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Wesley Mathews participated in the first part of practice, but left after he started to feel sick.

Just an illness here, nothing to be concerned with at all. Maybe he just got some bad clams or something. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

1 Oct, 05:10 PMSource

LaMarcus Aldridge confirmed that he will sign a new contract with the Blazers next summer.

Aldridge is in the final year of the five-year extension he signed back in 2009, but the relationship between him and the team is better than ever. He's found a great home in Portland and has no desire to leave. While that may pull a little of his negotiating leverage away, the team is as enamored with him as he is with them, so the two sides should find an amicable middle when working out a new deal.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 11:34 AMSource

Thomas Robinson (thumb) said he began "contact" practices last week and expects to be ready when training camp opens Tuesday.

Good news for Robinson as all signs point to him being ready to go for camp. Last year, the forward averaged 4.8 points, and 4.4 rebounds a game. He is presumably the main backup to star LaMarcus Aldridge, but will competing with other big men for minutes.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Sep, 10:04 PMSource

Damian Lillard said he worked on his lower-body strength this offseason.

Lillard is one of the leagues premier point guards and is a key piece to the Trail Blazers success in the highly competitive Western Conference.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

29 Sep, 03:48 PMSource

Thomas Robinson remains on track for full contact once training camp begins.

Robinson underwent surgery to repair a thumb ligament back in July but the Trail Blazers expect him to be back in full for training camp. He averaged 4.8 points and 4.4 rebounds over 12.5 minutes per game last season and the team hopes to see him build off that with a possible increased role this season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

13 Sep, 01:19 AMSource

Blazers sign Darius Morris to their training camp roster.

Morris signed a non-guaranteed contract to try and land a spot on the Blazers roster this season. He bounced around to three different teams last year and averaged just four points and one rebound in just under 12 minutes per game over 27 games played. The Blazers are fairly well-stocked at the guard position, but Morris has some decent experience as a role-player.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

21 Aug, 04:33 PMSource

Blazers have signed Diante Garrett to a nonguaranteed training camp roster spot, a league source tells The Oregonian.

11 Aug, 02:50 PMSource

Blazers have signed former Syracuse forward James Southerland to a one-year, non guaranteed deal.

Southerland spent the majority of time in the D-League last year and averaged 14.7 points (on 49.8 percent shooting), 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 threes, one assist, 0.9 blocks, and 0.8 assists in 28.6 minutes. He was brought up by the Pelicans towards the end of the season where he quietly filled a reserve role.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

8 Aug, 02:24 PMSource

Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb Tuesday, but expected to be ready for training camp. 

The former Kansas Jayhawk hasn't done much in the NBA. Even though he's had some good games at the pro level, he is too inconsistent and has been a bust in the NBA. His fantasy value is very limited as long as LaMarcus Aldridge is healthy.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

22 Jul, 04:37 PMSource

Vegas Summer League Day 7: Will Barton doubled up with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds (four offensive) in a losing effort Thursday.

On the surface the stat line looks nice, but the second-year player out of Memphis went a combined 4-of-19 from the field (1-of-7 3-pointers) to get the 15 points. He has now made just four triples in 18 tries over four games in Vegas while shooting under 40% from the field in three of those four games. In addition, his decision making has not been the best as he has 15 turnovers, including 10 over his last two games. Barton flashed some upside at times last season, just as he has this summer, but if he hopes to be a player who can garner consistent minutes he will have to show he can be a more efficient and reliable offensive player.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

18 Jul, 12:02 AM

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