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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

July 7, 2014 Updates
July 6, 2014 Updates

He added that Indiana’s preference would be to send Hibbert to the Western Conference. Portland originally gave Hibbert his max offer, and the Blazers have been intermittently linked to Hibbert. But the Blazers are focused on keeping star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge with a contract extension and making smaller tweaks to their bench. A source labeled a Portland deal, “unlikely.” Sporting News

Capela befriended some other French NBA players, like Portland's Nicolas Batum, and picked up valuable advice. "He told me if I worked hard and was very serious, I could make it to the NBA," Capela said. "He still gives me advice and helps me while I am going through everything." Capela has found comfort in the fact that the NBA has become such an international league. "There are so many players from different countries, and France has a lot of players," Capela said. "That makes it feel better for me to come here." Houston Chronicle

July 5, 2014 Updates

All Portland could offer Hawes was the midlevel exception, which is what he accepted from the Clippers. In fact, according to league sources, Portland offered Hawes the same exact contract -- length and terms – that the Clippers will pay out. CSNNW.com

The Trail Blazers met with Channing Frye this week in Portland, we're told. He resides in the city during the offseason. One can conclude that he was out of their price range. CSNNW.com

July 4, 2014 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers targeted center as an area of need this offseason and landed a veteran. Chris Kaman agreed Thursday night to a two-year contract with the Blazers, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The deal is worth $9.8 million total but only $1 million is guaranteed in the second year. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because NBA contracts cannot be signed until July 10. USA Today Sports

After two departures in the Trail Blazers front office, we have news of somebody moving up in the Blazers organization. Pro scout and salary cap analyst Joe Cronin was named the Director of Player Personnel on Thursday evening. “Joe possesses a unique skill set that is critical to the success of our organization,” said Olshey in a release from the team. “His expertise and contributions in multiple areas make him an invaluable member of our front office staff.” The Columbian

July 3, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN TRAIL BLAZERS HISTORY

Only four Hall of Famers, but plenty of fantastic names in the Top 50 of the storied franchise.

   

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