Source: Trail Blazers to Announce Television Deal With ROOT Sports Northwest

In a piece about new TV commentator Kevin Calabro, the Seattle times claims the Blazers will choose ROOT Sports Northwest TV network as its new home for television coverage. With the Portland Trail Blazers negotiating a new television contract, speculation that the team will move away from current partner Comcast SportsNet Northwest has been swirling. Sources for The Seattle Times...
Via Blazer's Edge
13 hours ago

Watch CJ McCollum Work Out With Kevin Durant

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is working out with Oklahoma City Thunder free agent Kevin Durant in New York City. Blazers guard CJ McCollum blasted an Instagram video of himself working out in New York City, as Thunder free agent forward Kevin Durant looks on: Good work this week in the big cbrick603 ✊ @ Life Time Athletic at Sky — CJ...
Via Blazer's Edge
20 hours ago

Is Criticism Warranted for the Portland Trail Blazers' 2016 Draft?

Blazer's Edge staff writer Eric Griffith joins the weekend podcast to discuss all the 2016 NBA Draft day trades, why the Portland Trail Blazers were mostly inactive, Steph Curry's "mocking" celebrations in Portland, LeBron James' championship in Cleveland, the Arron Afflalo trade, hope for Al Horford and more! Blazer's Edge staff writer Eric Griffith joins the Weekend Podcast to...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Above All, Portland Trail Blazers Fans Plea – Neil, Just Don’t Do Anything Stupid

It’s the most dreaded and beloved time of year for Portland Trail Blazer fans. A time of year that has a long, documented history of either making or breaking Portland’s team. The NBA Draft is arguably the most polarizing event in the league and in no other place has that been more evident than Rip City. It’s the time we shine or whine (or wine, depending on how bad it is)...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers acquire Jake Layman in 2016 NBA draft

Portland Trail Blazers acquire Jake Layman in 2016 NBA draft
Via The Oregonian
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard To Forego 2016 Olympics

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will not play for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in order to rest and continue rehabilitating the plantar fasciitis injury that dogged the 6-3 for much of the 2015-16 season. I can confirm this report. Though Lillard was able to play through the injury after missing seven...
Via Forward Center
3 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers – Draft-Day Trade Rumors Are Swirling, What Are The Right Moves?

The NBA draft is tonight, and with a perceived lack of depth (some calling it the shallowest draft pool in years), many teams are looking to the trade and free agency markets for impact players. If Portland is interested in improving its roster overnight, there are plenty of potential deals to be had if Neil Olshey is willing to pull the trigger and send one of his home-grown talents...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

Why It’s Time For The Portland Trail Blazers To Move On From Meyers Leonard

The Meyers Leonard conundrum is complicated enough to make any Portland Trail Blazer fan happy they aren’t Neil Olshey. Leonard has the height and shooting ability to make him a threat to score wherever he is on the court. The problem: That potential never materialized into tangible results long enough to say he is the long-term answer at power forward. If Maurice Harkless and...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago

Trail Blazers hire longtime Sonics broadcaster Kevin Calabro for TV broadcasts

The Portland Trail Blazers moved quickly in hiring a new play-by-play man for their game telecasts on Comcast SportsNet Northwest. One day after brooming out the broadcast team of Mike Barrett and Mike Rice, the team hired Kevin Calabro to be its new voice on television. Though the Blazers fanbase is understandably upset about a beloved broadcast team being dismissed, Calabro figures...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers hire Calabro as new play-by-play announcer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have hired veteran television broadcaster Kevin Calabro as their new play-by-play announcer. The announcement Friday comes two days after the team said on-air personalities Mike Barrett and Mike Rice wouldn't return next season. Calabro was the TV and radio announcer for the Seattle SuperSonics for 21 years but didn't join the team...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers axe broadcasters, face backlash

It’s rare to see a team undergo wholesale turnover in its local TV and radio broadcasters, and even more rare to see a team instigate that when those broadcasters are still under contract. That’s apparently what the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers have done, though, with Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reporting that the team has parted ways with TV play-by-play man Mike Barrett...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers purge most of their longtime broadcaster team

PORTLAND, Ore. — Longtime Trail Blazers television broadcasters Mike Barrett and Mike Rice will not return to the team next season. Team President and Chief Executive Officer Chris McGowan announced the changes on Wednesday. The Blazers also let go of radio analyst Antonio Harvey. Barrett, a native Oregonian, had been with the Blazers for 17 seasons, 13 as the lead play-by-play...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard Freestyle Illustration

The surprise freestyle Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard dropped on Sway in the Morning serves as the key inspiration for this piece created by Bam! Bam! Bam! Dope! The post Damian Lillard Freestyle Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After losing four starters and two top reserves, most expected the Portland Trail Blazers to fall to the bottom of the Western Conference. Instead, with two excellent free agent signings, the Blazers not only remained competitive but managed to thrive and even won a playoff series. With young talent up and down the roster and Neil Olshey and Terry Stotts in perfect rhythm at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Moves Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey made this year

A breakdown of moves Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey made this year
Via The Oregonian
20 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum calls out old timers for their mouthguard opinions

Apparently, the way some of the NBA’s current players, most famously Stephen Curry, use their mouthguards as toys does not go over well with the old guard. Portland guard C.J. McCollum brought that to light on Sunday when he called out said old guard for their thoughts. McCollum himself found out through this tweet, which he retweeted. Just learned that the way guys hold their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard’s new rap song reportedly has labels interested

We already knew Damian Lillard was good at rapping for a basketball player. But now it’s starting to seem like he’s also good at rapping for a rapper. On Wednesday morning, the Trail Blazers point guard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A. released a new song called ‘Talk to Em,” and according to TMZ, some “major labels” are interested in signing him to a deal. Lillard’s agent Aaron...
Via The Comeback
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Neil Olshey says the Trail Blazers will be active in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Portland general manager Neil Olshey says the Trail Blazers will be active in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Via The Oregonian
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate McMillan a good hire no one seemingly wants to admit

Dropping hints of breaking news that could be done anytime, but choosing a Saturday night to do so, is the equivalent of trying to climb the tree to your bedroom window hoping your parents sleeping on the couch don’t realize you’re sneaking in at 3 a.m. when they saw you last go to bed at 11 p.m. So when the Nate McMillan-to-Indiana Pacers head coaching post got wind behind...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Pacers to promote assistant Nate McMillan to head coach

The Indiana Pacers are in the final stages of finalizing a deal that would promote assistant coach Nate McMillan to head coach. McMillan has been on the sidelines for the Pacers on and off since 2013. Originally he was brought in to be the associate head coach behind Frank Vogel, which he served for a year, but then took a year off. He was then hired back as an assistant for the ’15...
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Stotts not ‘a slam dunk’ to return as Blazers head coach

What head coach Terry Stotts did with the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2015-16 season was nothing short of miraculous. Despite losing five of his top six players from last year’s team over the offseason, Stotts took a ragtag roster of misfits and undervalued talents to a 44-38 record and a Western Conference Semifinals berth, earning Coach of the Year runner-up honors in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Even in defeat, Blazers prove to be a force to be reckoned with

The Portland Trail Blazers lost 80 percent of their starting lineup and two of their three best players last summer. This came on the heels of the team losing in the first round of the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs. At that point, common logic seemed to suggest that the Blazers would be closer to winning the lottery than actually taking part in the playoffs this spring. Something funny...
Via Sportsnaut
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Steph Curry's sister addresses video of mom dancing on another man

Sonya Curry went nuts celebrating a three-pointer made by her son, Stephen Curry, late in the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, as she tends to do. The only thing is her appearance on TV caused many to have a question. Where the heck was her husband, Dell, as she was getting comfortable with another guy while dancing in a suite at Oracle Arena? ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard shows off sick handles, drains stepback jumper

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is lethal, no matter where he is on the court. He can create his own shot with his dribbling skills, or he can use his speed and elusiveness to get to the hoop. Lillard did the former in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s game, as he showed off his sick handles and calmly drained a stepback three-pointer. He faked Leandro Barbosa...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers and the joy of exceeding expectations

For some reason, sports have become less about entertainment and more about winning. Now, the immediate response is, obviously, “Winning is fun, isn’t it?” Yes, it is, but not if it comes at the expense of entertainment. Whatever the reason might be (fantasy sports, blogging, talking heads and other explanations come to mind), a large number of fans watch their teams with...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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