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  • • Blazers’ Damian Lillard fires back at Dan Orlovsky calling him ‘entitled and spoiled’
    Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard sent shockwaves across the sports landscape when he stated he would not participate in perceived “meaningless” games should the 2019-20 NBA season return from its COVID-19 pandemic brought hiatus. Among people to hit back at Lillard for his decision to sit out of competition was former NFL […] The post Blazers’ Damian L...2020
  • • Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ portrayal ‘hit home’ for Carmelo Anthony
    ESPN’s “The Last Dance,” the 10-part docuseries that captivated the world of sports for five straight weeks, hit a soft spot for Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony. The NBA veteran watched Michael Jordan be portrayed in a somewhat new light in the highly acclaimed series, something that stood out to him. Via CBS Sports’ Colin […] The post Michael Jordan...2020
  • • Carmelo Anthony reveals why he dislikes Michael Jordan-LeBron James comparisons
    Carmelo Anthony has had it with the endless Michael Jordan-LeBron James comparisons. The Portland Trail Blazers forward has had a shoe contract with Jordan Brand since he came into the NBA and has been friends with James since they tested their mettle as high school students. Yet the veteran NBA scorer didn’t take sides in […] The post Carmelo Anthony reveals why he dislikes Michael Jo...2020
  • • Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals unique return to practice facility amid coronavirus pandemic
    Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard has provided us with a unique glimpse of how he and the rest of his team have been coping since the Blazers’ practice facility reopened a few weeks ago. Speaking to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, the Blazers point guard expressed how exciting it was for everyone once they all finally […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard reveals unique...2020
  • • Damian Lillard: NBA play-in tournament 'would be perfect'
    Damian Lillard made headlines earlier this week when he said he would sit out if the Portland Trail Blazers were forced to play meaningless games to finish out the NBA season....2020
  • • Inside the excitement and uncertainty as NBA players return to facilities
    Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the first two NBA teams to return to practice courts three weeks ago. Here's what they've learned....2020
  • • Blazers’ Damian Lillard clarifies ‘meaningless’ games remark, doubles down on play-in tournament idea
    Earlier in the week, Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard announced that he intends to skip the rest of the season — if an when it resumes — should his team have no chance of making the playoffs. This was met with some criticism from all over, and recently, the 29-year-old has double down on […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard clarifies ‘meaningless’...2020
  • • Damian Lillard claims Blazers are a better playoff matchup for Lakers than Grizzlies
    Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard is looking at a proposal that could resume the 2019-20 NBA season this summer and relaunch the team’s playoff hopes. According to the five-time All-Star point guard, the Blazers playing the Western Conference’s first overall seed, the Los Angeles Lakers, in the first round of the NBA […] The post Damian Lillard claims Blazers...2020
  • • Samson: Trail Blazers should suspend Damian Lillard for threatening to sit out
    David Samson believes there should be consequences if Lillard elects not to play...2020
  • • NBA TV to broadcast documentary on 1989-92 Blazers
    A documentary featuring the Portland Trail Blazers of 1989-92, “Rip City Revival,” is scheduled to air Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on NBA TV. That......2020

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Trail Blazers injury and suspension

  • • Samson: Trail Blazers should suspend Damian Lillard for threatening to sit out
    David Samson believes there should be consequences if Lillard elects not to play...2020
  • • CJ McCollum’s NBA contracts
    CJ McCollum entered the NBA back in 2013. He was the 10th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers and signed a two-year, $4.74 million rookie contract, per Spotrac. During his rookie season, McCollum made $2,316,720 and averaged 5.3 points in 12.5 minutes per game. He appeared in only 38 games due to injury, so […] The post CJ McCollum’s NBA contracts appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • One signing the Portland Trail Blazers need to make in free agency
    The Portland Trail Blazers regressed after reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2018-19. Before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended due to COVID-19, the Blazers were in ninth place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 29-37. Pundits expected the Blazers to struggle a little bit since talented big man Jusuf Nurkic was out […] The post One signing the Portland Trail Blazers...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
  • • Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic will make his return from a gruesome leg injury on March 15
    Nurkic suffered a compound fracture in his tibia and fibula almost a year ago...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
  • • Jusuf Nurkic plans to return on March 15
    Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic intends to make his return to the court on March 15 against Houston, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). Nurkic will be making his comeback nearly a year after suffering the devastating leg injuries that sidelined him for the end of the 2018-19 season and most of the 2019-20 campaign. “I’m ready to help my team make the playoffs,” Nurkic told ...2020
  • • Still no target date for Jusuf Nurkic’s return to Trail Blazers
    With just 22 games left in the Trail Blazers‘ season, center Jusuf Nurkic remains unsure when he might be ready to return to action, according to Jason Quick of The Athletic. “It’s hard to give hope because there is no dates (for my return), so it’s hard to talk about anything,” Nurkic said. “I have no dates, so all the rumors, they don’t make sense. People are going to say (he’s coming back) toda...2020
  • • Despite down year, coach Terry Stotts' job should be safe in Portland
    Despite a disappointing season so far in Portland, there’s no reason to believe coach Terry Stotts‘ job will be in danger this spring, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sam Amick of The Athletic.  Coming off the Trail Blazers‘ appearance in the Western Conference Finals a year ago, the team extended Stotts’ contract through the 2021-22 season. This season, the Trail Blazers (26-33) ar...2020
  • • Jaren Jackson Jr. out at least two weeks with knee injury
    The Memphis Grizzlies’ battle for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference may have hit a significant roadblock due to a key injury. The Grizzlies center will be re-evaluated in two weeks after spraining his knee Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. That rules Jackson out of key games against the Rockets, Clippers, and Lakers, among others. As it stands, the Grizzlies have a 3.5 ga...2020

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Trail Blazers trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Carmelo Anthony reveals why he dislikes Michael Jordan-LeBron James comparisons
    Carmelo Anthony has had it with the endless Michael Jordan-LeBron James comparisons. The Portland Trail Blazers forward has had a shoe contract with Jordan Brand since he came into the NBA and has been friends with James since they tested their mettle as high school students. Yet the veteran NBA scorer didn’t take sides in […] The post Carmelo Anthony reveals why he dislikes Michael Jo...2020
  • • Breaking down CJ McCollum’s total NBA salary from his career
    CJ McCollum will have racked up $217,115,908 from the Portland Trail Blazers by the time his current contract expires in the summer of 2024, per Spotrac. The Blazers drafted McCollum with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft out of Lehigh. CJ made $2,316,720 during his rookie season in Portland and finished the year […] The post Breaking down CJ McCollum’s total NBA salary from his ...2020
  • • Breaking down Damian Lillard’s total NBA salary from his career
    Damian Lillard will have made $349,733,611 in NBA money by the time his current contract with the Portland Trail Blazers ends in the summer of 2025, per Spotrac. The Blazers drafted Lillard with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Weber State. Dame made $3,065,040 during his rookie season and averaged 19.0 […] The post Breaking down Damian Lillard’s total NBA salary from hi...2020
  • • Charles Barkley wanted trade to Blazers to team up with Clyde Drexler
    By the end of the 1992 season, Charles Barkley was coming off six consecutive All-Star team appearances with the Philadelphia 76ers. His time with Philly had come to an end at that point, and according to the Hall of Famer, he actually preferred to have been traded to the Portland Trail Blazers instead of the […] The post Charles Barkley wanted trade to Blazers to team up with Clyde Drexler ...2020
  • • Breaking down Carmelo Anthony’s total NBA salary from his career
    Carmelo Anthony has made $248,940,171 in NBA money since entering the league back in 2003 with the Denver Nuggets, per Spotrac. The 10-time All-Star has played for the Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Anthony made $3,229,200 in his rookie year […] The post Breaking down Carmelo Anthony’...2020
  • • Damian Lillard’s best teammates of all time
    Damian Lillard entered the NBA in 2012 as the sixth overall pick of the draft. The Portland Trail Blazers selected the scoring guard out of Weber State and developed him into one of the best point guards in the NBA today. While he has yet to reach the NBA Finals with the Blazers, Lillard has […] The post Damian Lillard’s best teammates of all time appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • CJ McCollum’s NBA contracts
    CJ McCollum entered the NBA back in 2013. He was the 10th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers and signed a two-year, $4.74 million rookie contract, per Spotrac. During his rookie season, McCollum made $2,316,720 and averaged 5.3 points in 12.5 minutes per game. He appeared in only 38 games due to injury, so […] The post CJ McCollum’s NBA contracts appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • Damian Lillard’s NBA contracts
    Damian Lillard has only been in the NBA since 2012. However, the superstar point guard has made $122,106,658 already through his NBA contracts, per Spotrac. The Portland Trail Blazers selected Lillard with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft. Dame signed a two-year, $6.3 million entry-level contract with Portland. He made $3,065,040 as a […] The post Damian Lillard’s NBA contracts...2020
  • • Damian Lillard’s NBA contracts
    Damian Lillard has only been in the NBA since 2012. However, the superstar point guard has made $122,106,658 already through his NBA contracts, per Spotrac. The Portland Trail Blazers selected Lillard with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft. Dame signed a two-year, $6.3 million entry-level contract with Portland. He made $3,065,040 as a […] The post Damian Lillard’s NBA contracts...2020
  • • One trade the Portland Trail Blazers need to make in the offseason
    The Portland Trail Blazers desperately need a dynamic wing that can be a third option on offense behind star guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, respectively, and play high-level defense as well. At this stage of his career, Carmelo Anthony isn’t quick enough to stay in front of all these elite small forwards who are […] The post One trade the Portland Trail Blazers need to make i...2020

Trail Blazers stats

  • • Carmelo Anthony hits clutch jumper, scores 30 points for the first time since 2017 in Trail Blazers' win
    Anthony finished with a season-high 32 points and four rebounds...2020
  • • 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
  • • NBA Playoffs 2019: Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers series schedule, results, scores, TV channel, live stream, prediction, odds
    Portland evened the series with a big win in Denver on Wednesday...2019
  • • NBA Playoffs 2019: Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers series schedule, scores, results, TV channel, live stream, prediction, odds
    Portland evened the series with a big win in Denver on Wednesday...2019
  • • NBA Playoffs 2019: Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers series schedule, results, scores, TV channel, live stream, odds, prediction
    Who will advance to the Western Conference finals?...2019
  • • 2019 NBA Playoffs: Nuggets vs. Trail Blazers series schedule, results, scores, TV channel, live stream, odds, prediction
    Who will advance to the Western Conference finals?...2019

Trail Blazers kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Trail Blazers' Carmelo Anthony gifts new car to Maryland single mother
    Anthony was truly in the giving mood this holiday season...2020
  • • 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
  • Carmelo Anthony’s wife, La La, holds up phone so he can video chat with son during game
    • Carmelo Anthony’s wife, La La, holds up phone so he can video chat with son during game
    In Chicago last night, Anthony had his best game with the Trail Blazers – 25 points on 20 shots, +19....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

Top Trail Blazers news

  • • 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
  • • Trail Blazers fully guarantee Carmelo Anthony's contract for remainder of season, per report
    Anthony has been impressive during his time in Portland so far...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
  • • Carmelo Anthony hits clutch jumper, scores 30 points for the first time since 2017 in Trail Blazers' win
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  • • Carmelo Anthony gets revenge on Rockets with big night to help Trail Blazers to victory
    Anthony finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the win...2020
  • • Trail Blazers vs. Raptors: Carmelo Anthony drains game-winning jumper, drops season-high 28 points
    Anthony put together a throwback performance against the Raptors...2020
  • • NBA Buy or Sell: Mavericks can survive until Luka Doncic returns from injury; Lakers should trade Kyle Kuzma
    Also, will the Trail Blazers trade for Kevin Love? Are the Kings truly better without De'Aaron Fox?...2019

Trail Blazers fantasy rankings and news

  • Mock NBA expansion draft: Nuggets, Timberwolves, Thunder, Trail Blazers, Jazz
    • Mock NBA expansion draft: Nuggets, Timberwolves, Thunder, Trail Blazers, Jazz
    The NBA season is on hiatus. NBC Sports is not – even if we have to venture into fantasy....2020

Trail Blazers schedule, game

  • • Blazers’ Damian Lillard clarifies ‘meaningless’ games remark, doubles down on play-in tournament idea
    2020
  • • Damian Lillard claims Blazers are a better playoff matchup for Lakers than Grizzlies
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  • • NBA TV to broadcast documentary on 1989-92 Blazers
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  • • Lillard: I won't play if no chance for playoffs
    Damian Lillard says he won't compete in a restarted NBA season if the Trail Blazers do not have a legitimate shot to make the playoffs....2020
  • • Lillard: 'I'm not going to be participating' in 'meaningless games'
    Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard says if the NBA regular season resumes without giving his team a real opportunity to make the playoffs, he won't be a part of it....2020
  • • Report: Damian Lillard won’t play if Blazers don’t have ‘true opportunity’ to make playoffs
    Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard just wants a legitimate chance to make the playoffs. Lillard spoke with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday,......2020
  • • Damian Lillard refuses to play if Blazers don’t have chance to make playoffs
    Damian Lillard is one of the many players who are hoping the 2019-20 regular season can resume, as his Portland Trail Blazers still had a fighting chance to make the playoffs before the season came to a halt on March 11. However, if the NBA is only aiming to salvage the TV revenue for its […] The post Damian Lillard refuses to play if Blazers don’t have chance to make playoffs appeared...2020
  • • Damian Lillard Would Sit If No. 9 Seed Blazers Don’t Have Shot At Playoffs
    If the 2019-20 NBA season resumes and the No. 9 seed Portland Trail Blazers don’t have a “true opportunity” to compete for a playoff spot, star guard Damian Lillard won’t play. The 29-year-old All-Star expressed his concerns in an exclusive interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. As the NBA’s potential plans to return to […] The post Damian Lillard Would Si...2020
  • Damian Lillard: I won’t play if Trail Blazers have no shot at playoffs
    • Damian Lillard: I won’t play if Trail Blazers have no shot at playoffs
    In ninth place, Portland is 3.5 games behind the eighth-place Grizzlies....2020
  • • Every Portland Trail Blazers Trade Deadline Move Ever
    The Portland Trail Blazers became an NBA team in 1970. Since then, they have compiled an overall record of 2,163-1,873 and won one NBA championship in 1977. Portland has been a pretty solid team through the years, although there was a time in the mid-2000s when they struggled and failed to make the playoffs for […] The post Every Portland Trail Blazers Trade Deadline Move Ever appeared first...2020

Trail Blazers rumors, scandals

  • • Damian Lillard mocks report that claims he wants to play for Lakers
    Damian Lillard signed a massive contract extension with the Trail Blazers last summer, and he has said in the past that he wants to finish his carer in Portland. But in an era where almost every NBA superstar finds himself at the center of trade speculation, Lillard is no exception. On Wednesday, a tweet from an account called Lakers UK cited “various reports” that claim Lillard is unhappy with Po...2020
  • • 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

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