HoopsHype Joel Freeland rumors

July 12, 2014 Updates

Joel Freeland has decided not to represent Great Britain for the Eurobasket 2015 Qualifiers this summer, opting instead to remain in Portland to workout with the Trailblazers. It comes as a major blow to coach Joe Prunty and the GB side, who are already sweating over the availability of free agent Luol Deng and Byron Mullins, who is expected to be a no show. Speaking to MVP Magazine in January, Freeland, who missed Eurobasket 2013 to focus on his season with Portland, admitted that he missed international duty, saying “I’m definitely excited about getting back involved.” TalkBasket

July 8, 2014 Updates

Kerry Eggers: Joel Freeland on #blazers’ addition of Chris Kaman: “It’s a business. What can we do? He’s a great player. He’s going to help us a lot. It means me and Meyers (Leonard) have to pick it up more and prove our worth so we can play on this team." Twitter @kerryeggers

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They’ll explore how to add another game-changer to center Al Jefferson. So I take it for granted they’ll check what it might take to acquire power forward Kevin Love, who seemingly wants out of Minneapolis. Likewise, I’d expect them to inquire about restricted free agents Greg Monroe with Detroit and Gordon Hayward with Utah via sign-and-trades. Charlotte Observer

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It’s hard to make sense of it considering four players I spoke with — LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum — all say they want Stotts back. It’s hard to fathom there’s danger for the guy who has coached the league’s best offense, and has guided the marked development of Joel Freeland, Will Barton, and Lillard while igniting career-best seasons from Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Batum and Matthews. Yet, from all appearances, Stotts is dangling in the wind. Oregonian

April 8, 2014 Updates

“I felt pretty good, I was moving pretty well,” Freeland said of his Tuesday workout. “We’ve got one more week left. Four games. I’m trying to get back for either the Golden State game or the Clippers game — I would really love to get back for Golden State. That would be the ideal situation for me.” And what are the odds? “It’s definitely feasible,” he said. Oregonian

March 18, 2014 Updates

UK Sport recently cut funding for British basketball to zero and are expected to confirm that decision at a press conference in London tomorrow. That would leave a gaping hole in the sport's finances and would make the cost of insuring NBA stars Deng and Freeland - who have both suffered injuries this season - a big issue. It cost Great Britain around £300,000 to insure Deng to play at the 2012 London Olympics. But it is likely to cost even more this time around. Daily Star

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Joel Freeland is making progress in his recovery from a sprained right MCL. But the progress is slow going. In fact, the Trail Blazers’ backup big man on Tuesday said he could miss another five weeks — or the rest of the regular season. “I look at it like I’ve got a month to get ready for the playoffs,” Freeland said. Oregonian

March 6, 2014 Updates

Frustrated with how slow he’s progressing, Portland Trail Blazers forward Joel Freeland went and got a second opinion from a knee specialist on Tuesday to better gauge his condition, CSNNW.com was informed Wednesday night. According to a person in tuned with the power forward’s situation, nothing new surfaced as a result of the visit: “It’s just going to take more time than expected.” CSNNW.com

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