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LaMarcus Aldridge to join San Antonio Spurs

By The Columbian July 4, 2015 9:33 a.m.

LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Saturday morning that he will join the San Antonio Spurs.

Morning Press: Ridgefield homicide; Pot bust; Fireworks; PeaceHealth; Blazers

July 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Here's a quick glimpse at some of the top stories this week at columbian.com.

Lopez latest to jump Blazers ship

By Erik Gundersen July 3, 2015 4:23 p.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers inch closer and closer to their final form entering next season. Robin Lopez tweeted out confirmation of his new agreement to patrol the paint at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks.

Matthews, Mavs reach agreement on 4-year contract

By SCHUYLER DIXON, Associated Press July 2, 2015 10:23 p.m.

Free agent guard Wesley Matthews and the Mavericks have agreed on a four-year deal with financial terms that will depend on whether center DeAndre Jordan decides to join him in Dallas.

Blazers lock up Lillard, bring in Davis

By Erik Gundersen July 2, 2015 7:04 p.m.

PORTLAND — Though all the talk this week is about LaMarcus Aldridge leaving, the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday made sure Damian Lillard will stay long-term.

Blazers assistant coach: We lost LaMarcus Aldridge  

By Erik Gundersen July 2, 2015 4:33 p.m.

The evidence continues to mount that the Portland Trail Blazers won't have LaMarcus Aldridge back and that the team entered the NBA's free-agent season under that assumption.

Blazers wait as LaMarcus Aldridge meets three other suitors

By Erik Gundersen July 1, 2015 6:03 p.m.

PORTLAND — The NBA rumor locomotive hasn't stopped since the free agency season began late Tuesday night.

Blazers race into free agency, signing Al-Farouq Aminu

By Erik Gundersen June 30, 2015 10:23 p.m.

PORTLAND — At 9:01 Tuesday night, 12:01 Wednesday morning at the NBA offices in Secaucus, New Jersey, the 2015-16 NBA season began.

Kaman's spot on Blazers looks secure for next season

By Erik Gundersen June 30, 2015 9:21 p.m.

PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers will keep center Chris Kaman for the immediate future. The deadline to waive him and the $4 million in non-guaranteed money has passed and Kaman will get his full $5 million in salary next season.

Blazers new acquisitions bring athleticism

By Erik Gundersen June 29, 2015 7:41 p.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. — Monday marked the official start of a new beginning for three NBA players coming to the Pacific Northwest.

Morning Press: Hwy. 14 crash; Blazer Aldridge; Manhunt; First Citizen; Teacher arrested

June 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Here's a look at some of the top stories this week at columbian.com.

After Aldridge, Blazers must once again rediscover identity

By Micah Rice June 25, 2015 9:04 p.m.

Once again, just as the franchise reached the cusp of being a consistent force in the Western Conference, the Blazers must find a new identity.

Blazers draft Arizona's Hollis-Jefferson, then trade him

By Erik Gundersen June 25, 2015 10:48 p.m.

The Blazers selected Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with the No. 23 pick before trading him hours later to the Brooklyn Nets along with veteran guard Steve Blake.

Sources: Aldridge tells Blazers he won't be back

By Erik Gundersen June 25, 2015 12:48 p.m.

The writing is on the wall that we've seen the last of LaMarcus Aldridge in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform. Their trade of Nicolas Batum on Wednesday might not be the end of Portland's roster overhaul.

Trail Blazers trade Nic Batum to Charlotte

By Erik Gundersen June 24, 2015 6:16 p.m.

And just like that, the offseason of drama that awaits the Portland Trail Blazers finally began.