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July 2, 2014 Updates

The Blazers' top free agent target met with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports, soaking in sales pitches from Bob Meyers and Doc Rivers. But, the source said, the meetings did nothing to knock the Blazers out of contention. "He likes everything about the Blazers," the source said. Oregonian

The Blazers can offer Hawes no more than a midlevel exception, which would, at most, pencil out to $5.3 million per year for up to four years. He made $6.5 million last season, when he averaged 13.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists, while shooting 42 percent from three-point range, for the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers. It's unclear how long Hawes will draw out free agency or whether he will visit any other teams. But, the league source said, Hawes is in "no rush" to make a decision. Oregonian

July 1, 2014 Updates

Phoenix Suns free agent forward Channing Fyre says the Trail Blazers have not contacted him. Fyre was one of the free agents on Damian Lillard's wish list. CSNNW.com

Three teams, in fact, have quickly emerged as serious bidders for Monroe, according to sources close to the process: Atlanta, Orlando and Portland. ESPN.com

Chicago, Portland, Dallas, Houston and Memphis, sources said, have all formally entered the Pierce bidding. But Brooklyn, I'm told, really only fears the Clippers in this process, with Pierce's beloved Doc Rivers naturally leading L.A.'s recruiting efforts. ESPN.com

June 30, 2014 Updates


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


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