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44-38, 2nd in Northwest
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More of same for Blazers next season?

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Portland finishing with about the same regular-season record despite significant offseason additions. That could mean a drop in the Western Conference standings. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Ezeli out six weeks following injection

Center Festus Ezeli, who signed a two-year contract with the Blazers in July, will be sidelined for six weeks after having an injection in his left knee on Tuesday that should reduce pain and improve function. nba.com/blazers

With 24th pick in draft, Blazers would ...

The comparisons between 18-year-old German big man Isaiah Hartenstein and Dirk Nowitzki are predictable. Chad Ford writes that Hartenstein would be an excellent long-term selection. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Blazers sign Jerrett to training camp deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have rounded out their training camp roster by signing forward Grant Jerrett to a training camp deal on Tuesday. The Oregonian

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Interesting opening week at the Moda Center: Blazers host rising Jazz, then playoff rematches against both the Clippers and the Warriors.

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Brian Grant shares his battle with Parkinson's

Retired forward Brian Grant contributed a piece to The Players' Tribune, titled 'Joining the Fight,' detailing his struggles with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. After retiring from the NBA in 2006, Grant started the Brian Grant Foundation to encourage, educate and support those with the disease. The Players' Tribune

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Did Trail Blazers overspend this summer?

Portland extended C.J. McCollum's contract, brought in Evan Turner and matched Allen Crabbe's offer sheet over the offseason. Kevin Pelton believes if the Trail Blazers fall short of last season's second-round appearance, it may look like they overpaid for a roster that's not in contention. Biggest NBA offseason losers (Insider)

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The Blazers' Oregon Trail to contention

Portland is not going to win right away, but it definitely will be good this season. And like other teams, its path to get even better is uncertain.

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Will Blazers continue to rise?

Portland opened its wallet wide this summer, a year after surprising the experts following the loss of four starters. Does our Summer Forecast panel translate that into a top-four finish in the conference? Forecast: 2016-17 West champions

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Blazers overpaid to sign Turner

Steve Ilardi and Jeremias Engelmann don't see why Portland gave Evan Turner a four-year contract totaling $70 million. They see Turner as a tall shooting guard who passes too much and doesn't hit enough outside shots. Worst NBA offseason deals (Insider)

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Dorell Wright a good fit for Clippers?

Wright played sparringly for the Heat last year. In his most-recent full NBA season (2014-15), he shot 38 percent on 3-pointers for the Trail Blazers. Kevin Pelton believes the Clippers could use his shooting, especially if Paul Pierce retires. Pelton: 10 best free agents (Insider)

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Lillard cited in MVP conversation

Not as the most valuable player, mind you. But ESPN's Summer Forecast team included Damian Lillard among 11 players when asked to list who will be the three best players in the NBA next season. Forecast: 2016-17 MVP projections

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Blazers willing to be taxed to keep talent

Portland followed its $106 million contract extension for C.J. McCollum with a four-year, $42 million deal to keep Maurice Harkless. Kevin Pelton no longer wonders what the Blazers' priority is. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

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Suns add Corbin, Triano, Bjokgren to staff

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson rounded out his coaching staff Wednesday, naming Jay Triano associate head coach and Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.16th
Rebounds Per Game45.55th
Assists Per Game21.321st
Points Allowed104.320th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164438.537
2014-155131.622
2013-145428.659
2012-133349.402
2011-122838.424

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