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Portland Trail Blazers: Shabazz Napier saw less playing time, more development

Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

CJ McCollum clearly interested in having Paul Millsap join Blazers

All-Star forward Paul Millsap will opt out of his contract with the Atlanta Hawks and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Are the Portland Trail Blazers interested?CJ McCollum is, apparently. The Trail Blazers guard responded to the news of Millsap heading to free agency with an emoji of a pair of eyes: The Trail Blazers could use Millsap’s help after missing out on...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hawks reportedly denied permission to talk with Neil Olshey

The Atlanta Hawks are swinging for the fences with their general manager search and don’t mind being turned down in the process.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks requested to speak with Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey about their vacancy but were denied permission. Teams typically allow their employees to interview for jobs if the job in question...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen Crabbe Season Review

Allen Crabbe had a disappointing season for the Portland Trail Blazers despite signing a massive contract during the offseason. Allen Crabbe signed a 4-year, $75 million contract this summer. Implicit in that contract was assumption that Crabbe, a 24-year old career back-up, would improve significantly in an expanded role and justify the massive deal. Unfortunately for the Portland...
Via Blazer's Edge
4 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers must decide what's next for Pat Connaughton

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Making a case for Paul George

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Did Damian Lillard endorse Paul George to the Blazers?

Either Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is completely oblivious to how the how this Twitter thing works, or he really wants Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George to join him in the Pacific Northwest.Lillard took to the social media site on Thursday to apparently endorse the idea of George joining him in Portland. It came via a retweet of a post asking for the marriage to...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Draft Opportunities and Pitfalls

The Blazers are drafting low and often. That brings sneaky opportunity but also danger. With the Portland Trail Blazers proud owners of three picks in the lower half of the 2017 NBA draft, they’ll face a number of tantalizing decisions next month. Along with those options will come challenges. Draft picks are the clearest, cheapest road to growth in the league. They’re also easy...
Via Blazer's Edge
5 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers unveil new logo

The Portland Trail Blazers have a brand new logo for the 2017-18 season and beyond. It’s certainly a bit different, and the team obviously put a ton of thought into why it made the changes it made.Here’s a look at the new logo. Now here’s what the franchise has to say about the reasons behind the changes, per the new website trailblazerslogo.com. 1. 10 lines represent the game...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard, Blazers players give $224K playoff bonus to team staff

Thanks to the insistence of team leader Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers players offered up their playoff bonus money for team staffers this year.As related to us by Jason Quick of CSNNW.com, Lillard has spearheaded this effort the past two postseasons. The day after the Blazers were eliminated from playoff contention by the Golden State Warriors, Lillard convinced every member...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Roy’s high school players claim he was not actually shot and is completely fine

We know one thing for sure. A man named Brandon Roy was shot outside Los Angeles over the weekend. On Tuesday, reports surfaced that the man was in fact former Portland Trail Blazers guard and NBA All-Star Brandon Roy, now a high school coach at Nathan Hale in Seattle. But now, some of Roy’s players at Nathan Hale are disputing those reports. From the Seattle Times: “The allegations...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA star, current HS coach Brandon Roy injured in weekend shooting in California

After five seasons with the Portland Trailblazers and another one with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Brandon Roy had to leave the NBA for good in 2013 following a series of knee injuries. The 32-year-old Roy has found a lot of success in his second career as a high school coach at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School, though, earning the 2017 Naismith High School Coach of the Year award...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Portland Blazing Forward or Stuck in the Sand?

The last four regular season records (in no particular order) for the Portland Trail Blazers: 54-28, 51-31, 44-38, 41-41. Not too shabby, right? I was being slightly disingenuous though. Those records are a time series and the trend isn’t pretty. This begs the very pertinent question coming off their first round series sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors: where are...
Via The Lottery Mafia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers president rules out trading Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum

It’s safe to say that things did not work out the way the Portland Trail Blazers hoped they would this season, but that doesn’t mean they’re about to blow it all up.Team president Neil Olshey admitted in an interview with Mike Richman of the Oregonian that he would not entertain offers for star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.“The odds of anything ever coming up of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland GM Neil Olshey roasts columnist for questioning Trail Blazers’ culture

If getting swept by a 67-win Warriors team led by Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green means you have a culture problem, then most teams in the NBA have a culture problem. Following the Trail Blazers’ blowout, season-ending loss to Golden State, Oregonian columnist John Canzano called Portland’s culture into question. A reporter asked Blazers general...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephen Curry taunts Blazers fans after draining jumper

There’s a report out there that states LeBron James and others have “disdain” for Stephen Curry. While we don’t know if that’s completely true, judging by Steph’s actions on the court, it’s not hard to believe.Curry has been seen taunting opposing players and fans, and the Warriors really like to celebrate, sometimes before their shots even go in. So that report may...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Warriors just trucked the Blazers with 8 threes, 45 points in the first quarter

Well, that really got out of hand. The Golden State Warriors opened up an early can of, well, Golden State basketball on Portland as they go for the series sweep.Steve Kerr isn’t coaching the team, and in fact might be out for some time, but despite his absence, the Warriors jumped out to a 45-22 lead after the first quarter. A returning Kevin Durant certainly bolstered the lineup...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs get tough with Memphis Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 111- 82 tonight, April 15, 2017 at the AT&T Center. Kawhi Leonard leads the Spurs to a game 1 win in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Here’s a few keys to San Antonio's success. The San Antonio Spurs get tough with the Memphis Grizzlies One of the keys to the San Antonio Spurs success was the fact that they were able to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers' Harkless shares funny Instagram pic after securing bonus

Maurice Harkless earned himself an extra $500,000 on Wednesday and didn’t even have to shoot to get it.Playoff seeding and awards predictions generally dominate the talk as the NBA season enters its home stretch. Another topic often brought up are performance-based bonuses in player contracts.Harkless had a bonus for this season worth $500,000 which the Blazers forward would trigger...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard makes classy gesture after 59-point game, gives game ball to Joe Johnson

Damian Lillard is all class. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard set a team record with 59 points in Saturday’s win over the Utah Jazz. Instead of keeping the game ball for himself, Lillard let the Jazz have the game ball for Joe Johnson after the veteran forward surpassed 20,000 points for his career. Johnson became the 42nd player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points. Lillard’s...
Via The Sports Daily
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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