Shabazz Napier Looking For Fresh Start With Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers may have found their niche in the National Basketball Association as the organization great at finding hidden talent and finding a role somewhere on the 15-man roster for players otherwise undiscovered. Players like Allen Crabbe, Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard fit this mold last year as did Maurice Harkless and that’s leaving out Mason Plumlee on that list...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 hours ago

Plumlee makes up with young fans he scared with Jordan fight

Men who are nearly 7-feet tall can be quite intimidating to children who are about three feet shorter than that. It’s easy to understand, then, why two men of that stature nearly getting into a fist-fight made two young Portland Trail Blazers fans who were sitting courtside feel uneasy. Mason Plumlee and DeAndre Jordan got into a shoving match during the Los Angeles Clippers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers fall to L.A. Clippers, 114-106: Postgame report

The Oregonian/OregonLive Trail Blazers beat reporters Joe Freeman and Mike Richman recap Portland's 114-106 loss to the L.A. Clippers Thursday night at Moda Center. For complete Blazers coverage, go to Subscribe! See more on our website: Follow us...
Via The Oregonian
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mason Plumlee talks about the scuffle with DeAndre Jordan

The Portland Trail Blazers fell 114-106 to the LA Clippers in their first loss of the 2016-17 season at the Moda Center on Thursday. Damian Lillard led Portland with 29 points and 10 rebounds while Moe Harkless added 23 points and eight rebounds for the Blazers (1-1). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and 13 rebounds and Chris Paul added 27 points, five assists and five rebounds for...
Via The Oregonian
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Stotts reflects on Portland's 114-106 loss to the LA CLippers

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Via The Oregonian
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland's C.J. McCollum Explains What Makes Russell Westbrook Impossible to Guard

It's a blast to watch Russell Westbrook play basketball. A typical Westbrook sequence involves him grabbing a rebound, zooming down the court, fearlessly rocketing skyward and tossing down a jam over a defender who's 6 inches taller than him. Indeed, Westbrook is fun to watch, but it's no fun trying to stop him. In a recent piece for The Player's Tribune, Portland Trailblazers...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Young Portland Trail Blazers look to take next step

Last season was a memorable one for the Portland Trail Blazers. With a 44-38 regular season record they were able to sneak away with the 5th seed in a tough Western Conference. They went on to shock the heavily favored Clippers in the first round with a 4-2 series victory. In the conference semis Portland gave Golden State and a banged up Steph Curry all that they could handle. This...
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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview And Predictions – October 27, 2016

As the Portland Trail Blazers kicked off another NBA season with yet another win in their home opener (16 openers in a row, which is the longest such streak in NBA history), we the fans got the first real look at how this year’s group played together. We don’t do recaps of games here, so I’ll keep it short. Damian Lillard played fantastic, CJ McCollum and Allen Crabbe were...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Portland Trail Blazers Game Of Thrones Mashup – Are We Through The Worst, Is The Best Yet To Come?

***Warning – contains Game of Thrones spoilers and Portland Trail Blazers history – both topics may be unsuitable for all audiences, discretion advised*** Admit it, you’ve compared being a Portland Trail Blazers fan to watching Game of Thrones. Or more specifically, to being a Stark. The parallels are spotty, but they are there. And no one is entirely certain that the worst...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Three Takeaways From the Season Opener

The Portland Trail Blazers opened the 2016-17 in resounding fashion, beating the Utah Jazz 113-104 to win their NBA-record 16th straight home opener.  Going into the fourth quarter down by six points, the Blazers stayed resilient and rallied to outscore the Jazz 36-21 in the final quarter.  Damian Lillard led the team with 39 points, 6 assists, and 9 rebounds, while backcourt mate...
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Lillard scores 39, Blazers run home-opening win streak to 16

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 39 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak in home openers to a league-record 16 straight games with a 113-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. CJ McCollum added 25 points for the Blazers, who trailed 83-77 at the start of the fourth quarter. They were still down 102-99 with under 5 minutes left...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Preview Series: Portland Trail Blazers

Carried by their underappreciated and multi-talented backcourt in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, the Trail Blazers took the league by surprise last year. Should’ve-been Coach of the Year Terry Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 44-38 record and a 5th seed in the West after many thought the Trail Blazers would have a down year after losing four starters. Lillard, famously snubbed...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry & Kevin Durant are already doing absurd things on the basketball court

It may just have been a preseason game between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night at Oracle Arena, but that didn’t seem to matter to Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. Curry had had 35 points, and went 8-of-13 from three-point range. This play in the first quarter was particularly incredible, as the two-time reigning MVP came out of nowhere to get...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge not buying into trade rumors: ‘I’m happy’

Despite talk that the San Antonio Spurs are looking to trade LaMarcus Aldridge, the big man says he’s happy right where he is at and isn’t buying into the rumors. Speaking on The Jim Rome Show, Aldridge shot down the rumor that things are turning sour between him and the organization. “For sure, I am [happy],” Aldridge told The Jim Rome Show (h/t My San Antonio). ...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner Will Have a Big Impact

The Portland Trail Blazers spent a lot of money this offseason retaining the core of last season’s team. Their one major outside move was to bring in Evan Turner. How will the former Celtic impact the team, and can he keep them on an upward swing? Last season no one expected the Portland Trail Blazers to be successful. With four of the five starters on a perennial playoff team...
Via The Lottery Mafia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Northwest Division Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying the West, we move to the Northwest. Projected Conference Finish: 7th Best Move of Offseason: Festus Ezeli for two years, $15 million was a good signing in that you could’ve signed a sleeve of broken Ritz crackers for $15 million this summer and it would’ve been a good deal. Ezeli is a highly flawed player...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: A Season Full of Unbridled Potential

Portland Trail Blazers basketball is only nine days away and I am excited.  Excited not just at the fact that in a little over a week I’ll be able to watch Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum do their thing again—that’s a given.  Excited not just at the fact that I’ll be able to see how this team reacts after being last season’s NBA Cinderella story.  I’m excited for...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard says he wouldn’t join a super team: ‘That’s just not who I am’

Damian Lillard has no problem with the formation of super teams in the NBA. But the Portland Trail Blazers guard said on SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday that’s not something he would do. “If somebody wants to go join people and do that, it’s not against the rules. They can do it. It’s just more pressure to win when you do it. Some people say, ‘Oh, they had to do that to...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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