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Monday | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Portland Trail Blazers Summer League Observations

It has been a quiet offseason for the Portland Trail Blazers after their powerful playoff run.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Blazers Edge

Five Things We Learned About The Blazers From Las Vegas Summer League

Friday night was the last Portland Trail Blazers basketball game we'll see until the NBA's annual three-month hibernation is over.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson

Rip City Project

Thomas Robinson: More important than we thought?

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 127-111. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports When Thomas Robinson checks into a game, he brings an energy unparalleled by anyone else on the Trail Blazers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Thomas Robinson, Dallas Mavericks, DeJuan Blair

Fri Jul 18, 2014

OregonLive.com

Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe salvage positive finishes in Trail Blazers' summer league finale

In the final minutes of the Trail Blazers' game against Utah on Friday, the Blazers were down by four and missed a shot.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players, Dorell Wright, Robin Lopez

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Rip City Project

Thomas Robinson to miss remainder of Summer League

Jan 26, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson prepares to dunk the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter at Oracle Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Players, Thomas Robinson

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Blazers Edge

Portland Trail Blazers 75, Houston Rockets 67: Summer League 2014 Recap

The Portland Trail Blazers withstood a rain storm of Houston Rockets three-pointers, using team-focused play and surprisingly strong defense to grab their first victory of 2014 Vegas Summer League.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Will Barton, C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe, Thomas Robinson

Sat Jul 12, 2014

OregonLive.com

Trail Blazers play strong defense, but can't make enough shots...

For a team that spent their training camp focusing on defense, the Trail Blazers had plenty to be happy about Saturday in their debut game of the Samsung NBA Summer League .

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players

Blazers Edge

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Summer League 2014 Recap

The Portland Trail Blazers fell 71-69 to the New York Knicks in Game 1 of Portland's 2014 Summer League outing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Tim Hardaway Jr., NBA Players, Will Barton, Thomas Robinson

Fri Jul 11, 2014

OregonLive.com

For young Trail Blazers, summer league is chance to make early...

As the Trail Blazers begin play in the Samsung NBA Summer League on Saturday, they do so knowing they aren't in Las Vegas just to showcase the skills they've been working on since the end of the 2013-14 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard, Allen Crabbe, NBA Players, Robin Lopez

Thu Jul 10, 2014

OregonLive.com

What other changes should be made to the Portland Trail Blazers' roster?

Barring any trades or other unforeseen moves by GM Neil Olshey and team owner Paul Allen, the Portland Trail Blazers ' 2014-15 roster is set.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Victor Claver, Mo Williams, Earl Watson, NBA Players, Robin Lopez

Tue Jul 08, 2014

OregonLive.com

Summer league is 'very important time' for Trail Blazers as young players grow into bigger roles

As the Trail Blazers gathered for their first summer league practice of 2014 Tuesday, it was easy to see a major difference from the same day in previous years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Mo Williams, Meyers Leonard

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Blazers Edge

Blazers Announce 2014 Las Vegas Summer League Roster

As expected, six regular-season roster players -- Will Barton, Allen Crabbe, Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, CJ McCollum and Thomas Robinson -- headline the group.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Will Barton, Allen Crabbe, C.J. McCollum, Meyers Leonard

The Oregonian

Meet the other players on Trail Blazers summer league team, including former Washington...

Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who was a first-team all-Pac-10 pick in 2011 while playing for the University of Washington, will be on the Trail Blazers' summer league team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Keith Appling, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Michigan State University NCAA, Michigan State Spartans NCAA Basketball

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Five Reasons I Want To Hang Out With @ChrisKaman

Over the Holiday weekend, the Portland Trail Blazers unexpectedly signed former All-Star Center Chris Kaman.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Robin Lopez, Thomas Robinson

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Blazers Edge

How Should Blazers Fill Last Roster Spot?

Now that the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to sign Chris Kaman, many fans believe Portland should either re-sign Mo Williams or acquire another guard with the last open spot on the roster.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Dorell Wright, Victor Claver, NBA Players, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum

Sat Jul 05, 2014

OregonLive.com

Are the Trail Blazers and Chris Kaman a good fit? Your comments

Chris Kaman , barring an unforeseen move, will be in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform next season, bolstering Portland's front court depth.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Los Angeles Lakers, Mo Williams, Meyers Leonard

The Oregonian

Trail Blazers' internal road to improvement heats up Tuesday with start of summer league...

CJ McCollum will be one of six roster players who are expected to play for the Blazers' summer league team in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, NBA Players, Damian Lillard, Mo Williams, Meyers Leonard

Thu Jul 03, 2014

OregonLive.com

Trail Blazers, Chris Kaman reach agreement on 2-year free agent deal

The Trail Blazers bolstered their frontcourt on Thursday night, reaching a verbal agreement with a veteran free agent center to add depth to their bench.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers, Chris Kaman, NBA Players, Robin Lopez

Rip City Project

Free Agency: Three Days In, Trail Blazers Still Quiet

Oct 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard P.J. Tucker against the Portland Trail Blazers at US Airways Center.

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Rip City Project

Dissecting Damian Lillard's free agency 'wish list'

Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes is defended by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and center Robin Lopez during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Mo Williams, Robin Lopez

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