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July 22, 2014 Updates

Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kirk Wong at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. Robinson injured the finger July 15 during Portland's NBA Summer League game against Atlanta in Las Vegas. Robinson is expected to be ready for Portland's Fall training camp. NBA.com

The Trail Blazers will for the first time have a sleeved jersey in their uniform repertoire for the upcoming season. The white home jersey will have the words "Rip City" on the front. It will be up to the team to decide when the jersey will be worn, Christopher Arena, NBA vice president of identity, said in an interview Monday. Oregonian

July 18, 2014 Updates

Damian Lillard gained lots of fans after he took some Portland kids on a surprise holiday shopping spree at Toys 'R' Us. Lillard, the 2013 NBA rookie of the year, might have earned even more after he stood up for a Special Olympics participant who had been mocked on Twitter. Here is the sequence of Lillard explaining his pride of accompanying a Special Olympics athlete to the ESPYs, a fan's callous comment and the star's sharp response. Yahoo! Sports

July 17, 2014 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers announced their NBA preseason schedule today, highlighted by two games at the Moda Center vs. Western Conference rivals the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. Portland will open the preseason slate on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Utah before returning home to play the Jazz on Thursday, Oct. 9 and the L.A. Clippers on Sunday, Oct. 12. The team will close out the preseason with a three-game road trip at Denver, the L.A. Lakers (in Ontario, Calif.) and the L.A. Clippers. An additional home preseason game will be announced at a later date. NBA.com

Despite a pattern of removing his name from consideration for international competition, the door isn’t completely shut on Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge suiting up for his country in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. “It’s not absolutely shut, but it’s premature to talk about the Olympics two years from now when for whatever reason, he turned down another opportunity,” Jerry Colangelo, the director of USA Basketball, told CSNNW.com via phone on Wednesday. “That’s just reality. I never close the door completely. I keep my options open. It was a surprise that he pulled out, but I never shut the door entirely on anyone.” CSNNW.com

July 16, 2014 Updates

Dwain Price: #Mavs still searching for another point guard. And they're still hoping to land Mo Williams. Since Mo Williams makes his offseason home in Dallas, will he give the #Mavs a Dirk-like hometown discount so he can sign with the Mavs? Twitter @DwainPrice

July 15, 2014 Updates
July 14, 2014 Updates

Lillard says the pickup of Steve Blake was “big” and added that he’s looking forward to playing alongside him. But he admitted that it was a bit difficult to wrap his mind around the fact that his “brother” wouldn’t be around anymore. “I was disappointed because that’s my brother,” Lillard told CSNNW.com. “He’s always been there for me. When I did something wrong, he was the first one showing showing me how I should have done it. “When I did something good, he was the first person telling me how proud he was of me. When I’m alone on the road, he’s the one that’ll come hang with me. That’s my guy. I thought he would be coming back, but I understand this is a business.” CSNNW.com

July 13, 2014 Updates

Big man Meyers Leonard will sit out when the Blazers play Houston, the second consecutive game he will miss because of a strained left shoulder. "He's not going to play tonight, but he's fine, and he'll be back before you know it," said David Vanterpool, one of the summer league team co-head coaches who will run tonight's game. Leonard injured the shoulder during a practice last week. He will test the shoulder in practice Monday before the team decides if he will play Tuesday in the Blazers' 1 p.m. game against Atlanta. Oregonian

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 11, 2014 Updates
July 10, 2014 Updates

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