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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 13 minutes off the bench against the Bucks with six points and six boards.
He's probably going to get some starts in the future with Robin Lopez (hand) out. The Bucks run a lot of small lineups, so coach Terry Stotts went with Thomas Robinson. Regardless, Freeland's ceiling is only going to be 22 minutes or so, which makes him just a deep league target at best. Dec 18 - 2:42 AM

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Joel Freeland will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Bucks.

He was listed as the starter this afternoon, and he should get a start down the line. The Bucks don't have too much size and do a lot of their work on the perimeter, so Thomas Robinson makes sense as the starter tonight.
Dec 17 - 10:12 PM

Joel Freeland is listed as the starting center to face the Bucks on Wednesday.

Coach Terry Stotts has changed his lineups just before tip several times, so this is not necessarily set in stone. It does make sense because Chris Kaman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 32 with a ton of injuries in his career. Additionally, Kaman's wife is expecting to give birth, so that could be a factor here, too. Kaman is still worth a look in standard leagues while Freeland could have value in deep formats.
Dec 17 - 3:34 PM

Joel Freeland played 15 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and he could see a big playing time boost with Robin Lopez (hand) getting hurt.

Freeland has had a few nice moments this season and would be ahead of Meyers Leonard if we're guessing by looking at this season's results. Chances are Terry Stotts will use both guys and also Thomas Robinson (seven points, three boards, nine minutes) in equal amounts -- negating the upside of any of them. Chris Kaman is the only beneficiary here and he's a must-add player.
Dec 16 - 2:42 AM

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

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

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PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland