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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 11/30

Welcome to this week’s OSN Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview! Always on Mondays, always your first, best spot to see what your beloved Blazers will go up against this week, and review what they did right or wrong last week! The Trail Blazers have played 17 games so far this young season, and while that isn’t the largest sample size in the world, it’s enough time to make...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard best highlights from 29 points against Lakers

As the Portland Trail Blazers look to make ground in the West, Damian Lillard showed last night why he might be one of the best scoring point guards in the game. Lillard and Portland faced off against the Los Angeles Lakers and Damian put together a solid performance which included 29 points and seven assists. Check out some of his best moments in the below video compilation: ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler wants Mason Plumlee to pay his $2,500 fine

The next time Mason Plumlee hears the Rihanna track "B***h Better Have My Money," it will probably remind him of Jimmy Butler.Which would be understandable given that the Chicago Bulls' shooting guard has made it very public that he plans to ask the Portland Trail Blazer to pay the $2,500 fine he drummed up when the team's faced off earlier this week.The fine stemmed from an incident...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Henderson works on his shot long after Portland loses

This is what veteran leadership looks like. Thomas B. Shea USA TodayPortland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson isn't having the best year. Since returning from an injury, he's shot 32.6 percent in eight games, averaging 4.6 points, which is almost a third of last year's tally.It's been rough, but Henderson isn't giving up. After Tuesday night's home loss against the Chicago Bulls...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers are all-in on 'Movember'

Portland supports men's health. Bart Young GettyGerald Henderson, Meyers Leonard and Mason Plumlee are three members of the Portland Trail Blazers who're all in on "Movember," a 30-day show of support for men's health. The former two are growing mustaches, but Plumlee can't, so he's helping out in a different way, per The Oregonian:"It looks I'm a middle school kid who's trying...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Win over Lakers helps Portland Trail Blazers look past losing streak

Blazers’ Damian Lillard (0) takes a shot against Lakers’ Roy Hibbert (17) during Sunday’s game. Photo by: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsAnd just like that, the Portland Trail Blazers are starting to look better than a team a lot of people said wouldn’t win more than 30 games this year. In their win against the Lakers Sunday night, Damian Lillard dropped 30 points and...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard 30 Points, 13 Assists In Blazers Win

Damian Lillard led the Portland Trail Blazers past the slumping Lakers with 30 points and 13 assists in Los Angeles. “Our defense in the second half was pretty solid,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I thought Damian obviously led things with his passing and his scoring and his leadership.” The post Damian Lillard 30 Points, 13 Assists In Blazers Win appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Meyers Leonard's diet look like?

Meyers Leonard eats like a horse. Joe Murphy GettyPortland Trail Blazers starting power forward Meyers Leonard has been out the past couple weeks with a shoulder injury, and could miss the next month of action. But that shouldn't stop him from maintaining a strict diet.Here's what Leonard eats for dinner every day, per For The Win:This meal can be a variety of things. It just depends...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Rockets broke their four-game losing streak

The Houston Rockets ended their four-game losing streak and gave interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff his first win as an NBA bench boss Wednesday night. How did they beat the Portland Trail Blazers, roughly 13 hours after the dismissal of Kevin McHale as head coach? They dominated overtime, but in order to get to the extra stanza, they needed this from Corey Brewer: COREY BREWER...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers-Inspired Adult Beverages That Should Exist In Rip City

If the Portland Trail Blazers have done one thing successfully during the early stages of the 2015-16 NBA season, it’s inspire fans across Rip City to consume adult beverages. Were you thrilled with the unexpected 4-2 start? Pop the champagne! Are you down in the dumps in the midst of an ugly losing streak? Find something to lift your spirits (like a spirit)! Maybe you’re stoked...
Via Oregon Sports News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Pointers: Why The Blazers Are Struggling To Score

The first Blazers possession of the season was pure magic: Damian Lillard tosses the ball to Meyers Leonard, who seals his man and pitches to CJ McCollum. Moving right to left above the break, McCollum hands off to Al-Farouq Aminu, who uses a Mason Plumlee back screen above the nail to drive toward the basket. When Aminu’s man ices him, Aminu wraps underneath the basket, flinging...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

92-year-old Trail Blazers fan gets wish, meets Damian Lillard

A 92-year-old Portland Trail Blazers superfan named Merle attended her first game on Thursday night. Her favorite player is Damian Lillard and she was holding out hope she would get the chance to meet the star player. Courtesy of a social media movement featuring a plea via hashtag, her wish came true. A post on Twitter from Vital Life, a foundation “supports causes and resources...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum primed for a big year

Some people are just born to put the ball in the basket. In 2012, I went to Lehigh University to visit my sister. The college life was exhilarating, but the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly attending a Mountain Hawks basketball game. Why? I got the chance to watch C.J. McCollum.  Ironically, Lehigh suffered one of its few losses on the night of my visit, but defeat failed...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Extension Dilemma: Meyers Leonard

In addition to training camps and preseason games going on across the league this month, it’s time for draftees of the Class of 2012 to negotiate extensions with their teams. If no deal is reached by October 31, then the player will become a restricted free agent next July 1. Some deals, like those for franchise cornerstones Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard, have already been struck...
Via The Sports Post
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers honor Umpqua Community College victims

The Portland Trail Blazers donned shirts during pregame warm-ups ahead of their exhibition season opener against the Sacramento Kings in solemn memory of the tragedy that played out last week Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. The shirts, which featured the outline of Oregon, a small heart and UCC, were worn by both players and coaches. A moment of silence was also held...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Trail Blazers reach buyout agreement with Mike Miller

    With the team in the middle of a full-scale rebuild, veteran sharpshooter Mike Miller didn’t fit into the future plans of the Portland Trail Blazers. Now the 35-year-old is officially free to latch on with a contender in the hopes of making one last title run. Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reported on Sunday that Miller has finalized a contract buyout with the Blazers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 27, 2015  |  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
August 27, 2015  |  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
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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