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Salem-News.com (Jul-11-2014 05:25)

Blazers Welcome Kaman, Blake to Rip City

“Having played 11 years already I’ve experienced the ups and the downs,” said Kaman, who played 39 games last season with the Lakers.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Portland Trail Blazers Since assuming the role of Portland’s general manager in the summer of 2012, Neil Olshey has focused his efforts on keeping the players who are already on Portland’s roster happy while making cost-effective acquisitions that add talent while preserving flexibility.

Olshey continued that trend Thursday with free agent signings of veterans Chris Kaman and Steve Blake, moves which are expected to bolster Portland’s bench unit while not requiring the team to take on long-term, high-dollar value contracts.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-10-2014 12:17)

Reports: Steve Blake Signs Two Year Deal with Blazers

The contract is worth a reported $4.2 million with a player option for the second year.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Steve Blake Portland Trail Blazers Steve Blake is coming back to the Trail Blazers.

A person with knowledge of the deal who cannot comment until it is formally announced confirmed Thursday that the free agent point guard has signed a two-year deal with Portland.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-04-2014 05:49)

Blazers Ink Chris Kaman to Two-Year Deal

Kaman gives Portland a 7-foot presence to back up starting center Robin Lopez.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Chris Kaman Free-agent center Chris Kaman has agreed to a two-year, $9.8 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The second season of the deal has $1 million of the $5 million guaranteed, a source said.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-27-2014 06:12)

Report: Portland Trail Blazers Offer Aldridge Max Extension

Aldridge has publicly and privately expressed a strong desire to stay with the Blazers.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - LaMarcus Aldridge Portland Trail Blazers Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that team owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey traveled to Los Angeles last week to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge’s representation, Wasserman Media Group, to offer up a max contract extension for the three-time All-Star power forward.

With only a remote chance that Aldridge will agree to the three-year, $55.5 million extension afforded him this summer under the collective bargaining agreement, the Blazers are determined to keep Aldridge on a five-year, $108 million extension that he can sign upon reaching free agency next summer.

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