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Suns and Bledsoe relationship "irreparable"

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Would a sign-n-trade for Bledsoe be possible? I imagine Phoenix would receive some nice offers but I would trade Matthews, Wright, and Leonard (close to $13M) for Bledsoe if it's allowed. Bledsoe is the elite perimeter defender the Blazers need. He can guard the other teams best guard while Dame can switch 1-2 on offense. Bledsoe's not the shooter that Matthews is, but he's a much better defender, penetrator and finisher at the rim. We do sacrifice some shooting but Dame and Batum are plenty capable of picking up the slack, and I think it benefits us to get to the FT line more which Bledsoe attacking will achieve. Phoenix and Hornacek are said to value shooting, which they get in Matthews and Wright. The are also a little shy at the 2 and 3. Leonard could be sold as the Wario to Alex Len, insurance as Len continues to struggle with injuries. If Phoenix would agree, I would do this deal. The one caveat is Matthews being a fan favorite, not to mention LaMarcus Aldridge's best remaining friend and stalwart of the team. Dame-Bledsoe-Batum-LA-Lopez with a bench of Blake-McCollum-Barton-TRob-Kaman sounds nice. We still have Freeland-Claver-Crabbe to round out the roster and pick up 2 more vet minimums.

Dame just doing what Dame does

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Clutch shot with 19 seconds remaining to put Team Blue up by 5.

Trade for Thad Young?

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Sneak in and snatch him before the Wolves can with a package centered around TRob? CJ?

Pelton: Blazers have top-5 offseason

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Kevin Pelton just published his analysis of each team's off-season moves. The Blazers ring in at No. 5 with a plus-3.0 change in projected WARP: "Surprisingly, both WARP and real plus-minus rated Williams (minus-0.2 WARP) at or below replacement level last season. So the Blazers may have upgraded at backup point guard with Blake (1.1) while also adding Kaman (1.3) to their thin bench." The rest of the top 5 teams are: 1.) Cleveland: +9.9 WARP; 2.) Dallas: +9.1 WARP (will move to #1 once Aminu (+3.4) signing is official); 3.) Chicago: +4.3 WARP; 4.) Utah: +3.1 WARP (addition by subtraction).

Barnes calls Lillard and tells him to dominate USA camp with his defense

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Apparently, Matt Barnes of the Clippers called Lillard and gave him some advice on defense and it showed during the USA training camp. I like where this is heading if Lillard takes the necessary steps to become a good defender, maybe even a defensive stopper at some point.

Chandler Parsons: "It still hurts"

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Old friend of Blazer's Edge Casey Holdahl posted a nice write-up of Chandler Parsons and Damian Lillard discussing the events of The Shot. Parsons: "I’m going to live with that shot the rest of my life."

Lillard is #1 in All-Testicle Team (and also better than Kyrie)

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Pretty funny, true though. Time to stop ignoring Lillard. They mention being guarded by "Harden and Parsens". Perhaps they didn't see Beverly hounding (fouling) him for 36 minutes a night in the playoffs? All the while, Dame kept on and crushed on.

Mo Williams to end up a T-wolve?

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Could have played for some contenders, but now he's playing for a soon to be Love-less Wolves team. smh.....

Free agent guard Mo Williams is nearing an agreement with Minnesota, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 28, 2014

Will Barton is a dad now!

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willthethrillb5 1 day ago No matter what son imma always be be there for you. No excuses. I promise. Wyatt Darrell Barton ya father got you I love you....

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