Festus Ezeli RUMORS & NEWS

  • Portland GM makes it official, Festus Ezeli will not be back with team next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "This season the Portland Trail Blazers found their center of the future (and the present) in Jusuf Nurkic. Which makes the next step fairly obvious: Portland will not pick up the option on Festus Ezeli for next season, GM Neil Olshay confirmed at the team exit meetings Tuesday. Portland..." April 26

  • Ezeli to undergo season-ending surgery after cadaver donor reportedly found

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers big man Festus Ezeli's season has come to a premature end due to a knee injury. Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced Ezeli will undergo surgery on his left knee some time next week, per NBA.com. This decision has been expected since..." March 05

  • Blazers intent on trading Ezeli

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers have made their first splash ahead of the 2017 NBA trade deadline sending Mason Plumlee and a 2018 second round pick to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for center Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick. *However, Portland might not be done dealing. The Blazers have..." February 12

  • 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