Mavs hope they can talk Mo Williams into taking minimum. Why would he do that? Lives in area and wants to be near wife and five sons.
Steve Blake's deal with Portland is a two-year, $4.2 million deal with a player option for year two, league source says.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
LaMarcus Aldridge tells The Oregonian he will not sign a contract extension with #Blazers this offseason, but plans to do so next summer.
CSN Northwest "Even though Mo Williams is flirting with the Dallas Mavericks, the likelihood of the free agent point guard re-signing with the Portland Trail Blazers remains a distinct possibility In light of what has taken place recently with the franchise, Williams is still on the team’s radar and vice..." July 06
CSN Northwest "Another big man is off the board after free agent center Spencer Hawes agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers for what is being reported as a four-year, $23 million deal. Hawes was the Portland Trail Blazers’ primary target when free agency hit earlier this week. General Manager Neil..." July 06
Chris Kaman has reached agreement on a two-year, $10M deal with Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Blazers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Mavericks, Rockets ... teams I'm told called tonight to register interest in Brooklyn's Paul Pierce BESIDES Clips
Stretch big man Spencer Hawes drawing interest from clutch of contenders already (Blazers, Clips, Rockets, Mavs) on top of incumbent Cavs
Source: #Blazers have strong interest in signing a stretch 4. Spencer Hawes, Boris Diaw & Josh McRoberts among those they will pursue.
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers' top free agent target appears to be Spencer Hawes. And the interest could be mutual. The Blazers, led by general manager Neil Olshey and coach Terry Stotts, visited representatives for Hawes in Los Angeles late Monday night, shortly after the opening of NBA free agency, as..." July 01
On Mo Williams front, told the free agent guard has no meetings set with other teams: "His only goal is to get something done with #Blazers"
ESPN.com "There is strong mutual interest in Vince Carter's return to the Mavericks, but several playoff teams are expected to express interest in the 37-year-old swingman. The Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors are among the playoff teams seen as potential fits..." June 30
Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey formally presented the representatives of three-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract extension in Los Angeles last week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Allen and Olshey met with Wasserman Media..." June 27
CSN Northwest "A report by Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press indicates that former Michigan State PG Keith Appling will participate on the Trail Blazers' NBA Summer League team: Departed Michigan State point guard Keith Appling’s first step in an attempt to make the NBA will be with the Portland Trail..." June 27
PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26
CSN Northwest "If Damian Lillard wishes to take his game to extraordinary heights, Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton believes that in order to do so the Portland Trail Blazers’ franchise point guard must become serious about his defense. And if he is serious about it, Payton suggests that he take the..." June 14
NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04
ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04
Earl Watson, I'm told, is mulling retirement. His camp couldn't confirm though.
CSN Northwest "Based on the photo posted to instagram this weekend by Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard, it would appear the man is now engaged to girlfriend Elle Bielfeldt. So lady Trail Blazer fans, it's probably time to officially give up hope, Leonard appears to be very very off the market. " May 28
CBSSports.com "Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams said on Friday that he will be looking for a three-year deal when he opts out of the second year of his contract to become a free agent in July. Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams said on Friday that he will be looking for a three-year deal when he..." May 17
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers on Thursday signed coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension, rewarding him for steering the team to its best season in 14 years. Terms were not released, but a league source with knowledge of the contract told The Oregonian it's a three-year deal, which includes a..." May 16
Yahoo! Sports "After a remarkable franchise turnaround, Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is nearing agreement on a multiyear contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Blazers hold an option on the third and final year of Stotts' contract for 2014-15, but that'll likely be torn up and..." May 15
NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Head Coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Terry has done an outstanding job during his first two years with the organization,"..." May 15
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It was a moment the Spurs have been preparing for all season: Tony Parker left for good after just one quarter with what is believed to be a minor hamstring injury, and they didn’t blink. Indeed, they played even better without their MVP through the first three games of the..." May 15
Oregonian "In the corner of a solemn and somber locker room, Nicolas Batum uttered three words that would make a nice Trail Blazers T-shirt right about now. The San Antonio Spurs had just pummeled the Blazers for the third consecutive time in Game 3 of their best-of-seven playoff series and Batum snubbed..." May 13
Mo Williams is DOUBTFUL to play tonight per Coach Stotts.
CBSSports.com "When Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard signed his new deal with Adidas last month, we knew the deal was big, but not exactly how big. Now, USA Today has a few more details, straight from his agent's mouth: When it comes to the business of basketball and one man's brand, no one has..." May 12
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It was like Groundhog Day at the Moda Center on Saturday. Duplicating the storyline from Games 1 and 2, the Spurs raced out of a huge first-half lead (20 points), endured a sluggish third quarter (Blazers climbed within seven) and then won going away (took largest lead at 23 in..." May 11
Per #blazers coach Stotts, Mo Williams definitely out for Game 3 vs. Spurs
TerryStotts says he anticipates Mo Williams won't play in Game 3 vs Spurs/
TerryStotts says he anticipates Mo Williams won't play in Game 3 vs Spurs/
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Unlike Game 1, Portland showed some fight after getting hit with another early upper cut Thursday at the AT&T Center. But in the end, it didn’t matter as the Spurs used a strong finishing run to polish off another dominant victory, 114-97, and take a 2-0 lead in the Western..." May 09
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams re-aggravated a pulled groin in that brutal 116-92 Game 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. He first sustained the painful injury in the Game 6 opening round clincher over the Houston Rockets. It has limited his mobility to a certain..." May 08
San Antonio Express-News "Even though at least one measure suggests he’s actually worse, it probably wouldn’t be fair to compare the defense of Portland point guard Damian Lillard to that of notorious matador James Harden. Lillard at least seems to try, compared to whatever it is the Bearded One does on the uglier end..." May 08
CBSSports.com "The Portland Trail Blazers entered the visitors' locker room at the AT&T Center on Thursday and found a surprise guest. There was a rattlesnake inside of forward Thomas Robinson's locker. "Man we was scared as hell," Blazers guard Mo Williams wrote on Instagram. I'm pretty sure this can be..." May 08
San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It was as if Game 7 never ended. Picking up right where they left off Sunday against Dallas, the Spurs pounded Portland from the opening minutes on Tuesday and never let up en route to a 116-92 victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Tony Parker decisively..." May 07
Yahoo! Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers honored former coach Jack Ramsay with a moment of silence and a touching video tribute Friday night during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Ramsay, who led the Blazers to their lone NBA championship in 1977, died Monday at age 89..." May 03
Pro Basketball Talk "Before there was Damian Lillard on Friday, there was Chandler Parsons. With the game tied at 96 and the Rockets’ season on the line, it appeared as though Houston had avoided elimination by the slimmest of margins. James Harden missed an incredibly difficult shot with the game clock winding..." May 03
Oregonian "After hitting one of the most memorable shots in franchise history and pulling the Trail Blazers out of playoff purgatory, the hero sauntered over to the scorer’s table at the Moda Center. He grabbed the microphone and released two words and one big exhale, exorcising the ghosts of seasons..." May 03
Houston Chronicle "In the search for a postseason turnaround unmatched since the Rockets were champions, this year’s model finally did something it had not through the course of its unpredictable, anything-can-happen, excruciatingly tight first-round series with the Trail Blazers. The Rockets had a win in sight..." May 01
Houston Chronicle "When Wesley Matthews was playing youth sports, his mother always put him on teams that were two age levels higher than his own. Matthews played soccer and basketball, always the youngest and the smallest player on the team. “I always had to work that much harder,” the fifth-yeah Portland..." April 30
ESPN.com "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29
ESPN.com "Hall of Fame NBA coach Dr. Jack Ramsay died Monday in Naples, Fla., having battled cancer for more than a decade and a half. He was 89. Family members say he died peacefully in his sleep. Ramsay, also an ESPN analyst, coached 20 years in the NBA, during which he emphasized fitness,..." April 28
Oregonian "It has caused your heart to flutter. It has made you dance in the aisles at the Moda Center and scream at your television at home. You’ve slapped your head at the officiating and questioned how much more you can take, quitting on the Trail Blazers one second only to rejoin the party a few..." April 28
Batum said on the play that he was limping after and then came back eventually that he got hit on his big toe.
Pro Basketball Talk "Troy Daniels always had his mind on the playoffs. The Houston Rockets shocked Daniels by recalling him from the D-League on April 9. After all, his Rio Grand Valley were in the middle of a playoff series. At least the Vipers had three days off between games, so Daniels tried to make the best..." April 26
Houston Chronicle "On the Rockets for one reason, to do one thing, Troy Daniels did it. The guy that spent almost no time with Rockets all season, saved it. Daniels, who was an undrafted rookie who had spent most of the past six months setting 3-point shooting records with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, nailed..." April 26
Houston Chronicle "LaMarcus Aldridge’s dominance of the Houston Rockets has reached historic levels. The former UT star had 43 points in the Blazers’ 112-105 Game 2 victory on Wednesday. He tallied a Blazers’ franchise playoff-record 46 points in the Game 1 win on Sunday. Aldridge’s 89 points in the first two..." April 24