The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

One of the NBA's recurring annual debates centers around the best backcourts in the league, whether we're talking present-day backcourts or all-time backcourts. It's always a fun endeavor, and there are myriad ways to settle the argument: rings, All-Star appearances, win-loss record, what have you.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at arguably the four...
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NHL teams troll NBA for social media mandate

The NBA recently sent out a mandate to all 30 teams regarding social media interaction in the wake of a few so-called “Twitter wars” between teams.ESPN’s Tim MacMahon scooped this story, noting the Association’s memo “cited three specific examples of material that would be inappropriate for posts on official team accounts: Disparage, belittle or embarrass an individual...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

McCollum's winner sends Blazers past Mavs 114-113

DALLAS (AP) C.J. McCollum scored 32 points, the last two on a runner in the lane with 0.9 seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 114-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. McCollum's shot capped a final minute in which the two teams traded leads six times and Dirk Nowitzki hit two clutch 3-pointers, the second a potential game-winner with 3.9 seconds left...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers issue statement after Twitter spat with Chandler Parsons

Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan issued a statement on Saturday in response to the Twitter spat between his team/players and opponent Chandler Parsons.Portland beat Memphis on Friday night, and Parsons responded on Twitter to the Blazers posting a clip on Twitter of him airballing a shot. Blazers guard C.J. McCollum then responded to Parsons, who fired back. You can...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons in funny Twitter beef with Blazers

Chandler Parsons got into a funny Twitter spat with the Portland Trail Blazers after his opponents trolled him for throwing up an airball during Friday’s game.Portland beat Parsons’ Grizzlies 112-109 and provided running commentary for the game on Twitter. That included mocking him for his airball, to which he later responded with a blast about Portland ending up in the draft...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Lillard, McCollum And Portland's Lack Of Flexibility

Coming off a 44-win Cinderella season that ended with a thrilling second-round slugfest against the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Portland Trail Blazers haven't played like the team many thought they'd be. For the right to become a "Welcome to the Playoffs!" first-round doormat against an even better Warriors squad, they're currently in ninth place, one game behind...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers send out tweet showing frustration over All-Star snubs

For the second consecutive season, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been snubbed as it relates to a spot on the Western Conference All-Star team. Reserves were announced on Thursday with both Lillard and back-court partner C.J. McCollum failing to make the team.Instead, the Golden State Warriors received two more nods with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green joining starters...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Frustrated Blazers told Festus Ezeli to cut out team meetings

Things are not going well in Portland. The struggling Trail Blazers are 15-21 after a summer of high hopes and expectations, and that frustration has spilled over into the locker room. Center Festus Ezeli has been something of a focal point. Ezeli was signed for two years and $15.2 million in the offseason, but knee problems have prevented him from playing a single game for the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: CJ McCollum agrees to max contract with Blazers

CJ McCollum’s wallet just got a lot fatter. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Monday, McCollum has agreed to a four-year, $106 million contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers. The deal comes with no options and no trade kickers. Portland guard CJ McCollum has reached agreement on a four-year, $106M maximum contract extension, league sources...
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July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum primed for a big year

Some people are just born to put the ball in the basket. In 2012, I went to Lehigh University to visit my sister. The college life was exhilarating, but the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly attending a Mountain Hawks basketball game. Why? I got the chance to watch C.J. McCollum.  Ironically, Lehigh suffered one of its few losses on the night of my visit, but defeat failed...
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November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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