Monthly Archive: June, 2011

Understanding the NBA lockout

UPDATE (as of 10:20pm PDT): NBA owners have informed the Players Association that there will be a lockout as of midnight July 1st. This is the fourth labor lockout in league history, the last… Continue reading

Trail Blazers give qualifying offer to Greg Oden

As the league comes ever closer to an impending lockout situation and possible free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers have gone ahead and extended a qualifying offer to center Greg Oden to the… Continue reading

Andre Miller returns to Denver with a smile

Seems like Andre Miller has some mixed feelings about being traded by Portland on Draft night, but is happy to be going back to team and coaching staff he used to play for… Continue reading

Trail Blazers introduce Raymond Felton, Nolan Smith and Jon Diebler

This afternoon the Portland Trail Blazers introduced the newest members who they acquired during Draft night, Raymond Felton from the Denver Nuggets and rookies Nolan Smith (Duke) and Jon Diebler (Ohio State) at… Continue reading

A farewell letter to Andre Miller and Rudy Fernandez

Here in Portland, we have had a few days to think and discuss how the Trail Blazers did during the 2011 NBA Draft. And although the threat of the looming lockout hung over… Continue reading

Complete list of Draft day trades

Crazy night from the Draft, as the smoke clears, here’s the complete list of trades that were made during and are being processed: • Blazers receive: Raymond Felton (from Denver); rights to No. 57 overall… Continue reading

Cavaliers select Kyrie Irving with first pick of 2011 NBA Draft

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – Kyrie Irving (Duke) PG 2. Minnesota Timberwolves – Derrick Williams (Arizona) F 3. Utah Jazz – Enes Kanter (Turkey) C 4. Cleveland Cavaliers – Tristan Thompson (Texas) F 5. Toronto… Continue reading

Blazers select Nolan Smith and Jon Diebler in the 2011 NBA Draft

In a surprise move, the Portland Trail Blazers used their 21st pick of the 2011 NBA Draft in the first round to select guard Nolan Smith, a product out of Duke University. Considering… Continue reading

Blazers involved in three team trade with Denver and Dallas

From the Portland Trail Blazers late tonight after the conclusion of the 2011 NBA Draft: “PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired guard Raymond Felton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange… Continue reading