Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Report: Hawks made pitch to talk to Blazers’ GM OIshey for their job, got shot down

    Pro Basketball Talk "Portland’s Neil Olshey is one of the more respected and aggressive team president/GMs around the league. When Portland makes a move, rarely does it not have sound logic behind it (even if it doesn’t always pan out as hoped). Atlanta has a vacancy at the GM spot, so they decided to be aggressive..." May 20

  • Damian Lillard Apparently Wants Paul George on Trail Blazers

    Bleacher Report "It appears Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard would welcome Indiana Pacers forward Paul George to the Northwest. While Lillard didn't directly comment on the matter via social media or any other platform Thursday, he did retweet a request from a fan hoping that the two will play..." May 19

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Blazers Guard Allen Crabbe Will Have Foot Surgery

    Hoops Rumors "Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe will undergo foot surgery on Thursday, the team announced in a press release. Crabbe needs to have a stress reaction of the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot repaired. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery..." May 08

  • Damian Lillard rallies teammates to donate bonus playoff money to Trail Blazers staff

    CSN Northwest "Since entering the NBA five years ago, Damian Lillard has maintained two streaks of which he is proud: He has never declined to sign autographs before games, and he has never skipped out on speaking with the media after games. “Never,’’ Lillard said. “Not once.’’ On Tuesday, the..." May 05

  • Damian Lillard Shoots Shot at Porzingis on Twitter; Throws Subtle Shade at NY Fans

    Black Sports Online "The Knicks have Kristaps Porzingis and well…not much else. Maybe they get lucky in the lottery and jump into the top 3. Pair a young intriguing guard such as Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball with Kristaps Porzingis and solidify a young core for the future. Not completely unlikely but still this..." May 04

  • CJ McCollum Says Paul George ‘Would Look Good in Red and Black’

    SLAM Online "Last week, Blazers guard CJ McCollum was asked on twitter who he thinks Portland should go after in the offseason. McCollum responded with Paul George‘s handle “@Yg_Trece”. George has been the subject of trade rumors for seemingly the past year, and the Pacers reportedly were listening to..." May 04

  • Brandon Roy’s players at Nathan Hale claim ex-NBA All-Star wasn’t shot

    Sporting News "At least three players on the Seattle high school basketball team coached by former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy dispute news reports that he was shot last weekend. “The allegations are false. Coach Brandon Roy is fine,” Nathan Hale High School senior guard Kateel Barnett wrote Wednesday in an..." May 04

  • Former NBA star Brandon Roy shot in leg near L.A.

    USA Today "Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy was shot in the leg outside his grandmother's house near Los Angeles, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick. The person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Someone opened fire randomly outside..." May 03

  • C.J. McCollum says he wants the Blazers to go after Paul George this summer

    CBS Sports "Tampering just isn't a thing in the NBA anymore. If you're an executive and you contact an agent or player? Get ready for the swift hammer of justice from the league office. If you're an owner cozying up a potential free agent? Same thing. But a player? As a player you can openly talk to another..." April 29

  • Trail Blazers backup PG Shabazz Napier happy in Portland but remains hungry

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers season has come and gone, with Tuesday's exit interviews wrapping up and unpredictable, up-and-down 2016-17 campaign that ended with a first-round sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. Along with President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey and head coach..." April 29

  • CJ McCollum Says He Wants Blazers to Pursue Paul George Trade on Twitter

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is aiming high when it comes to his team's offseason plans. When asked on Twitter about whom he wants to see the Blazers target, McCollum responded with the Twitter handle of Indiana Pacers star Paul George:" April 28

  • Journalist responds to Blazers GM putting him on blast

    Larry Brown Sports "Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey isn’t here for your slander, as one local journalist is finding out the hard way. In his season-ending press conference earlier this week, Olshey reacted to a column by John Canzano of the Oregonian that criticized Portland’s “broken” culture..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Kevin Durant likes the Blazers' future, sees one big hole they need to plug

    CBS Sports "For the second season in a row, the Portland Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors, as they were swept, 4-0, in the first-round. Like last season, they put up a pretty solid effort, however, with Games 1 and 3 going down to the final few minutes. In the..." April 27

  • Blazers GM: Lillard, McCollum are 'untradable'

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey spoke with the media at length on Tuesday at the conclusion of the team's exit interviews for the 2016-17 season. It was a rare media session for Olshey, who almost never speaks with the media during the season. This is the..." April 26

  • Portland GM makes it official, Festus Ezeli will not be back with team next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "This season the Portland Trail Blazers found their center of the future (and the present) in Jusuf Nurkic. Which makes the next step fairly obvious: Portland will not pick up the option on Festus Ezeli for next season, GM Neil Olshay confirmed at the team exit meetings Tuesday. Portland..." April 26

  • Warriors rout Trail Blazers to complete series sweep

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Golden State Warriors wasted no time exerting their authority in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers. With Stephen Curry leading the way and each of his teammates doing his part, the Warriors dominated from the opening tip in a..." April 25

  • Draymond Green gets in Harkless' head with very specific trash talk

    CBS Sports "Draymond Green has never been shy about trash-talking his opponents on the court, as Portland forward Maurice Harkless has found out first-hand during the Warriors' first-round series against the Trail Blazers. Green has been messing with him all series long, particularly when Harkless has the..." April 25

  • Blazers Fans Started Chants To Trade Meyers Leonard During Game 4

    Uproxx "On Monday night, the Golden State Warriors put a Mortal Kombat finishing move on the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 to sweep their opening-round series. Now, the organization once again faces a litany of questions about their roster and their long-term philosophy as they head into the..." April 25

  • Lillard says he's obsessed with taking down Warriors

    ESPN "After the Portland Trail Blazers were swept by the Golden State Warriors on Monday, point guard Damian Lillard told ESPN he's developed a newfound obsession with trying to take down the Warriors. "You have to be obsessed with that because you know that they're so good that they're going to be..." April 25

  • Curry helps Warriors rally past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Golden State Warriors entered Saturday night's Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers without head coach Steve Kerr. And star forward Kevin Durant. And key reserves Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes. But the Warriors..." April 23

  • Warriors' D snuffs Blazers in Game 2 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday night he didn't have to implore his guys to ramp up their defensive intensity with star forward Kevin Durant out of the lineup. They already knew. The Warriors tightened the defensive screws with Durant on the..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Jusuf Nurkic out for Game 2 of Trail Blazers-Warriors

    Pro Basketball Talk "I’m a little surprised we’re doing this game-by-game. Jusuf Nurkic broke his leg fewer than three weeks ago. But here we are, with Nurkic’s return during the Trail Blazers’ first-round series against the Warriors a daily question. Dwight Jaynes of CSN Northwest Portland, down 1-0, is..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Damian Lillard Explains How Draymond Green's Trash Talking Is Going to Help Him and Blazers

    Complex "We learned two things during Game 1 of the Warriors/Trail Blazers playoff series on Sunday afternoon. The first is that these two teams are going to score a lot of points when they take the court during the series. Golden State beat Portland 121-109 in Game 1, and we would guess that the..." April 17

  • Nine worst NBA free agent signings from last summer

    Sportsnaut "Last summer, the NBA’s salary cap spiked upward in a way we had never seen before. The result was a bevy of contracts that, by previous standards, were enormous. Most look fine now, in accordance with the cap spike, but the bad contracts look much worse than normal. Instead of Allen Crabbe and..." April 17

  • Warriors use fourth-quarter surge to beat Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The NBA's highest scoring team reminded everyone Sunday why it is the top seed in the playoffs. Because it's pretty good on defense, too. Draymond Green led a defensive surge early in the fourth quarter and backup point guard Ian Clark contributed seven points to a..." April 16

  • Kevin Durant, Warriors ignoring heavy favorite tag against Blazers

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors aren't trying to hear about how much they're favored to advance past the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Durant took issue with the premise. "Man, this the NBA," Durant said. "We don't look at paper, we don't look at who's the..." April 16

  • Blazers' Nurkic officially ruled out for Game 1 vs. Warriors

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has officially been ruled out of Sunday's opening round playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. The Blazers listed Nurkic as 'questionable' on their injury report Saturday, but made the final ruling on Sunday morning that their newly acquired..." April 16

  • Pelicans rally past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The game didn't have playoff implications, but New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry liked what he saw as the Pelicans ended the season on a winning note Wednesday night at Moda Center. New Orleans rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final eight minutes to pull out a 103-100..." April 13

  • Damian Lillard Boldy Predicts 'Blazers in 6' in Playoff Series Against Warriors

    Complex "Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will start their first-round playoff series against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the Warriors on Sunday, and it seems as though Lillard is confident with regards to the matchup. Even though Portland lost all four games it played against Golden State during..." April 13

  • Blazers player secures $500,000 bonus by not taking 3-pointer in final game of the season

    Business Insider "Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless had a lot riding on the final game of the regular season. As pointed out by The Vertical's Bobby Marks, Harkless could earn a $500,000 bonus by shooting 35% or above from three-point range for the season. Entering the Blazers' regular-season..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Blazers beat Spurs on Vonleh's basket at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Noah Vonleh was as surprised as anyone when the ball wound up in his hands as the final seconds ticked down Monday night at Moda Center. Vonleh, sensing time was of the essence, went up for a layup as the clock expired, and he gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 99-98 victory..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Lillard: Blazers Making Playoffs is the 'Biggest Accomplishment of my Career'

    CSN Northwest "Once written off for dead, the Trail Blazers are going to the NBA playoffs, and on Sunday the man who drove them there didn’t mince words on what it meant to him. “Biggest accomplishment of my career,’’ team captain Damian Lillard said. “Lot of fingers were pointed at me from the outside when..." April 10

  • Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 59 points in wini

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard figured early on he was going to have a special performance. Like, before the opening tip Saturday night at Moda Center. "I knew coming into the game I was going to attack them, knowing how important the game was," Lillard said after scoring 59 points in the..." April 09

  • Blazers beat Wolves, inch closer to playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- On a night when little was coming easily for the Portland Trail Blazers, Allen Crabbe was a godsend. "He was the reason we won the game," teammate Damian Lillard said after Crabbe came off the bench to score 25 points in Portland's come-from-behind 105-98 victory over the..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Hayward, Gobert power Jazz past Portland

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Exterminating the injury bug is turning into an impossible mission for the Utah Jazz this season. The Jazz came into a critical game against the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday night with 11 healthy players suited up. A third quarter injury to Dante Exum reduced that..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Evan Turner Is Still Trying To Prove His True Value To The Trail Blazers

    Uproxx "After an early afternoon practice for the Trail Blazers, players start to make their way off the court. One by one, they all begin heading to various rooms to get treatment, watch film, and dress down. However, Even Turner is still getting up shot after shot. The courts are empty and dead silent,..." April 04

  • Timberwolves end Blazers' six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Portland Trail Blazers are still in position to make the playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, have to be content with playing the role of spoiler. That was exactly what Minnesota did on Monday as the Wolves held on for a 110-109 win over the Blazers,..." April 03

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers in rout of Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The new-look -- and actually old-look -- Portland Trail Blazers, playing for the first time since losing starting center Jusuf Nurkic to injury, made some adjustments Saturday night that helped them keep winning and moved them closer to clinching a playoff spot. Damian..." April 02

  • Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic will miss rest of regular season with broken leg

    CBS Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers got some bad news Friday night as the team announced Jusuf Nurkic suffered a broken leg this week. PORTLAND, Ore. (March 31, 2017) — A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows Portland center Jusuf Nurkić has a non-displaced right leg fibular fracture, it was..." April 01

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