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September 12, 2014 Updates

Microsoft co-founder and Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa with a $9 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Allen's donation Thursday to the CDC Foundation will be used to build and equip emergency operations centers and train staff in the three most affected countries. In August, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced a $2.8 million gift to the American Red Cross to provide equipment, train workers and produce education materials in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. His foundation also set up a $100,000 matching grant program through GlobalGiving to encourage others to help stop the virus. Oregonian

It only took three days for Robin Lopez to fall in love with the Philippines, so much so that the American NBA center has presented himself as another naturalization candidate for the country's basketball team. “If the whole Andray Blatche thing doesn’t work out, I’m here for Gilas,” Lopez said on Thursday after conducting a training camp organized by Gatorade and NBA Philippines at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. “I don’t wish any harm to come to Dray because obviously he’s played his heart out for that team and he’s a great fit,” the Portland Trail Blazer said, referring to Blatche, who reinforced Gilas as a naturalized Filipino in the recent Fiba World Cup. Sports Interactive Network Philippines

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Owner Paul Allen was doused with a bucket of ice water during a trip to Africa, answering separate challenges from Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. After enduring the freezing bath, Allen shouted: "Holy cow!" Aldridge challenged the Blazers' owner before dousing himself with water after he was challenged by a host of people, including teammate Wesley Matthews. Here's a clip of Allen answering Aldridge's challenge: Oregonian

August 21, 2014 Updates

Joe Freeman: The #Blazers have signed 6-4 PG Darius Morris to a nonguaranteed training camp roster spot, a league source tells The Oregonian. Morris has played on 4 NBA teams since being picked in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft, including the Clips, 76ers & Grizzlies last year. Twitter @BlazerFreeman

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The NBA schedule typically produces some oddities, and the 2014-15 gives us this: Raymond Felton, newly acquired by the Dallas Mavericks, will make his season debut in Portland. Felton joined Dallas as part of the trade that took center Tyson Chandler back to Dallas from New York. Last week, Felton was suspended for the first four games of the NBA season after he pleaded guilty to a firearms charge. When the 2014-15 schedule came out Wednesday, whaddaya know, the fifth game of the Mavericks' season -- the first Felton will be eligible to play as a Dallas player -- will be against the Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. The game will be broadcast by TNT. Oregonian

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