A season to remember: Blazers' 2009-10 timeline

A season to remember

2009-10 timeline

June 25 — Blazers acquire Dante Cunningham, Jeff Pendergraph, Patty Mills via 2009 NBA Draft

July 24 — Blazers sign free agent Andre Miller

Aug. 6 — Brandon Roy signs five-year, maximum contract extension

Aug. 17 — Blazers kick off 40-year anniversary with press conference at Mark Morris High School in Longview

Sept. 17 — Blazers sign free agent Juwan Howard

Oct. 14 — Blazers celebrate 40-year anniversary with preseason game at Memorial Coliseum

Oct. 22 — LaMarcus Aldridge signs five-year contract extension

Oct. 22 — Blazers waive Ime Udoka, Jarron Collins; retain Mills

Oct. 27 — Steve Blake, Roy, Martell Webster, Aldridge, Greg Oden start for Blazers to open regular season

Oct. 27 — Blazers open 2009-10 campaign with home victory over Houston

Oct. 30 — Nicolas Batum undergoes shoulder surgery; misses 45 games

Nov. 6 — Blazers use three-guard lineup of Blake, Miller, Roy for nine games; go 7-2 during stretch

Nov. 16 — Blazers owner Paul Allen diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Nov. 23 — Oden records career-high 24 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 12 rebounds in 24-point home blowout of Chicago

Nov. 28 — Miller plays just six minutes in road loss to Utah

Dec. 5 — Oden fractures left patella; out for season

Dec. 7 — Nate McMillan ruptures Achilles tendon during practice

Dec. 8 — Rudy Fernandez undergoes microdisectomy; misses 19 games

Dec. 15 — Miller takes over starting point-guard role 26 games into season

Dec. 17 — Blazers sign Anthony Tolliver

Dec. 17 — McMillan records 1,000th combined win as coach, player

Dec. 22 — Joel Przybilla ruptures right patella; out for season

Dec. 23 — Jerryd Bayless scores career-high 31 points in road win over San Antonio

Dec. 25 — Roy scores 41 points in Christmas Day home victory over Denver on national television

Dec. 30 — Blazers sign Shavlik Randolph

Jan. 1 — Blake hospitalized with pneumonia

Jan. 2 — Roy scores 23 points or more for 15th consecutive game

Jan. 3 — Blazers recall Mills from Development League

Jan. 4 — Miller records 22 points, season-high 16 assists; first Blazer with 20-15 since Kenny Anderson in 1997

Jan. 7 — Miller, McMillan engage in heated, expletive-filled argument during practice

Jan. 8 — Blazers defeat Los Angeles Lakers for ninth consecutive time at Rose Garden

Jan. 15 — Roy misses first of 14 games with right hamstring strain

Jan. 26 — Private, nude photos of Oden appear on internet

Jan. 28 — Roy earns third consecutive NBA All-Star selection

Jan. 30 — Miller records career-high 52 points, sets franchise record with 22 made field goals in road win over Dallas

Feb. 4 — Blazers sweep season series against San Antonio for first time since 1996-97

Feb. 9 — Blazers play in front of 100th consecutive sellout crowd at Rose Garden

Feb. 16 — Blazers acquire Marcus Camby; trade Blake, Travis Outlaw to Los Angeles Clippers

Feb. 16 — Roy returns to lineup

Feb. 16 — Webster ties career high with 28 points and sets career high with seven made 3-pointers in home win over Clippers

Feb. 19 — Camby plays first game as Blazer in home loss to Boston

Feb. 23 — Batum replaces Webster in starting lineup

Feb. 27 — Batum records career-high 31 points in road win over Minnesota

March 3 — Blazers sign Travis Diener

March 5 — Oden says he will try and return for playoffs

March 8 — Przybilla re-ruptures patella, undergoes second surgery

March 9 — Ex-Blazer Bill Walton receives standing ovation during pregame ceremony at Rose Garden

March 15 — Roy earns Western Conference player of the week

March 16 — Blazers fire Tom Penn, vice president of basketball operations

March 19 — Roy sinks 22-foot jump shot with 0.9 seconds to go to give Portland home win over Washington

March 22 — Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard, president Larry Miller speak with media to address rumors about Pritchard’s
job security

March 25 — Allen releases three-paragraph statement about Pritchard’s status, Penn’s firing

April 11 — Roy tears right meniscus during road win over Lakers

April 12 — Camby records season-high 30 points as Blazers defeat Oklahoma City for 50th win of the season

April 14 — Miller, Fernandez, Batum, Cunningham, Howard start for Blazers to close regular season

April 14 — Blazers earn No. 6 seed in Western Conference playoffs for first-round matchup against No. 3 Phoenix

April 14 — Blazers finish regular season with 311 games missed due to injury; most of any playoff team, second-most in NBA

April 16 — Roy undergoes surgery to repair torn meniscus

April 18 — Blazers open first-round best-of-seven series against Suns in Phoenix

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