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Damian Lillard Drops a Freestyle Over Jadakiss’ ‘Why’

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard aka Dame DOLLA uploaded some freestyle bars to his SoundCloud account featuring his childhood friend V.I.P. Over the Jadakiss “Why” beat to solidify his name as the best baller/rapper in the game. The post Damian Lillard Drops a Freestyle Over Jadakiss’ ‘Why’ appeared first on Hooped Up.
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How the Portland Trail Blazers can thrive without Aldridge

In 2006 with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected LaMarcus Aldridge and ever since that day he has been the leader in Portland, Oregon. However, the Aldridge era has come to an end this past offseason when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs in free agency. This decision made by Aldridge leaves the Blazer organization putting all their hopes...
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Portland Trail Blazers: 4 Free Agency Grades

(Jan. 23, 2014 – Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers have undergone the most roster transition of anyone of the NBA and though it will likely lead to their departure from the playoffs and potentially landing high in the lottery come draft time, this also means plenty of opportunity...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard running the show in Portland

To put it lightly, this has been far from the offseason that the Portland Trail Blazers had initially desired. Looks like it is back to the drawing board. But one thing is certain, all eyes will be on Damian Lillard now that he has the responsibility of leading this newly constructed young team. The mass exodus that the Blazers experienced recently ushers in a new chapter for the...
4 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.
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Portland Trail Blazers Roundtable – Where Are They Now And Where Are They Headed?

This has been quite the summer of change for the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans. LaMarcus Aldridge is in San Antonio, Wesley Matthews is in Dallas, Robin Lopez is in New York, and Nicolas Batum is in Charlotte, leaving Damian Lillard as the only starter from the previous two seasons still on the roster. Even the reserves are mostly new, as Steve Blake is in Brooklyn, Arron...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard’s World: Damian Lillard Will Take Center Stage in Portland Trail Blazer Rebuild

PORTLAND, OR – JULY 9: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers speaks with the media after signing a new contract with the team July 9, 2015 at the Trail Blazer Practice Facility in Portland, Oregon. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) After being slept on in college at Weber State, Lillard came into the NBA with a bang, winning Rookie of the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arvydas Sabonis ‘Past x Present’ Sketch

It took 19-years for Lithuanian Legend Arvydas Sabonis to make it the league with the Portland Trail Blazers, but when he did despite a bunch of injuries. Sabonis proved he was one of the best pivots in the world to ever lace them up. Art by Karmo Ruusmaa. The post Arvydas Sabonis ‘Past x Present’ Sketch appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Marcus Smart suffers nasty hand injury in Summer League

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart left Thursday night’s Summer League game against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a gruesome hand injury. Smart fell awkwardly while fighting for a rebound and immediately began screaming in pain. The photo below is not for the squeamish, as it shows a couple of Smart’s fingers pointing in...Read More
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Choose Your Own Adventure Part Two – What Could’ve Been?

Hindsight is 20/20. The past is in the past. The night is always darkest before the dawn. These clichés will help Portland Trail Blazers fans cope with what’s happened during the 2015 NBA offseason. However, we’re here to break the rules and take a look back at what could have been if four-fifths of the starting lineup hadn’t found itself in new cities over the summer. As...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Portland Trail Blazers are shining in the summer league

Damian Lillard & former Portland Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, and Robin Lopez The Portland Trail Blazers and their fans have had little to be happy about over the 2015 offseason. They have a lot of positions to fill for the upcoming NBA season due to the departures of LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, and Robin Lopez. However...
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Maurice Harkless Has Reportedly Been Traded to Portland

If it’s coming from Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s most definitely true. The Orlando Magic have reportedly traded Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a future second round pick. Why deal the 6’8″ Small Forward now? For such a low return too when you got have gotten the same return back in January or February? I had high hopes that Harkless...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to match Blazers' offer to Enes Kanter

The Oklahoma City Thunder will have to work out new contracts for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook over the next couple seasons. What might already prove to be an unenviable task could even become more difficult with news that Oklahoma City plans to match the four-year, $70 million offer sheet the Portland Blazers gave to center Enes Kanter last week. Source indicates OKC will...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter to sign max offer with Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trailblazers have been looking for a way to replace recently-departed All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, and on Friday they may have found it. Reports claim the Trail Blazers have agreed to a max offer with power forward Enes Kanter worth $70 million over four years. Kanter is a restricted free agent and his current team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, have three days to match...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers sign Kanter to 4-year, $70M offer sheet

If the Oklahoma City Thunder want to keep restricted free agent Enes Kanter, it’s going to take a lot of creative work on their part. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers have signed the veteran center to a max four-year, $70 million offer sheet. OKC restricted free agent Enes Kanter signing a four-year, $70M maximum contract offer...
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19 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe responds to Aldridge report with funny meme

Kobe Bryant has now gone five years without winning an NBA championship. Before that, Bryant went a solid seven years without tasting the sweet flavor of holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Los Angeles Lakers have been trying like hell to find a quality running mate for Bryant, but it just hasn’t worked out. Pau […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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