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January 8, 2015 Updates

Q: Best point guard in the league is ... ? Damian Lillard: The best point guard in the league right now I'd probably say is Steph Curry. Q: Who is the toughest guy for you to guard in the league? Is it Steph Curry? Damian Lillard: Steph is really tough to guard because of how well he shoots the ball and he can really handle the ball better than a lot of people might think. But I'd have to say Russ Westbrook. Oregonian

“This extension is a validation of the efforts of the entire Trail Blazers front office and an endorsement of the level of commitment expected of us by our owner Paul Allen,” said Olshey. “The level of passion for this franchise by our owner, season ticket holders and fans, drives us to build a team that this community can be proud of.” NBA.com

January 7, 2015 Updates

Q: What do you think back to as your best NBA blocked shot? Who wins in a game of 21 between the Morris twins and you? Thomas Robinson: "Corey Brewer. That was my best." Me: What was the reaction like from that? You must've gotten a lot of attention. Thomas Robinson: "Yeah, that was crazy. It blew up. It went viral. It went bananas. Because it was beyond Portland. It was crazy." Oregonian

The Portland Trail Blazers have joined the race to try to convince former All-Star center Jermaine O'Neal to play one more NBA season at age 36, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Blazers, who drafted O'Neal out of high school in 1996 and employed him for his first four NBA seasons before a career-changing trade to Indiana, have made overtures to O'Neal about returning to the Pacific Northwest to bolster their hobbled front line in the wake of recent injuries suffered by Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder). ESPN.com

January 6, 2015 Updates

Blake said he “absolutely” had interest in signing with the Lakers as a free agent this offseason. He reported the Lakers talked at the beginning of free agency, though they stayed in a holding pattern because of James and Anthony. “As soon as the Blazers made me an offer, I took it pretty quickly,” Blake said. “There were a lot of questions for the Lakers to answer before they could get around to someone like me. I wasn’t the first option. A lot of those things didn’t clear themselves up until it was too late.” Los Angeles Daily News

With the Lakers last season, Kaman averaged 10.4 points in 18.9 minutes, albeit in only 39 games after quickly becoming a casualty of Mike D’Antoni’s preference for perimeter-oriented players. “I can point fingers all day long. But it was my choice where I went,” said Kaman, who joined the Lakers in 2013 on a one-year deal worth $3.2 million. “I made the call and thought it would work. I don’t think that Mike D’Antoni purposely tried to screw anybody over. It’s just the way he wants to play people.” Los Angeles Daily News

January 5, 2015 Updates
January 4, 2015 Updates

Freeland didn't suffer a tear or any structural damage when he hurt his right shoulder blocking a Paul Millsap dunk attempt, but he did strain his shoulder enough that he'll miss at least two weeks of action. That timeline is welcome news to Freeland. "I was kind of happy when they said like two weeks, because in the moment I thought it was like surgery," He told reporters with his arm was supported in sling after Blazers practice. "That's how bad it felt in the moment. When they gave me that timeline of two weeks, I was kind of happy and kind of relieved." Oregonian


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