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February 19, 2015 Updates

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

Zach Randolph: R.I.P. Jerome Kersey. U will be greatly missed by your family, the @NBA , & the @Portland Trail Blazers. You were truly a great man! Twitter @MacBo50

After finishing his playing career he served as an assistant coach in the NBA and has worked for the Trail Blazers. When he left the Blazers in 1995 he was at or near the top of virtually every important statistical category, including games played, minutes, points, rebounds, blocked shots and assists. He is survived by wife Teri and their four children. CSNNW.com

Jerome Kersey died Wednesday. He was 52. And when you're hit with a bag of bricks like that you shake your head to keep the room from spinning, you say a prayer and you make the first telephone call. Bill Schonely picked up on the first ring. "I saw Jerome today," Schonely said. "I see him every morning in the office. We said hello to each other. I gave him a hard time because he was supposed to be on crutches after a knee surgery he had (Monday). We parted ways. It was like any other day -- until he was gone." Oregonian


Only four Hall of Famers, but plenty of fantastic names in the Top 50 of the storied franchise.


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