Jason Quick of CSNNW teased Wednesday afternoon that a rather tall individual was due at the Portland International Airport. That individual turned out to be unrestricted free agent center Festus Ezeli, which Quick revealed over the airwaves on 1080 The Fan.
If my source is correct, I expect a very tall man to walk through this corridor in about 10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/cjXWaZUiS4— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 7, 2016
Festus Ezeli is in Portland to talk to Blazers— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 7, 2016
.@jwquick reports that the Blazers are bringing in Festus Ezeli to talk and have a physical, but he's talking with multiple teams.— Blazer's Edge (@Blazersedge) July 7, 2016
Ezeli is reportedly in Portland to undergo a physical. The Portland Trail Blazers have been loosely linked to the big man over the past several days, but it was thought that his cost would be too high and would force the Blazers to renounce too many of their restricted free agents.
The concern here for the Blazers, presumably, is that Ezeli has had operations on both of his knees in his young career. At 26 years old, he does fit into the timeline that general manager Neil Olshey has consistently talked about, and when you take a look at his production you can see why there could be interest.
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Quick was quoted on the radio as saying that Ezeli had purchased a one way ticket and didn't know how long he'd be in town.
We will update this article as more information becomes available.