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July 30, 2014 Updates

But the Trail Blazers' All-Star power forward didn't completely ruin his chances of representing the United States in the future, including the 2016 Summer Olympics. Jerry Colangelo, the managing director for USA Basketball, said that while he was "disappointed" with Aldridge's last-second withdrawal from this week's USA Basketball training camp, he has learned never to eliminate talent until he absolutely has to. "I've just kind of put that on the shelf," Colangelo told The Oregonian on Wednesday, regarding Aldridge's USA status. "It was disappointing in the sense that it wasn't the first time, as you well know. But I never close the book or close the door on anyone. It's foolish to do that." Oregonian

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. The surgery was performed by Dr. Kirk Wong at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. Robinson injured the finger July 15 during Portland's NBA Summer League game against Atlanta in Las Vegas. Robinson is expected to be ready for Portland's Fall training camp. NBA.com

The Trail Blazers will for the first time have a sleeved jersey in their uniform repertoire for the upcoming season. The white home jersey will have the words "Rip City" on the front. It will be up to the team to decide when the jersey will be worn, Christopher Arena, NBA vice president of identity, said in an interview Monday. Oregonian

July 18, 2014 Updates

Damian Lillard gained lots of fans after he took some Portland kids on a surprise holiday shopping spree at Toys 'R' Us. Lillard, the 2013 NBA rookie of the year, might have earned even more after he stood up for a Special Olympics participant who had been mocked on Twitter. Here is the sequence of Lillard explaining his pride of accompanying a Special Olympics athlete to the ESPYs, a fan's callous comment and the star's sharp response. Yahoo! Sports

July 17, 2014 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers announced their NBA preseason schedule today, highlighted by two games at the Moda Center vs. Western Conference rivals the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers. Portland will open the preseason slate on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Utah before returning home to play the Jazz on Thursday, Oct. 9 and the L.A. Clippers on Sunday, Oct. 12. The team will close out the preseason with a three-game road trip at Denver, the L.A. Lakers (in Ontario, Calif.) and the L.A. Clippers. An additional home preseason game will be announced at a later date. NBA.com

Despite a pattern of removing his name from consideration for international competition, the door isn’t completely shut on Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge suiting up for his country in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. “It’s not absolutely shut, but it’s premature to talk about the Olympics two years from now when for whatever reason, he turned down another opportunity,” Jerry Colangelo, the director of USA Basketball, told CSNNW.com via phone on Wednesday. “That’s just reality. I never close the door completely. I keep my options open. It was a surprise that he pulled out, but I never shut the door entirely on anyone.” CSNNW.com

July 16, 2014 Updates

Dwain Price: #Mavs still searching for another point guard. And they're still hoping to land Mo Williams. Since Mo Williams makes his offseason home in Dallas, will he give the #Mavs a Dirk-like hometown discount so he can sign with the Mavs? Twitter @DwainPrice

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