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October 22, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers' backup big man suffered a head laceration when Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov inadvertently gnawed on it during the Blazers' 93-75 victory at Coors Events Center. While playing defense, Kaman backed into Mozgov in an effort to box him out as a Denver player attempted a shot from the perimeter. But as Kaman pushed Mozgov, the 7-foot-1 center toppled on Kaman's back and chomped down on his head with his teeth. "I went back pretty hard and I must've hit him in the chest," Kaman said, retelling the story. "He kind of folded over and his teeth went down on my head." Oregonian

October 21, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers will be down a point guard as they navigate a preseason-ending three-game trip through Colorado and California. Steve Blake did not travel with the team because of an upper respiratory illness and will miss the final three games of the exhibition season. The Blazers' backup point guard is expected to be ready for the regular season opener, but his illness opens up minutes for a host of players hoping to make a last-second impression. Oregonian

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It looks like Damian Lillard, he of the $10 million-a-year Adidas sneaker contract, has that signature shoe he's always wanted. On Friday morning, the Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard took to Instagram to post a video clip announcing what appears to be – based on his rhyme, his shoutout to people who helped him along the way and the sneaker he hoists at the end of the video – a Lillard signature shoe. "When I was younger, I would dream about having my own shoe. Maniac with my work, so it came when I was due," Lillard says in the video, concluding, "My dreams came true." Oregonian

October 15, 2014 Updates

$2.6 billion TV contract deal. What’s your thought on max contracts and things going forward. LaMarcus Aldridge: Yeah, that’s the reason why I didn’t sign this summer. It makes more sense financially to wait one year and play it out and be a free agent and then re-sign here where I can get double the money and it just secures my future here in this organization. So that’s why I didn’t sign. Definitely I want to be looking for that maximum contract. I don’t think I’m going to hit that. I think that money kicks in in 2016, so I’m going to miss it by one year. So, that’s sad to know, but for all the guys in 2016, happy for y’all. Forward Center

LaMarcus Aldridge: I’ve been here my whole career and for one player to be in one organization, that’s rare. I didn’t want to leave like that, but if I didn’t feel like this team would have a chance to win, then that was going to change my mind. Last year definitely made me want to be here, it made me excited to come back. I came back into camp this year really excited about being here and just understanding I have to continue to lead these guys and that anything is possible. Forward Center

LaMarcus Aldridge: I’m definitely going to shoot more threes. Coach has been trying to get me to shoot them for the last two years. I think I’m the last player who didn’t want to shoot threes. I just wanted to wait until I was more comfortable with it. I definitely worked on it this summer and I feel more comfortable with it. Coach has already put me in plays where I’m in the corner more, I can down the three. I think that’s going to be one of the things I bring to the team this year. Forward Center

Trail Blazers' point guard Damian Lillard went through a rigorous workout on Monday to test his gimpy left ankle and pronounced himself 100 percent healthy afterward. "I'm fine," he said, during the Blazers' visit to Boise-Eliot Humboldt School as part of their Make it Better outreach campaign. Oregonian

October 14, 2014 Updates

So shooting a bear is the dream? Chris Kaman: Bear, Alaskan moose would be sweet, a caribou, a musk ox, there’s so many cool hunts you could do. Potentially, like, a lion. That would be awesome, too. It’s so hard with the seasons and the timings. I mean getting tags for something like that is an interesting adventure in itself. I think it’s $60,000 to kill a lion. For The Win

Have you ever taken any teammates fishing with you? Chris Kaman: Nah, I’ve taken some members of the coaching staff and a few other people who work for the team, but none of my teammates have wanted to come on an adventure with me. I mean, most of them don’t know how to swim. They don’t want to go in a boat. For The Win

How did “Exploring Kaman” come into existence? Chris Kaman: I had a fishing boat for years in L.A. when I was playing with the Clippers. The marina was really close, so I could go whenever the season was done for the Clippers. Generally we got done really early, with the exception of that one year. It was always right on down to Mexico with the fishing boat, have myself a good break before I went back at it. Basically, I did it a couple years in a row, didn’t think about filming it or anything, but we’d do a couple Flip videos of fish we caught. But crazy stuff would happen to us in Puerto Vallarta, in Cabo, all sorts of interesting stuff. And we thought it would be cool to film it, so I talked to some buddies back from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I’m from. They came down and filmed it, and that was probably six years ago, maybe, seven years ago. For the last three years we’ve been editing it, and it got to the point where I’m comfortable with it and I like it. So we made six episodes and we’re going to release them online starting Friday. For The Win

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