#Blazers F Nicolas Batum's agent says Nic plans to spend more time in weight room this summer than previous years. "It's a priority of his."

Chris Haynes

Nets land AK47 on 2-year deal for mini mid-level


Source: Andrei Kirilenko headed to Nets on 3-year deal for taxpayer midlevel exception (via @ESPNNewYork):

— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 11, 2013

Woj: Gerald Henderson on the move?


Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Bobcats might be looking for sign-and-trade offers for guard Gerald Henderson:

"After reaching an impasse in negotiations with restricted free-agent guard Gerald Henderson, the Charlotte Bobcats are discussing sign-and-trade possibilities with multiple teams, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Henderson, 25, is one of the NBA's emerging young shooting guards, but Charlotte has been reluctant to offer him a market value that could push into the $7.5 million to $8.5 million range, front-office sources said."



Is there a rule that would prevent you from, trading a player for a future Lottery pick in the next 5 drafts?


Quick: What?


@jwquick 49m So I'm confused: Did anyone ever report that Aldridge had requested/demanded to be traded? What is he refuting?

Blazers Connected to Dwight?


NBA GM tells me there's an interesting twist to the Dwight Howard free-agent saga that peripherally involves Blazers. More 12p @750TheGame— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) June 28, 2013

Knowing Canzano this might be nothing, but I thought it was at least worth passing along.



Way to get better today crew! @nicolas88batum @WillTheThrillB5 @JoelFreelandPDX @MeyersLeonard11 @Victor_Claver #RipCity

David Vanterpool ‏@Davidvanterpool

Claver Back in Portland, Practicing for Summer League


Victor Claver said he's already practicing in Portland, and will stay there for the next three weeks. He also said he's planning to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Spanish radio, translated by Blazer's Edge user amlmart1

Bill Simmons Fake Trade with Cleveland


Bill Simmons ‏@BillSimmons 1h "Last fake trade: hey Rip City, would you flip LaMarcus Aldridge to Cleveland for Tristan Thompson + 1st overall pick? Hmmmmmm."

Dame doing his own PR


"Earlier today [draft selection day] I got to go down to Times Square, meet some fans, [sign] some autographs and TAKE SOME PICTURES and just enjoy myself down there." LOL
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