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  • Portland’s luxury tax bill expected to go down by $3.2 million due to Jusuf Nurkic injury

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazes would much rather have Jusuf Nurkic for the entirety of the 2019-20 season. But considering he’s unlikely to play until after the All-Star break due to a devastating leg injury suffered last March, the Blazers are undoubtedly pleased to at least..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Have Open 20-Man Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA training camps right around the corner, several more teams filled their 20-man offseason rosters this week. The Hornets did so on Monday, with the Mavericks, Pistons, Raptors, and Hawks following suit over the next few days. Those clubs join a list of..." September 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA Passes Stricter Tampering, Compliance Rules Package

    SI "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of provisions to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the rules changes in a press conference and said there "need to be consequences" when rules are..." September 20

  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • Damian Lillard claims he’s the J. Cole of the NBA

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard recently sat down with HotNewHipHop for a wide-ranging interview. During his appearance, Lillard was asked to compare some of the stars of hip hop to those of the NBA. When asked to pick an artist who best reflects his own style,..." September 19

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard Plans to Play for Team USA in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Clutch Points "Damian Lillard has a stint with Team USA in his future sights, with every intention to don the red, white and blue during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Portland Trail Blazers guard was one of the many familiar faces missing from the convocation process in Las Vegas last month, but..." September 18

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • CJ McCollum Says He Was “Secretly Hoping” Kawhi Leonard Would Not Sign With Lakers

    Fadeaway World "Just two and a half months ago, the world was convinced Kawhi would be a Laker. The team seemed confident, Kawhi seemed decisive, and rumors had been hinting at it for weeks. The thing is, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis already on board, the Lakers would be been more than just a..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Blazers Sign Troy Caupain, London Perrantes To Exhibit 10 Deals

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Troy Caupain and London Perrantes to Exhibit 10 training camp deals, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi. Caupain suited up in four games for the Orlando Magic last season while on a two-way deal. He played 49..." September 13

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • Damian Lillard opens up about the challenges of being a music artist and an NBA player

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers in the NBA, and pretty much like his professional basketball career, he also wants to be taken seriously as an artist. In an appearance on the Rap Radar, Dame opened up about how gaining..." September 10

  • 10 NBA Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league of movement, and this has been the case in most recent years. Some of the league’s stars have moved around a lot last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2020. Teams have different needs when they decide to trade their star players and these..." September 10

  • NBA Teams That Never Won It All but Won't Be Forgotten

    Bleacher Report "Some of the greatest teams in NBA history never won a title for a variety of reasons, including because of injuries. As you'll see, we're not even including the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors, who have case for inclusion. There's also this Michael Jordan guy who killed some..." September 10

  • Trail Blazers Sign Moses Brown To Camp Deal

    NBC Sports Northwest "According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Trail Blazers have agreed to a training camp deal with UCLA's Moses Brown.   UCLA center Moses Brown has signed a training camp deal with Portland, league source..." September 10

  • Portland’s Title Hopes Hinging On Zach Collins’ Adaptability

    Basketball Insiders "Letting Al-Farouq Aminu walk in free agency was a long time coming for the Portland Trail Blazers. He was an integral part of the team’s surprisingly stingy defense over the past few seasons, checking several positions over the course of 48 minutes and providing Portland with a..." September 09

  • 12 NBA Salary Guarantees To Watch In October

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of the NBA players who are currently on non-guaranteed contracts won’t have their salaries for 2019/20 become fully guaranteed until January 10. That’s the league-wide salary guarantee date and the default deadline that applies to players who haven’t..." September 06

  • How Many Current NBA Players Are Really Future Hall of Famers?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is flush with talent—perhaps more so than it has ever been before. This past season alone, there were over a dozen players who performed at what we would have considered MVP-level in the past. You're likely to run out of fingers and toes if..." September 06

  • Report: Major agencies planning to boycott NCAA’s new agent testing

    Clutch Points "Less than a month ago, the NCAA tried to impose their will on player agents, instituting a new mandate that would require agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Although the NCAA later rescinded the change after massive backlash, the community of agency firms and individual agents are..." September 06

  • Eight NBA players who could have breakout seasons with their new teams following a busy free agency period

    CBS Sports "Victor Oladipo is the poster boy for a change of scenery leading to suddenly-fulfilled potential. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft was solid, but not elite in his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. But a trade to Indiana..." September 04

  • NBA weighing investment vehicle to buy minority shares of individual teams

    Clutch Points "At the end of the day, the NBA is still a business. The whole world was reminded of this very fact of late, with news emerging pertaining to the league’s reported interest in investing on a small stake in individual teams. In an article by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, this..." September 03

  • Trade Packages to Break Up NBA's Worst Star Pairings

    Bleacher Report "Collecting star players is usually the key to success in the NBA.  But while pure talent typically wins out, some star pairings are destined to fail due to skill overlap, chemistry issues or roster fit. While superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi..." September 03

  • Team USA might really be in trouble at FIBA World Cup

    SB Nation "When Turkey’s Dogus Balbay took an unsportsmanlike foul from Joe Harris in the final nine seconds of overtime of Team USA’s second FIBA World Cup group stage, it looked like it was over. Turkey led the U.S., 92-91, and Balbaby was awarded two free throws and possession of..." September 03

  • Hawks, Warriors, Grizzlies Have Made Most Offseason Trades

    Hoops Rumors "A total of 43 trades have been completed by NBA teams since the 2018/19 season ended, including three deals involving three teams and one that included four teams. No club has been more active on the trade market during that time than the Hawks, who completed eight deals. However,..." September 03

  • Damian Lillard shoots down possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining Blazers

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard recently shot down down the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining forces with him. On The Joe Budden Podcast, Lillard briefly narrated his previous efforts in trying to lure Anthony to Portland before. He failed in all..." September 03

  • Redick, Iguodala and Under-the-Radar NBA Veterans Who Aren't Done Yet

    Bleacher Report "We all know veterans such as LeBron James and Steph Curry are going to put up huge numbers in 2019-20, barring injury. But what about some of the equally seasoned but less heralded players? You know, the guys teams may not have built their offseasons around acquiring but who could be..." September 03

  • Damian Lillard Discussed His Rivalry With Russell Westbrook And Said It’s About Respect

    Dime Magazine "One of the things that “old school” fans of the NBA lament about the modern game is how star players are too friendly with each other and that there aren’t the same kinds of player rivalries that existed back in the day because there isn’t the same level of..." September 03

  • Damian Lillard thinks Lakers’ LeBron James remains the best player in the NBA

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard believes Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is still the best player in the world. During a guest appearance on “The Joe Budden Podcast,” Lillard explained why Russell Westbrook isn’t considered the best player..." September 02

  • NBA Teams In The Tax For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "While 2019’s salary cap increase wasn’t as substantial as 2016’s, the jump from last season’s $101,869,000 cap to this year’s $109,140,000 represents the second-biggest increase in NBA history. The luxury tax line increased along with the salary cap,..." September 02

  • How Good Will CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard Be in Five Years?

    Blazer's Edge "Looking into the Portland Trail Blazers’ presumable future got a little easier this summer after both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum extended their contracts. The crew over at NBCSports, led by Kurt Helin, tried to predict who the 50 best players would be five years from now. They pinned..." September 01

  • Blazers forward Skal Labissiere shows off his shot blocking, jump shot in offseason workout

    NBC Sports Northwest "Skal Labissiere has been putting in work this offseason. The Portland Trail Blazers forward put on a clinic in this workout video from Ballislife.com. Alongside NBA players like Jeff Green, Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters, Labissiere can be seen shooting right-handed hooks, dunking..." August 31

  • Power Ranking USA Men's Basketball Roster Ahead of 2019 FIBA World Cup

    Bleacher Report "Australia ended a 78-game winning streak for the USA Basketball men's senior team in the lead-up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that starts Saturday in China. The hosts won 98-94 in front of 52,079 fans in Melbourne. After all the high-profile..." August 30

  • Highest-Paid NBA Players By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier today, we listed the top 50 highest-paid NBA players for the 2019/20 season. While that list presented a clear picture of the highest earners for the upcoming season, not every NBA team was represented. Neither the Grizzlies nor the Knicks had a..." August 30

  • Decisions On 2020/21 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to rookie scale extensions was moved up from October 31 to the last day before the regular season begins, but Halloween remains an important date on the NBA’s..." August 30

  • Who could be the NBA’s Andrew Luck?

    SB Nation "Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 29 with tens of millions of dollars on the table continues to draw a mix of astonishment and understanding around the American sports landscape. The NBA does not have a serious record of early choice retirements probably because..." August 30

  • Damian Lillard reaches multi-year extension agreement on NBA 2K partnership with 2K Sports

    Bleacher Report "He doesn't go by Dame D.O.L.L.A. for nothing. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Thursday afternoon that Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard has extended his partnership with 2K Sports and NBA 2K with a multiyear agreement including "in-game..." August 29

  • NBA Stars Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "A career year is the most brilliant type of NBA breakout. The stars align, the basketball gods grant their blessing, and players put forth a campaign greater than any they'll ever produce. At times, these meteoric rises can seemingly come with no rhyme or..." August 29

  • Ranking the NBA's 15 worst contracts

    The Score "The NBA has mostly gotten better at fiscal restraint. Contracts are kept relatively short by design, meaning ascending talents can reach their next payday quicker - and bad money comes off the books a lot faster. Still, today's front offices aren't above handing out truly..." August 28

  • Who's the Greatest In-Game Dunker of All Time?

    Bleacher Report "Forget about the three-point revolution, the post-up plays of old or even the all-eyes-on-them isolation game. Dunking remains king of the NBA. It's right there in the name: d-u-n-k-i-n-g. Nothing better captures the jaw-dropping, physics-defying athleticism of the..." August 27

  • NBA Players Who Are Headed Overseas For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "With a new group of incoming rookies arriving in the NBA this season and several players from international leagues also coming stateside, there simply aren’t enough roster spots around the league to accommodate all the players who spent time with NBA clubs last season. As such,..." August 27

  • Ranking The 10 Best Defensive Players In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "While the NBA has moved towards the direction of high-octane offenses and freedom of movement, defensive players still have tremendous value. After all, defense wins championships. If you look at every NBA Champion in history, they have all played defense at a high level. These 10..." August 27

  • 6 Players Who Are Unbelievably Still on NBA Payrolls

    Bleacher Report "In the post-amnesty NBA, there are no more contract mulligans. However, the stretch provision can help get bad—or unwanted—money off the books. If a team waives a player and triggers this mechanism by Aug. 31, his remaining salary is stretched over twice the number of..." August 27

  • Four risky NBA moves, including Warriors trading for D'Angelo Russell, Rockets gambling big on Westbrook

    CBS Sports "NBA front offices have gotten so smart. Every year it feels like we see fewer and fewer questionable decisions. Free-agent signings. Contract extensions. Trades. Draft picks. Information is everywhere, everyone is so careful, and yet, at the end of the day, everything is still a gamble. Here..." August 26

  • Blazers to wear '76-77 uniforms in 5 home games

    ESPN "At five home games this season, the Portland Trail Blazers will wear red jerseys with "blazers" in lowercase letters written vertically down the chest. The jerseys resemble those the team wore during the 1976-77 season, when they won the NBA title. Bill Walton, the center on..." August 26

  • Bucks, Knicks Carrying Most 2019/20 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Over three-quarters of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for the 2019/20 season. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases,..." August 26

  • Every NBA Team's Most Glaring Weakness Right Now

    Bleacher Report "With much of the NBA turned over this summer, the league and its eventual 2020 champion feel as up in the air as they have in years; perhaps decades. In the absence of one or two superteams, we'll now be treated to around a half-dozen or more title contenders led mostly..." August 26