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Double tap to welcome new @huskerhoops Asst Coach Phil Beckner! ???? "Phil is one of the best player development coaches I have ever worked with. His knowledge of the game and his ability to motivate players truly separates him. I still train with him every off season and I'm better because of it. I've never met someone who is as passionate as him about getting the absolute best out of people and not just on the court. I would not have made the changes I made as far as maturity goes nor would I be in the NBA if I hadn't met Phil... And that's real." -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard

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Blazers waive Brendan Haywood

Portland cut the 35-year-old big man just three days after acquiring him from Cleveland. If Haywood was on the roster on August 1, his $10.5M salary for 2015-16 would have become guaranteed.

Al-Farouq Aminu to play in Afrobasket

The Trail Blazers’ new forward will join the Nigerian National Team in August for AfroBasket. After the tournament, Aminu will be in game-shape just in time for training camp. NBA rumor roundup

Mass Exodus From Portland

With four of last year's starters gone via trade or free agency, no one has lost more talent than the Trail Blazers. This season will mark the beginning of a rebuilding process in Portland. 5-on-5: Biggest fallers

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Report: Aminu to play for Nigerian NT

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

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5-on-5: Biggest risers and fallers in 2015-16

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)

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Report: Lillard drops third rap song

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.

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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

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Pelton's Trade Grades: Cavs move salaries

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.

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Sources: Cavs trade Miller, Haywood to Blazers

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.

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Blazers add Pressey, undrafted F Alexander

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.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game102.89th
Rebounds Per Game45.92nd
Assists Per Game21.912th
Points Allowed98.612th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-155131.621
2013-145428.658
2012-133349.402
2011-122838.424
2010-114834.585

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