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Were There Better Options for the Trail Blazers in the 2017 Draft?

Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan weren’t what Blazers fans expected. Did Portland do the right thing? In this special weekend edition of the Blazer’s Edge Mailbag we tie a bow on the Portland Trail Blazers’ performance in the 2017 NBA Draft. Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan proved to be a slight swerve away from the draft expectations of the Portland faithful. The reaction was...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 reasons Zach Collins was a good pick

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Portland Trail Blazers: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Trail Blazers Trade For 10th Pick, Select Zach Collins

The Gonzaga big man will try to block shots and stretch the floor in Portland. The Portland Trail Blazers got into the action in a trade-heavy 2017 NBA Draft tonight, moving the 15th and 20th selections to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the 10th pick and F/C Zach Collins of Gonzaga University. Collins comes in as a legit 7-footer at 230 pounds and 19-years old. The Blazers...
Via Blazer's Edge
2 days ago

2017 NBA Draft: Portland Trail Blazers Select Zach Collins

With the tenth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers select Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga   Player: Zach Collins is another analytical darling, putting up incredible per-minute numbers as a backup center on a loaded Gonzaga team that made it to the national championship game. If a team is looking for a prototypical modern center, then Collins fits the bill perfectly...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers pursuing lottery pick due to Damian Lillard’s desire for better supporting cast

Damian Lillard wants the Portland front office to send in the reinforcements.Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Thursday that the Blazers are looking to acquire a lottery pick in the draft, as Lillard has informed team executives that he wants a better supporting cast. The Blazers finished 41-41 last season and were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Golden State...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly open to reunion with LaMarcus Aldridge

Perhaps it’s time for LaMarcus Aldridge to start drafting his “I’m Coming Home” essay.Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports on Thursday that the Portland Trail Blazers “haven’t closed the door completely” on an Aldridge return and are open to reuniting with him via trade. However, Young adds that the Blazers would only be willing to do such a trade for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

NBA Lowers Salary Cap to $99 Million; How Portland Trail Blazers Will Be Affected

Neil Olshey and the Blazers are looking at an even bigger luxury tax bill. The NBA has reduced its estimate for the 2017-18 salary cap from $101 million to about $99 million. Jay King of MassLive.com had the news first on Twitter: The luxury tax threshold will also fall from $121 million to $119 million, and the tax apron will be reduced by $2 million to $125 million. The cash shortfall...
Via Blazer's Edge
3 days ago

2017 Portland Trail Blazers NBA Draft Scouting Report – John Collins

Welcome to draft week. The homestretch. Already there has been a major trade at the top of the draft, and a ton of chatter about All-Stars being traded around the league. This is one of the greatest weeks of the entire basketball calendar, and there is still much more to come. Today I focus on one of the most offensively gifted big men in the draft. That is a hole that has been felt...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

CJ McCollum has great response to Twitter user who says he should join Warriors

CJ McCollum won’t be taking the #HardestRoad any time soon.The Portland Trail Blazers guard tweeted his thoughts Tuesday on the chaotic NBA offseason so far and received a response from a user who suggested that he join the Golden State Warriors. McCollum’s response was swift, epic, and slightly NSFW. McCollum’s Blazers were just eliminated by the Warriors in the first round...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Portland Trail Blazers do with their three first round picks

The Portland Trail Blazers have three first round picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Blazers also do not need three first round picks in the draft. Their best option is to move up in this stacked draft to try and grab a win now player. Here is where it becomes not so simple though, considering a majority of Portland’s more trade worthy players are on heftier contracts, and where...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After unexpectedly making the playoffs in 2016 following the departure of four starters, the Portland Trail Blazers seized upon their success and invested heavily during free agency. The result was a team that caught no one by surprise and had to scrap until the season's final days to make the playoffs. The spending spree in 2016 now has the team in a difficult position as we head...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks in talks to acquire one of Portland’s first-round picks

The New York Knicks are reportedly working the phones in an attempt to acquire one of the three first-round picks owned by the Portland Trail Blazers.“The Knicks have talked to the Portland Trailblazers about acquiring one of Portland’s first-round picks, a source confirms to ESPN,” wrote Ian Begley of ESPN. “The Knicks have workouts scheduled with at least one player pegged...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Road to the Finals

Like George McFly and Lorraine Baines, the Golden State Warriors date with the NBA Finals was their density...I mean, destiny. After coming within one win of a second straight championship, the Warriors didn't need to do much to get back to the Finals. However, they added one of the best players in the league and are looking unstoppable.They became only the third team to enter the...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Roy hired to coach his high school basketball team

Former NBA and Washington Huskies star shooting guard Brandon Roy has found a new job in a familiar place as the head coach of the boys basketball team at Garfield High School. It’s a reunion for Roy, who played his high school ball at Garfield. The news was spread through multiple reports in the Seattle region, as noted by Michael-Shawn Dugar of seattlepi.com. Former head coach...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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
May 08, 2017  |  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
May 04, 2017  |  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
May 03, 2017  |  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
April 25, 2017  |  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
April 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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