Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Wright’s leadership helps Blazers snap skid, beat Jazz

    CSN Northwest "The Utah Jazz had everything under control on Wednesday night. The Jazz had just finished another explosive quarter, took a 10-point lead into the final period, only 12 minutes away from sending Portland to its sixth straight loss. “We knew that we were in control at that point in time,”..." March 26

  • Warriors beat Blazers, clinch Pacific crown

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since 1976, the Warriors are Pacific Division champions. After a relatively lethargic first half, they came out in the third quarter and blitzed the Trail Blazers en route to a 122-108 victory at Moda Center in Portland. The Warriors (58-13) not only clinched the division..." March 25

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    LaMarcus Aldridge (L index finger sprain) & Nic Batum (low back pain) are QUESTIONABLE; Chris Kaman (R shoulder strain) is OUT 2nite @ Utah.

  • Lillard says he’s not fatigued, but needs to play better

    CSN Northwest "Damian Lillard wants to make something clear. Despite the Blazers All-Star point guard playing a team-high 2,462 minutes in all 68 games, completing 4,282 passes, scoring 1,445 points and attempting 1,132 field goals, he’s not fatigued. Is Lillard tired? After a five-game road..." March 24

  • Grizzlies get hot from 3 to beat Blazers 97-86

    CSN Northwest "When discussing how the Blazers took pride in not losing consecutive games, Meyers Leonard used the word: "refocus.” Leonard was explaining how Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts doesn’t do much yelling, especially after losses, but instead watches film, pinpointing the team's mistakes,..." March 22

  • Aldridge, Batum injured in loss

    ESPN.com "What players described as a nightmarish road trip for the Portland Trail Blazers took another scary turn when star center LaMarcus Aldridge and forward Nicolas Batum were injured in Saturday's 97-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Aldridge bruised his left hand in the first quarter and..." March 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Wade's 32 lift Heat to 108-104 victory over Blazers, Aldridge

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For months, the Miami Heat had been able to back up something substantive with something else substantive. Instead, the winning streaks, as limited they were, were backed up against the likes of the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers. And then came Monday's victory over the Cleveland..." March 19

  • Wizards win fourth straight

    Washington Post "Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers’ all-star point guard, spotted a rare sliver of space in the swarming Washington Wizards defense, put his head down and attacked the basket with his left hand. He was seeking to ignite his floundering squad, overmatched for the previous 28 minutes,..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Trail Blazers' rout Toronto Raptors, showcase latest example of 'Blazer basketball'

    Oregonian "Did the Trail Blazers' no-doubt-about-it 113-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors impress you? Did you find beauty in watching the basketball whiz around the perimeter like a hot potato? Did you think that old free-flowing "flow" offense resembled a work of art? You were not alone. "That..." March 16

  • Watch Robin Lopez forcefully push the Raptors mascot

    CBSSports.com "One of the best running gags in the NBA is Robin Lopez's feud with every single mascot in the NBA. This feud has now gone international as with the Blazers traveling to Toronto tonight, Lopez had a run-in with the Raptor. Perhaps planning for his encounter with Lopez, the Raptor brought in..." March 16

  • Freeland, Williams suspended for head-but incident

    Sporting News "Shawne Williams, who plays less than nine minutes per game for the Pistons, is probably going to have his playing time scaled back. That's what happens when you just up and head-butt dudes like he did against the Trail Blazers on Friday. Williams was holding onto the ball after a made Detroit..." March 15

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Matthews undergoes successful surgery to repair ruptured Achilles

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a left torn achilles tendon, the team announced pregame. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Matthews is out for the remainder..." March 12

  • Blazers' Nicolas Batum will play for France this summer, but vows to get plenty of rest

    Oregonian "He knows his decision will seem perplexing. He knows some Trail Blazers fans will be upset. He knows there will be animosity and debate on internet message boards and talk radio. Yes, Nicolas Batum knows all of that. But he also knows his country needs him. So Batum has decided to play..." March 10

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Blazers' Wes Matthews tentatively scheduled to have surgery on Achilles tendon on Wednesday morning, I'm told, with Dr. Richard Ferkel.

  • Sources: Portland checks on Ray Allen, who's intent on sitting out season

    Yahoo! Sports "Perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers could’ve been an ideal scenario for Ray Allen to return to the NBA: A championship contender in a tradition-rich market losing one of the league’s best three-point shooters to a devastating injury. In the wake of Wesley Matthews tearing his Achilles tendon on..." March 07

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Portland’s Wesley Matthews suffered a left torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of season, a league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Blazers Batum Saves Game in OT vs Clippers

    Blazer's Edge "Chris Paul was unstoppable tonight, nearly every Blazer player eminently stoppable. Who knew that Portland's missing Frenchman would show up to rescue the evening? The Portland Trail Blazers have pulled off some improbable victories over the last two years, some even more improbable than..." March 05

  • Blazers Star Damian Lillard Graduates From College, Forgets To Tell His Mom

    ThePostGame.com "When Damian Lillard found out he'd finished up his college coursework, he couldn't wait to tell the world. There was only one problem. He forgot to tell his mother first. Apparently LIllard's mom had to find out the news secondhand, even though she was in the same house with her son. The..." March 04

  • Damian Lillard tries 'to paint a picture' in rap career

    USA Today "If Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has his way, he'll hole up in some island-getaway hotel room come late June with one task in mind: writing the lyrics to his championship song. For as good as Lillard is at the game that catapulted him from Oakland to Weber State to this..." March 03

  • Thomas Robinson says 'I'm happy' to be on 76ers after trade from Trail Blazers

    Oregonian "Thomas Robinson thought he was going to join the Brooklyn Nets. Instead, he ended up with the Philadelphia 76ers after they claimed him off waivers. No matter. "I was happy because the Sixers made it clear that they wanted me here," Robinson told the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey..." February 28

  • Steve Blake plans to exercise 2015-16 player option, not retire

    CSN Northwest "It was Arron Afflalo’s only assist of the third quarter, and arguably the best of the game. With seconds remaining on the clock, Afflalo started to drive to the basket, stepped back, and then found Steve Blake who nailed a 25-foot 3-pointer as time expired. That shot helped the Blazers take a..." February 26

  • Blazers get much-needed win over struggling Spurs, 111-95

    CSN Northwest "With the final minutes of Portland's impressive and very necessary 111-95 win over San Antonio Wednesday night at the Moda Center, the euphoric Blazers fans began chanting "Wesley Matthews, Wesley Matthews." The guard had just torched the Spurs for 16 points in the fourth quarter to finish with..." February 26

  • Blazers' forward Nicolas Batum's game showing signs of life

    CSN Northwest "Mexico apparently did well by Portland forward Nicolas Batum. A few days of rest and relaxation there during the All-Star break might not fully explain Batum's recent success on the court, that included 15 points, nine assists and five rebounds Wednesday night during a 111-95 win over San..." February 26

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Aldridge said he had an x-ray and an MRI on his right thumb, with both coming back negative

  • Grizzlies cool off hot-shooting Blazers 98-92

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Portland Trail Blazers unloaded a bunch of long-range bombs. The Grizzlies emphatically countered when they brought out the ball and chain. Just when it seemed as though the Trail Blazers’ impressive 3-point shooting would rule the night, the Grizzlies’ lockdown, fourth-quarter defense..." February 23

  • Steve Blake gives up No. 25

    ESPN.com "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Steve Blake has found his own way to honor the memory of Blazers legend Jerome Kersey. Blake said Thursday he will change his jersey number from 25 (the same number Kersey wore) to 5, effective Friday night. "Jerome Kersey meant a lot to this team and to..." February 21

  • Jerome Kersey died from blood clot that traveled from his left calf to a lung

    Oregonian "Dr. Larry Lewman of the Oregon state medical examiner's office said retired Trail Blazers great Jerome Kersey died when a blood clot broke loose from his left calf, traveled to his lungs and caused a pulmonary thromboembolism. "When a clot gets to the lung it seeks a vessel of the same size and..." February 21

  • Blazers guard Steve Blake pays respect to Jerome Kersey, gets league approval to change number

    Oregonian "The greatest No. 25 in Trail Blazers history left us Wednesday night, Jerome Kersey succumbing to a blood clot that traveled into his lung, and when news reach Steve Blake, the sadness went a little deeper, and had a little more meaning. Blake, the Trail Blazers top reserve, felt a special..." February 19

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    For those asking if the #Blazers will make a move to fill open roster spot, a source tells me they are "most likely" done making moves.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Blazers will send Will Barton, Victor Claver, a future lottery protected 1st and a second-round pick to Denver for Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.

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  • Sources: Nuggets trade Arron Afflalo to Trail Blazers in 5-player deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo in a five-player trade, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Along with a future first and second-round draft picks, the Blazers will send forwards Thomas Robinson and Victor Claver and guard Will Barton to the Nuggets,..." February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Denver sifting offers on Arron Afflalo tonight, w/ some "late-chargers" thickening plot, sources tell Yahoo. Blazers still strongly in mix.

  • Jerome Kersey, popular Blazers forward, dies

    ESPN.com "Jerome Kersey, a fan favorite during his decade-plus career with the Portland Trail Blazers and a veteran of 17 NBA seasons, died Wednesday. He was 52. The Trail Blazers confirmed that Kersey had died, but didn't provide details. A team ambassador, Kersey appeared Tuesday with fellow former..." February 19

  • Clippers, Blazers eye Tayshaun Prince as potential buyout candidate

    Yahoo! Sports "As the Boston Celtics continue working to include forward Tayshaun Prince in a trade package, the organization plans to be accommodating with him on a contract buyout after the trade deadline should no deal emerge, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As a free agent, Prince could become the most..." February 18

  • Blazers in best position to acquire Denver’s Arron Afflalo?

    Columbian "The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching and of course the rumors are swirling like crazy. The Blazers have been linked with Denver’s Arron Afflalo for about a while now. Last week ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that the Blazers had inquired about the veteran guard’s services. And the..." February 17

  • With trade deadline near, Blazers must make decisions

    CSN Northwest "LaMarcus Aldridge joked when asked if he expects to see the same faces once the Blazers resume play this week in Utah. Before being concerned with others, Aldridge worried about his own status as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline approaches. “I just hope I’m here after the trade deadline,” he..." February 17

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • LaMarcus Aldridge to start ASG

    ESPN.com "After initially planning to start Kevin Durant in place of the injured Anthony Davis in Sunday's All-Star Game, Western Conference coach Steve Kerr called an audible Saturday afternoon and decided to make LaMarcus Aldridge his fifth starter, according to league sources. Portland Trail Blazers..." February 14

  • Blazers Pancake Helpless Lakers

    Blazer's Edge "When you see an opponent this bad, all you can do is shake your head and laugh. Recapping the Portland Trail Blazers 102-86 romp over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night is going to be one of the easiest jobs I've ever had. In the vicious jungle of the NBA the Lakers are a dancing hamster...." February 12

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland C Chris Kaman (right ankle sprain) and F/C Joel Freeland (right shoulder strain) are OUT for Wednesday's game vs. Lakers. #RipCity

  • Robin Lopez is a Master of Basketball Geometry

    Blazer's Edge "Not very many people are really, really big. Few of those truly understand the game of basketball. Robin Lopez uses both to alter the spacing on the court in positive and subtle ways. The NBA has changed a lot in the last ten years and nowhere is that more obvious than the power forward..." February 09

  • McCollum, Leonard come up big for Blazers in Houston

    CSN Northwest "Jason Terry has been a sixth man for the majority of his career, coming of the bench, helping teams win. Terry knows a thing or two about how important bench play can be. When it was suggested to him the Blazers bench was the main reason the Houston Rockets departed Toyota Center with a loss,..." February 09

  • Tony Allen calls out Damian Lillard for being named All-Star replacement

    Sporting News "The Grizzlies are No. 2 in the gauntlet that is the Western Conference. That's probably deserving of a few All-Star bids for their best players. At least two, right? Not even a replacement for Blake Griffin after he got hurt? Nope. Marc Gasol stands as Memphis' lone All-Star since Damian..." February 09

  • Lillard replaces Griffin as All-Star

    ESPN.com "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will replace injured Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin on the Western Conference All-Star team, the NBA announced Sunday. Griffin will undergo surgery Monday to remove a staph infection in his elbow and is out indefinitely. This will be..." February 09

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