Joel Freeland RUMORS & NEWS

  • Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland goes through 'contact' portions of practice, eyes regular-season return

    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

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Blazers F/C Joel Freeland (right knee) suffered an MCL sprain. He's expected to be sidelined 4-8 weeks.

  • Freeland's fight with Babbitt may have helped him turn the corner

    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

  • Joel Freeland practices, hopes to return for Trail Blazers

    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

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Trail #Blazers place F Victor Claver on their Active List and F Joel Freeland on their Inactive List for tonight's game vs. Houston.

  • Freeland Surpasses Leonard As Trail Blazers' Backup Center

    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

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    Mike Tokito @mtokito

    #Blazers will have Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, Victor Claver insummer league, possibly Elliot Williams, plus draft picks.

  • Freeland adamant he hasn't hit his ceiling

    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