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April 20, 2015 Updates

It means the 28-year-old, whose initial deal was worth $8.9 million over three years – could opt to sign elsewhere in the NBA or even pursue a return to Europe. However he told Gigantes.com that remaining Stateside is likely to be his preferred option. “I want to stay in Portland where I am happy and feel at home and am contributing to a team that wants to go for a ring,” he said. “The NBA is my priority but until July, I will not take an decisions on my future.” MVP 24/7

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While Lopez's return is a big lift, it appears that Joel Freeland will be out a little longer. Freeland said he won't be back for "at least a few weeks" prior to Tuesday's game. He's been shooting, which is progress since before the Blazers last road trip. He also said he has another MRI scheduled later in the month. Columbian

January 27, 2015 Updates

But first, it must be understood that to get something, the Blazers must give up something. It's safe to assume that Olshey will not touch the starting five of Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and Lopez. Veterans Steve Blake and Kaman are core players, and Olshey remains highly protective with two of his former lottery picks in CJ McCollum and Meyers Leonard. That leaves the most likely trade bait forward Thomas Robinson, forward Dorrel Wright, center Freeland, forward Victor Claver and wings Will Barton and Allen Crabbe. Oregonian

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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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