Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers continued their scintillating start to 2013-14, beating Oklahoma City 111-104 in a tight game before 18,950 at the Moda Center on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge carried the load for Portland (16-3), finishing with 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. The 38 points were his..." December 05
Oregonian "At first, the Trail Blazers’ stunning early-season success was dismissed as a hot start. Then, after the wins piled up against so-so opponents, it was simply a byproduct of a soft schedule. But now, after another impressive victory against another top-notch foe, it’s hard to find too many..." December 03
CSN Northwest "It appeared this game would be a blowout being that the Portland Trail Blazers started off steamrolling the Los Angeles Lakers by going up 19-2 in the game’s first six minutes. The Lakers (9-9) fought back to make it interesting but the Trail Blazers (14-3) continued its winning was on their..." December 02
CSN Northwest "When you observe Victor Claver’s game, you’ll notice that he looks the part of an outright basketball stud. At 6-9 he’s quick, athletic, can put the ball on the floor and his shooting form is textbook. The problem is he hasn’t been able to put it all together on the court. In 16 games this..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
Arizona Republic "Qualify what the Suns have achieved beyond expectations this season all you want. Maybe those quality close losses were just losses in the end. Maybe most of their wins were against losing teams. And maybe they had a stinker at home against Sacramento. But that team that was supposed to be..." November 28
#Blazers Wesley Matthews says he was surprised to learn of his $20K fine for role in altercation w/Warriors. Says he'll look into appealing.
Oregonian "This time, there was no need for a huge comeback, no near-melee to inspire them. But the result Monday at the Moda Center was the same: a win for the Trail Blazers, this time a 102-91 victory over the floundering New York Knicks that left the announced 19,939 fans jubilant, even if there was..." November 26
NBA.com "The Washington Wizards' John Wall and the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 24. Wall led the Wizards to a 3-1 week with averages of 24.3 points..." November 25
Fallout from Warriors-Blazers scuffle Sat. night: I'm told Andrew Bogut, Mo Williams suspended 1 game; D. Green, Matthews, Aldridge fined.
SB Nation "The Warriors and Trail Blazers got into a skirmish in the third quarter and three players were ejected. The Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers broke into a brawl during the third quarter of their game Saturday night. Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews (given his second technical foul of..." November 24
CSN Northwest "After that third-quarter skirmish between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, Portland proceeded to go on a 41-18 run that helped them get a 113-101 win, earning their 10th victory in a row. It didn’t have to go down that way. In fact, Andrew Bogut is the..." November 24
CSN Northwest "Man, was this some game, but first, the actual game. The Portland Trail Blazers earn their 10th victory in a row by taking down the Golden State Warriors 113-101 Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge started the game off sluggish, similar to last night against..." November 24
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers stormed all the way back from 21 points to steal a game at home by defeating the Chicago Bulls 98-95, extending their winning streak to nine games. Portland (11-2) outscored Chicago (6-5) 34-12 in a pivotal third quarter. Wesley Matthews is playing the best ball of..." November 23
Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers pushed their win streak to eight games in a row, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 in the final game of a four-game road trip Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 21 points, scoring 20 or more in every game on the road trip. Damian Lillard added 19 points..." November 21
New York Daily News "For someone who never appears flustered in public, who speaks with a knowing smile, Jason Kidd looked uncharacteristically adrift on Monday night following the Nets’ disappointing 108-98 loss to the surging Portland Trail Blazers in Brooklyn. Sitting on the dais, his tie loosened and slightly..." November 19
Oregonian "Huddled in the corner of the visiting locker room at the Barclays Center, away from the television cameras and microphones and hoopla of another Trail Blazers victory, Earl Watson confidently summed up what everyone on his team believes but has been reluctant to say aloud. “This record is..." November 19
Oregonian "After answering questions during a postgame television interview on the Air Canada Centre court, Damian Lillard sauntered off the hardwood, slipped past a security guard into a tunnel and took a hard right toward the Trail Blazers’ locker room. A few steps before he reached the locker room..." November 18
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers sure know how to make a game interesting. After having a 17-point lead with 8:12 to go in regulation, somehow this contest was decided in overtime. Rudy Gay led the fourth-quarter charge erupting for 11 of his game-high 30 points in that pivotal quarter. Toronto went..." November 17
#Blazers coach Terry Stotts says C Meyers Leonard (gastroenteritis) is doing much better. He's expected to meet the team in Brooklyn Sunday.
CSN Northwest "There’s a different level of confidence brewing in this Portland Trail Blazers’ locker room. There’s a different belief. Guys feel like they can actually win every single game once they take the court. Shooting guard Wesley Matthews reveals that wasn’t always the case with this team. “We..." November 16
CSN Northwest "Make it five in a row, as in number of games won in a row. And Friday night at TD Garden, the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Boston Celtics 109-96 to start off their four-game road trip on the right track. “It’s an important game because it’s the first game of this trip,” LaMarcus..." November 16
Oregonian "Their game was ragged, their shooting frigid and their hold on the ball slippery. Just when the Trail Blazers seem headed for a disappointing loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, they got a big lift from an unexpected source: Thomas Robinson. The second-year forward gave the Blazers a huge..." November 14
Meyers Leonard (gastroenteritis) will not play tonight for #Blazers, elevating Victor Claver to the active roster vs the Suns.
#Blazers Meyers Leonard limited in practice after vomiting up to 10 times during session. Thinks it's something he ate. Won't miss any time.
Oregonian "Monday night. November. Game No. 7 in a long, grinding 82-game season against the rebuilding Detroit Pistons. It was a combination of yawn-worthy truths that posed exactly the type of trap for a team looking to sneak into the playoffs. But, in an illustration of what is shaping up to be a trait..." November 12
#Blazers CJ McCollum removed boot on his broken foot Fri, no longer needs it. Wouldn't say he's ahead of schedule but his smile said it all.
Sactown Royalty "The Kings traded Thomas Robinson last season to the Houston Rockets before he even had a chance to finish his rookie year, and the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft is slowly getting over it. Following a preseason win over the Kings last month, Robinson had some interesting things to say about..." November 11
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers’ center Robin Lopez does so many things that don’t get credit on the stat sheet. His vocal presence on the floor along with his defensive awareness has made a huge impression on his teammates. If you ask All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, Lopez is the main reason why he has..." November 11
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers (4-2), led by LaMarcus Aldridge, beat the Sacramento Kings (1-4) for the second time in as many days with an 96-85 victory Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena. Aldridge is playing on another level right now and it doesn’t look as if that is going to change any time..." November 10
Fansided "The Portland Trail Blazers were very high on Damian Lillard coming out of Weber State in the 2012 NBA Draft. But even they couldn’t have expected Lillard to play as well as he did, capturing the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year award in near unanimous fashion. It was a freshman season to remember..." November 09
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers win round one against the Sacramento Kings 104-91 Friday night at the Moda Center. Round two will be in Sacramento tomorrow night. Tonight all Trail Blazers starters scored in double-figures led by Damian Lillard who had 22points, eight rebounds and seven assists...." November 09
Oregonian "There’s been a curious sight at the last two Trail Blazers practices: CJ McCollum has been roaming the practice facility in Tualatin wearing two Nikes and no walking boot. And if all goes well, that boot soon will be gone for good. McCollum, who is recovering from a fracture to the fifth..." November 08
Oregonian "Trail Blazers backup center Joel Freeland returned to practice Thursday after missing Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets with a left hip strain. "I went through pretty much the whole practice today," Freeland said. "I'm not completely pain-free. I've got a little bit of pain..." November 08
USA Today "LaMarcus Aldridge knew this was a big-picture conversation, meaning there would be no softball questions thrown his way about how the Tuesday night matchup against the Houston Rockets is a big one in light of his recent prediction that his Portland Trail Blazers are a playoff team. He's the..." November 06
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had lost all of one game in a row, but felt like they were reeling. They were blown out in Los Angeles. They needed a big second half comeback in Utah. They had a still tough schedule ahead to finish the week. The Rockets had reached the sort of occasion that James Harden and..." November 06
Trail #Blazers place F Victor Claver on their Active List and F Joel Freeland on their Inactive List for tonight's game vs. Houston.
CJ McCollum is not wearing a boot on his left foot and is doing stationary bike workouts as the Blazers do shooting drills.
Pro Basketball Talk "Nicolas Batum recorded the first triple-double of the NBA season on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Blazers’ win over the Spurs. The problem, at least in Batum’s eyes, was the way in which he ultimately achieved this statistical feat. The game’s outcome..." November 03
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers improved to 2-1 on the season, leading most of the way then holding off San Antonio for a 115-105 victory Saturday at the Moda Center. Nicolas Batum, who got the third triple-double of his career, got a key offensive rebound off a Damian Lillard missed three-pointer, then..." November 03
Oregonian "The last time the Trail Blazers won a game in Denver, LaMarcus Aldridge was lounging comfortably in his Oregon home nursing a nagging case of plantar fasciitis. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” Aldridge said of the December 2007 victory. “I stayed home and watched the game … in my..." November 02
PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31
PSD Staff Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose of Grantland have ranked each NBA team for the upcoming season accompanied with a video overview for each team including off season changes, expected starting rosters and possible trade scenarios. They are highly entertaining and provide some insight to each team’s... October 31
Arizona Republic "To a man, the Suns bristled at the suggestions that the tank was on for this season. They might be young and inexperienced but they are also proud and hungry men with a competitive streak that got them to the NBA. The only resemblance to a tank in the Suns play during Wednesday night’s..." October 31
SI.com "The season of tanking has begun in the NBA. One NBA general manager says his team plans to tank all season in order to secure one of the top prospects expected to declare for the NBA Draft next season. In an article written for ESPN the Magazine, the GM justifies his logic by saying “the..." October 30
2013/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview
Oregonian "Portland Police cited Thomas Earl Robinson, of the Portland Trail Blazers, for driving his Porsche 107 miles per hour on Interstate 5 on Friday, Oct. 25. An officer “observed a white 2013 Porsche Panamera traveling at a high rate of speed on the freeway,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police..." October 28