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And So Begins Another Portland Trail Blazers Journey …

It’s often said that every journey begins exactly the same. Whether it’s a triumphant Lord of the Rings-esque journey ending in untold riches and life affirming self-discovery, or it’s a Billy Bob’s fateful trip to the local mini-mart that ends in a botched robbery, police standoff and a once promising life now spent behind bars, it all begins with an innocuous first step...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game of the Night (10/29): Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89

Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Oklahoma City 89 95.2 42.0 32.6 16.1 32.1 Portland 106 113.2 51.1 31.0 10.7 25.3 Russell Westbrook (OKC) — 38 pts., 11/26 FGs, 6 assts. LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) — 27 pts., 10/19 FGs Game To Watch (10/30): Knicks vs. Cavaliers, 8 p.m./TNT
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Game One – All Eyes Are On The Defense

It’s finally here! Game 1 out of 82 in the 2014-2015 NBA Season tips off in the Moda Center this evening on national television. All eyes in Rip City will be on the team that led us all on the magical ride to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Not many faces have changed, the coaching staff is the same, the philosophies have matured but not changed...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Rumors: Portland will allow Thomas Robinson to test free agency next summer

The Trail Blazers have declined PF Thomas Robinson's $4.6 million fourth-year option for next season per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. This means he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The former fifth overall pick in 2012 has shown flashes of potential, but has never gotten an extended look. Robinson has only played 13.8 minutes per game throughout parts...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blazer’s Edge rejects second-tier media credential from Trail Blazers

One of the most popular and most successful team blogs in all of sports won’t have a voice in the locker room this season. Blazer’s Edge, the Portland Trail Blazers blog in the SB Nation network, is refusing media credentials from the team in the wake of a new two-tier policy. The Blazers changed their credential policy this season, allowing the same access as always to traditional...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Preseason Predictions: Western Conference – Northwest

Frontrunner - Portland Trail Blazers Last season, the Trail Blazers took a huge step forward in the win-loss column. Two years ago they finished with a 33-49 record and last year they improved to 54-28. They played at a faster pace than they have in the past 10 years, averaging the 4th most points at 106.7. Both LaMarcus Aldrigde and Damian Lillard increased their numbers and Nicolas...

Blazers Exercise 15-16 Options On Leonard, McCollum

The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised team options on the contracts of center Meyers Leonard and guard CJ McCollum. Portland exercised its fourth-year team option on Leonard, who holds averages of 4.4 points (52.2% FG), 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 14.3 minutes in 109 games over two seasons with the Trail Blazers. The team selected Leonard with the 11th overall pick in the...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Set To Release Thomas Robinson

Next season power forward Thomas Robinson might not be playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.. A close source tells Yahoo Sports that the Portland Trail Blazers will not be picking up Thomas Robinson  in the fourth-year option worth $4.6 million and he will become an unrestricted free agent by next Summer. The 23-year-old forward was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2012...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Exploring Chris Kaman

This column written by Miro Frankzerda The Portland Trail Blazers open their 2014-2015 season on October 29 and Rip City is hoping to see the team build on last year’s 54-win season and second round playoff appearance. Much of the discussion is centered on the development of the bench, which was practically invisible last year unless you count ex-Blazer Mo Williams chucking off...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard hits his shmoney dance and spits bars on Conan

Portland Trailblazers all-star Damian Lillard appeared on Conan Friday night to promote the release of NBA Live ’15. Lillard graces the cover of the game. The point guard also showed off his rapping skills by giving Conan an introduction to his popular Instagram rap contest, “4-Bar Fridays.”   Lillard even found a moment to hit his Shmoney Dance. video via Conan photos...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Waive Diante Garrett, Darius Morris

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived Diante Garrett and Darius Morris. Both players were expected to be waived and were on non-guaranteed contracts.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Damian Lillard drops a freestyle rap on Conan

Jim Racalto Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is already known for his explosive play on the court, and keen sense of fashion. Well, his talents don’t stop there. Lillard stopped by the late-nigjt TBS show “Conan” to talk about various subjects. However, the most impressive part was when Lillard said that he’s been rapping since […] Sports-Kings - The Kings...
Via Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Owner Donates $100 Million To Fight Ebola

Portland Trailblazers owner Paul Allen According to ESPN, Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has donated $100 million to fight Ebola. On Thursday the billionaire said that among the initiatives he’s supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected. His foundation also...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After years of toiling through a Jail Blazer era and the collapse of the Brandon Roy-Greg Oden team, Portland broke through with a trip to the second round thanks to an all-star season from Damian Lillard and a starting lineup that clicked immediately. Forgotten was Portland’s rich history with the sixth best winning percentage among active franchises and a 21 year streak of making...
Via Analytics Game
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez Answers Player Questionnaire Like He’s An Old-Timey Dude From 1928

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to kick it old school when he answered a player questionnaire….like right around the Great Depression old school. How do we know this? Well, he said the song he has on repeat right now was done by this dude… His favorite vacation destination? Here’s looking at Casablanca or [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 4 visits today) The...
Via No Coast Bias
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Will They Be Better This Season?

(Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America) Portland Trail Blazers: Will They Be Better This Season? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Portland Trail Blazers finished the 2013-14 season with a 54-28 record, landing them the fifth seed in the West. After leading the Western Conference through much of the first three months of the season the Blazers came back...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Player projections

This is the third and final installment of our Portland Trail Blazers season preview. In the first two articles we took a look at the Blazers’ general roster and their potential standing in the Western Conference. Now I will give an overview of each player that will potentially be in the starting five and some key reserve players that will have a big affect off the bench. The potential...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard hits amazing off-the-wall trick shot

Trick shots are always awesome. During Portland Trail Blazers practice, some of the players were trying to hit a shot by bouncing it off the side wall of the gym into the basket. Check out Meyers Leonard hitting that shot: After Leonard hit the shot, he did a cartwheel to celebrate it. The cartwheel might have been as good as the trick shot itself. You go, Meyers. Do your thing...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Trail Blazers on the rise with Lillard, Aldridge

Editor's note: This is the 17th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Robin Lopez; PF LaMarcus Aldridge; SF Nicolas Batum; SG Wesley Matthews; PG Damian Lillard. Key Reserves PG Steve Blake; PF Thomas Robinson; C Chris Kaman; SG Will Barton; SF Dorrell Wright; C Joel Freeland; C Meyers Leonard; G C.J. McCollum; SF Victor Claver...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Continuity can come with a price as told by Terry Stotts

The Portland Trailblazers are a team returning a lot of guys to their roster. They bring back the majority of their roster, if not all of it, and added key pieces like Chris Kaman and Steve Blake, who will be coming to Portland for the fourth time in his career.  This is the kind of […]
Via Project Spurs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers C.J. McCollum Says KD is Going to Be Out Longer Than 6 Weeks

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum isn’t a doctor, but he’s been through what Kevin Durant will be facing. During his senior year at Lehigh, McCollum suffered a Jones fracture. McCollum had surgery, but re-fractured the same foot during training camp last season, which caused him to miss over 40 games last season. Reports says Kevin Durant is expected to be out 6-8 weeks...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Roster analysis

Just when you think that the Western Conference couldn’t get any tougher, the Portland Trail Blazers decided to pop into the mix. After the Blazers surprisingly knocked off the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs last year, fans and teams alike began to take notice of the potential that resides in this talented team. The Trail Blazers are a team that looks like they will...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster by position

How do they rank? Point guard. Shooting guard. Small forward. Power forward. Center. The Portland Trail Blazers, like all 30 NBA teams, have them, but which position ranks the best on the roster entering the 2014-15 season? When ranking these positions, a few things come to mind. First is past production. What did the players at each spot do last season, and what has each player...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Finds Its Big Man. The Portland Trail Blazers entered free agency knowing one thing: It needed to improve its bench. That could be done in a number of different ways, but as it turns out, general manager Neil Olshey spent his energy looking for big men, and a big man he found in Chris Kaman. On Thursday night, Portland came to terms with Chris Kaman on a two-year, $9...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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