Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey says the team will match any offers for French swingman Nicolas Batum. Olshey’s comments came Wednesday amid speculation the team might be working on a sign-and-trade with Minnesota, which is interested in the restricted free agent.
Brandon Roy is on his way to Minnesota to start his comeback in the same place his career began seven years ago. If Nicolas Batum has his way, he’ll soon join his former Blazers teammate on the Timberwolves.
Minneapolis is still considered one of the best biking cities in the country, according to just-released rankings from Bicycling Magazine. The city ranked second among all urban areas in the nation, just behind Portland, Ore., which reclaimed the title.
An Oregon man caught with nearly 400 pounds of marijuana in South Dakota has been sentenced to six years in prison.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points in his return after missing one game with a sore left elbow, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 119-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
Some residents of this famously liberal city are unnerved, not only by a plot to bomb an annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony last week but also by the police tactics in the case.
Someone set fire to an Islamic center on Sunday, two days after a man who worshipped there was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Other Muslims fear it could be the first volley of misplaced retribution.
A Somali-born teenager who allegedly tried to blow up a van at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland has ties to Minneapolis.