Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Blazers Star Damian Lillard Graduates From College, Forgets To Tell His Mom "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 "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 "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 "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 "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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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland C Chris Kaman (low back pain) is QUESTIONABLE and F/C Joel Freeland (right shoulder strain) is OUT for Saturday's game at Dallas.

  • Why Was Damian Lillard Left Off the All-Star Team?

    Blazer's Edge "I'm back in the saddle again after a week spent traveling. I know I'm a little late getting to this Mailbag question but I assume the topic still burns, so let's go for it! Dave, How did Dame not make the allstar team? I get the popular vote getting screwed up by casual fans but what were..." February 05

  • Robin Lopez returns, keys slim victory over Jazz

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers' starting unit was back together for the first time since December, but that didn't stop the Utah Jazz from putting a scare into the Blazers and the home fans. Portland took care of business down the stretch to snap a three-game losing streak. The Portland Trail..." February 04

  • Adam Silver says he's not pro sports gambling, views himself as 'realist'

    The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04

  • Blazers’ Wesley Matthews: Teams Don’t Fear Us

    Basketball Insiders "There is no single answer to fixing the Trail Blazers recent struggles. Portland has lost eight of its last ten games after a 30-8 start to the season and, if you quiz the team, there are myriad reasons for the losses. “It’s about getting better, It’s about winning, it’s about playing the right..." February 04

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    David Locke @Lockedonsports

    Robin Lopez is expected to play for Blazers. Portland allows 7.7 fewer points per 100 possessions with Lopez on the floor.

  • Greg Oden reaches plea deal on battery charge

    Indianapolis Star "Greg Oden, who was accused last summer of punching his former girlfriend in the face, has reached a plea agreement with Marion County prosecutors, according to court documents. The former Lawrence North High School basketball star and Portland Trail Blazers No. 1 overall NBA draft pick was..." February 03

  • Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard will not defend Skills Challenge title

    Sporting News "Still upset about his snub from the Western Conference All-Star roster, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard seems intent to freeze out the weekend all together. Lillard, who participated in five events last year, will not defend his back-to-back titles in the Skills Challenge,..." February 02

  • Adam Silver likes idea of increasing size of All-Star rosters

    Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02

  • Adam Silver deferred to coaches’ All-Star vote to choose DeMarcus Cousins over Damian Lillard

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver surprised DeMarcus Cousins and motivated Damian Lillard and left the rest of us wondering: How did the NBA commissioner choose the Kings center as Kobe Bryant’s All-Star injury replacement? Silver on ESPN Radio: I didn’t like having to make that choice, and I wish I had..." February 02

  • And it’s 18 in a row for the Hawks, who passed a major test against Blazers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For much of the great streak, the Atlanta Hawks had made it look easy. (It hadn’t been, but that’s how they’d made it appear.) Friday night was hard. Portland was in town, and the Trail Blazers are, to use Mike Krzyzewski’s boilerplate encomium, really good. The Hawks started without DeMarre..." January 31

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard responds to not being named an All-Star "With DeMarcus Cousins being named as Kobe Bryant's injury replacement for the 2015 All-Star Game in New York, that still leaves Portland Trail Blazers' point guard Damian Lillard on the outside looking in. Lillard was one of the toasts of All-Star weekend in New Orleans a year ago when he..." January 30

  • Kyrie Irving's 55 points carry Cavaliers to 99-94 victory over Portland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving single-handedly lifted the Cavaliers to an 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers -- the team's eighth straight win -- with a career-high 55-point outing at The Q on Wednesday night. With LeBron James missing his 10th game of the season with a sprained right wrist sustained..." January 29

  • LaMarcus Aldridge explains delaying thumb surgery

    USA Today "The appointment was set. LaMarcus Aldridge would spend Tuesday in Cleveland, where the torn ligament in his left (non-shooting) thumb was scheduled to be surgically fixed and the Portland Trail Blazers' wildly successful season would likely be broken as a result. Instead, there's this bit of..." January 28

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    Nicolas Batum did some shooting at #Blazers practice today in Cleveland. Said his right wrist had improved and was mostly pain-free.

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Nic Batum (wrist) is QUESTIONABLE; Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder) are OUT @ Cleveland on Wednesday.

  • CBS sports analyst Greg Anthony offered undercover officer $80 for sex

    Washington Post "Former NBA player turned CBS sports commentator Greg Anthony agreed to pay a D.C. police officer who was working undercover as a prostitute $80 for sex and said “oh yeah” when the officer asked Anthony if Anthony wanted the officer to “dress up.” According to the charging documents submitted to..." January 27

  • Nets vs. Blazers postponed tonight

    North Jersey "With a massive snowstorm bearing down on New York City, tonight’s game between the Nets and Blazers at Barclays Center has been postponed. The team has sent out emails to season ticket holders saying the game will be rescheduled for April 6 — an open date for both teams. And with Monday’s game..." January 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    With impending blizzard, NBA has postponed the Portland-Brooklyn game tonight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. New date not yet scheduled.

  • Delaying surgery means LaMarcus Aldridge could miss start of training camp next season

    Oregonian "There is a chance LaMarcus Aldridge could miss the start of training camp next season by delaying his thumb surgery, but if that is the case, Trail Blazers fans would likely be elated. Although Aldridge is not risking his long-term health by playing with a torn ligament, a specialist in the..." January 25

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.