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December 28, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers welcomed a new member to their extended family early Saturday morning, when Chris Kaman and his wife Emilie gave birth to their first child. Barrett Christopher Kaman was born at 12:27 a.m. -- on 12-27 -- and his measurements were quite Kaman-esque: He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and stretched a whopping 22-inches long. "Jeeeesus!" Damian Lillard said, when informed about the baby's length. "They might have another NBA player there." Oregonian

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While Batum is grateful for the way things turned out, he still believes the decision to sign that offer sheet was the smartest route for him back in the summer of 2012. “At the time when I signed [Minnesota’s offer sheet], it was different,” Batum said. “We had no coach, I didn’t know Damian [Lillard] back at the time. And Minnesota was a different situation. They had Kevin Love, Rick Adelman, Ricky Rubio that was the way it was set up really. Now that I see the way we play, how I am right now with Terry Stotts, I’m glad I’m here now.” Basketball Insiders

Yet on Friday “news” came out Khloe Kardashian — for the uninitiated, she was the one with Lamar Odom who most recently was dating rapper French Montana — is single again and had her eyes on Portland center Robin Lopez. Because what woman doesn’t find that Sideshow Bob hair hot? Lopez shot that down in a hysterical way on the Blazers’ official site (h/t Eye on Basketball): “You know, I’m not exactly certain of the veracity of those rumors,” said Lopez. “But what I can comment on, I suppose, is the fabrication of that power couple by the press. Obviously they were looking for two people with a lot of influence on popular culture, on the youth, and they were looking for two movers and shakers. Frankly, I’m not surprised they came up with my name.” NBCSports.com

December 20, 2014 Updates

Prior to the Trail Blazers’ game versus the Pelicans Saturday night in New Orleans, Lopez addressed the rumor linking the 7-0 center to the 5-10 television personality from Calabasas, CA. Lopez said that, while he cant divine Khloe’s desires, he can understand why the tabloids would float their names as a potential item. “You know, I’m not exactly certain of the veracity of those rumors,” said Lopez. “But what I can comment on, I suppose, is the fabrication of that power couple by the press. Obviously they were looking for two people with a lot of influence on popular culture, on the youth, and they were looking for two movers and shakers. Frankly, I’m not surprised they came up with my name.” Forward Center

Though Lopez knows there’s a downside to being a budding superhunk. There’s a potential for British-invasion, teen girl pandemonium breaking out in ever city RoLo travels to. Despite the dangers, Lopez says it’s his duty to give the world as much Lopez as they can handle, for the sake of humanity. “In the end, the Beatles went down in history, didn’t they?,” said Lopez. “I think the four men of the Beatles are an apt comparison for one Robin Lopez.” Forward Center

December 19, 2014 Updates

Paul Garcia: Hearing Nicolas Batum will be out tonight. Wasn't at Stotts' session, but heard from one who was. Twitter @PaulGarciaPS

The Trail Blazers' starting small forward did not practice Thursday night, when the team went through a brief workout at the AT&T Center, and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. His availability will be determined Friday night after -- and if -- Batum tests his ailing body during the Blazers' pregame warmup. If Thursday offered any indication, it's hard to envision Batum stepping on the court any time soon. He has a bruised left knee and a bruised right wrist and he said Thursday he couldn't bend his knee or move his wrist, byproducts of that nasty Wednesday night tumble. "Better," Batum said, when asked how he was feeling. "My head is better. I land on my face, but I'm OK. My left knee, my right wrist are the most painful spots." Oregonian

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