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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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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

What the Plumlee trade means for the Portland Trail Blazers

About just a week ago the Portland Trail Blazers traded center Mason Plumlee and a 2018 second round pick for Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick. So what does this mean for the Blazers? Was it a good trade, was it the worst trade ever made in the history of trading? Only time will tell since neither of these two players have had sufficient playing time with their...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: 76ers nearly traded Jahlil Okafor to Blazers

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup because they felt they were near a deal, and now we know where he would have gone.According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the 76ers held Okafor out of action last week because they were close to dealing him to the Portland Trail Blazers. At least one Sixers player wants to see the team keep Okafor in the fold. That seems...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammates React To Evan Turner Injury, Absence

The Trail Blazers have a long road ahead while Turner (hand) is sidelined, but they’re prepared to take it one step at a time. A long, trying season for the Portland Trail Blazers got a little longer last week, when small forward Evan Turner broke the third metacarpal in his right hand. The injury does not require surgery, but it is set to keep him out of game action for the next...
Via Blazer's Edge
4 days ago

WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers Valentine's Day Cards

It's Valentine's Day, so we decided to give you - the fans and readers - a look at what some Portland Trail Blazers-themed Valentine's Day cards might look like if you wanted to give one to the Rip City sweet heart in your life.
Via The Oregonian
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum says Jusuf Nurkic will 'help us right away'

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum after Tuesday's practice on new teammate Jusuf Nurkic, acquired Sunday from the Denver Nuggets. Get complete Portland Trail Blazers coverage at http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=oregoniannews See more on our website: http://www.oregonlive.com/#/0 Follow us on Twitter: https...
Via The Oregonian
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Terry Stotts says Trail Blazers will 'make the best use of' Jusuf Nurkic

Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts on how new center Jusuf Nurkic fits into the team on both ends of the floor.
Via The Oregonian
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Latrell Sprewell among latest wave to sign with Ice Cube’s BIG3 league

Latrell Sprewell made headlines when he showed up sitting next to James Dolan at the Madison Square Garden. Now he’s making news on a different front as one of the latest to sign with Ice Cube’s BIG3 league set to kick off this summer.“The BIG3, the highly anticipated 3-on-3 professional basketball league, announced today Latrell Sprewell, J.R. Rider, Earl Boykins, Brian Cook...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat, Raptors ‘have expressed interest’ in Serge Ibaka

The Serge Ibaka trade rumors aren’t going away, folks. If anything, they’re only going to continue heating up until the February 23 trade deadline.The latest news on this front comes to us by way of ESPN’s Marc Stein, who reports there are two Eastern Conference teams looking at potentially landing Ibaka in a trade before the deadline.“Sources say that Toronto and Miami are...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly determined to trade Festus Ezeli

Festus Ezeli’s time with the Portland Trail Blazers may be finished before he’s even able to suit up in a single game for them.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Sunday that the Blazers are determined to move the 27-year-old big man before the February 23 trade deadline and are pitching him to teams who are far below the salary floor.Ezeli is in Year 1 of a two-year, $15.1 million...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee has car broken into, gets traded on same day

Mason Plumlee had an eventful Sunday.Plumlee discovered Sunday morning that his SUV had been broken into, and his wallet and checkbook were among the items stolen. Upon driving to the Portland Trail Blazers practice facility in order to take care of the business of contacting his bank and freezing his accounts, he was told to report to the office of Blazers president Neil Olshey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Lillard and McCollum should be All-Stars

Another year, another All-Star game, another year without a Blazer in the game. The past two years no one from the Trail Blazers has represented at the All-Star game. But I don’t know why. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are having fantastic seasons. So, why not choose these two? I don’t know, these two are having a far better season then some of the other All-Stars. So is it...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' Evan Turner out 5-6 weeks with right hand fracture

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner will be out five to six weeks because of a fractured bone in his right hand. Turner fractured the third metacarpal during the third quarter of the Blazers' 114-113 victory at Dallas on Tuesday night. Turner is avraging 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 50 games, including 10 starts.
Via Associated Press
12 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...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What must Damian Lillard do to be an All-Star?

Before this post begins, I must abide by my own principal for players believed to be snubbed for any All-Star Game: If a player is believed to be snubbed, that opinion must include removing a player from the team. Damian Lillard should be on the Western Conference team ahead of Gordon Hayward. Lillard is having a definitively better season, even with Hayward playing exceptionally...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Hotline Bling: Enes Kanter punches in the numbers

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, NBA players now have a hotline to call to complain about the work of NBA refs. Players finally have a place to complain about officials, besides Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Ello.co, and their own postgame interviews. Remember, these are taken straight from our Russian hacker's infiltration of the NBA offices, not completely invented...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Getting Ready for a Late Season Postseason Push

After a three game winning streak that saw them earn victories over the Celtics, Lakers, and Grizzlies, the Portland Trail Blazers narrowly lost to the league’s best team in the Golden State Warriors last night.  Going into the fourth quarter down by eight points, the Blazers showed resiliency and grit by cutting the deficit to two with 17 seconds left.  Unfortunately, Golden...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers had to apologize after a Twitter spat with Chandler Parson escalated quickly

Late Friday night, the Grizzlies’ Chandler Parson and the Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum got into an abruptly heated (and also hilarious) Twitter spat. The feud began with this fairly innocuous tweet from the Blazers’ official account: After the game, Parsons taunted the Blazers, who are 21-27 on the season and currently outside of the playoff picture. — Chandler Parsons ...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes gets into heated argument with Nate McMillan (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes doesn’t hold back when he’s upset, and will voice his opinion to opposing players, coaches and officials. Nate McMillan learned that lesson during Friday’s game, when Barnes was upset about a foul call. He appeared to record a clean block, but was hit with a foul. Barnes then walked toward the Trail Blazers bench and got into it with McMillan. Did Barnes ask McMillan...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  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...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Meyers Leonard throws down a pair of posterizing slams against Celtics

Meyers Leonard might be auditioning to compete in next month’s dunk contest because the Portland Trail Blazers big man just threw down a pair of posterizing slams against the Boston Celtics on Saturday. Watch as Leonard posterizes Celtics big man Jordan Mickey not once but twice in the same game: Meyers brought his to work today pic.twitter.com/fTwLkAlbRW — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA...
Via The Sports Daily
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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