CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum did indeed break his nose in last night’s 103-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, his agent Bouna Ndiaye informed CSNNW.com Saturday morning. Batum was immediately rushed after the game to get a checkup and the results came back as..." March 08
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs, they’ll likely look back to Friday’s victory over Portland as the reason why they made it to the second season. In a game that turned into a wild ride, the Mavs blew a 30-point lead, then recovered in time to beat the Trail Blazers 103-98 before a..." March 08
CSN Northwest "One game after being upset by the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the Portland Trail Blazers made sure that didn’t occur Wednesday night when it came to the Atlanta Hawks. Portland held a commanding lead for much throughout and ended up demolishing the Hawks 102-78 at the Moda Center. Six..." March 06
CSN Northwest "When the 2013-14 NBA campaign concludes for the Portland Trail Blazers, the 13-year NBA veteran point guard, Earl Watson, will have a difficult decision to ponder: Does he try for one more year of playing or enter the NBA coaching profession? Just last offseason, according to a league source,..." March 05
L.A. Daily News "Even when their seasons once ended with showering confetti and a hoisted championship trophy, the Lakers traveled up here and shriveled faster than the rain that soaks this city. So in a bizarre season in which the Lakers remain at the bottom of the Western Conference and are competing in June..." March 04
Oregonian "As LaMarcus Aldridge dressed in the Trail Blazers locker room, with a large horde of reporters and cameramen surrounding his locker, teammate Wesley Matthews walked by and summed up Saturday’s game by simply saying: “Welcome back, L.A.” Portland’s All-Star forward, the team’s leading scorer..." March 02
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers will opt out of their singe-affiliation partnership with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League at the end of the 2013-14 season. Ben Golliver of Blazers' Edge spoke with the Stampede's Managing Investor Bill Ilett and he provided details to the split. " February 28
CSN Northwest "After starting the same line-up for 53 games, the Trail Blazers have been forced to play short handed since the mythical beginning to the "second half" of the season, coming out of the All-Star break. Freeland (knee), LA (groin), Leonard (ankle), and Robinson (patella tendon) have all missed..." February 27
CSN Northwest "The Brooklyn Nets simply embarrassed themselves in their lone visit to the Rose City, plummeted by the Portland Trail Blazers 124-80 Wednesday night. Portland (40-18) had a ton of guys step up but no one made such a memorable impact than Will Barton, who had career-highs of 20 points, 11..." February 27
CSN Northwest "Thomas Robinson suffered a knee injury in the first half of Tuesday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets. The team is listing it as a left patella strain and says he is day-to-day. Robinson, 22, sustained the injury when he went up for a dunk attempt. Something..." February 26
LaMarcus Aldridge and Thomas Robinson are both out tonight vs the Nets.
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers extend their wining streak to three after defeating the Denver Nuggets 100-95 in the Pepsi Center Tuesday night. Portland (39-18) has now beaten Denver (25-31) two straight times in the Mile High City. The last time they did that was in 1996-97 season. Damian..." February 26
USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has performed major moves ever since stepping foot on an NBA court, and now he’s about to make major moves off of it. Lillard, 23, has a profitable rookie shoe endorsement deal with adidas, though that could change abruptly due to clever language in..." February 24
Oregonian "There were comebacks. There were technicals. There were dazzling individual efforts. And there were enough jaw-dropping highlights to fill an entire “SportsCenter” segment. But more than anything, as the Trail Blazers dispatched the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97 Sunday night before 19,458 at..." February 24
CSN Northwest "If the Portland Trail Blazers hope to remain competitive during this stint with three of its players out with injuries, forward Nicolas Batum must have a huge part to play in that. It’s going to be hard to do, however, if he’s not feeling like himself. Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs..." February 23
Oregonian "When Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts entered the media room for his postgame news conference Friday, a member of the team’s media relations staff played a song from “Saturday Night Fever” on his phone. “I may break out and dance, you never know,” Stotts said. Stotts wore a 1970s..." February 22
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Pounding The Rock "The Spurs were without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, and Aron Baynes tonight but the team does what they do--win games on the road. The good guys are now an awesome 6-2 on the Rodeo Road trip, which is truly otstanding considering all of the games missed due to injury. San Antonio beat..." February 20
LaMarcus Aldridge has a strained left groin and will be sidelined for one week and then re-evaluated, Trail Blazers say.
Stotts refused to label LaMarcus Aldridge's status for Wednesday's game vs the Spurs. Said team would know more after visit w/ docs.
CSN Northwest "As the 63rd NBA All-Star game came to a close Sunday night at King Smoothie Center, the Portland Trail Blazers as an organization should leave the Big Easy feeling pretty good about their chances of luring a top talent. Portland was remarkably one of four NBA teams to have more than one player..." February 17
Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall‘s final dunk of the night won the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest for the team representing the Eastern Conference, but the drastic format changes to the event, and not any of its dunks, are what will be remembered most from this year’s All-Star Saturday showcase. “I think it was cool,” Wall..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "In the first year of the new 3-point contest format, the 27-year old Marco Belinelli emerged victorious, holding off Sophomore Bradley Beal with a contest-high 24-point performance in the tiebreaker round to beat Beal’s 18-point performance. The first format change, which pitted the conferences..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "Damian Lillard’s busy All-Star Saturday night started out pretty darn well — with a repeat win. Lillard will be in all three major events on the evening and first out of the gate he and Trey Burke teamed up to win the NBA All-Star Saturday Skills Challenge — by just one tenth of a second over..." February 16
NBA.com "Miami's Chris Bosh hit a half-court shot to give Team Bosh the victory in the Shooting Stars contest that opened up NBA All-Star Saturday night. Bosh and teammates Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash had a final-round time of 31.4 seconds. Each team must hit shots from 10 feet from a..." February 16
SB Nation "Andre Drummond scored 30 points, grabbed 25 rebounds and was selected the Rising Stars MVP as he led Team Hill over Team Webber, 142-136. The second-year big man got most of his work done early; he scored 17 points and collected 11 rebounds in the first half. Kevin Love recognized. Anthony..." February 15
ESPN.com "By next season, the NBA is planning to create and use a centralized replay center to help referees and speed up games. "What we're in the process of doing is we're going to create a central location where we'll have people there who will be watching every game," NBA president of basketball..." February 15
College Basketball Talk "With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old if Silver..." February 14
Direct Elect selections 4 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame: Sweetwater Clifton, Guy Rodgers, Slick Leonard, Sarunas Marciulionis, David Stern.
CSN Northwest "Damian Lillard will make history in New Orleans, as the Blazers point guard will compete in all three events and both games during All Star Weekend. And it's not like he's out just to be in all of the events." February 13
Los Angeles Times "The Clippers won an important game over a Portland Trail Blazers team that was ahead of them in the ultra-competitive Western Conference when the night started. Los Angeles' 122-117 victory Wednesday night at Staples Center still left the Clippers as the fourth seed in the West going into..." February 13
#Blazers F/C Joel Freeland (right knee) suffered an MCL sprain. He's expected to be sidelined 4-8 weeks.
LaMarcus Aldridge said it's his groin that is causing him discomfort. He said he's a little "beat up," but expects to play Wed vs LA.
The Oklahoman "Three weeks ago, the Blazers blew the lead and a game in Oklahoma City simply because Kevin Durant couldn’t miss down the stretch. On Tuesday, back in Portland, that wasn’t a problem. The Thunder superstar, red hot until the fourth quarter, went ice cold late. He couldn’t buy a bucket in the..." February 12
#Blazers opened practice a little early. Mo Williams has not rejoined them.
Oregonian "With the negative narrative building and the heat rising, the Trail Blazers’ bench — if for only a night — was able to quiet the naysayers. CJ McCollum had a career outing, Joel Freeland had one of his most prolific games of the season and the maligned bench proved to be the difference as the..." February 09
Indianapolis Star "George Hill walked into work on Friday morning with a song in his heart and a swagger to his step. It seemed as if nothing could ruin his day. Neither the absence of his starting backcourt mate nor the struggles of his All-Star teammate could derail Hill. Not even the harangued, croaky baritone..." February 08
Grantland "Wesley Matthews keeps transforming himself as an NBA player, and his transformation has been key in Portland’s unexpected leap from lottery fodder to top-tier Western Conference team. He came into the league an undrafted spot-up guy with uncertain spot-up credentials, and he has developed into one..." February 07
USA Today "Damian Lillard is no stranger to doing things his way in the NBA. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard made that much clear in the Chicago draft combine in the summer of 2012, when he was the only one of the top 10 prospects on hand who chose to take part in all the drills rather than duck..." February 07
CBSSports.com "The Rising Stars Game is officially set as Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Chris Webber, Shaquille O'Neal and Kenny Smith all made their selections. Taken first overall was Anthony Davis going to Team Webber, with Damian Lillard going second overall to Team Hill. Though the highlight was..." February 07
CSN Northwest "Despite their All-Star power forward struggling, the Portland Trail Blazers were able to pull off the 94-90 victory on the road over the New York Knicks. LaMarcus Aldridge went for 15 points and 12 rebounds, registering his 32nd double-double of the season. But he was a disappointing five-of-17..." February 06
Yahoo! Sports "On Thursday, the silliest of leagues is about to hit its silliest part of the regular season. February 6 marks the beginning of the fortnight that leads up to the end of the NBA’s trading period. February 20 hosts the NBA’s trade deadline in late afternoon, and with the league’s seemingly..." February 05
CBSSports.com "In a city where the concept of NBA free-agent doomsday is alive and well in the form of Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge could have walked up and down Lexington Avenue all day before someone recognized him or guessed his contract status. Back in Portland, the tale of Aldridge's day-to-day..." February 05
Washington Post "The drought began as the Washington Wizards tried to squeeze out one final run with Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler and continued through an embarrassing fall and a painful rebuild around John Wall. It had become such a nagging obstacle this season that players tried to avoid the..." February 04
Oregonian "In the end, the Trail Blazers’ 106-103 victory over Toronto on Saturday didn’t come down to flashy plays by their two All-Stars, or a dramatic game-winning shot. This one came down to the team’s heart-and-soul, Wesley Matthews bearing down for two big defensive plays against the Raptors’..." February 02
Pro Basketball Talk "Don’t worry about Jared Jeffries, he has landed on his feet. Or, on a boat. Jeffries is an 11 year NBA veteran who played in 38 games for the Trail Blazers last season after a career that included stops with the Wizards, Knicks and Rockets. He was a solid enough rotational big man to have..." February 01
TheScore.com "The NBA revealed the reserves for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans on Thursday night. Reserves are selected by coaches in each conference. Coaches are unable to vote for their own players and must select two guards, three frontcourt players and two wild cards, though they are not..." January 30
Pro Basketball Talk "While the All-Star Game itself is an exhibition for the biggest names in basketball, a sneaky fun part of All-Star Weekend is always the Rising Stars Challenge — watching the games best young players put on a little show. And there are plenty of good young players to showcase this..." January 30
NBA.com "The National Basketball Association announced today stars from film and TV will take the court for the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. ET. Two-time MVP Kevin Hart will play alongside Victoria's Secret model, actress and philanthropist Erin Heatherton;..." January 29