HoopsHype Joel Freeland rumors
I'm hearing the Cavs realize they may have to accept Love's current deal and gamble on him enjoying playing in Cleveland and with James. Then they will try to sign him for a maximum deal in 2015. So don't be shocked if a deal is made with his contract situation staying the same. Cleveland Plain Dealer
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
Kerry Eggers: Joel Freeland on #blazers’ addition of Chris Kaman: “It’s a business. What can we do? He’s a great player. He’s going to help us a lot. It means me and Meyers (Leonard) have to pick it up more and prove our worth so we can play on this team." Twitter @kerryeggers
Six players on the NBA roster — McCollum, Crabbe, Barton, Leonard, Freeland and Thomas Robinson — are expected to play in Las Vegas this summer. It's likely Robinson and Freeland will take part in the volunteer workouts at some point this month. Oregonian
They’ll explore how to add another game-changer to center Al Jefferson. So I take it for granted they’ll check what it might take to acquire power forward Kevin Love, who seemingly wants out of Minneapolis. Likewise, I’d expect them to inquire about restricted free agents Greg Monroe with Detroit and Gordon Hayward with Utah via sign-and-trades. Charlotte Observer
It’s hard to make sense of it considering four players I spoke with — LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum — all say they want Stotts back. It’s hard to fathom there’s danger for the guy who has coached the league’s best offense, and has guided the marked development of Joel Freeland, Will Barton, and Lillard while igniting career-best seasons from Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Batum and Matthews. Yet, from all appearances, Stotts is dangling in the wind. Oregonian
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