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Joel Freeland | Center/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
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Joel Freeland played big minutes down the stretch on Tuesday, finishing a huge comeback win with five points, seven rebounds and four personal fouls in 16 minutes.
Freeland was doing a yeoman's work defensively against Al Jefferson, while crashing the boards with abandon, so coach Terry Stotts rewarded him with late-game playing time. He was averaging 3.4 minutes per game prior to this performance, and isn't a fantasy asset. Nov 12 - 1:22 AM

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Joel Freeland (foot) is probable to play on Thursday against the Mavericks.

He won't be seeing much more than double-digit minutes, so fantasy owners can ignore him in most leagues.
Nov 5 - 8:15 PM

Joel Freeland (foot) is inactive for Tuesday's game.

he was doubtful leading up to the game, so the writing was on the wall. Freeland can safely be ignored in almost all fantasy leagues, as he is currently the fourth-string center in Portland.
Nov 4 - 8:29 PM

Joe Freeland (foot) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Cleveland.

Freeland is the team's fourth-string center and he doesn't belong on a fantasy roster in any format.
Nov 3 - 4:29 PM

Joel Freeland (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Warriors.

He was doubtful leading up to the game, so this isn't surprising. He has played just six minutes in each game so far this season, which makes him hard to own in almost any league. You can safely leave Freeland on the waiver wire.
Nov 2 - 7:39 PM

Joel Freeland (foot) is doubtful to play on Sunday against the Warriors.

This injury comes out of nowhere, but Freeland has really battled a lot of injuries in his career. He's played in six minutes in each game so far this year, but hasn't scored.
Nov 1 - 8:22 PM

Blazers big man Joel Freeland will not compete with Great Britain in their EuroBasket qualifying event this summer.

Freeland will instead stay in Portland to train with the Blazers. He averaged 14 minutes off the bench before a knee injury shut him down last season, but he's now fully recovered and will also play for Portland's Summer League team in Las Vegas. The arrival of Chris Kaman makes Freeland an afterthought for fantasy owners.
Source: Oregonian
Jul 12 - 10:50 AM

Joel Freeland said he will play in Las Vegas Summer League in July.

This is good news after a knee injury cost him two months during the season. Freeland made it back for the regular-season finale and played just 24 minutes in the postseason. He's unlikely to be anything more than a backup next season.
May 16 - 3:47 PM

Joel Freeland returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

He picked up some playing time with LaMarcus Aldridge and finally made it back after being on the active roster since Sunday.
Apr 17 - 3:28 AM

Joel Freeland (knee) was available to play on Sunday, but he never entered the game during a thrilling OT victory vs. the Warriors.

Blazers coach Terry Stotts has shown a willingness to deploy Freeland in his second unit, but tonight wasn't a good night to return a rusty player to the rotation after months of inactivity.
Apr 14 - 1:06 AM

Joel Freeland (sprained MCL) will be active for Sunday's game.

Freeland hasn't played in two months and he's unlikely to get more than a few minutes off the bench, but his return is great news for the Blazers with the playoffs on the horizon. He'll likely steal the few minutes that Meyers Leonard was getting, while also challenging Thomas Robinson for playing time.
Apr 13 - 7:19 PM

Joel Freeland (knee) is a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Warriors.

He's been sidelined since early February and the Blazers would love to work him back into the rotation before the playoffs begin. After two straight days of 4-on-4 work during practice, there's a good chance we'll see him play on Sunday or at least Wednesday's season finale.
Apr 12 - 4:03 PM

Joel Freeland went through a contact practice on Tuesday and he's hopeful to return for one of the Blazers' final two regular season games.

"I felt pretty good, I was moving pretty well," Freeland said. He's missed 26 games and will undoubtedly be eased into the rotation, in all likelihood taking a few minutes away from Thomas Robinson.
Source: Oregonian
Apr 8 - 4:50 PM

Trail Blazers big man Joel Freeland (MCL sprain) doesn't expect to return during the regular season.

Freeland hopes to be healthy in time for the playoffs, so he won't be able to help out while LaMarcus Aldridge recovers from his bruised back. He was averaging a solid 3.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in just 14 minutes per game before hurting himself.
Mar 13 - 3:49 PM

Blazers forward Joel Freeland (sprained MCL) sought a second opinion from a specialist on Tuesday, but he is still "nowhere near returning."

The 27-year-old has been out three weeks and he initially had a 4-8 week timetable, so it's not surprising to hear that he's still out indefinitely. The Blazers hope that he can appear in a few regular season games and enter the playoffs at full strength, which means that he's irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Mar 6 - 2:31 PM

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