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Will the Blazers Regret Passing on Donovan Mitchell?

Portland went a different direction in the 2017 NBA draft. Tara and Dan debate the missed opportunity. On this week’s Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara and Dan discuss the Trail Blazers vs. Warriors game on Valentine’s Day. They also tackle a series of questions they’ve been kicking around: Will the Blazers regret passing on Donovan Mitchell, which Blazers would be the best Winter Olympians...
Via Blazer's Edge
13 hours ago

Why the Trail Blazers paid Charles Barkley $1,197 after Sunday's NBA All-Star Game

The Trail Blazers almost traded for Charles Barkley, but when they didn't, it put them in debt to him
Via CBSSports.com
17 hours ago

Rank the 7 Greatest Guards in Portland Trail Blazers History

One of them was just featured in the NBA All-Star game. Where does Damian Lillard rank among Portland legends? Damian Lillard spent the 2018 NBA All-Star Game posting a performance as strong as any Portland Trail Blazers guard before him. Given his exploding national profile and his impact on the franchise, it’s time to assess Lillard’s place in the pantheon of great Portland guards...
Via Blazer's Edge
17 hours ago

Nothing But Respect For MY President On President’s Day – NBA All-Star Damian Lillard

The NBA made a terrible decision not televising the draft for the 2018 All-Star Game. LeBron James and Stephen Curry chose their own teammates—playground style—and yet the league took away what would’ve been one of the most enjoyable moments of the weekend by hiding the order in which players were selected by their respective team captains. But the league did one thing very, very...
Via Oregon Sports News
21 hours ago

Charles Barkley gets his money from the Trail Blazers

Portland reimburses Charles Barkley for a decades-old expense Sir Charles claimed on the air.
Via Sporting News
1 day ago

Trail Blazers Pay Off Charles Barkley for Decades-Old Travel Expense

The TNT commentator shared a story about a clandestine recruiting trip in the 1990’s and the Blazers made good on his back travel costs. Earlier this week, TNT commentator and NBA Hall-of-Fame member Charles Barkley recounted a story from the 1990’s in which he made a clandestine trip to visit the Portland Trail Blazers in hopes of convincing them to trade for him. Then a member...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Evan Turner crashes Draymond Green interview to get paid

Professional athletes often have immense pride about where they attended college, and Evan Turner made sure Draymond Green paid up on their bets involving Ohio State and Michigan State.After the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Golden State Warriors 123-117 on Wednesday, Turner crashed Green’s postgame interview and padded his pocket.Anthony Slater of The Athletic shared the exchange...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fireside Sports With Casey Mabbott – Episode 39 – Portland Trail Blazers Midseason Report

In this episode, Oregon Sports News Senior Writers Casey Mabbott and Bryant Knox discuss the state of the Portland Trail Blazers heading into the All-Star break, if their moves at the trade deadline were enough (and some hypothetical deals that could have happened), and what they are looking forward to seeing on All-Star Weekend. http://oregonsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago

Greg Oden joins BIG3 draft pool

Former first overall pick Greg Oden is hoping to return to the court this summer — not in the NBA, but in Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league. The BIG3 announced today that Oden has joined the league’s draft pool for the coming season (Twitter link).Oden, who turned 30 last month, was selected by Portland with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, one spot ahead of Kevin Durant. However, the Ohio...
Via Hoops Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings have funny reaction to Damian Lillard’s 50-point outburst

Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was virtually unguardable in Friday’s 118-100 win over the Kings.Lillard scored 50 points in only 29 minutes of action, as he was so hot that the team didn’t even need him to play in the fourth quarter. The Blazers star drained 16 of 26 shots he attempted, including eight of 13 three-pointers. His team was +18 with him on the floor, and he also...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers to trade Noah Vonleh to Bulls

The Trail Blazers have agreed to trade Noah Vonleh and cash to the Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Milovan Rakovic, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). While the deal will hardly be the biggest blockbuster of the day, it’s an important one for Portland — the team will get under the luxury tax as a result of the move.More to come… The Trail Blazers have agreed...
Via Hoops Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Won’t Trade C.J. McCollum

Although his name has appeared in a few trade rumors, the Trail Blazers have no plans to make a deal involving C.J. McCollum, according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian. A source tells Freeman that McCollum will be staying put, even though he was linked to a possible deal with the Cavaliers involving Kevin Love. Portland GM Neil Olshey has said before that he won’t trade away the...
Via Hoops Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Upgrading the front court

It has been no secret that star point guard Damian Lillard has been a little unsettled in Portland. He wants to compete and win now. Lillard met with the front office a little over a week ago to discuss the direction of the team and encourage the Blazers associates to pursue players who can help him bring a championship to Portland. The Trail Blazers of course have Lillard and fellow...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum drops 50 points in three quarters

It was a historic night for Portland’s C.J. McCollum.On Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls, McCollum would put up 28 points in the first quarter. But he would finish with 50 on the night … in just three quarters. The Blazers, meanwhile, would ride that performance to a 124-108 victory. McCollum joins James Harden as the only players this season to put up 50 points through...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers have great response to Durant's ASG draft joke

The NBA All-Star Game unveiled a new format this year in which the top two players in votes received are captains and got to choose teams. While the draft took place behind closed doors to prevent fans from knowing the order in which players were selected, reporters learned that team captain LeBron James made Kevin Durant his first overall pick.In an interview after his Warriors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lillard had secret meeting with Blazers owner

The Portland Trail Blazers have a high payroll, but they’re not a legitimate championship contender. Superstar guard Damian Lillard wants to ensure the franchise actually has a plan to fix that moving forward.ESPN’s Chris Haynes notes Lillard and team owner Paul Allen had an approximately one-hour meeting and did not alert other team personnel prior to the conversation. Haynes provided...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lillard meets with Blazers owner over franchise direction

Damian Lillard is done waiting around for answers.Last week, Portland’s star would reportedly meet with team owner Paul Allen to discuss the team’s direction. In short—Lillard wants championship assurances. But Allen had other fears.“In the weeks leading up to the meeting, Allen feared Lillard would request a trade, sources said, but a trade request was not made. The two-time All...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Trail Blazers have inquired about DeAndre Jordan

The Portland Trail Blazers are the latest reported entrant in the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes, but nothing is imminent on that front.According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Blazers have registered their interest in the star center, joining the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks in that queue. However, he adds that the Los Angeles Clippers have yet to be moved by any...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Salah Mejri threatened to go to Blazers locker room after altercation

Tempers flared during Saturday’s game between the Blazers and Mavericks, leading to one player reportedly threatening to go to the other team’s locker room.During the fourth quarter, Salah Mejri and Jusuf Nurkić got tangled up, which resulted in pushing and some acting by Mejri. Following the game, the Blazers’ Evan Turner sad Mejri was talking trash and threatened to go to the Blazers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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