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February 19, 2015 Updates

By the time practice had ended, the word had come in: The NBA is allowing Blake to switch jerseys. Starting with Friday's game in Utah, Blake will now wear No. 5. Oregonian

Will Barton: Just wanna thank the @trailblazers for taking a chance on me by drafting me and giving me an opportunity to be apart of a great organization. Gonna miss everyone that is apart of the organization, coaches, teammates, & most importantly some of the greatest fans in the world. It was a great run. The memories will last forever. Good bye #RipCity. Sincerely, The People's Champ! Mad love forever! Instagram

Portland Trailblazers legend Jerome Kersey died as a result of a blood clot that formed in his calf ... and broke off ... clogging his lungs ... TMZ Sports has learned. The 52-year-old -- who spent 17 seasons in the NBA -- died last night in Oregon ... and now the pathologist who conducted the autopsy tells us the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. Dr. Larry Lewman tells TMZ Sports ... " There was a blood clot in his left calf that broke loose and traveled to his lungs and clogged both his pulmonary arteries." TMZ.com

Sam Amick: With caveat that one call could change everything, I'm told the Portland Trailblazers are done dealing. Twitter @sam_amick

Joe Freeman: For those asking if the #Blazers will make a move to fill open roster spot, a source tells me they are "most likely" done making moves. Twitter @BlazerFreeman

Danny Ainge will remember many things about Jerome Kersey, but one thing will always stand above all: His smile. "He always played happy and hard,'' Ainge said Thursday morning. "And that made him a great joy to be around on a day-in-day-out basis.'' Kersey died unexpectedly on Wednesday in Tualatin. He was 52. Kersey played his first 11 seasons with the Blazers, including two with Ainge - the record 63-win season in 1990-1991 and the NBA Finals season of 1991-1992. "He was a terrific player,'' Ainge said. "A player that any coach, any player would value being around. I loved him as a player and loved him as a person.'' Oregonian

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