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Bleacher Report Names Portland Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum NBA’s Best Shooter

CJ McCollum is having a career year for the Portland Trail Blazers, and simply put: It keeps getting better. Since January 1st, Rip City’s 2-guard has averaged 27.2 points per game while completing nearly 50 percent of his field goals and 40 percent of his three-point shots. These numbers are great in a vacuum, but where does McCollum rank among the league’s best shooters? According...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 hour ago

Trail Blazers Assign Jake Layman to Windy City Bulls

Layman will get the chance to compete at the D-League level for a while, rather than riding Portland’s bench. The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned rookie forward Jake Layman to the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Developmental League, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Trail Blazers are sending rookie Jake Layman on a D-League assignment with the Windy City...
Via Blazer's Edge
17 hours ago

Are Portland Trail Blazers Ready To Turn The Corner? History Suggests Yes

It was 45 games into the 2015-16 NBA season. The Portland Trail Blazers had recently come off a shocking road loss to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, but they were able to close out an east-coast road trip with a win. A loss two nights later to the Atlanta Hawks brought the team to 19-26—our 45-game mark. Three nights later, the Los Angeles Lakers came to town. And everything changed...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Jusuf Nurkic Would Look Good in Portland

A reader asks about a couple of young centers. We discuss trade possibilities. Time for a Monday morning edition of the Blazer’s Edge Mailbag, answering your questions about the Portland Trail Blazers. As the NBA Trade Deadline approaches, questions about deals are all the rage. Here’s one about a popular Denver center. Hi Dave, Both Nurkic and Vucevic are reported to be...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Lillard, McCollum carry Portland to OT win over Boston

BOSTON (AP) Damian Lillard had a three-point play with 47 seconds left in overtime and finished with 28 points to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 127-123 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, snapping their four-game losing streak. CJ McCollum scored 35 points to lead Portland, which lost in the closing seconds in Philadelphia on Friday night. Lillard added seven...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid leaves 76ers' game with knee contusion

Joel Embiid left Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a left knee contusion on a dunk, returned, and then left for good after aggravating the injury.Embiid first hurt his knee on this dunk in the third quarter and then limped to the locker room: Embiid later returned to the game, but he landed on his left foot again after a drive to the hoop and this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers fall 107-85 to Charlotte Hornets, game by the numbers

The Portland Trail Blazers fell 107-85 to the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers are now 0-2 on their four game road trip and have lost three straight games. Damian Lillard led Portand (18-26) with 21 points, 7 rebounds and six assists. CJ McCollum added 18 points and four steams. The Trail Blazers will travel to Philadelphia to take on the...
Via The Oregonian
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Wizards top Portland Trail Blazers 120-101, game by the numbers

The Portland Trail Blazers fell 120-101 to the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center on Monday. Portland guard Damian Lillard finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds while Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Washington guard Bradley Beal led all scorers with 25 points. The Trail Blazers (18-25) will face the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday in the second game of their...
Via The Oregonian
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers stumble in 115-109 loss to Orlando Magic

Trail Blazers Evan Turner, Mason Plumlee and Damian Lillard after Portland's loss to the Orlando Magic Friday night. Get complete Portland Trail Blazers coverage at http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=oregoniannews See more on our website: http://www.oregonlive.com/#/0 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Oregonian...
Via The Oregonian
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out D’Angelo Russell for throwing elbows

Damian Lillard has a big problem with D’Angelo Russell. The Portland Trail Blazers guard had an on-court exchange with Russell, who Lillard felt was throwing “little slick elbows” during Tuesday’s game. Lillard even went as far as to suggest that he and the Lakers guard might take care of things “in the back.” Damian Lillard with some pointed words after his on-court...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers reportedly targeting Tyson Chandler for trade

The Portland Trail Blazers allow the third-most points per game (111.2) in the league, and word is they are looking for a player to help them with their defensive issues. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Trail Blazers are targeting Phoenix Suns center and former Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler for a possible trade. The 16-year veteran is averaging 7.5 points, 11...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers are fed up with injured Festus Ezeli’s motivational speeches

The Portland Trail Blazers paid center Festus Ezeli big money last summer to be a force under the rim, but right now all he seems to be good for is trying to provide some uplifting comments in the locker room when things are not going well. Unfortunately, those messages are not being received in a positive fashion in Portland. With Ezeli potentially out for the year with bad knees...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Frustrated Blazers told Festus Ezeli to cut out team meetings

Things are not going well in Portland. The struggling Trail Blazers are 15-21 after a summer of high hopes and expectations, and that frustration has spilled over into the locker room. Center Festus Ezeli has been something of a focal point. Ezeli was signed for two years and $15.2 million in the offseason, but knee problems have prevented him from playing a single game for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Vonleh autographs fan’s weed grinder for him

One particular Blazers fan got very resourceful when he was searching for an item to get autographed. The fan ran into Noah Vonleh in a Safeway on Monday, but unfortunately realized he had nothing to get signed by the Blazers player, and would be out of luck. He did have one thing, though: his weed grinder. The fan, Calder Johnson, told Bryan Kalbrosky of The Big Lead that Vonleh...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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