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  • CJ McCollum To Be Re-Evaluated In One Week With Popliteus Strain

    Hoops Rumors "Portland guard CJ McCollum has avoided a major injury, with an MRI revealing that he suffered a popliteus strain in his left knee against the Spurs on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). McCollum will be re-evaluated in one week, Wojnarowski..." March 17

  • McCollum On Left Knee Injury: 'I Just Know That It's Not Normal' "The Portland Trail Blazers have been lucky enough to avoid serious injury this season, though that run of good health might have come to an end Saturday night in San Antonio.  Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum sustained an injury to his left knee after taking contact from Spurs..." March 17

  • Aldridge congratulates Dame for passing him on Blazers' all-time scoring list

    The Score "It was a simple gesture, but one that briefly reconnected the two players most responsible for the Portland Trail Blazers' decade of consistent success. As Damian Lillard officially passed him for No. 2 on the franchise's all-time scoring leaderboard, former Blazers standout..." March 16

  • Kobe Bryant once learned a Bosnian swear word just to mess with Jusuf Nurkic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jusuf Nurkic is having a breakout season for the Portland Trail Blazers. The Bosnian big man has put up impressive numbers in his second full season in Portland, and he’s been a vital part of their team as coach Terry Stotts has chosen to run the offense through Nurkic at the high..." March 13

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Has Discussed Returning to Trail Blazers with Damian Lillard

    Bleacher Report "Rip City may not have to say R.I.P. to dreams of a reunion between point guard Damian Lillard and forward LaMarcus Aldridge.  Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent in 2015, but the seven-time All-Star..." March 13

  • Blazers’ Rodney Hood plans to return vs. Pelicans on Friday

    Clutch Points "Rodney Hood hopes to be ready for the Portland Trail Blazers’ clash against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reported Tuesday that Hood and the Trail Blazers have taken precautionary measures with his hip injury so it..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • What did the Trail Blazers learn about themselves with Evan Turner out?

    NBC Sports Northwest "Evan Turner has been out of the lineup for the Portland Trail Blazers since mid-February, only recently playing sporadically thanks to left knee soreness. He’s the leader of that second unit, so him missing time was slated to be a big deal. But the Blazers have largely been..." March 11

  • Trail Blazers' Kanter, former teammate Turkoglu spar again about Turkey's government

    ESPN "The volatile, longstanding dispute between Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter and Turkish government officials has added another chapter, this time in separate interviews conducted by E:60's Jeremy Schaap, with Kanter again comparing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a..." March 09

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Blazers’ Enes Kanter says he didn’t sign with Lakers because he wanted to be ‘drama-free’

    Clutch Points "Enes Kanter says he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers because he wanted to be “drama-free.” After he got waived by the New York Knicks, Kanter received interest from multiple teams, including the Lakers. The big..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Blazers’ Versatility Helping Key Stretch Run

    Blazer's Edge "The Blazers played their most encouraging game of the year, to date, last Wednesday; beating the Boston Celtics 97-92. Looking at the box score, it seems like a typical Blazers game - Damian Lillard scores more than 30, and the Blazers get a win. But that game was a..." March 04

  • Enes Kanter cracks joke about missing game in Toronto due to travel concerns

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter cracked a joke about missing the Portland Trail Blazers’ game in Toronto on Friday night. Kanter did not travel with his team to Canada for the game due to concerns about his safety. He joked on Twitter that he was out due to..." March 02

  • Enes Kanter Won't Travel With Trail Blazers to Toronto, Fears Arrest if He Leaves U.S.

    SI "Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter will not travel with the team to Toronto for Friday night's game against the Raptors. Kanter, a native of Turkey, spoke with Trail Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl on Wednesday night to address his fears he'll be arrested if he leaves the..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Can I get a Moe Harkless headband? Is it here to stay?

    NBC Sports Northwest "The Trail Blazers’ longest road trip of the season is well underway and things have been going well for Portland so far. The Blazers defeated the Cavaliers 123-110 Monday night, improving to 3-0 on their current East Coast swing. Portland tipped off its 13-day trip..." February 26

  • Half Of The Blazers Team Got Stuck In An Elevator For Over 30 Minutes

    Dime Magazine "The Portland Trail Blazers have won their last four games, most recently a 123-110 win in Cleveland, to give themselves a two game advantage over the Rockets for the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Up next, the Blazers will face the Celtics in a major cross-conference matchup on..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Nurkic, Simmons exchange verbal jabs during game

    The Score "Ben Simmons and Jusuf Nurkic clearly are not fans of one another. The two proved as much during their matchup on Saturday when Nurkic's Portland Trail Blazers visited Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers. After Simmons missed a free throw, Nurkic emphatically yelled out,..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Enes Kanter shades former Knicks team after Blazers debut

    Sportsnaut "Former New York Knicks center Enes Kanter made his debut with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday after being waived by the Knicks earlier this month. Like clockwork, Kanter was able to taste the sweet nectar of victory with his new Blazers squad defeating the Brooklyn..." February 22

  • The Trail Blazers Sport a New Rotation, but are they Really Better?

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers enter the 2019 NBA Playoffs seeding run with two new players likely to earn significant playing time: Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood. Both trade-deadline pick-ups will bolster the roster, but how much? That’s the topic of..." February 20

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Is Zach Collins in a sophomore slump?

    NBC Sports Northwest "Much like the Portland Trail Blazers, Zach Collins started the year incredibly hot. As the season got underway in October, the young forward from Gonzaga appeared ready to fill the shoes left by Ed Davis in his second year in the league. But it feels like Collins has taken a step back..." February 19

  • Damian Lillard on staying with Portland: 'There is other stuff that means more' than winning championships

    CBS Sports "One of the most polarizing issues in the NBA today is how superstars are handling public grievances with their present teams and joining up to create so-called "superteams." The obvious example is the Pelicans' Anthony Davis, but he's far from the only star player to..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Stephen Curry reveals bet against brother Seth in 3-point contest

    Sporting News "There could be a lot on the line for Curry brothers Stephen and Seth as they take the court for the 3-point contest as part of the 2019 All-Star weekend in their hometown, Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Warriors guard revealed what he wants to bet against his brother,..." February 16

  • Seth Curry Proposes to Doc Rivers' Daughter ... She Said 'Yes!!!'

    TMZ "Two powerful NBA families are set to be linked by marriage -- with Steph Curry's brother, Seth, proposing to Doc Rivers' daughter, Callie ... and she said YES!! TMZ Sports has learned ... the Blazers guard popped the question to his longtime girlfriend in front of their..." February 16

  • The Blazers are the same, but trying to be different

    The Score "The Portland Trail Blazers just submitted one of their most impressive performances of the season, improving to 34-23 after running away from the defending champion Golden State Warriors in their last game before the All-Star break. If that sounds familiar, maybe it's because a..." February 14

  • Rodney Hood happy with trade to Blazers despite veto power

    Hoops Hype "In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Rodney Hood was pretty certain his days with the Cleveland Cavaliers were numbered. It was clear the rebuilding Cavs wanted to ship away veterans for draft picks and young talent. Also, Hood could veto any trade since he signed for the..." February 14

  • Enes Kanter signs with Portland Trail Blazers

    Oregonian "Enes Kanter has reached an agreement to sign with the Portland Trail Blazers and will fill the 15th and final roster spot for the Blazers, who have bolstered their front court with a proven center for their playoff run.

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  • Without a blockbuster at the deadline, did the Portland Trail Blazers get any better?

    NBC Sports Northwest "The 2019 NBA trade deadline came and went, and the Portland Trail Blazers failed yet again to make a big-time move. General Manager Neil Olshey was on the horn trying to get a big deal done, and he told NBC Sports Northwest’s own Dwight James that he had the green light to push..." February 10

  • Blazers Acquire Skal Labissiere from Kings for Caleb Swanigan

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have traded second-year forward Caleb Swanigan to the Sacramento Kings for third-year power forward Skal Labissiere, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It is Portland’s second deal ahead of the NBA Trade..." February 07

  • 76ers, Blazers interested in Hawks’ forward Taurean Prince

    Clutch Points "Taurean Prince has found himself in a very interesting position: he’s now an in-demand player just ahead of the NBA trade deadline. According to The Ringer, Prince has garnered interest from the Thunder, 76ers, and the Blazers. It was reported on the outlet,..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Players the Trail Blazers Could Get for the Noah Vonleh Trade Exception

    Blazer's Edge "Perhaps the most interesting part of Portland’s trade to acquire Rodney Hood over the weekend (at least to cap nerds like myself) wasn’t reported until Tuesday morning, when Bobby Marks tweeted that the Trail Blazers did not use the traded player exception..." February 06

  • Brothers Stephen and Seth Curry, Dirk Nowitzki headline 2019 NBA 3-Point Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 2019 NBA All-Star Game is nearly upon us. We still have yet to determine the rosters for Team LeBron and Team Giannis, but the rest of the events at All-Star Weekend have been set according to the NBA. On Tuesday, the league announced which players would take part in the 2019 NBA..." February 06

  • Trail Blazers aren't done with deadline action after Rodney Hood deal

    Sporting News "At long last, it’s trade deadline week! And with just days to go in what has already been an unexpectedly wild trade period, it’s safe to say more dramatic turns may lie ahead. So let’s get to today’s rumor-rama. Things are looking up in Portland. The Trail..." February 04

  • Blazers Trade For Cavaliers Forward Rodney Hood

    Blazer's Edge "The Trail Blazers have made a trade to acquire Cavaliers forward Rodney Hood. The Blazers have been tied to several rumors regarding wings and it appears they finally pulled the trigger on a deal that will bolster their depth on the perimeter. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered..." February 03

  • Trail Blazers Interested in Otto Porter, Expected to Be Buyers

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers continue to surface as potential buyers in 2019 NBA Trade Deadline rumors. The latest to take a swing at Portland’s trade prospects is ESPN’s Zach Lowe, who drops hints and references in his NBA Trade Deadline Preview article. Lowe characterizes..." February 02

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Turner "no spring chicken," but will play through Achilles pain

    NBC Sports Northwest "“I’m a superhuman!” While Evan Turner’s left Achilles may be sore, his swagger is anything but bruised. And while he sat the second half of the Blazers 120-111 win over the Hawks Sunday night, Turner plans to play when the Blazers suit up vs. the Utah Jazz..." January 30

  • Blazers To Aggressively Pursue Additional Star

    Hoops Rumors "The Blazers are expected to aggressively pursue an additional star-level player to put alongside Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, sources tell Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. Kyler writes that Portland may be a darkhorse in the Anthony..." January 30

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30