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Grizzlies Free Agency Profiles: Meyers Leonard

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Can Meyers Leonard bring some outside shooting and a bit of the Heat Culture to Memphis? Meyers Leonard - Big, University of Illinois 28 years old, 7’0”, 7’3” wingspan, 260 pounds Draft: 1st round, 11th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012 NBA Experience: 8 seasons (7 with Portland Trail Blazers and 1 with Miami Heat) Career Stats: 444 games played, 91 starts, 16.1 minutes per game, 6.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 48.2% field goal percentage, 81.1% free throw shooting, 12.0 PER, .104 win shares per 48 minutes. 2019-20...

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers should sign the Memphis Grizzlies Josh Jackson

The Portland Trail Blazers need to sign a forward in free agency. They should take this opportunity to sign Josh Jackson of the Memphis Grizzlies. The 2020 Free Agent Class is one of the weaker ones in recent memory. But there are one or two options that the Portland Trail Blazers could sign – Josh […] Portland Trail Blazers should sign the Memphis Grizzlies Josh Jackson - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Portland Trail Blazers: 2020 Salary Cap and Free Agency update

The Portland Trail Blazers are in an interesting position as they prepare for the 2020 Free Agency period. How should they spend their limited funds? There seems to be uncertainty around the direction that the Portland Trail Blazers will take with their salary this year and moving forward. After the 2016 spending spree where Neil […] Portland Trail Blazers: 2020 Salary Cap and Free Agency update - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Portland Trail Blazers: Is Danilo Gallinari a realistic free agent target?

Oklahoma City Thunder vet Danilo Gallinari said he would sacrifice money in free agency to contend for a title. Is he a realistic target for the Portland Trail Blazers? 2020 Free Agent Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari recently said he would take less money on his next contract to play for a contender. The […] Portland Trail Blazers: Is Danilo Gallinari a realistic free agent target? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Should Move On From Damian Lillard & Join Lakers, Nets Or Heat This Offseason

Despite being eliminated in the first round of the 2020 Playoffs, veteran small forward Carmelo Anthony remains interested in playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2020-21 NBA season. It’s hardly a surprise that he still wants to stay in Portland. They were the team that picked him up and gave him the opportunity to prove to everyone in the league that he still has plenty of gas left in his tank. However, if he doesn’t want to retire without winning a championship title, re-signing with the Trail Blazers may not be the best option for Anthony in the 2020 free agency. If he wants...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Three lockdown defenders to sign in Free Agency

The Portland Trail Blazers had one of the worst team defenses in the NBA in 2019/20. Which three defenders could they sign to right the ship for 2021? The Portland Trail Blazers were abysmal on defense in the 2019/20 season. Lacking defensive personnel and size, combined with the terrible injury toll, meant they had one […] Portland Trail Blazers: Three lockdown defenders to sign in Free Agency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Oddmakers Give Blazers Outside Chance at Winning 2021 NBA Finals

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports They’re saying it’s a possibility... The Portland Trail Blazers enter the offseason after another first-round exit, this time at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers after earning an NBA Playoffs spot during seeding game play in Orlando. Damian Lillard turned in another MVP-worthy season, but the possibility of Portland never winning a championship during the Lillard era looms over the franchise. The Blazers have important upcoming decisions regarding the NBA Draft and NBA Free Agency that will shape how next season plays out (whenever next season...

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Grizzlies Free Agency Profiles: Maurice Harkless

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Could Moe Harkless makes sense as front court depth for the Grizzlies? Maruice Harkless- Forward, St. John’s University 27 Years Old, 6’7”, 220 Pounds, 7’2” Wingspan Draft- 2012, 1st Round, 15th pick by Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Orlando Magic in August 2012) Experience-8 years ( Three with Orlando Magic, Four with Portland Trail Blazers, 2019-2020 Season with Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks) Career Stats: 537 Games Played, 23.1 minutes per game, 7.2 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 0.9 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.7 BPG, 47.8 FG%, 32.5 3PFG%, 54.7 FT%, 52.9...

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Portland Trail Blazers: 3 former Blazers to bring back in 2020 Free Agency

The Portland Trail Blazers need veteran leadership and cheap contracts for 2021. Which former Blazers could they bring back to fit the bill? The Portland Trail Blazers are low on cash this offseason. They will likely have just the mid-level exception to spend. They will still be trying to contend though, and without a doubt, […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 former Blazers to bring back in 2020 Free Agency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Grizzlies Free Agency Profiles: Pat Connaughton

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Do the Grizzlies reunite Taylor Jenkins with a former player? Pat Connaughton- Guard, The University of Notre Dame 27 years old, 6’5”, 209 pounds, 6’9” wingspan Draft: Brooklyn Nets, 2nd Round (11th pick, 41st overall), 2015 NBA Draft (Rights traded to the Portland Trail Blazers NBA Experience: 5 seasons (Three with Portland, two with Milwaukee) Career Stats: 283 games played, 4.8 points per game in 15.7 minutes per game, 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 44.3% field goal percentage, 34.4% three point shooting, 79% free throw shooting, 53.7% effective field...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Five perfect point guards to sign in Free Agency

The Portland Trail Blazers struggled for shot creation on the second unit in 2019/20. Which point guards could they sign to reinforce the bench unit? To begin the 2019/20 season, the Portland Trail Blazers had two players who were meant to be secondary ball handlers off the bench; Mario Hezonja and Anfernee Simons. Because they […] Portland Trail Blazers: Five perfect point guards to sign in Free Agency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. signs with Klutch Sports

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. has signed with Klutch Sports one year ahead of his free agency, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. One of the breakout players of The Bubble – Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr., — has signed with Klutch Sports, CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. Paul and agent Lucas […] The post Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. signs with Klutch Sports appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Portland Trail Blazers: Three perfect power forward options in free agency

The Portland Trail Blazers need a starting power forward for the 2021 season. Which three options would fit this team perfectly? The Portland Trail Blazers don’t currently have a fulltime power forward on their roster. Zach Collins was slated to play there last year, but injuries meant that this lasted just three games. Collins will […] Portland Trail Blazers: Three perfect power forward options in free agency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Grizzlies Free Agency Profiles: Anthony Tolliver

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Thank you for being there for us. But...yeah... Anthony Tolliver - Forward, Creighton University 35 years old, 6’8” 240 pounds, 7’2” wing span DRAFT: UNDRAFTED NBA EXPERIENCE: 11 years with 10 teams (San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers (twice), Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves (twice), Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets (Bobcats), Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies CAREER STATS: 719 games played (19.6 minutes per game average), 6.2 points per game, 3.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 41.5% field goal...

Blazer's Edge

Season Review: McCollum’s Continued Scoring Showcase

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum put in another solid season of work on the offensive end, cementing himself as one of the NBA’s craftiest scorers. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition. Free agency, roster construction and the NBA Draft have crept into everyday conversation in Rip City. Before we turn the page on the longest season in the Blazers’ 50-year history, let’s take another look at the players that populated the roster during that journey. Our most-recent installment highlighted the breakout season...

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Season Review: Gary Trent Jr. Arrives

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ A look at how Gary Trent Jr. went from a little-used reserve to a major contributor for the Trail Blazers. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition. Free agency, roster construction and the NBA Draft have crept into everyday conversation in Rip City. Before we turn the page on the longest season in the Blazers’ 50-year history, let’s take another look at the players that populated the roster during that journey. Yesterday’s review highlighted Carmelo Anthony’s return to the NBA. Today’s post looks at the breakout...