After losing LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency to the San Antonio Spurs, the Portland Trail Blazers will undergo a youth movement. Although Portland has about $25 million in cap room, it is not expected to use it all.
LaMarcus Aldridge writes to Blazers fans
In a letter in the Oregonian, he said, "Dear Rip City, Thank you! Those two words on a page don't begin to express the gratitude I have for the opportunity the entire Trail Blazers organization, my teammates, the media and you fans gave me. ... Please know that I will always hold my time in a Blazers uniform near and dear to my heart."
A look atLaMarcus Aldridge's game and what he will bring to the San Antonio Spurs.
Aldridge not only one leaving Portland
The Blazers confirmed to The Oregonian that assistant coach Kim Hughes is no longer with the team. The newspaper reported that Hughes was fired for his June 27 comments to an Indiana TV station in which he said LaMarcus Aldridge would not be returning to the team.
Telling an Indiana television station that LaMarcus Aldridge would be leaving the Trail Blazers has cost Portland assistant coach Kim Hughes his job.
Arnovitz on Aldridge/Blazers split
Kevin Arnovitz writes of Portland's attempts to keep LaMarcus Aldridge in town: "The Blazers had effectively been engaged in a three-year recruiting effort, marriage counseling between team and star." Blazers kept door open
The Trail Blazers did everything they could in an attempt to keep LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland.
After losing out for LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, the Lakers have learned it has nothing to do with presentation.
Highly coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, he said Saturday on Twitter.
Robin Lopez chooses the Knicks
The free-agent center picked New York over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez and the Knicks agreed to a four-year contract worth $54M, according to ESPN sources and media reports.
Tom Penn joins The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss the possibility of the Miami Heat landing LaMarcus Aldridge in a sign-and-trade.
Davis a valuable big man for Portland
Ed Davis will join the Trail Blazers, potentially one of the better value picks in free agency this summer, according to Kevin Pelton. Pelton’s day-two analysis (insider)
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received.
LaMarcus Aldridge: Like Mike
Since the advent of the 3-point line (1979-80 season), LaMarcus Aldridge and Michael Jordan are the only players to lead the NBA in 2-point field goal attempts in three consecutive seasons.
Forward Ed Davis is leaving the Los Angeles Lakers after one season as he accepted a three-year, $20 million offer from the Portland Trail Blazers. When speaking to a local newspaper, Davis said the Blazers are a good spot for him whether their top frontcourt free agents leave or re-sign.
Trail Blazers free-agent swingman Wesley Matthews has committed to sign with the Mavericks later this month, according to league sources.
Mavs agree with Wes Matthews
The free agent SG has agreed in principle on a 4-year deal with the Mavericks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and the NBA's official website. Matthews suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in March.
Robin Lopez leaning toward Knicks
The center has picked the Knicks over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez will sign with New York as long as DeAndre Jordan does not choose the Knicks. Story