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Portland Trail Blazers 2017-18 Schedule Released, Blazers to Open with Three Road Games

Check out the Trail Blazers’ schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 regular season. The NBA officially released the 2017-18 regular season schedule for all 30 teams. The Portland Trail Blazers will play the Phoenix Suns on the road in their opener on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM, Pacific. Portland will not play at home until their fourth game of the season, October 24th against...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Jusuf Nurkic Has Inside Track to Win NBA’s Most Improved Player Award

The Bosnian Beast could finish the 2017-18 season with some hardware, courtesy of the league office. Late last week, NBA.com released their list of six names to watch in the 2017-18 Kia Most Improved Player race. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was among the players named to the list and, barring the unexpected (injury, trade, etc), I believe the award is Bosnian Beast’s...
Via Blazer's Edge
2 days ago

Who Would the Trail Blazers Amnesty if Given the Chance?

A total of 22 players were waived under the NBA’s now expired amnesty clause. If the provision was still available, which current Blazer would be the most likely candidate? Almost six years ago the Trail Blazers announced they had amnestied the $68 million owed to one of the team’s favorite sons, Brandon Roy. Those cursed knees tragically and prematurely ended the career of one...
Via Blazer's Edge
2 days ago

Why C.J. McCollum is the 25th best player in NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: I don’t want to focus on the 70+ games C.J. McCollum played with Damian Lillard last season. I want to focus on a tiny five-game sample in the middle...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner has funny suggestion for how to hold referees accountable

Evan Turner thinks so far outside of the box that there is no box.The Portland Trail Blazers swingman took to Twitter on Tuesday to pitch a funny suggestion for how to ensure officials are held accountable for bad calls. Ah, of course. How could we have missed the ol’ Red Forman fix?Referee accountability has become a major hot-button issue in the NBA lately with the continuing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver hopes to see female head coach in NBA 'sooner rather than later'

Will a woman one day coach an NBA team? Yes. NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes so, anyway. He also hopes it will happen in the near future.Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum interviewed the commissioner for The Players’ Tribune. The entire interview touched on a number of topics. One of those topics was whether a woman will one day coach an NBA team.“I do think there...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe to Nets

The Portland Trail Blazers have cleared some room against the salary cap, reportedly trading high-priced guard Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. This move is interesting in that this teams Crabbe back up with a Nets squad that signed him to an offer sheet when he was a restricted free agent last summer. Ultimately, that led to Portland having...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard questions Kyrie Irving trade request

Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving both seem to think that the grass is greener on the other side.In an appearance Monday on “SI Now,” Lillard was asked about Irving’s trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers.“Who wouldn’t want to go to the Finals every year?” replied the Blazers guard. “I think they’ve been to the Finals the last three years. I would love to do that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green calls out Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers and star guard Damian Lillard are showing some confidence after being manhandled by the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs each of the past two years.Talking about the possibility of acquiring All-Star Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, Lillard pretty much put the Warriors on notice. He wished the Warriors “good luck” if the Blazers do indeed...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers' Zach Collins suffers quad injury

Trail Blazers rookie Zach Collins discusses the quad injury he suffered during Portland's summer league game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday July 11, 2017
Via The Oregonian
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Allen Iverson calls himself out

Last year, the NBA started a hotline where players can call to talk about officiating, argue about fines and, if you’re James Harden, fall to the ground in pain whenever the phone vibrates. Following suit, the BIG3 has also created a phone number for its veteran 3-on-3 legends to blow off steam about the officials.Yardbarker has obtained exclusive communications from the BIG3 office...
Via Yardbarker
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaylen Brown puts two Blazers on a poster with ridiculous dunk

Jaylen Brown is ready to take the next step in his second NBA season, after being selected by the Boston Celtics with the third overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.  The highly talented 6’7″ swingman is best-known for his athleticism and ability to throw down absurd dunks, and he did just that in the Celtics’ Summer League game on Sunday night.Watch Brown throw down a vicious...
Via The Comeback
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers rookies Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan work on post moves

Trail Blazers rookies Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan work on post moves during summer league practice.
Via The Oregonian
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers rookies Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan go through post drills

Trail Blazers rookies Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan go through post drills at summer league practice.
Via The Oregonian
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers post hilarious tweets after acquiring cash from Rockets

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to prove why they have the best social media presence in the NBA.On Wednesday, the Blazers traded guard Tim Quarterman to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations. Quarterman was then promptly dealt by Houston to the LA Clippers as part of the return package for Chris Paul. While they appeared to be a mere footnote to this NBA landscape-altering...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers could already be done with offseason

TUALATIN, OR - The offseason was building to this point. Draft night was expected to be a big night for the Portland Trail Blazers, and it was. But not in the way their star players had envisioned for months through many forms of media. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey has been unpopular with his team before, even his stars, as recently as a few months ago.After the...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 28, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Draft: Portland Trail Blazers Select Zach Collins

With the tenth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers select Zach Collins, C, Gonzaga   Player: Zach Collins is another analytical darling, putting up incredible per-minute numbers as a backup center on a loaded Gonzaga team that made it to the national championship game. If a team is looking for a prototypical modern center, then Collins fits the bill perfectly...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

What should the Portland Trail Blazers do with their three first round picks

The Portland Trail Blazers have three first round picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Blazers also do not need three first round picks in the draft. Their best option is to move up in this stacked draft to try and grab a win now player. Here is where it becomes not so simple though, considering a majority of Portland’s more trade worthy players are on heftier contracts, and where...
Via isportsweb.com
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After unexpectedly making the playoffs in 2016 following the departure of four starters, the Portland Trail Blazers seized upon their success and invested heavily during free agency. The result was a team that caught no one by surprise and had to scrap until the season's final days to make the playoffs. The spending spree in 2016 now has the team in a difficult position as we head...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors: Road to the Finals

Like George McFly and Lorraine Baines, the Golden State Warriors date with the NBA Finals was their density...I mean, destiny. After coming within one win of a second straight championship, the Warriors didn't need to do much to get back to the Finals. However, they added one of the best players in the league and are looking unstoppable.They became only the third team to enter the...
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss
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