HoopsHype Neil Olshey rumors

August 8, 2013 Updates

Following the press conference, Olshey offered this answer to Craig Birnbach of KATU when asked where this summer's LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors come from. Where do LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors come from? "I think it comes from all you [media] -- everybody fighting to be first with inaccurate information. I can tell you, LaMarcus Aldridge, you guys have known him longer than I have. And if he had asked to be traded, he would have told people that he asked to be traded. He never asked to be traded. Blazers Edge

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It appears the Trail Blazers’ marriage with Eric Maynor will be a brief one. General manager Neil Olshey said late Thursday night that the Blazers will not extend a qualifying offer to Maynor, guaranteeing that their backup point guard will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Oregonian

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Despite the injury and second-half swoon, Batum justified that contract and established himself as a key piece in the Blazers' roster rebuild. "What really impressed me with Nicolas was the number of ways he can impact a game," Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said. "The three ball was always there. He can finish in transition. The chase-down blocks. But being able to play multiple positions, being able to play with the ball in his hands; he's a much more creative passer than I thought. I always knew he was a willing passer. But the creativity and the vision; he saw plays that I wasn't sure he could see." Oregonian

April 20, 2013 Updates

Going to tender qualifying offer to Eric Maynor? Neil Olshey: It's more strategic than complex. Eric has a very significant cap hold. We really like Eric. We made the moves because we want him to be a part of our future but there are realities to how strategically we can maximize the amount of room we have, the mini-mid level that we have and the draft pick. Who knows? Our roster may look far different come July 1 which can affect what we do as well. Eric, Andy Miller, everybody knows we are going to maximize every tool that we have knowing that we are taking into consideration that we want Eric back with us. Blazers Edge

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