Blazers notebook: Blazers join Williams’ lead

By Erik Gundersen, Columbian Trail Blazers Writer



PORTLAND — Fans who follow Blazers guard Mo Williams on Instagram, they know he’s very serious about the way he dresses from his tailored suits to the designs on his socks.

According to some of the Blazers, they all have bought tailored suits to debut during the playoffs, with Williams being the driving force behind the idea.

Getting Freeland back in rhythm

The final result of Wednesday’s season finale between the Clippers and Blazers was of no consequence to either team.

What it could be used for, however, is a chance for the Blazers to get big man Joel Freeland live game action before the playoffs.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts doesn’t think he will have to make too much of an adjustment to get back into rhythm.

“He’s had a couple of good practices,” Stotts said prior to Wednesday’s game. “He’s coming off some quality minutes when he was playing so I don’t think he forgot how to play. It will be good for him to get out on the court in front of the crowd and against some other people.

“He’s anxious for it and I’m looking forward to it.”

Robin Lopez honored with Maurice Lucas Award

Blazers center Robin Lopez was honored as the recipient of the Maurice Lucas Award, which is given to the player that represents the true spirit of the late Blazers legend.

“Robin embodies everything we expect from our players on and off the court,” said Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey in a release from the team. “His commitment to his teammates and coaches and the respect with which he approaches the game are a constant example of the team-first culture we are trying to create.”

Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and LaMarcus Aldridge are all winners of the award.

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