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Championship or Charisma: Which Matters More?

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ If you could conjure an NBA trophy, but your team wouldn’t be as likable, would you make that deal? In the slow month of August, Portland Trail Blazers news—and NBA news in general—is hard to come by. The hustle and bustle of free agency is past, the start of the new season still three months away. It’s a bad time for updates, but a fantastic opportunity to talk theory and hypothetical questions. We’re never shy around here, so we’re going to plunge with both feet, maybe up to our necks, into the one question that’s been...

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ESPN to Produce Walton, Blazers 30 for 30

SetNumber: X21024 One of Portland’s greatest players will get the ESPN documentary treatment. ESPN will produce a 30 for 30 documentary on Bill Walton and his NBA Championship run with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977. The network announced the project via their PressRoom page today. Walton played for the Trail Blazers from the time he was drafted first overall in the 1974 NBA Draft to his departure, via free agency, to the San Diego Clippers in 1979. Walton led the Blazers to the ‘77 title, earning the NBA Finals MVP award that season. He was named NBA MVP in...

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Former Blazers Center Enes Kanter Freedom Speaks Out on Free Agency

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Freedom played for the Blazers from 2019-21. Former Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter Freedom is still looking for his next NBA home. Freedom was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Houston Rockets right before February’s NBA Trade Deadline. Houston waived him shortly after. Since then, Freedom has been without a team, and he feels his outspoken nature is the reason behind his unemployment. “Free agency is open for one month. Normally, I should have already received offers. This summer I did not receive one single offer,” told...

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2 teams that must still sign Eric Bledsoe in 2022 NBA free agency

Eric Bledsoe remains available in 2022 NBA free agency. The 32-year-old was a key rotation player for the LA Clippers last season before injuring his left Achilles tendon, getting traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and missing the rest of the season. Plenty of teams make sense for Bledsoe. The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers […] The post 2 teams that must still sign Eric Bledsoe in 2022 NBA free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Should The Blazers Extend Nassir Little?

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer suggests locking him in now would be beneficial for both Little and the Blazers. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer has suggested the Portland Trail Blazers should work to extend small forward Nassir Little this offseason. The national pundit highlighted the 22-year-old’s injury history and the need to potentially help him secure a long-term deal at a price that suits the franchise, before he hits restricted free agency 12 months from now. Portland has an intriguing extension case with Nassir Little, who took a...

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Portland Trail Blazers: 2022 NBA free agency grades for every key signing

Is this the best team the Portland Trail Blazers ever assembled around Damian Lillard? That might be a bold statement given Lillard played with LaMarcus Aldridge and reached the Western Conference Finals with CJ McCollum, but the Blazers are aggressively retooling around Lillard and hoping to become a legitimate contender. The team acquired Jerami Grant […] The post Portland Trail Blazers: 2022 NBA free agency grades for every key signing appeared first on ClutchPoints.