When the calendar switched over to July 1, Wesley Matthews was expecting a call from the Portland Trail Blazers to tell him they had an offer to re-sign him.
The Portland Trail Blazers made forward Al-Farouq Aminu their first signing in early July and he will be the starting small forward this coming season.
Pressey, Frazier to compete at camp
New signee Phil Pressey will compete with Tim Frazier to be Portland's third point guard. Will this battle be the fiercest face-off at training camp? NBA rumors roundup
After a summer of deals, which teams are on the inside track to success next season and which are headed for a down year? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.
Blazers Set To Feature Young Talent
With four starters gone from last year's squad, the Trail Blazers will have larger roles and longer minutes to offer their young talent. Allen Crabbe and Meyers Leonard stand to benefit the most from the new voids in Portland's roster. Under-the-radar '16 FAs (Insider)
Portland Trail Blazers starting point guard Damian Lillard continues to have a busy offseason releasing new music. On Monday, Lillard dropped his third rap song titled "Tell Me Why" and more is likely on the way.
Grading the Cavs-Blazers trade
Kevin Pelton gives Cleveland high marks for moving Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. But he also likes that Portland was able to essentially get a "couple of second-round picks for free." Trade grades
The Cavaliers won their trade with the Trail Blazers by saving $10 million and creating a giant trade exception, but Portland also did well by acquiring two second-round picks for nothing.
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had been invited to tryout for the 2014 FIBA World Cup team, but was cut just as the roster was set for the tournament.
The Cavaliers have agreed to trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal aimed to create future options and save luxury-tax money, sources told ESPN.com.
Cavs deal Miller, Haywood to Blazers
Cleveland will also send 2019 and 2020 second-round picks to Portland in exchange for a $10.5M and a $2.85M trade exception. The Blazers will waive Brendan Haywood, while Mike Miller is expected to get a buyout and pursue opportunities with other teams.
Having a bon fire on the Port Townsend beach, everyone is welcome
Port Townsend with the famo.. #weddingseason
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Phil Pressey, who played the past two seasons with the Celtics, and forward Cliff Alexander, who went undrafted after one season at Kansas.
C.J. McCollum is looking to give back to younger players and make them better.
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Throwing fish?? #Seattle
Portland takes big offseason hit
If it weren't for Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks, Portland would be the offseason's biggest loser. The Blazers mitigated the loss of LaMarcus Aldridge and three other starters by signing an extension with Damian Lillard. Western Conference grades (Insider)
Damian Lillard, the progenitor of #4BarFriday, is back with another track.
The Portland Trail Blazers will have a revamped look this coming season after four starters have departed by either trade or free agency during the offseason.
All-NBA Vegas league second team
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Aldridge still has love for Portland
New Spur LaMarcus Aldridge told The Russillo Show: "Portland holds a part of my heart that can't be changed. Those are memories that will last forever. I think that city embraced me, and I embraced them. We grew together. We went from a team that [was] called the Jail Blazers to actually being a team that everybody loved, and a team that everybody wanted to cheer for."