UFA Joel Freeland has declined Mavs' 3-year, $6M+ offer, signing a lucrative 2-year deal with CSKA Moscow, sources tell RealGM. No NBA out.
Oregonian "Add Joel Freeland to the list of free agents who will not return to the Trail Blazers in 2015-16. The 6-foot-10 big man from England has reached an agreement to play for CSKA Moscow in Russian, David Pick, who writes for multiple websites, reports. Freeland, who was originally drafted by..." July 09
Portland's UFA center Joel Freeland plans to sign in Europe if he doesn't agree on an NBA deal before July 10, sources tell RealGM.
#Blazers C Joel Freeland doesn't expect to receive qualifying offer, I'm told. Big man anticipates becoming unrestricted free agent.
Oregonian "It’s been eight weeks to the day since Joel Freeland sprained the MCL in his right knee, an injury that has caused him to miss the last 26 Trail Blazers games. But the way things are looking, Freeland won’t have to sit out too many more. For the first time since crumpling to the Moda Center..." April 09
#Blazers F/C Joel Freeland (right knee) suffered an MCL sprain. He's expected to be sidelined 4-8 weeks.
CSN Northwest "Has Joel Freeland toughened up this year? It appears he has from a production standpoint, however his teammates maintain he’s the same ol’ Joel. “Joel is probably the toughest European player that I’ve played against,” LaMarcus Aldridge told CSNNW.com. “I never questioned his toughness at all...." December 11
Oregonian "Trail Blazers backup center Joel Freeland returned to practice Thursday after missing Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets with a left hip strain. "I went through pretty much the whole practice today," Freeland said. "I'm not completely pain-free. I've got a little bit of pain..." November 08
Trail #Blazers place F Victor Claver on their Active List and F Joel Freeland on their Inactive List for tonight's game vs. Houston.
Real GM Basketball "Terry Stotts confirmed on Thursday that Joel Freeland has gained the Portland Trail Blazers' backup center position, supplanting Meyers Leonard. In Thursday's preseason win over the Golden State Warriors, Freeland played 15:27 while Leonard did not enter the game until late in the fourth..." October 25
#Blazers will have Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, Victor Claver insummer league, possibly Elliot Williams, plus draft picks.
CSN Northwest "Most college basketball players who stayed all four years in school are often labeled by scouts as players who don't have much upside entering the league due to their age when they come out. There are some exceptions, of course. So what does that say for 26-year-old Portland Trail Blazers..." March 08