Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Hornets snap five-game skid with victory over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets would have been happy with any kind of win Wednesday night, and they got it in the form of a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Spectrum Center. But this wasn't just the end of a five-game losing streak. It marked a return to..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Beal leads Wizards in rout of Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- There's an argument that either the Washington Wizards or Portland Trail Blazers has the best starting backcourt in the NBA outside of Golden State's tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. There was no debate over which team was better when Portland and Washington met on Martin..." January 16

  • Magic halt four-game skid with 115-109 win

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- There's something about the Portland Trail Blazers that lights a fire under Nikola Vucevic. The 7-foot center was at it again Friday night at Moda Center, scoring a season-high 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's 115-119 victory. Vucevic, who..." January 14

  • Blazers cruise past Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half, and Allen Crabbe came off the bench for 24 points as the Portland Trail Blazers hammered the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-86 Wednesday night at Moda Center. McCollum hit the 25-point barrier for the seventh consecutive..." January 12

  • Damian Lillard has strong words for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell and his 'dirty' elbows

    CBS Sports "Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has a message for Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell -- watch them elbows. Lillard and Russell got into a brief heated on-court exchange of words in the third quarter of Portland's 108-97 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday. It was mainly a lot of posturing and..." January 12

  • Lillard helps Blazers to 10th straight win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After missing nine of 10 shots and scoring only two points in the first half, Damian Lillard didn't need any extra motivation in the second half. But Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell lit a spark under Lillard in the third quarter. For the 10th consecutive..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Late 3-pointer carries Pistons past Blazers in 2OTs

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Detroit Pistons weren't looking for a 3-point shot when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drilled a 26-footer over Allen Crabbe near the end of double overtime Sunday night at Moda Center. However, coach Stan Van Gundy wasn't complaining after Caldwell-Pope provided the winning..." January 09

  • Saturday's Pistons-Blazers game postponed due to ice and snow, moved to Sunday "The Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA have announced postponement of this weekend’s home game versus the Detroit Pistons from tonight to Sunday at 6 p.m. Local weather forecasts calling for dangerous levels of ice and snow in Oregon and Southwest Washington led to the postponement decision...." January 08

  • Blazers targeting Tyson Chandler

    Hoops Hype "Word is Portland, of late, has been tracking Tyson Chandler as a potential trade target, since the Phoenix center could certainly help the Blazers with their defensive issues." January 07

  • Trail Blazers, Cavaliers complete swap for 2017 first-round pick; clears way for Korver trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The only thing holding up the finalizing of the Kyle Korver to Cleveland trade was the first-round pick involved. The Cavaliers had already traded the rights to their 2018 first rounder to Portland (for taking on the Anderson Varejao contract at the last trade deadline), which meant Cleveland..." January 07

  • Lillard's return helps McCollum, Blazers down Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- In backcourt mate Damian Lillard's absence, CJ McCollum had been carrying the load for the Portland Trail Blazers and doing just fine. But Lillard can make a difference and he proved it Thursday night in helping the Trail Blazers to a 118-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Trail Blazers Officially Acquire First-Round Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers and Trail Blazers have finalized the trade that was first reported on Thursday night, the team writes in a press release. The deal will see Portland return the 2018 first-round pick they acquired from Cleveland last season in exchange for Cleveland’s unprotected 2017 first-round..." January 06

  • Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- One of the biggest surprises in the first 10 weeks of the NBA season has been that the Golden State Warriors lead the league. In blocked shots. Draymond Green contributed a block to a key 34-second sequence of the fourth quarter Wednesday night, helping the Warriors..." January 05

  • Blazers PG Damian Lillard expected to return after 5-game absence

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is expected to return for Thursday's home game against the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes. Lillard has missed five games since spraining his ankle in a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 23. " January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • C.J. McCollum shut down teammate in middle of inspirational speech

    Fox Sports "The Trail Blazers are looking for answers, just not from Festus Ezeli. As reported by ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the injured Ezeli tried to insert himself as an emotional leader for Portland on multiple occasions this season and was eventually shot down by shooting guard C.J. McCollum. Haynes..." January 05

  • Bad summer still a bummer for struggling Trail Blazers

    ESPN "An up-and-coming Portland Trail Blazers squad that won 44 games and exited in the second round of the playoffs last year finds itself grossly underachieving this season. Before the season, sportsbooks in Las Vegas had picked Portland to finish fifth in the Western Conference. The Blazers..." January 04

  • McCollum's career night rallies Blazers past Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was asked about the recent play of point guard C.J. McCollum before a New Year's Day meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I don't know how much more C.J. can do," Stotts said. A few hours later, McCollum showed him...." January 01

  • Parker, Green pace Spurs past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- One of the things that makes San Antonio so tough to beat is its balanced scoring, an aspect that takes a backseat most games to the Spurs' tenacious defense and the dual star power of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Spurs can win without Leonard and almost..." December 31

  • Trail Blazers slow Kings' Cousins, end skid

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The last time the Portland Trail Blazers faced DeMarcus Cousins, he scored 55 points in the Kings' 126-121 victory at Sacramento a week ago. The Trail Blazers held the Kings' All-Star center to nearly half of that Wednesday night at Moda Center, a key to Portland's 102-89..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Terry Stotts defends Damian Lillard: '(George Karl) needs to stay in his own lane'

    USA Today "In an interview published by New York Magazine on Wednesday morning, George Karl, who has been criticizing many NBA players as of late as his new book is about to come out, added Damian Lillard to that list of players. According to Karl, the problem with the Trail Blazers is that “Damian Lillard..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Raptors eke out win at Portland

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Toronto Raptors own the top-rated offense in the NBA, but it was their defense that carried them to a 95-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night at Moda Center. The Raptors (22-8) shot a season-low 33.7 percent from the field, but they held the Trail..." December 27

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard sprains ankle in loss to Spurs

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is day to day after rolling his left ankle midway through the fourth quarter of a 110-90 loss to the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Results of an X-ray came back negative, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes on Saturday." December 25

  • Leonard's 33 lead Spurs past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- With their senior citizens resting back home, the San Antonio Spurs did what they often do in such a situation. With Kawhi Leonard leading the way, the Spurs rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers 110-90 Friday night at Moda Center. Leonard scored 33 points, Patty..." December 24

  • Mavericks hang on to defeat Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- On the play that decided the Dallas Mavericks' 96-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at Moda Center, Wesley Matthews defended Damian Lillard as if he knew him well. Matthews should. The players were backcourt mates for three seasons with the Trail..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • A brief history of the growing feud between DeMarcus Cousins and Meyers Leonard

    CBS Sports "Here is how Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins' Tuesday night went: Cousins scored 55 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, was ejected for taunting and apparently spitting his mouthguard in the direction of Blazers forward Meyers Leonard, stormed to the locker room, re-entered the..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • Blazers, Raptors Eyeing Nerlens Noel?

    Fox Sports "NBA Trade Rumors: With the Sixers making it pretty clear that Nerlens Noel is on the trade block, the Blazers and Raptors eye a potential deal There are rarely sure things in the NBA. However, Nerlens Noel getting traded before the NBA Trade Deadline likely is one of them. He’s fallen out of..." December 20

  • Brandon Roy’s New Chapter

    SLAM Online "It was only six years ago that NBA All-Star appearances and video game covers were the norm for Brandon Roy. The sixth pick of the 2006 NBA Draft was, at the beginning of this decade, a natural ad versatile scorer, and he made it all look so easy and smooth. The 6-6 guard earned the 2006-07 NBA..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Trail Blazers' gamble on Festus Ezeli's left knee doesn't pay off

    CBS Sports "Well before the season started, Festus Ezeli gave no timetable for when he would be fully healthy after having a procedure done on left knee. Then in early November, Ezeli suffered a setback during rehab, that pushed his already undetermined timetable back even further. And now it looks like..." December 18

  • Damian Lillard Upgrades Former High School, Holds Concert With Fetty Wap and Lil Uzi Vert for Students

    Complex "Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard never forgets where he came from. It's part of the reason why he wears the No. 0. The number serves as the letter "O," which is a constant reminder of his hometown of Oakland. On his day off yesterday, Lillard went back to his old stomping..." December 17

  • Nuggets post rare win over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Michael Malone was getting nervous as he watched a comfortable first-half lead in the shrink to dangerous territory in the fourth quarter. Fortunately, the Nuggets coach had a veteran to lean on and help Denver break through against the Portland Trail Blazers. Jameer Nelson..." December 16

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

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