(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Trail Blazers television broadcasting future remains very much up in the air. The "Oregonian" reports the team has until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to ink a deal with a new television partner. Potential suitors are in the running and competition remains "wide open." The "Seattle Times" suggested the Blazers were leaving Comcast SportsNet Northwest, whom they have partnered with the last nine years, in favor of a new deal with ROOT Sports Northwest. Team officials call those reports "untrue."