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Vote for which Portland Trail Blazers player you're most excited to see this season

The Portland Trail Blazers of 2015-16 look nothing like the Portland Trail Blazers of 2014-15.LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum, Arron Afflalo and Wesley Matthews are gone, replaced by Al-Farouq Aminu, Noah Vonleh, Mason Plumlee, Ed Davis, Gerald Henderson and so on and so forth.But new faces can be exciting, even if expectations are dramatically lower than they were...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Meyers Leonard throw serious heat before a minor league baseball game

Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard can do more than knock down a bunch of three pointers and look gorgeous. He's a real athlete with skills that apparently stretch beyond the basketball court and onto the baseball diamond. On Thursday night, Leonard threw out the first pitch before a Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball game. It was perfect.Beforehand, Leonard took it...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Mailbag – How Many Games Will The Blazers Win?

July 1st was the beginning of the end for the most recent era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball. Eighty percent of the starting lineup headed to new teams and the Blazers started a youth movement. In the past few months, the roster has started to round out. The new identity of the team is yet to be seen, but no matter what, the team on the field on October 28th will look completely...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers’ Ivory Towers – Meyers Leonard And Mason Plumlee

This upcoming season in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers have been making a huge transition after losing four of their five starters, as well as many other unmentionable players that pushed them to their 51-win regular season. The ESPN Summer Forecast had the new Trail Blazers at a 31-51 record, ending 11th overall in the West. Although the analysts at ESPN have made these very...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard and the shapeless Trail Blazers

After a phenomenal 50-win season followed by a tough first round exit, the upcoming season does not look promising for the Portland Trailblazers. Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum, arguably two of the most versatile two-way wings in the league, are now gone; solid role players Arron Afflalo and Robin Lopez are gone; even LaMarcus Aldridge, the cornerstone of the franchise for the...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Ed Davis

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge and Lillard left off Portland's all-time starting five

The Portland Trail Blazers have had some truly great players. Some, like Bill Walton and Brandon Roy, tragically had careers cut short by injury. Others, like Greg Oden and Sam Bowie, were all but prevented from having a career at all. But beyond the dark clouds shines more than a few bright lights. The Oregonian's compiled five of them right here, as selected by the publication...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum Talks Damian Lillard, His Game And The 2015-16 Portland Trail Blazers

By Joshua Vinson / @TheJoshAVinson There are three seasons in the NBA: the regular season, the postseason and the free-agency season, which may be just as interesting as the first two. Every team goes through this, but one team saw a complete face-lift to its starting core this offseason. The Portland Trail Blazers, a team that was a tweak or two away from competing in the NBA Finals...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum Could Be This Season’s Breakout Star

You might remember CJ McCollum as the man who lit up Duke’s defense for 30 points in Leigh’s upset victory over the Blue Devils in the first (second) round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. You may know him as the frequent contributor to The Players’ Tribune, offering advice to rookies on how to get through their first year in the league. Or you may never heard of the Portland...
Via Standing O Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What Should Be Their Second Unit?

(Jan. 20, 2015 – Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Myles Stedman: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Recently we published an article on what the Portland Trail Blazers starting five should be for this upcoming season. Now, we take a look at how they should structure their bench. With a starting five of Damian Lillard, Gerald Henderson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Noah...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is next up for the Portland Trail Blazers?

Before a season can begin, each organization in the NBA must face free agency. This offseason the Portland Trail Blazers were dismantled and they ended up losing 4 of their 5 starters from the 2014-15 NBA season. Having said that, the Blazers didn’t necessarily completely lose out this summer. Damian Lillard During the 2015-16 offseason the Portland Trail Blazers were able to...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

The city of Portland has suffered through a mass exodus of historical proportions this NBA offseason. Virtually every key rotation player from last year not named Damian Lillard departed in free agency, forcing the Blazers into a large-scale rebuild almost overnight. One by one, their guys fled for greener pastures as the team watched helplessly....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Dance: Damian Lillard Soldiers On

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has had quite a busy offseason. It began on a high note, inking a five-year, $120 million contract extension with the only NBA..... The post The Big Dance: Damian Lillard Soldiers On appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Blazers were smart to start a rebuild

The Portland Trail Blazers won 50-plus games both last season and in 2013-14. They were considered by many one of the most-talented teams in the NBA. However, varying circumstances saw the team eliminated from the playoffs early both seasons. They were never a legitimate title contender over these past two seasons. That’s the harsh reality of it. Another harsh reality is the fact...
Via Sportsnaut
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The fresh new faces of the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have undergone some major roster changes this offseason. It is clear that this team’s focus is on rebuilding. This team has made it a point to acquire young talent and look at the big picture. The Blazers are planning for the franchise’s future success. With the departures of LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, and Arron Afflalo in free agency and Nicolas...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to sign with Spurs

One of the top free agents of this year’s class is reportedly on his way to the San Antonio Spurs. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Spurs will sign All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015   Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers apologize for first, get second meeting with Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly left his first free agency meeting with the Los Angeles feeling underwhelmed, but he apparently respects the franchise enough that he was willing to give it another shot. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Aldridge granted the Lakers’ request for a second meeting on Thursday night, and the team spent the entire 90...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewery offers Aldridge free beer for life if he stays a Blazer

While LaMarcus Aldridge is currently weighing offers from teams on where to continue his career, a Portland Brewery is offering an incentive for Aldridge to stay in the area. Breakside Brewery is enticing Aldridge to stay with free beer for life as well as a signature beer. Hey @aldridge_12 do you like beer? If you...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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