agent point guard re-signing with the Portland Trail Blazers remains a distinct possibility In light of what has taken place recently with the franchise, Williams is still on the team’s radar and vice..." July 06
CSN Northwest "Another big man is off the board after free agent center Spencer Hawes agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers for what is being reported as a four-year, $23 million deal. Hawes was the Portland Trail Blazers’ primary target when free agency hit earlier this week. General Manager Neil..." July 06
Chris Kaman has reached agreement on a two-year, $10M deal with Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Blazers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Mavericks, Rockets ... teams I'm told called tonight to register interest in Brooklyn's Paul Pierce BESIDES Clips
Stretch big man Spencer Hawes drawing interest from clutch of contenders already (Blazers, Clips, Rockets, Mavs) on top of incumbent Cavs
Source: #Blazers have strong interest in signing a stretch 4. Spencer Hawes, Boris Diaw & Josh McRoberts among those they will pursue.
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers' top free agent target appears to be Spencer Hawes. And the interest could be mutual. The Blazers, led by general manager Neil Olshey and coach Terry Stotts, visited representatives for Hawes in Los Angeles late Monday night, shortly after the opening of NBA free agency, as..." July 01
On Mo Williams front, told the free agent guard has no meetings set with other teams: "His only goal is to get something done with #Blazers"
ESPN.com "There is strong mutual interest in Vince Carter's return to the Mavericks, but several playoff teams are expected to express interest in the 37-year-old swingman. The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors are among the playoff teams seen as potential fits..." June 30
Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey formally presented the representatives of three-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract extension in Los Angeles last week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Allen and Olshey met with Wasserman Media..." June 27
CSN Northwest "A report by Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press indicates that former Michigan State PG Keith Appling will participate on the Trail Blazers' NBA Summer League team: Departed Michigan State point guard Keith Appling’s first step in an attempt to make the NBA will be with the Portland Trail..." June 27
PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26
CSN Northwest "If Damian Lillard wishes to take his game to extraordinary heights, Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton believes that in order to do so the Portland Trail Blazers’ franchise point guard must become serious about his defense. And if he is serious about it, Payton suggests that he take the..." June 14
NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04
ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04
Earl Watson, I'm told, is mulling retirement. His camp couldn't confirm though.
CSN Northwest "Based on the photo posted to instagram this weekend by Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard, it would appear the man is now engaged to girlfriend Elle Bielfeldt. So lady Trail Blazer fans, it's probably time to officially give up hope, Leonard appears to be very very off the market. " May 28
CBSSports.com "Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams said on Friday that he will be looking for a three-year deal when he opts out of the second year of his contract to become a free agent in July. Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams said on Friday that he will be looking for a three-year deal when he..." May 17
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers on Thursday signed coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension, rewarding him for steering the team to its best season in 14 years. Terms were not released, but a league source with knowledge of the contract told The Oregonian it's a three-year deal, which includes a..." May 16
Yahoo! Sports "After a remarkable franchise turnaround, Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is nearing agreement on a multiyear contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Blazers hold an option on the third and final year of Stotts' contract for 2014-15, but that'll likely be torn up and..." May 15
NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Head Coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Terry has done an outstanding job during his first two years with the organization,"..." May 15