Joel Freeland 19 | Forward-Center

Portland Trail Blazers

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Thu. Apr 17, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Freeland "felt great" in his return to the lineup during Wednesday's season finale, a victory versus the Clippers, The Columbian reports. "I didn't really have any pain at all when I was playing," he said. "The thing I was really more worried about was my wind. I thought I was going to get tired quick but it sustained and I felt good. I was really surprised." Impact: Freeland's recovery from a sprained MCL in his right knee has completed the necessary circuit, proving to coach Terry Stotts that the Brit will be able to assume his bullish ways in the paint. As the Blazers open the postseason Sunday in Houston, Freeland will act as the primary backup to Robin Lopez, which shores up a frontcourt that trended small in his absence.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Freeland (knee) returned to the court Wednesday after being sidelined since Feb. 11. He finished with six points, seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes. Impact: Freeland was able to get one game under his belt before Portland begins their playoff schedule Sunday. He will likely provide valuable minutes off the bench, but his extended absence is definitely concerning. His team desperately needs a spark from its reserve players so he'll be given minutes if deemed healthy enough to take on a full workload.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Freeland is expected to play in five-minute stretches in Wednesday's game, the Oregonian reports. Impact: Freeland was cleared to play Sunday but never got on the court. He was a regular part of the big-man rotation off the bench earlier this season before suffering an MCL sprain. With the less-than-stellar Thomas Robinson being the only thing standing in his way, we're expecting Freeland to steal back his bruiser role off the bench for the Blazers during their playoff run.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Freeland (knee) was active for Sunday's game against the Warriors but he ultimately stayed on the bench throughout the contest. Impact: Portland decided to only send eight guys on the court during Sunday's game, so Freeland was one of many Trail Blazers to remain planted on the pine. He stands a chance to see some playing time during Wednesday's tilt against the Clippers, although it will likely be minimal.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Freeland will be active for Sunday's tilt against the Jazz, The Oregonian reports. Impact: This does not necessarily mean that Freeman will play Sunday, but there is a possibility. If he does end up playing, don't expect him to see too many minutes because they will likely want to ensure that he is healthy for the playoffs.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Freeland (knee) is a game-time call for Sunday's contest versus the Warriors, The Columbian reports. Impact: Freeland has endured more than two months of rehab since spraining the MCL in his right knee on Feb. 11. Of utmost importance, though, is his transition into a moderately different rotation from his last appearance. Because LaMarcus Aldridge was sidelined for a time due to a lower back contusion, the Blazers now utilize small-ball lineups on occasion, with Dorell Wright featured at the four. Thus, Freeland may not receive his former 13.9 minutes per outing, even during the team's upcoming stay in the playoffs.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Freeland (knee) will not play Friday versus the Jazz. Impact: Freeland has not played since Feb. 11 due to a sprained MCL in his right knee. While Portland plays Sunday versus Golden State, Freeland indicated it's more likely he could make his return to the lineup Wednesday against the Clippers. Upon Freeland's return, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson's minutes should decline.(RotoWire, )
Joel Freeland
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 11"  Wt: 248  Age: 27
Born: 2/7/1987, Farnham, England
College: None
Drafted: 2006 - Rd 1
(30th overall by the Trail Blazers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury