Tag:Portland Trail Blazers
Posted on: July 9, 2009 10:53 am
The Oregonian reports that the Portland Trail Blazers have set their sights on Utah Jazz restricted free agent PF Paul Millsap after some trades the team had been working on fell through this week.
Since Millsap is restricted, the Jazz would have the right to match any offer he gets from another club. However, a source told the Oregonian that the Trail Blazers are putting together a "toxic" offer that will be designed to dissuade other teams from joining the fray.
The story also noted that Millsap has allegedly told the Blazers he would be OK with playing behind LaMarcus Aldridge .
Posted on: January 5, 2009 11:26 am
The New York Daily News reports that the Trail Blazers, the Knicks and the Clippers could be mulling over a three-way trade that would send David Lee to Portland and Quentin Richardson to Los Angeles, and both Marcus Camby and Channing Frye to New York.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh denied that he was working on the trade, although the Daily News said several sources within the Knicks organization confirmed that the prospect of adding Camby to the roster has been discussed recently.
Portland has been interested in Lee for some time, and it is believed that Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni would be happy to exchange the 6-9 Lee for the 7-0 Camby at center.
Posted on: December 11, 2008 12:08 pm
The Los Angeles Times reports that Darius Miles worked out for the Clippers on Tuesday, and that the Clippers would likely jump at the chance to sign the 6-foot-9 free agent to bolster their depth.
"We have an extra roster spot," coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy said. "He is starting to work out for teams. And so, we're just looking into the situation."
Miles nearly made the Boston Celtics roster in training camp, but was ultimately cut due to Boston simply having no available roster space to bring him in. It's also worth noting that any team that signs Miles will have to deal with a mandatory 10-game league suspension Miles has yet to serve, as he has been inactive for more than two years. The NBA levied the suspension on Miles for a violation of the substance abuse policy.
The Times also reported that Miles' former team, the Portland Trail Blazers, may take a financial hit if Miles makes a successful comeback with another team. The story said Miles would make a reported $9 million this season, which would probably go back on the Trail Blazers' books if Miles plays more than 10 games this year.