LaMarcus Aldridge not buying into trade rumors: ‘I’m happy’

Despite talk that the San Antonio Spurs are looking to trade LaMarcus Aldridge, the big man says he’s happy right where he is at and isn’t buying into the rumors. Speaking on The Jim Rome Show, Aldridge shot down the rumor that things are turning sour between him and the organization. “For sure, I am [happy],” Aldridge told The Jim Rome Show (h/t My San Antonio). ...
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NBA Scouts’ Impressions of the Portland Trail Blazers

With six days until the NBA regular season begins, the Trail Blazers have question marks remaining. How do NBA scouts think the team will fair in 2016-17? In their Western Conference preview, the Sports Illustrated staff granted anonymity to NBA scouts in exchange for their honest impressions of each team. Statements were present in a sort of ‘stream of consciousness’ format...
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1 day ago

Can the Trail Blazers Settle on a Lineup Already?

Portland shifted their rotation plenty last year and seem to be doing it again during pre-season. What’s up with that? Today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag question comes from the swampy southeast of the country. One of our readers in Florida wants to know what Terry Stotts is doing with his pre-season lineups, why he can’t seem to make up his mind. As we delve into the matter,...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Thirty Futures: Portland Trail Blazers

Dame Lillard doesn't need to talk. He is of course entitled to and he does, at length, with a polish that probably indicates a genuine goodness within him but also suggests he has memorized a bullet-pointed list of dos and don'ts disseminated by the Blazers' public relations staff. There are few players in the league more well-liked by on-deadline reporters who need a usable full...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Has Shabazz Napier Done Enough to Get Minutes in Portland?

The Trail Blazers picked Shabazz Napier off the scrap heap in Orlando this summer. How will the third-string point guard find playing time in Portland behind Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum? While preseason basketball usually doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of things, it is an opportunity for those without a secure foothold on minutes to make a case for more playing time....
Via Blazer's Edge
2 days ago

WATCH: Postgame report: Nuggets top Trail Blazers 106-97

Postgame report: Nuggets top Trail Blazers 106-97
Via The Oregonian
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lillard discusses Trail Blazers' starting lineup options

Damian Lillard discusses Trail Blazers' starting lineup options
Via The Oregonian
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Stotts recaps Portland Trail Blazers 106-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets

Terry Stotts recaps Portland Trail Blazers 106-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets
Via The Oregonian
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner Will Have a Big Impact

The Portland Trail Blazers spent a lot of money this offseason retaining the core of last season’s team. Their one major outside move was to bring in Evan Turner. How will the former Celtic impact the team, and can he keep them on an upward swing? Last season no one expected the Portland Trail Blazers to be successful. With four of the five starters on a perennial playoff team...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Northwest Division Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying the West, we move to the Northwest. Projected Conference Finish: 7th Best Move of Offseason: Festus Ezeli for two years, $15 million was a good signing in that you could’ve signed a sleeve of broken Ritz crackers for $15 million this summer and it would’ve been a good deal. Ezeli is a highly flawed player...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard finds himself following shoulder surgery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard has found himself after the hardest year of his life. It started at the beginning of last season, when Leonard gambled by turning down Portland's $40 million contract extension offer. Then he dislocated his shoulder twice, finally succumbing to surgery and watching as his team went to the playoffs. Now, he views the adversity...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard says he wouldn’t join a super team: ‘That’s just not who I am’

Damian Lillard has no problem with the formation of super teams in the NBA. But the Portland Trail Blazers guard said on SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday that’s not something he would do. “If somebody wants to go join people and do that, it’s not against the rules. They can do it. It’s just more pressure to win when you do it. Some people say, ‘Oh, they had to do that to...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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