Richard Howell Gets His Chance with the Trail Blazers (Update)

Richard Howell is one of the hardest working players we’ve had at NC State in a long time and his work ethic and dedication has paid off. According to Howell’s twitter, the Portland Trail Blazers have called the undersized big man in from France.

France was a great experience, Portland Trailblazers have given me a huge opportunity.

Good luck rich, State fans everywhere are pulling for you.


According to Howell’s agent, Howell had been bought out from his French team and flew to the States to sign his new deal on Friday. He has agreed to sign a partially guaranteed contract with the Blazers


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13 Responses to Richard Howell Gets His Chance with the Trail Blazers (Update)

  1. Pack78 09/07/2013 at 9:45 AM #

    Great news for Big Rich…and no illegal help from boosters/agents/felons…

  2. Wufpacker 09/07/2013 at 9:52 AM #

    Great news. And if heart has anything to say about it, Talibeard will thrive in Portland.

  3. Wulfpack 09/07/2013 at 10:28 AM #

    Any news on Leslie?

  4. Pack Leader 09/07/2013 at 10:40 AM #

    There is room in the NBA for Howell…


  5. PackerInRussia 09/07/2013 at 12:12 PM #

    Awesome news! Very glad for him and hope he does well.

  6. Wulfpack 09/07/2013 at 12:15 PM #

    Yes, excellent news. Loved watching him play.

  7. oceanman 09/07/2013 at 12:16 PM #

    Go for it Rich. Watching Richard Howell play always reminds me of Charles Barkley. He was undersized, could not jump but had a Hall of Fame Heart. He found a way to become a leading rebounder and scorer and the heart and soul of every team he played for. His golf game still sucks.

  8. TeufelWolf 09/07/2013 at 12:50 PM #

    Awesome. He deserves it!
    GO PACK!

  9. Texpack 09/07/2013 at 4:08 PM #

    In nearly 50 years as a State basketball fan, only Googs compares in terms of improvement over the course of his career. Richard Howell has worked his rail off for this opportunity. Congrats Richard.

  10. doug 09/07/2013 at 5:17 PM #

    Go Howell!

  11. MrPlywood 09/07/2013 at 5:40 PM #

    Evidently Portland has 15 guaranteed contracts on the books now, and most Portland blogs feel like Richard will end up in the D league. That said, maybe this could be like RW in Seattle, and Howell works himself onto the roster in front of a higher paid guy.

    Good luck!

    BTW, I had to correct one of those blogs that had Howell attending UNC. Ugh.

  12. FunPack 09/07/2013 at 10:50 PM #

    Hell yeah Sir Richard.

  13. Wulfpack 09/08/2013 at 8:19 PM #

    Leslie averaged 9 points for the Knicks in D League action this summer. Woodson called him very talented but with a ways to go. Lorenzo Brown was very solid for the Timberwolves. Will be very interesting to track these careers.

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