TRAIL BLAZERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pat Connaughton Contract Decision Delayed Until End of August

The Trail Blazers have given themselves extra time to decide if they will keep or waive shooting guard Pat Connaughton. The determination of Pat Connaughton’s fate with the Portland Trail Blazers has been put on hold, according to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian. Connaughton’s non-guaranteed contract was set to become fully guaranteed if the Trail Blazers did not waive him before...
Via Blazer's Edge
10 hours ago

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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the Trail Blazers’ fourth option next season?

The Blazers have a rock-solid “Big 3.” Now they need a fourth scoring option to emerge to take the offense into the stratosphere. As the Trail Blazers head into the 2017-18 season it’s evident that, outside of a surprise trade, the roster will be virtually identical to last season’s. Consequently, the dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum will spearhead the...
Via Blazer's Edge
19 hours ago

Report – Carmelo Anthony Won’t Be A Portland Trail Blazer, And The Reason Is Awesome

If you’re anything like me, you’ve had an internal battle taking place in your mind, your heart and your gut since you heard the Portland Trail Blazers were interested in trading for Carmelo Anthony. Will he play defense? Not a chance! Don’t bother! Will Rip City ever land a bigger star in free agency? Not a chance! Let’s do this! But if you’re admitting to being anything...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago

Should the Trail Blazers Cut Pat Connaughton and Sign Jarnell Stokes?

Jarnell Stokes looked good in Summer League, but the Blazers have a roster crunch. They could cut Pat Connaughton to make room for Stokes, but is that the right move? The Trail Blazers face what could be their final roster decision of the summer when Pat Connaughton's contract becomes fully guaranteed on July 25. With 14 players already signed heading into the season, Connaughton...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting Social – How A Former Portland Trail Blazers Personality Revolutionized NBA Twitter

If you were to look into the hypothetical social media bible of Kris Koivisto, former Portland Trail Blazers digital content guru, you’d find the quote “different is better than better” printed in a big, bold, unique font. Koivisto and his digital team turned @trailblazers into one of most recognizable Twitter accounts in all of professional sports by following those five words...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

Original Memes To Describe Portland Trail Blazers’ Offseason So Far

The 2017 NBA offseason has been a confusing time for Portland Trail Blazers fans. Three first-round draft picks? Great! Trade up and take two more bigs? Hmmmm… Then there was/is the prospect of bringing in a star despite having no financial flexibility in free agency. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum want Paul George! So do we! Oh, he’s going to the Oklahoma City Thunder? Is Carmelo...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

Report: Carmelo Anthony would not waive no-trade clause for Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have apparently been voted off the Me7o Island.In an appearance Monday on ESPN’s “The Jump,” NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Carmelo Anthony is not considering waiving his no-trade clause to join the Portland Trail Blazers.“Portland’s players are reaching out to Melo,” said Wojnarowski, per Jared Cowley of KGW. “Portland would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers want Anthony to waive no-trade clause for them

Carmelo Anthony seems to know where he wants to go, but another NBA team is hoping he’ll change his mind on that.According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers were targeted by the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets as a potential third team in Anthony trade talks. The Blazers, however, do not wish to be included unless they are the ones landing Anthony,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan at NBA Summer League

Trail Blazers rookie Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs at NBA Summer League
Via The Oregonian
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers waive Festus Ezeli, pay him $8.4 million without playing a game

The Portland Trail Blazers waived veteran center Festus Ezeli on Friday, the deadline for the team to move on from him before guaranteeing his entire 2017-18 salary. The Ezeli experiment was a tremendous waste of time and money for Portland. The team signed him to a two-year, $15.1 million contract last summer. This, despite the fact that he was coming off an injury-plagued career...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

Report: Knicks in talks to acquire one of Portland’s first-round picks

The New York Knicks are reportedly working the phones in an attempt to acquire one of the three first-round picks owned by the Portland Trail Blazers.“The Knicks have talked to the Portland Trailblazers about acquiring one of Portland’s first-round picks, a source confirms to ESPN,” wrote Ian Begley of ESPN. “The Knicks have workouts scheduled with at least one player pegged...
Via Sportsnaut
June 01, 2017  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum clearly interested in having Paul Millsap join Blazers

All-Star forward Paul Millsap will opt out of his contract with the Atlanta Hawks and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Are the Portland Trail Blazers interested?CJ McCollum is, apparently. The Trail Blazers guard responded to the news of Millsap heading to free agency with an emoji of a pair of eyes: The Trail Blazers could use Millsap’s help after missing out on...
Via The Sports Daily
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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