Monthly Archive: December, 2011

Blazers sign Jamal Crawford and Craig Smith; use amnesty clause on Brandon Roy

Free agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford had two cities on hold last night as he “was torn” between Portland and the Sacramento Kings. One one hand, the Kings offered a two-year $6.5 million… Continue reading

Former Blazer Rudy Fernandez traded to Nuggets

The Dallas Mavericks traded former Trail Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez and forward Corey Brewer to the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets also struck gold in resigning Brazilian center Nene to a five-year deal last… Continue reading

All-Star Chris Paul traded to Los Angeles Clippers

A possible shift in power in Los Angeles might be in the works, while the Lakers are dealing with turmoil inside their organization, the Clippers (always seen as the little brother) seem to… Continue reading

A tribute to “The Natural”

Less than an eighth of a second remained on the clock, the Portland Trail Blazers fought hard throughout a back-and-forth affair against the Houston Rockets that lasted well into the final seconds of… Continue reading

Blazers sign free agent C Kurt Thomas

The Portland Trail Blazers announced this morning that they signed free agent center Kurt Thomas to a two-year contact, to which the details of that contract haven’t been disclosed. Thomas, who spent last… Continue reading

Terrible opening day for Portland: Roy retires; Oden suffers setback and Aldridge has heart procedure

Fans and players alike across the league were excited to start training camp on Friday, December 9th. After being in a lockout for the past five months, players were ready to step back… Continue reading

Blazers guard Brandon Roy to take “medical” retirement

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is planning to announce his retirement due to degenerative knees, perhaps as soon as Friday, sources with knowledge of Roy’s decision have told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard and ESPN.com’s… Continue reading

Former Blazer Jeff Pendergraph to sign with Pacers

Sam Amick of SI.com reports that former Portland Trail Blazers big man Jeff Pendergraph “is expected to sign a two-year, guaranteed deal” with the Indiana Pacers. Pendergraph, a second round selection in the 2009 draft, reunites with… Continue reading

Blazers to keep Brandon Roy and Greg Oden

Portland Trail Blazers acting GM Chad Buchanan saying that it would take a “drastic change” for the Blazers to use the Amnesty Clause on Brandon Roy before the 2011-2012 season. Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports that… Continue reading