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  • Kings' Iman Shumpert stopped by security at Blazers locker room

    SLAM Online "Iman Shumpert, apparently angry at Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, was stopped from going into Portland’s locker room Monday night by team and arena security. Shump issued an apology on social media following the game, and attempted to downplay the incident. January 15

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Jeremy Lin reportedly drawing trade interest from Blazers, Pelicans, Sixers

    Peachtree Hoops "The NBA trade deadline is less than one month away and the Atlanta Hawks are expected to be active. That, of course, doesn’t mean that Travis Schlenk and company will pull the trigger on a deal of any kind but, over the next few weeks, it is safe to assume that the Hawks..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: Trail Blazers Willing to Trade First-Round Pick at Deadline

    Blazer's Edge "The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline hits on February 7th, and the Portland Trail Blazers may put a first-round pick in play in order to make a move. Sean Deveney of Sporting News cites “sources” indicating several teams may become buyers in the mid-season..." January 11

  • Zach Collins finds his energy, but not his Zen

    NBC Sports Northwest "Fouling out. Dropping your mouth guard on the court two different times after you foul out. Accidentally taking Damian Lillard’s chair on the bench after you drop your mouthpiece twice and foul out. Think about that sequence of unfortunate events for a..." January 10

  • Knee Issues Continue for Trail Blazers Forward Moe Harkless

    Blazer's Edge "Portland Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless has struggled through the early part of the 2018-19 NBA season. Recovering from knee surgery, he’s been in and out of the starting lineup with vacillating floor time. In Portland’s game versus the New York..." January 08

  • The Trail Blazers are streaking (0-17), but not in a good way

    NBC Sports Northwest "They won’t be calling the Trail Blazers the Comeback Kids anytime soon. Portland had its six-game win streak over the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Friday night when it fell 111-109 in Moda Center. But the strangest streak of all was kept alive in defeat. The Blazers..." January 05

  • Trail Blazers Assign Wade Baldwin IV to NBA G League

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers are assigning guard Wade Baldwin IV to the NBA G League. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Baldwin will play with the Texas Legends. He played with the Legends last season on a two-way contract. " January 04

  • Portland Trail Blazers original owner Larry Weinberg passes away at age 92

    NBA.com "Larry Weinberg, inaugural owner of the Portland Trail Blazers, has passed away in Los Angeles according to his family members. He was 92.  Along with Founding President Harry Glickman, the late Herman Sarkowsky and the late Robert Schmertz, Weinberg led the group that secured expansion..." January 04

  • Jusuf Nurkic is 1st player with 20-20-5-5-5 in NBA history

    Clutch Points "Jusuf Nurkic made history on Tuesday night with a stat line no one has ever recorded before. The Portland Trail Blazers center finished with 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks, and five steals. Nurkic led the Trail Blazers to a thrilling 113-108..." January 02

  • Trail Blazers Assign Caleb Swanigan to G League

    Blazer's Edge "Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan has been assigned to the Texas Legends of the G League, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. The former first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Purdue has played in just fifteen games for the..." December 31

  • Oakland native Damian Lillard: ‘Real’ Warriors fans getting priced out

    San Jose Mercury News "Well before he became a three-time NBA All-Star and one of the league’s most dynamic point guards, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard strolled through Oracle Arena and met almost any Warriors player he wanted to see. Nearly 18 years ago, the Oakland native attended..." December 27

  • Trail Blazers Center Zach Collins Making Progress in his Second Season

    Blazer's Edge "The idea of a sophomore breakout is popular in sports. The thinking is that players have been professionals for a year, understand how the league works, and are adjusted to their teammates, so it stands to reason that they take a step forward. On the other hand, there’s also the fabled..." December 20

  • With trust in himself, Jusuf Nurkic bounces back

    NBC Sports Northwest "For Jusuf Nurkic it’s all a matter of trust. Trust in himself and trust in how hard he works. Eventually, he figures, it will all pay off. And it did Monday night in Los Angeles. Nurkic came into Portland's game against the Clippers off three very difficult..." December 18

  • Damian Lillard Misses Practice, Expected To Play Monday

    Blazer's Edge "Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard missed Sunday’s practice due to personal reasons, but is expected to join the team for Monday’s contest against the Clippers in Los Angeles. Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl delivered the news in a series of..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Fred VanVleet's turnover the 'turning point' in Raptors' loss to Trail Blazers

    Sporting News "Fred VanVleet admitted his costly turnover was the "turning point" Friday as the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors lost 128-122 to the Trail Blazers. Starting in place of All-Star Kyle Lowry, who sat out due to a thigh contusion, VanVleet impressed during close to 38..." December 15

  • Canada’s Nik Stauskas accepting NBA reality with Trail Blazers

    Sportsnet "The math is daunting; nearly impossible to get your head around sometimes, but if you don’t — as a young NBA player — it can get into your head too. It goes like this: There are only 450 full roster spots in the NBA, distributed among just 30 franchises...." December 14

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • It's time for Trail Blazers to find a consistent rotation

    NBC Sports Northwest "What are we to make of the Trail Blazers’ recent misadventures? I will attempt to address that as best I can. Without the help of the team, which always seems to think everything is just fine. The Trail Blazers followed a familiar script Wednesday night, jumping to a..." December 13

  • Seth Curry thinks Steph was joking about doubts over moon landing

    Larry Brown Sports "Stephen Curry made headlines this week for questioning whether or not the United States ever actually landed astronauts on the moon, but the Golden State Warriors star’s younger brother thinks he may have been trolling. Following his team’s loss to the Houston Rockets on..." December 12

  • How a Potential Sale Might Affect Trail Blazers Trades

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of another hard-fought NBA Western Conferenceplayoffs race, but also in the midst of potential transition of ownership after the passing of former owner Paul Allen. Yesterday Jason Quick of The Athletic published an..." December 12

  • No Plans To Put Trail Blazers Up For Sale

    Hoops Rumors "Longtime Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen passed away in October, but his sister Jody Allen has no plans to sell the franchise anytime soon, according to Jason Quick of The Athletic. “Nothing is for sale right..." December 12

  • Can the Trail Blazers bench gets its groove back?

    NBC Sports Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers’ Big 3 delivered a crucial win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum hit the two most important shots of the game and Jusuf Nurkic stuffed the stat sheet with one of his..." December 10

  • LeBron James suggested Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers last year, LeBron James told the Cavs not to trade the disgruntled star. But LeBron also made no effort to win over Irving. If that weren’t unhelpful enough… Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report: League..." December 10

  • LeBron James Suggested Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving For Damian Lillard

    Real GM Basketball "When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James suggested they attempt to trade him to the Portland Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard. The Cavaliers never reached out to the Blazers on a trade for Lillard, but the interest from James has led to..." December 06

  • Is Nik Stauskas the Blazers’ Most Surprising Player?

    Blazer's Edge "Though Nik Stauskas has come back down to earth since his Blazers debut, when he dropped 24 points on LeBron James and the Lakers in the season opener, there’s no denying that he’s been a key contributor off the bench this season. The former lottery..." December 06

  • Trail Blazers have work to do: "It’s not just gonna go away"

    NBC Sports Northwest "The story coming in to Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks was the Trail Blazers’ struggling defense, but against the Mavs there were issues on both ends as Portland was unable to complete the come back and fell to Dallas 111-102. Getting into a hole is always..." December 05

  • Trail Blazers need to shoot more 3s! Especially CJ.

    Blazer's Edge "The Trail Blazers are in the middle of their annual early-season swoon and and fans are, justifiably, getting a bit angry. I’m not going to clutch pearls over a few losses — in all likelihood Portland isn’t THIS bad (although the corollary isn’t that they also..." December 04

  • Flight Attendant Details Private Jet Exploits From the Portland 'Jail Blazers'

    Complex "The Jail Blazers era has come to define the late 1990s and early 2000s Portland Trail Blazers, when a medley of talent meshed with some of the more flamboyant characters in NBA history. The team made as many headlines for their off-court exploits as they did for playing..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • The latest on Evan Turner's lingering Achilles issue

    NBC Sports Northwest "After being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Spurs, Evan Turner (left Achilles tendon inflammation) was ruled out 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Turner has been going through treatment over the past two days and is doing a lot of active stretching to try..." December 03

  • Moe Harkless is Back, but will he Make a Difference for the Blazers?

    Blazer's Edge "After missing 12 games with a balky left knee, Moe Harkless is back with the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite the fact that he’s still working his way into game shape, Harkless was back in the starting lineup on Sunday night against the Clippers. With the Blazers losing..." November 26

  • Jusuf Nurkic leaves game with right shoulder contusion

    NBC Sports Northwest "Meyers Leonard started at center to start the second half of the Blazers-Clippers game Sunday night, signaling alarm bells on the status of Jusuf Nurkic, who was absent from the Blazers bench.  Nurkic was ruled out a short time later with a right shoulder contusion. " November 26

  • Maurice Harkless feels good to be back despite loss in Milwaukee

    NBC Sports Northwest "It was a difficult night for the Trail Blazers on Thanksgiving Eve playing against a Milwaukee Bucks team who has been playing at such a high-level. But, Blazers head coach Terry Stotts didn’t use the excuse of  his team playing on the second night of a back-to-back or..." November 22

  • Blazers Came Close To Firing Terry Stotts In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers internally considered firing Terry Stotts during the offseason and nearly made that decision. The Phoenix Suns were one of several teams that began engaging third parties about Stotts' potential interest in their jobs. Damian Lillard fought for..." November 20

  • Damian Lillard Denies ‘Trade Pact’ Rumors

    Blazer's Edge "Damian Lillard denied the existence of a trade pact between himself and late Trail Blazersowner Paul Allen. Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus reported that Lillard and Allen had an agreement in place that would have paved the way for the star guard to relocate to..." November 19

  • Blazers' Seth Curry day-to-day with knee injury

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry is day-to-day after an MRI on his right knee found no structural issues, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Curry, who missed all of last season with a fractured left tibia, injured the knee during Wednesday night's 126-117..." November 15

  • Seth Curry has MRI on right knee, status unknown

    NBC Sports Northwest "Trail Blazers shooting guard Seth Curry injured his right knee in the first half against the Lakers and did not return to the game. The extent of the injury is not yet known. At this time the Trail Blazers are calling it a "right knee injury."  Curry was..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Breaking down Portland's most common play set

    NBC Sports Northwest "We've gone over a lot of components of Terry Stotts’ offense so far this season, everything from flare screens to Horns. Now I think it’s time we talk about a set that makes up a large part of the Portland Trail Blazers’ half-court offense, and it the most..." November 14

  • Maurice Harkless Could Return From Injury on Current Road Trip

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers might get injured forward Maurice Harkless back on the court during their current road trip. While he’s out against the Lakers, Harkless told Jason Quick of The Athletic (subscription required) that returning is a..." November 14

  • How Damian Lillard has been more efficient attacking the rim this season

    NBC Sports Northwest "Damian Lillard has always been a good penetrator off the dribble, but this year it seems like he’s picked up his efficiency as he continues to prove he’s one of the best point guards in the league.  At this point in his career, we’re not looking for big changes..." November 13

  • Stauskas in a Good Situation

    Blazer's Edge "True, Nik Stauskas has yet to replicate his season opening performance against the Lakers. Even with his recent reduction beyond the paint these last few games, he is still shooting 40 percent beyond the arc and averaging 8.3 PPG in 19.5 minutes off the bench for Portland. Signed..." November 13

  • The Blazers And 76ers Have The Best Odds To Sign Melo If He Is Waived

    Dime Magazine "The time of Carmelo Anthony in Houston may soon be coming to an end. Despite what the Rockets are saying publicly, reports claim that Anthony has played his final game in a Rockets uniform. What this means for Anthony’s future is unclear. He could be traded, but more likely..." November 13

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Trail Blazers Seth Curry still finding his footing

    NBC Sports Northwest "When Seth Curry entered the game late in the first quarter on opening night he was returning to NBA action for the first time in 559 days. A stress fracture in his left leg caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 season, meaning his Portland Trail Blazers debut marked his return to..." November 05

  • A New Rotation Is Bringing the Trail Blazers Success

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have had one of the lower scoring bench units in the NBA over the last several seasons. But with a few tweaks and a couple of low-cost signings, that’s changed this season. So far this year, the reserves are ranked in the top-10 in minutes, points,..." November 05

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01