The Blazers have the No. 22 and No. 44 picks in the upcoming draft and GM Kevin Pritchard has already spoken to other teams about potential trades.
“We’re having discussions,” Pritchard told the Oregonian.
“I would never get into the details of where and who — we don’t comment on that kind of speculation. But it’s our job to look at every opportunity. … You’re always assessing the landscape, whether you’re looking to move up, down or stay where you are. You’re always assessing your options.”
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today on his right knee to repair a partial tear of the meniscus, it was announced by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.
Roy, who will be sidelined for at least 1-2 weeks, will not travel with the team for the first two playoff games at Phoenix.
Dr. Don Roberts performed the knee arthroscopy this morning at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, WA.
The Portland Trail Blazers recalled guard Patty Mills from the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.
In two games since being assigned to the Stampede on Dec. 29, Mills posted averages of 30.0 points (21-37 FG, 11-15 3-PT) and 7.5 assists in 34.0 minutes off the bench.
Mills, selected by the Trail Blazers with the 55th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, will join the Trail Blazers for Monday’s game at the L.A. Clippers.
Joel Przybilla underwent successful surgery today to repair a ruptured right patella tendon and will be out for the remainder of the 2009-10 season.
The two-hour surgery was performed by Dr. Don Roberts at Southwest Washington Surgery Center in Vancouver, Wash. Przybilla is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the Trail Blazers Fall Training Camp.
“Joel has been a pillar of our team and he is now on the road to recovery,” said GM Kevin Pritchard. “We believe very strongly in Joel and look forward to his return next season.
Rudy Fernandez underwent a successful microdiscectomy Tuesday to alleviate pain in his right leg, General Manager Kevin Pritchard announced today.
Fernandez, 24, will miss 4-6 weeks as a result of the procedure, which relieved pressure from a nerve root in his lower back that caused pain in his right leg.
“The procedure was successful and we can now turn our attention to getting Rudy healthy and back on the court,” said Pritchard. “He’s been under a lot of pain and we look forward to Rudy returning healthier than ever.”
Multiple sources told Dwight Jaynes over the weekend that Trail Blazers guard Jerryd Bayless has asked the team to trade him.
Portland might need another big man following Greg Oden’s season-ending knee injury and Bayless might be the type of player that can get them one.
However, Jaynes points out that Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard is usually adverse to in-season trades.
Several league officials believe that the Trail Blazers will soon make point guard Andre Miller available.
Because Portland signed Miller as a free agent, he can not be traded until Dec. 15.
Blazers coaches have insisted that Miller has not worked out and that general manager Kevin Pritchard is gauging the market for the guard’s worth.
Sources claim that Brandon Roy prefers playing with Steve Blake over Miller.
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Forward LaMarcus Aldridge on Monday said he thinks he will beat the Oct. 31 deadline to sign a contract extension with the Trail Blazers.
“I can’t say when, but I know it will get done,’’ Aldridge said after Monday’s practice. “I think both parties are really trying to get it done now. My agent (Arn Tellem) said they have been talking everyday, so that’s good.’’
Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard declined to comment on the negotiations on Monday.