TRAIL BLAZERS RUMORS & GOSSIP
It was Blazers 103, Wizards 96 on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at the Moda Center.
It was another comeback win for Portland, this one fueled emotionally and physically by LaMarcus Aldridge, playing hurt, and playing on into the foreseeable, if tenuous, future.
The message from Aldridge, who wanted to play, and the Blazers, who, knowing full well their history with theirâ...
There are few things that I enjoy watching more than a poster slam dunk and during tonightâs Wizards-Trail Blazers game, Portlandâs Thomas Robinson provided us with one.
In the first quarter of play, Robinson drove to the basket and decided to throw the hammer down on Washingtonâs Kris Humphries:
Thatâs a poster, folks!
Robinson dunks on Humphries [Jason Damiano]
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Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to postpone surgery on his thumb, and will play Saturday night againstÂ he Washington Wizards.
BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.
â Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 24, 2015
Aldridge has a radial...
In an astonishing twist, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to put off thumb surgery and will suit up for the teamâs game against the Washington Wizards Saturday night.
Portland had originally announced on Thursday night that the power forward was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks afterÂ tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb. At that...
I feel bad for Thomas Robinson. I really do. It seems like the NBA is as open and fair a competition as you could ever devise to find out who the best basketball players are in the world. If you canât cut it in the NBA, it seems like you should have nobody to blame for yourself.
I think thatâs the caseâfor the most part. Sometimes, though, a playerâs personal development...
Minutes before tip-off of the Trail Blazers match up against the Boston Celtics, Portland announced that the diagnosis of LaMarcus Aldridgeâs thumb injury was a little worse than thought.
Portland Trail Blazers PR tweeted, âMRI confirms Portland F LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He will undergo surgery; out for 6-8 weeks.â
Losing one of...
I know, I know. Â Much bigger headlines on the injury front, but it's Injury Friday with Pete's Fantasy Basketball Infirmary coming out in a few hours, so I'm not gonna steal his spotlight!
With LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with a hitchhiking injury, on top of Robin Lopez still a few weeks out, there's a ton of PF/C minutes to fill your Blazing hole. Â After Dorell Wright had...
Coming into the game the Trail Blazers had the second-best record in the West. Â Despite some key injuries, in the minds of Blazers fans losing at home to the lowly Celtics was not a viable option. Â And I'm not sure if it was just because they were playing Boston, but the deflated ball jokes were rampant.My No. 1 favorite:After Jared Sullinger dove for the lose ball in the lane...
LaMarcus Aldridge thumb injury forces Portland to lose their superstar for 6-8 weeks.
ESPN reports that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge thumb injury issues will cause him to miss the next six to eight weeks. The hopeful all star suffered the injury on Monday against the Sacramento KingsÂ tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb.
An MRI on Thursday...
Portland Trail Blazer big man LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo surgery on his left thumb after he injured it in Thursdayâs game against the Phoenix Suns. The team lost that game 118-113 and it looks like theyâve lost Aldridge for almost two months now.
#Blazers say MRI reveals that LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He will have surgery, missâ...
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb and will undergo surgery.
Aldridge is expected to miss the next 6 to 8 weeks.
Aldridge wasÂ injured while trying to strip the ball from DeMarcus Cousins in the second quarter of Portlandâs 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Jan...
Before Wesley Matthews was recognizedÂ as the best three-point shooter in Portland Trail Blazers franchise history. He was known as âIron Manâ with a healthy 250 consecutive games streak before finally sitting out with a hip injury. Only a few players have an ability to play through pain and Matthews is right near the top of that list and has been for years. Art by Muideen Ogunmola...
The Portland Trail Blazers' recent play hardly resembles that of a Western Conference contender.
Following their worst shooting night of the season, the Trail Blazers will look to avoid their fourth straight defeat Monday night when they host the Sacramento Kings.
Portland (30-11) is one of three NBA teams with 30 wins and ranks among the league's best in both scoring offense (103...
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Sometimes helping a teammate can come at a price to you and during last nightâs Trail Blazers-Grizzlies game, Portland center Chris Kaman found that out.
As teammate Wesley Matthews was down on the court, Kaman ran over to help his teammate to his feet but ultimately slipped and fell into Wes:
Stay safe, Chris and Wes!
Kaman slips while helping Matthews [Erik Gundersen]
Talk about a moment in time the Blazersâ Nicolas Batum will want to forget.
Soooooo where do I begin? Batum air-balled twice in a row and then proceeded to gift wrap the ball to the Clippersâ Chris Paul with one easy turnover.
As Homer Simpson would say, âDâoh!â
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On the surface of things, the Portland Trail Blazers are doing alright. In some areas, theyâre doing great, actually. As one of the few teams in the top ten in both offensive and defensive rating, as well as a team that prides itself on taking away the three-point shot, the stats largely say that this is a team that could go far in the postseason.
The individual efforts from the...
Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
âItâs Dame Timeâ reads the slogan for latest addition to the Adidas Hoops roster. Tuesday was an eventful evening for âRip Cityâ fans and Portland Trailblazersâ elite point guard Damian Lillard for the official unveiling of the âD Lillard 1âł performance shoe.
Adidas Hoops incorporated two silhouettes to lead the storm, a...
No point guard currently in the NBA possesses greater leaping ability than Damian Lillard. Itâs no secret that he can dunk better than any other player at his position, which heâs shown by competing in the NBAâs dunk contest in the past.
Lillard reminded basketball fans why heâs such a great dunker during Sunday nightâs game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Portland has officially entered the race forÂ big man Jermaine OâNeal. They originally drafted him out of high school in the now-legendary 1996 draft and he played there for four year until he was traded to Indiana where he spent the bulk and prime of his career. The Blazers are trying to bolster a front court that has had injuries to guys like Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland...
Damian Lillard is quickly becoming one of the NBAâs best clutch players. Â Tuesday night in OKC, Lillard hit a three to send the game into OT that looked a lot like the one he hit against the Houston Rockets in last yearâs playoffs.
That shot certainly enteredÂ the memory of Blazers analyst Mike Rice. Â But in calling back to the Rockets buzzer beater, he had a slight geography...
Robin Lopez responded to rumors that Khloe Kardashian might have interest in him with some fantastic sarcasm. There have not been any reports that Lopez and Kardashian are dating, but a gossip item said the reality TV personality has interest in the Trail Blazers center. Here is the item from the New York Daily News...Read More
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Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez and opposing team mascots just do not get along.
Lopez once called The Raptor the leagueâs most annoying mascot, pushed (Rockets mascot) Clutch and wrestled (Pistons mascot) Hooper a year ago.
Some things never change.
Lopez and the Trail Blazers traveled to Detroit for a matchup with the Pistons on Tuesday night. And Lopez caught a...