Preseason Preview Series: Portland Trail Blazers

Carried by their underappreciated and multi-talented backcourt in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, the Trail Blazers took the league by surprise last year. Should’ve-been Coach of the Year Terry Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 44-38 record and a 5th seed in the West after many thought the Trail Blazers would have a down year after losing four starters. Lillard, famously snubbed...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next? 2016-17 Portland Trail Blazers: Put Some ‘Respeck’ On It

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams, projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most intriguing player or players. I continue with the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Question Season Preview: Northwest Division

With the 2016-17 NBA season rapidly approaching, we'll use our division previews to take a look at a key question, play or theme that may define a team's success. Portland Trail Blazers - How will Evan Turner fit in with this emerging Portland team? When the Blazers lavished Turner with a $75 million deal to play alongside their dynamic duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Preview – Al-Farouq Aminu

Welcome to the Portland Trail Blazers Preview Series! For the second year in a row, Oregon Sports News writers Bryant Knox and Jared Wright will collaborate and provide detailed analysis on each member of the Trail Blazers, from Damian Lillard all the way to that random dude at the end of the bench. Enjoy! Today, we wrap up our previews on the day the Trail Blazers’ season finally...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Preview – Noah Vonleh

Welcome to the Portland Trail Blazers Preview Series! For the second year in a row, Oregon Sports News writers Bryant Knox and Jared Wright will collaborate and provide detailed analysis on each member of the Trail Blazers, from Damian Lillard all the way to that random dude at the end of the bench. Enjoy! Today, we’re taking a look at a player who is entering the final guaranteed...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 hours ago

Damian Lillard Believes Portland Trail Blazers Can Win NBA’s Western Conference

Damian Lillard has become more outspoken as the leader of this young Portland Trail Blazers team. He has made it clear he doesn’t want to join some super team like other NBA stars. He dreams of Portland winning a championship and having a parade down Broadway in downtown.  He believes he could win a league MVP. All of these things tell you all you need to know about what kind...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 hours ago

Trail Blazers Share Their NBA Debut Stories

Each member of the Portland Trail Blazers remembers their NBA debut differently. For virtually every NBA player, certain moments are forever etched into their minds. The moment they are drafted and appear on stage with the NBA commissioner, their first practice with their new teammates, and, of course, the first time they play a regular season game. The current crop of Portland...
Via Blazer's Edge
18 hours ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers looking for fast start in season opener vs. Utah Jazz

Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts previews Portland's season-opener Tuesday against the Utah Jazz at Moda Center.
Via The Oregonian
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Moe Harkless on Portland Trail Blazers continuity, confidence and chemistry

Portland forward Moe Harkless discusses the confidence and chemistry on the Trail Blazers ahead of the 2016-17 NBA season opener.
Via The Oregonian
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers comfortable, confident and ready to open 2016-17 season

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard on the team's mindset ahead of the 2016-17 season opener on Tuesday.
Via The Oregonian
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Hope to Find Answers in the Frontcourt

The Portland Trail Blazers added Festus Ezeli to an already-solid rotation of big men this summer that featured Mason Plumlee, Ed Davis, Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh. What can coach Terry Stotts expect from each of these guys? The Portland Trail Blazers kick off the regular season on Tuesday and, while the preseason has brought some clarity to concerns regarding the playing rotation...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Trail Blazers Exercise Fourth-Year Options on Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier

Both Vonleh and Napier are entering their third NBA season. The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised the fourth-year contract options of Noah Vonleh and Shabazz Napier, per an report. Both players were drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in 2014, and both are now under contract with the Trail Blazers through the 2017-18 NBA season. The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Former LSU guard Tim Quarterman makes Portland Trail Blazers regular season roster

Quarterman averaged 6.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in three preseason games with the Trail Blazers.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 days ago

WATCH: Steph Curry & Kevin Durant are already doing absurd things on the basketball court

It may just have been a preseason game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at Oracle Arena, but that didn’t seem to matter to Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Curry had had 35 points, and went 8-of-13 from three-point range. This play in the first quarter was particularly incredible, as the two-time reigning MVP came out of nowhere to get...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge not buying into trade rumors: ‘I’m happy’

Despite talk that the San Antonio Spurs are looking to trade LaMarcus Aldridge, the big man says he’s happy right where he is at and isn’t buying into the rumors. Speaking on The Jim Rome Show, Aldridge shot down the rumor that things are turning sour between him and the organization. “For sure, I am [happy],” Aldridge told The Jim Rome Show (h/t My San Antonio). ...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner Will Have a Big Impact

The Portland Trail Blazers spent a lot of money this offseason retaining the core of last season’s team. Their one major outside move was to bring in Evan Turner. How will the former Celtic impact the team, and can he keep them on an upward swing? Last season no one expected the Portland Trail Blazers to be successful. With four of the five starters on a perennial playoff team...
Via The Lottery Mafia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Northwest Division Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying the West, we move to the Northwest. Projected Conference Finish: 7th Best Move of Offseason: Festus Ezeli for two years, $15 million was a good signing in that you could’ve signed a sleeve of broken Ritz crackers for $15 million this summer and it would’ve been a good deal. Ezeli is a highly flawed player...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: A Season Full of Unbridled Potential

Portland Trail Blazers basketball is only nine days away and I am excited.  Excited not just at the fact that in a little over a week I’ll be able to watch Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum do their thing again—that’s a given.  Excited not just at the fact that I’ll be able to see how this team reacts after being last season’s NBA Cinderella story.  I’m excited for...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard says he wouldn’t join a super team: ‘That’s just not who I am’

Damian Lillard has no problem with the formation of super teams in the NBA. But the Portland Trail Blazers guard said on SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday that’s not something he would do. “If somebody wants to go join people and do that, it’s not against the rules. They can do it. It’s just more pressure to win when you do it. Some people say, ‘Oh, they had to do that to...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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