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  • • Carmelo Anthony thinks he would have had multiple rings if drafted by Pistons
    Carmelo Anthony will very likely retire from the NBA without a championship ring, but he thinks that things would have been much different if the Detroit Pistons had not passed on him back in 2003. During an Instagram Live session on Friday with fellow Banana Boat brother Dwyane Wade, the Portland Trail Blazers forward said that he would have had multiple rings had he been drafted by Detroit. “I d...2020
  • • Carmelo Anthony praises Adam Silver over handling of NBA’s hiatus
    The NBA remains on an indefinite hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but when it comes to how the league has handled the unprecedented situation, Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony has nothing but praise for commissioner Adam Silver. The ongoing situation amid the hiatus obviously remains in flux, and at this point it’s unclear whether or not the NBA will resume the 2019-20 season. Re...2020
  • • Suns’ Monty Williams rails on officiating over lack of foul calls for Devin Booker
    The Phoenix Suns are struggling through yet another difficult season in which they will miss the playoffs, and frustration seemed to boil over for first-year head coach Monty Williams following the team’s latest loss. After the Suns fell 121-105 to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Williams criticized the officiating crew for the lack of calls his players have been receiving. He specifically ...2020
  • Damian Lillard: It’s our final opportunity to make a playoff push
    • Damian Lillard: It’s our final opportunity to make a playoff push
    If the Portland Trail Blazers are going to extend their playoff streak to seven years in a row, they’ve got to get every win they can. And getting those wins starts with their defensive effort. Damian Lillard is leading that charge. 🚫 pic.twitter.com/gfhLC5Tvzl — Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 11, 2020 Lillard, along with teammate...2020
  • • Suns coach has funny reaction to Aron Baynes’ career night
    Aron Baynes did not come for the nonsense on Friday night, and even his head coach seemed a little taken aback. The Phoenix Suns center scored a career-high 37 points (including nine three-pointers) in a 127-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Baynes also added 16 rebounds and two blocked shots to round out his stat line. After the game, Suns head coach Monty Williams gave a hilarious reactio...2020
  • • Jusuf Nurkic Targets March 15 Return Date
    It’s been nearly a year since Jusuf Nurkic went down with a devastating leg injury, leaving the Portland Trail Blazers shorthanded in their frontcourt. Now, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports, the big man has a set return date of March 15. “I’m not going to be playing 40 minutes,” Nurkic said. “But for me, […] The post Jusuf Nurkic Targets March 15 Return Date appea...2020
  • • Damian Lillard to Return for Portland on Wednesday
    Damian Lillard will make his return to the Portland Trail Blazers’ lineup on Wednesday, per a report from Stadium’s Shams Charania. That return will come in a home game against the Washington Wizards. Lillard has been out with a strained groin. Lillard has missed all five of Portland’s games since the All-Star break. Lillard was […] The post Damian Lillard to Return for Portland ...2020
  • • Watch: Trae Young nutmegs Trevor Ariza, who gets a flagrant foul
    Atlanta Hawks stud sophomore guard Trae Young got somewhat of a wake-up call during Saturday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Known for humiliating opposing defenders, Young set out to nutmeg Portland Trail Blazers veteran forward Trevor Ariza. As you can see, Ariza was not having any of it. He committed a hard foul on the All-Star and was given a flagrant foul for his effort. Youn...2020
  • • Kings To Buy Out Anthony Tolliver
    The Sacramento Kings will buy out veteran forward Anthony Tolliver ahead of Sunday’s deadline, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The move will free the stretch four to ink a deal with a contender. Tolliver, acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in a trade leading up to the deadline for Trevor Ariza, is on a […] The post Kings To Buy Out Anthony Tolliver appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Knicks reportedly could bring Carmelo Anthony back next season
    The New York Knicks are about to hire Carmelo Anthony’s longtime agent as their new team president, which could lead to a reunion next season. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, multiple NBA executives believe incoming Knicks president Leon Rose will be interested in bringing Anthony back to the Knicks next season. Rose has served as Anthony’s agent since 2009 and helped engineer his m...2020

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Portland Trail Blazers injury and suspension

  • • Carmelo Anthony praises Adam Silver over handling of NBA’s hiatus
    The NBA remains on an indefinite hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, but when it comes to how the league has handled the unprecedented situation, Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony has nothing but praise for commissioner Adam Silver. The ongoing situation amid the hiatus obviously remains in flux, and at this point it’s unclear whether or not the NBA will resume the 2019-20 season. Re...2020
  • • Jusuf Nurkic Targets March 15 Return Date
    It’s been nearly a year since Jusuf Nurkic went down with a devastating leg injury, leaving the Portland Trail Blazers shorthanded in their frontcourt. Now, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports, the big man has a set return date of March 15. “I’m not going to be playing 40 minutes,” Nurkic said. “But for me, […] The post Jusuf Nurkic Targets March 15 Return Date appea...2020
  • • Report: Blazers star Damian Lillard out 1-2 weeks with groin injury
    The Portland Trail Blazers got some good news one day after star guard Damian Lillard left the court with a groin injury. Lillard looked to be in serious pain as he exited Wednesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The hope was it wouldn’t be a long-term injury. It isn’t.  Lillard is expected to miss one to two weeks with a groin strain. Portland does not play again until a week from Friday. ...2020
  • • MRI Confirms Groin Strain For Damian Lillard
    An MRI has confirmed a groin strain for Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. The expected recovery period is one-to-two weeks. Earlier today it was revealed that Lillard would bypass the All-Star Game as a result of the injury and that Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker would represent the […] The post MRI Confirms Groin Strain For Damian Lillard ap...2020
  • • Damian Lillard pulls out of All-Star Game due to groin injury
    Damian Lillard will not be participating in Saturday’s three-point contest or Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game after suffering a groin injury on Wednesday night. Lillard hurt his groin toward the end of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 111-104 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. Lillard went to the locker room after the play. Blazers coach Terry Stotts confirmed after the game that Lillard suffered a groin injury...2020
  • • Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard suffers groin injury, will get MRI
    Adding insult to injury, almost literally, Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard left late in Wednesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a groin injury. Lillard landed awkwardly. He was in a ton of pain before immediately heading to the locker room. The All-Star guard did not return to the game as his Blazers lost by the score of 111-104. Let’s hope the injury is not as s...2020
  • • Carmelo Anthony: Zion Williamson incomparable 'to anybody that I've seen'
    Zion Williamson’s rookie season was unfortunately short-circuited due to injury, but the budding New Orleans superstar is certainly making up for lost time since making his NBA regular-season debut on Jan. 22. Not only is Williamson living up to the tremendous hype reserved only for generational talents, but he’s arguably exceeding it. The outstanding weekslong run on the NBA stage from Williamson...2020
  • • Kevin Love reportedly wants to be traded to Blazers
    Kevin Love wants to be traded to a contender if the Cleveland Cavaliers finally decide to move on from him, and his hometown team is reportedly at the top of his wish list. Love has his sights set on playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports. Love was born in Santa Monica, but he grew up Lake Oswego, Ore., which located just minutes from the heart of Portland. He...2019
  • • Blazers G Rodney Hood diagnosed with torn Achilles
    After being helped off the court with a leg injury, the Portland Trail Blazers announced shooting guard Rodney Hood suffered a torn left Achilles tendon during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. — Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 7, 2019 He suffered the injury in the first quarter when he came down with a rebound. After his left foot hit the court, Hood immediately went d...2019
  • • Rodney Hood Tears Achilles Tendon
    The Portland Trail Blazers announced last night that swingman Rodney Hood has torn his left Achilles tendon. The 27-year-old sustained the injury coming down from a rebound in the team’s home game Friday night. Hood had been subbed out of the team’s previous game with tightness in the area but was cleared and had logged […] The post Rodney Hood Tears Achilles Tendon appeared firs...2019

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Portland Trail Blazers trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Carmelo Anthony thinks he would have had multiple rings if drafted by Pistons
    Carmelo Anthony will very likely retire from the NBA without a championship ring, but he thinks that things would have been much different if the Detroit Pistons had not passed on him back in 2003. During an Instagram Live session on Friday with fellow Banana Boat brother Dwyane Wade, the Portland Trail Blazers forward said that he would have had multiple rings had he been drafted by Detroit. “I d...2020
  • • Kings To Buy Out Anthony Tolliver
    The Sacramento Kings will buy out veteran forward Anthony Tolliver ahead of Sunday’s deadline, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The move will free the stretch four to ink a deal with a contender. Tolliver, acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers in a trade leading up to the deadline for Trevor Ariza, is on a […] The post Kings To Buy Out Anthony Tolliver appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Damian Lillard responds to trolling Thunder fan
    It’s been 10 months since Damian Lillard eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs with an epic game-winning shot, and Thunder fans still aren’t over it. One Thunder fan retweeted a post pointing out that the Thunder are exceedingly likely to finish ahead of Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers this season, trolling Lillard by saying that he would “need to see some more of that waving.” L...2020
  • • Blazers' Trevor Ariza ejected after complaining about no-call
    Trevor Ariza was ejected from Friday night’s Portland Trail Blazers-Utah Jazz game after getting upset about a no-call. Ariza was driving to the basket early in the second quarter and thought he was fouled by Rudy Gobert when going up for a shot. Ariza did not receive a foul call and went after the official to complain. He immediately was called for a technical foul and he chased down the official...2020
  • • Blazers trade Skal Labissiere to Hawks
    The Atlanta Hawks have acquired forward/center Skal Labissiere (La-bee-SEE-AIR) and cash considerations in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for the Hawks’ 2024 second-round draft pick (protected top 55). Originally selected 28th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2016 NBA Draft before being traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft night, Labissiere has [...]...2020
  • • Blazers To Trade Skal Labissiere To Hawks
    The Portland Trail Blazers will trade forward Skal Labissiere to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for cash compensation, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The 23-year-old Haitian big man’s value has fluctuated over the course of his first four seasons in the league but he began to show promise this year, thrust into a larger role with […] The post Blazers To Trade Skal Labissiere T...2020
  • • Kings and Blazers complete Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore trade
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) on Jan 21, 2020 at 8:09am PST The Sacramento Kings announced today that the team has acquired guard-forward Kent Bazemore, forward Anthony Tolliver, a 2024 second-round draft selection and a 2025 second-round draft selection in a trade with the Portland Trail [...]...2020
  • • Kings and Blazers trade will be official soon
    The Kings and Trail Blazers recently agreed to a widely-reported trade, but it won’t become official for another few days. Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting: The Kings have some important roster decisions to make in the weeks and months ahead. They made their first move Saturday, reaching a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers to obtain [...]...2020
  • • Report: Kent Bazemore not planning to pursue buyout from Kings
    Kent Bazemore is headed to a non-contending team, but he is in no hurry to jump ship. On Saturday, the veteran was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Caleb Swanigan, and Wenyan Gabriel. Also sent to the Kings were Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported that Bazemore has no plans to pursue a buyout from the Kin...2020
  • • Sources: Blazers trade Bazemore, picks to Kings
    The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski....2020

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  • • Damian Lillard roasts Russell Westbrook over in-game trash talk
    Damian Lillard was on the receiving end of some Russell Westbrook trash talk during the Portland Trail Blazers’ 117-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Not only did Lillard get the last laugh with the victory, he also sneaked in the final word on the in-game taunt on social media. Westbrook managed one of his patented triple-doubles in the loss with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 12 a...2020
  • • Nets sign Ed Davis, who had been with Blazers
    The Brooklyn Nets yesterday signed forward/center Ed Davis. Davis is considered a better player than his stats suggest. By many, including us. He’s a role player, but a good one. Davis (6’10”, 225) joins the Nets after spending the last three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. In the 2017-18 campaign, Davis saw action in 78 games, [...]...2018
  • • C.J. McCollum: Cavs 'one of the worst defensive teams I've ever played against'
    The defensive struggles of the Cleveland Cavaliers have been well documented. Now, we can include Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum among its critics.Speaking on the Pull up Podcast, McCollum was asked which Eastern Conference finalist makes opponents work harder. He didn’t sugarcoat his response.“Cleveland is one of the worst defensive teams I’ve ever played against, honestly,” he said, ...2018
  • • Six incredible stats from Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's epic closeout performance
    The New Orleans Pelicans earned their first series sweep in franchise history -- and their first series win in a decade -- after knocking off the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. It's the only time since 2001 a team seeded sixth or lower has swept a first-round playoff series....2018

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  • • Zach Randolph confirms retirement with heartfelt tweet
    After announcing his retirement earlier this week, 17-year NBA veteran Zach Randolph took to Twitter early Saturday to confirm the end of his career in a heartfelt post. “I gave this game my all, and it gave everything back and more. Basketball will always be a part of me,” he wrote. “From Marion, to East Lansing, to Portland, NY, LA, Memphis and Sacramento and everyone in between — thank you all ...2019
  • ‘Seth Really Feels Like He’s Better Than Steph’: Curry Brothers Ready for Battle
    • ‘Seth Really Feels Like He’s Better Than Steph’: Curry Brothers Ready for Battle
    Stephen Curry and his younger brother Seth are taking their sibling rivalry from the backyard to the NBA playoff stage. And according to Chris Strachan, a longtime family friend, “Seth really feels like he’s better than Steph. He’s always felt that way.” The elder Curry brother’s Golden State Warriors will host the Portland Trail Blazers […] The post ‘Seth Really Feels Like He’s ...2019
  • Blazers coaches don bow ties in honor of video coordinator injured in serious car crash (PHOTO)
    • Blazers coaches don bow ties in honor of video coordinator injured in serious car crash (PHOTO)
    The Portland Trail Blazers are a close-knit group. Other than superstar Damian Lillard, Portland’s best asset this season has been its chemistry in the locker room. That extends to people other than just players. Blazers video coordinator Jonathan Yim is part of that family, and on Wednesday as Portland took on the Denver Nuggets in...2019
  • • Russell Westbrook, Thunder taunt Damian Lillard with 'rock the baby'
    The trash talk between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers is on another level. Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard have a rivalry that’s been ongoing, something Lillard acknowledged before their first round playoff series began. The first two games in Portland gave Lillard a chance to flex on the Thunder, and he did so winning both games to take a 2-0 series lead. Playing in fro...2019
  • • Seth Curry gets engaged to Doc Rivers’ daughter Callie
    Congratulations are in order for Seth Curry and Callie Rivers, as they got engaged on Thursday. Curry proposed to Rivers in front of their families during a Valentine’s Day dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Charlotte, according to TMZ Sports. Rivers, the daughter of NBA coach Doc and sister of Austin, sent the following tweet: Seth Curry plays for the Portland Trail Blazers and is averaging 6....2019
  • • Portland Trail Blazers original owner Larry Weinberg passes away at age 92
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Larry Weinberg, inaugural owner of the Portland Trail Blazers, has passed away in Los Angeles according to his family members. He was 92. Along with Founding President Harry Glickman, the late Herman Sarkowsky and the late Robert Schmertz, Weinberg led the group that secured expansion franchise rights to bring the NBA to Portland in 1970. Weinberg, whose personal wealth came th...2019
  • • Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers are ‘going to surprise a lot of people’
    The Los Angeles Lakers stumbled out of the gate with a season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. But Kobe Bryant believes it would be a mistake to underestimate the LeBron James-led squad. The Lakers icon argues that the way in which the Lakers front office constructed the roster around James is a recipe for success, especially as it relates to countering a formidable Go...2018
  • • Watch: Lakers’ Josh Hart fumes after Summer League ejection
    Josh Hart’s competitive fire was certainly on full display during Tuesday’s Summer League contest.The Los Angeles Lakers guard was assessed two technical fouls and ejected from the championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers after saying something in the fourth quarter to referee Tyler Ford that Ford did not like. Hart then appeared to call Ford a “b—h a– motherf—er.” The Lakers were down...2018
  • • Watch: LeBron's son Bronny balls out in highlight tape
    LeBron James is occupying plenty of headlines as NBA free agency prepares to dawn, but let’s not forget his 13-year-old son Bronny is a baller in his own right.HoopDiamonds recently released a highlight tape starring the teenage prodigy and, well, it’s quite something (h/t SportsGossip.com): Portland Trail Blazers stud shooting guard and Ohio native C.J. McCollum is among those taking notice of Br...2018

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  • • Running Diary: Lakers 136 | Blazers 113
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers, taking you through game day from start to finish....2019
  • • Running Diary: Lakers 128 | Blazers 120
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers, taking you through game day from start to finish....2019
  • • Lakers at Blazers: 3 Things to Know (12/28/19)
    Here is what you need to know before the Lakers’ road matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers....2019
  • • Lakers at Trail Blazers: 3 Things to Know (12/6/19)
    Here is what you need to know before the Lakers finish their road trip against the Portland Trail Blazers....2019
  • • Blazers Acquire Trevor Ariza In Trade With Kings
    The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired veteran forward Trevor Ariza in a trade with the Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Headed to Sacramento in the swap is Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver. Also involved in the deal are Caleb Swanigan and Wenyen Gabriel, both of whom are headed to Portland, and a pair of […] The post Blazers Acquire Trevor Ariza In Trade With Kings appeared fi...2020
  • • Blazers To Fully Guarantee Carmelo Anthony’s Contract
    Eight games into a solid stint with the Portland Trail Blazers, Carmelo Anthony has earned himself a guaranteed contract. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnraowski reports that the franchise will amend the veteran’s contract which was initially non-guaranteed. The Trail Blazers have effectively auditioned the 35-year-old since they signed him last month and Anthony hasn’t disappointed. In his [&...2019
  • • Rodney Hood Tears Achilles Tendon
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  • • Sources: Blazers trade Bazemore, picks to Kings
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  • • Dame furious after missed call: 'Cost us a game'
    Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers were livid Friday night after a missed goaltending violation at the end of their game against the Utah Jazz denied the Blazers a shot at tying the score....2020
  • • MRI Confirms Groin Strain For Damian Lillard
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Portland Trail Blazers fantasy rankings and news

  • • Enes Kanter enjoys getting a victory in solid debut with Blazers
    Enes Kanter made his debut with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday and asserted himself as the focal point on the team’s second unit. Kanter saw just 20 minutes of action, but was able to get up nine shots and score 18 points. His usage rate ranked fifth on the team and he appeared happy in his new environment. “Last time I got a win I think it was like almost two months (ago),” Kanter said af...2019

Portland Trail Blazers schedule, game

  • • Suns’ Monty Williams rails on officiating over lack of foul calls for Devin Booker
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  • • Damian Lillard: It’s our final opportunity to make a playoff push
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  • • Damian Lillard to Return for Portland on Wednesday
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  • • CJ McCollum weighs in on Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden feud
    CJ McCollum has jumped into the fray of the burgeoning Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden beef. The Portland Trail Blazers star did so by coming to the defense of the Milwaukee Bucks superstar. The feud between the Greek Freak and the Beard — or at least the latest iteration of it — all started with Giannis shading Harden by selecting Kemba Walker over the Houston Rockets superstar in the 2020 NBA...2020
  • • Damian Lillard responds to trolling Thunder fan
    2020
  • • Report: Blazers star Damian Lillard out 1-2 weeks with groin injury
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  • • Blazers All-Star Damian Lillard suffers groin injury, will get MRI
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  • • Zion Williamson joins LeBron James in exclusive company with dominant performance
    New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson was the most hyped prospect coming into the NBA since LeBron James. On Tuesday night, Zion’s name was mentioned once more with LeBron following a dominant performance against the Portland Trail Blazers. Of course, Zion did more than just throw down incredible alley-oop slams against the Trail Blazers. Portland never had an answer for the 6-foot-6 forward...2020
  • • Watch: Anthony Davis no-look pass sets up epic LeBron James slam
    The duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James has been everything the Los Angeles Lakers dreamed of. During Saturday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, the pair showed why with the gorgeous feed followed by an epic slam. Davis held his position outside the paint, which immediately drew a second defender to try and force the ball out of his hands. It’s exactly what Davis wanted. He worked his way aro...2020
  • • Damian Lillard downplays feud with Russell Westbrook in Instagram post
    Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook have been known to butt heads on and off the court, but the Portland Trail Blazers superstar insists there is no feud between the two. The belief that there has been long-simmering animosity between Lillard and Westbrook goes back to at least last season’s playoff series between the Trail Blazers and Westbrook’s then-Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Since then, the...2020

Portland Trail Blazers rumors, scandals

  • • Grieving Carmelo Anthony won’t play against Lakers tonight in L.A.
    The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take on the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday in what will undoubtedly be an emotional night, and Carmelo Anthony has decided not to take part. Anthony has been ruled out for Friday’s game due to personal reasons, and Shams Charania of Stadium has confirmed the speculation that Anthony will not play in the game because he is grieving the loss of K...2020
  • • 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Portland Trail Blazers
    With the new year now finally upon us, speculation ahead of the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline is in full swing. Whether Portland Trail Blazers fans are in consensus about what the team ought to do before the Feb. 6, 2020 cut off or not, anticipation mounts across all fanbases that there will be fireworks. In […] The post 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Portland Trail Blazers appeared first on SLAM...2020
  • • Watch: Fan re-creates Damian Lillard's shot in Lego form
    A fan has commemorated Damian Lillard’s incredible shot to eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in Lego form. Back on April 23, Lillard made a ridiculously deep three-pointer at the buzzer to give his Portland Trail Blazers a 118-115 win over the Thunder in Game 5 of their first-round series. The shot gave Lillard 50 points in the game and ended the series. Take a look at the fan’...2019
  • • Lillard hits 50, ousts OKC with 37-footer at buzzer
    Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career-playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday....2019
  • • Damian Lillard gave coldest wave to Thunder after incredible shot
    Damian Lillard could not have been more spectacular on Tuesday night, and he capped off his incredible performance with a shot for the ages. The Portland Trail Blazers point guard made a 3-pointer from way downtown at the buzzer to give his team a 118-115 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. Then he gave the Thunder bench the coldest wave ever after mak...2019
  • • Blazers coach throws playful jab at Russell Westbrook over media dealings
    The Portland Trail Blazers are enjoying every bit of their playoff series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and even head coach Terry Stotts got in on the fun following his team’s dramatic victory in Game 5. As you may know, Russell Westbrook has been refusing to answer questions from Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman with anything other than “next question” for quite some time. When Tramel went to ...2019
  • • Damian Lillard responds to Paul George calling game-winner a ‘bad shot’
    Paul George was not impressed with the shot selection on Damian Lillard’s series-clinching three-pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, and Lillard seems quite amused by that. George was the one defending Lillard when the Portland Trail Blazers star buried a three-pointer at the buzzer to send his team to the next round of the playoffs. There was nothing more George could have...2019
  • • Damian Lillard on series-clinching buzzer-beater: ‘The last word’
    Damian Lillard hit a game-winning shot for the ages on Tuesday night to propel the Portland Trail Blazers into the Western Conference semifinals. Lillard’s cutthroat, cold-blooded 37-foot buzzer-beater that sealed the Trail Blazers’ series-clinching 118-115 Game 5 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder left the NBA world utterly speechless. The Blazers hero nevertheless had plenty to say about his...2019
  • ‘That’s a Bad, Bad Shot’: Paul George Tips His Cap at Damian Lillard
    • ‘That’s a Bad, Bad Shot’: Paul George Tips His Cap at Damian Lillard
    Paul George called it a “bad shot,” but all he could do in the end, was tip his cap at Damian Lillard. Lillard’s cold-blooded 37-footer at the buzzer Tuesday night gave the Portland Trail Blazers a thrilling 118-115 victory in Game 5, and sent OKC home for the summer. George, Russell Westbrook and the rest […] The post ‘That’s a Bad, Bad Shot’: Paul George...2019
  • • LeBron James, teammates cap end of season with night out
    The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a nightmarish season on Tuesday night with a 104-101 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. Tuesday also marked the stunning and abrupt end of Magic Johnson’s tenure as Lakers president of basketball operations, as he chose the day to announce his sudden resignation. Lakers players, led by LeBron James, evidently needed a night out to decompress ami...2019

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