Portland Trail Blazers Struggle to Find Easy Points

The Trail Blazers posted one of the league's best offenses last year, but struggled to score inside and at the free throw line. What gives? The Trail Blazers had a very good offense last season, finishing sixth in the NBA with an offensive rating of 108.8. Analysts congratulated coach Terry Stotts on his ability to rapidly and successfully transition the team from an Aldridge-centric...
Via Blazer's Edge
11 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers Close To Hiring TV Color Analyst

Casey Holdahl hints at the Trail Blazers' next broadcast move on the Locked on Blazers podcast with Erik Gundersen. It would seem that the Portland Trail Blazers are close to choosing a partner for freshly hired play-by-play broadcaster Kevin Calabro, and it is going to be someone with whom we are familiar, according to Trail Blazers digital reporter Casey Hodahl. Holdahl joined...
Via Blazer's Edge
11 days ago

WATCH: Trail Blazers' Neil Olshey: We take care of our players

Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey on signing CJ McCollum to a contract extension, retaining assets and the Blazers culture.
Via The Oregonian
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CJ McCollum signs contract extension with Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum discusses what keeps him motivated even after signing a four-year, $106 million contract extension that will keep him in Portland through the 2020-21 season.
Via The Oregonian
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers formally sign CJ McCollum to contract extension

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers formally signed guard CJ McCollum to a four-year contract extension Wednesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but a person familiar with it told The Associated Press on Monday that it is worth $106 million. The extension, which takes effect after the upcoming season, will keep McCollum in Portland through the...
Via Associated Press
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Blazers and forward Harkless agree to four-year deal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year deal with restricted free agent Maurice Harkless. The $40 million deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports. Harkless confirmed it on Twitter, posting: ''4moe' ..... God is so good. Thank you (hashtag) ripcity.'' The Blazers acquired Harkless in a trade with the Orlando Magic and he averaged 6.3 points and...
Via Associated Press
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers' summer of spending

From free agent acquisitions Evan Turner and Festus Ezeli to retaining their own restricted free agents Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless, as well as reaching an extension with CJ McCollum, the Portland Trail Blazers have had a busy summ
Via The Oregonian
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarron, Jason Collins speak in support of LGBTQ rights at DNC

Golden State Warriors assistant head coach Jarron Collins and his brother Jason spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of LGBTQ rights. Jason is perhaps best known as the first active publicly gay athlete in the four major men’s professional sports in the United States. He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, 2014, playing 11 minutes...
Via The Comeback
July 26, 2016  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers, C.J. McCollum agree to four-year, $106M extension

The Portland Trail Blazers and shooting guard C.J. McCollum have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth the league maximum $106 million, according to Yahoo Sports.McCollum, 24, was a little-used backup in each of his first two NBA seasons but blossomed upon becoming a starter in his third year. The 2013 10th overall pick averaged 20.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds...
Via FOX Sports
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Crabbe and Leonard discuss new contracts with the Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Allen Crabbe was upset three years ago when he wasn't selected until the second round of the NBA draft. His new contract with the Blazers alleviates some of that disappointment. Crabbe, a restricted free agent, has re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, who matched Brooklyn's four-year, $75 million offer for the 6-foot-6 wing. He talked about the deal...
Via Associated Press
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Here's an Inside Look at Trail Blazers Guard C.J. n's Dribbling and Shooting Workout

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum is a rising star in the NBA. After winning the league's Most Improved Player Award last season, McCollum is training to continue his solid play for the Blazers. According to the team's YouTube account, McCollum has been working out five days a week this off-season. RELATED: New Los Angeles Lakers Center Timofey Mozgov Is Working...
Via Stack
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard on ever joining hometown Warriors: ‘Hell no’

Damian Lillard may hail from Oakland, but the potential lure of ever joining a superteam — even one that plays in his hometown — apparently isn’t a tempting one. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar recently was asked on Twitter if he’d ever consider returning home to play alongside the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and company with the Golden State...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Blazers match Nets' $75 million offer sheet for Allen Crabbe

Just a couple hours after retaining restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, the Portland Trail Blazers have made the decision to match the Brooklyn Nets' offer sheet of $75 million for guard Allen Crabbe. The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Allen Crabbe's four-year, $75M offer sheet with Brooklyn, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July...
Via Sportsnaut
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lilliard shows love to basketball camper

Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is amazing on the court, but he showed himself to be even more amazing off it this summer. A mom in Vancouver, Wash., Erica Cassidy, related a story about how Lillard blessed her and her son, who wanted to attend his basketball camp for his birthday. Nice Kicks passed her Facebook message along on Twitter. What it's all about...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers extend controversial CSN broadcast deal but streaming options on way

Paul Allen and the Portland Trail Blazers have been trying to carve out a television niche for themselves for the better part of the last fifteen years. They’re hoping that their renewed broadcast contract with Comcast SportsNet Northwest will let them put down some roots (but not the Root Sports kind). The Blazers and CSN Northwest agreed to a four-year extension that keeps what...
Via Awful Announcing
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly offering Pau Gasol $20 million per year

The NBA free agency frenzy has slowed down a bit as teams around the league wait for Kevin Durant to make his long-awaited decision. With Durant on the verge of doing just that, the expectation is that things will then pick up again relatively quickly. One name that could soon be off the market soon is former Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol, who is reportedly fielding offers from...
Via Sportsnaut
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading Portland's $70M gamble on Evan Turner

The Portland Trail Blazers were an offseason winner in 2015 with a number of aggressive signings for players still going upwards on their career trajectories. Neil Olshey had a background in player development and that has been a major part of Portland's success during his tenure as general manager. With cap space again this offseason, the Blazers targeted Chandler Parsons at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Blazers land Evan Turner on four-year deal, want Pau Gasol

After missing out on two of their top free agent targets in Hassan Whiteside and Chandler Parsons, the Portland Trail Blazers front office appears to be going rogue. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, the Blazers have agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. To clarify on Turner to Blazers deal: Turner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Evan Turner Signs With Portland For 4 years, $70 Million

Former Ohio State star Evan Turner has played for three different NBA teams in his six-year career – the Philadelphia 76ers, the Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics. It looks like he’s adding a fourth to that list. Friday, Turner signed a four-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $70 million. Turner, at age 27, averaged 10.5 points, 4.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds per...
Via College Spun
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases new rap single

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is spending his time in the offseason in the studio, rather than the gym, for now. He’s been hard at work and just released a new track. Dame D.O.L.L.A, as he goes by, just dropped his new single. It’s called “Ready for it,” so are you ready? Check it out below. This is the first track I’ve heard Dame spit on, and was happily...
Via The Sports Daily
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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