TRAIL BLAZERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who Will Be the Blazers’ Most Improved Player This Season?

The Portland Trail Blazers have a handful of players brought back from last year’s roster ready to make a leap on one or both ends of the floor over the course of the 2016-17 season. With the Blazers officially kicking off training camp, the time to predict, pontificate, and prognosticate is upon us. Of course, at Blazer’s Edge we all do this year-round, but now that the roster...
Via Blazer's Edge
2 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers Media Day 2016 Live Thread

After a long summer, the 2016-17 NBA season officially kicks off today. This morning, the Portland Trail Blazers open their doors to reporters for the 2016 edition of NBA Media Day. The players and staff will be available for interviews, some for the first time in a Blazers jersey. The primary festivities are expected to kick off at around 11:30am, per Casey Holdahl. There will be...
Via Blazer's Edge
3 hours ago

7 Questions For The Trail Blazers As They Enter Training Camp

Portland Trail Blazers fans have waited all summer for the opening of training camp to see how GM Neil Olshey’s latest acquisitions will meld with the holdovers from last season. Here are seven questions to consider as we transition into fall. It's late September, and we all know what that means - we're just a few precious days away from hearing the two words that every NBA fan...
Via Blazer's Edge
3 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Preview – Allen Crabbe

Welcome to the Portland Trail Blazers Preview Series! For the second year in a row, Oregon Sports News writers Bryant Knox and Jared Wright will collaborate and provide detailed analysis on each member of the Trail Blazers, from Damian Lillard all the way to that random dude at the end of the bench. Enjoy! Today, we preview a man who just got a heaping pile of money, and the heaping...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Preview – Shabazz Napier

Welcome to the Portland Trail Blazers Preview Series! For the second year in a row, Oregon Sports News writers Bryant Knox and Jared Wright will collaborate and provide detailed analysis on each member of the Trail Blazers, from Damian Lillard all the way to that random dude at the end of the bench. Enjoy! Today, we’re looking at a player who earned a reputation in college as a...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago

CJ McCollum doesn’t think Stephen Curry can guard him

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum doesn’t let anything stand in his way, not even a unanimous MVP. Hosting an impromptu Q&A on Twitter Tuesday night, McCollum was asked if he thinks Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry can guard him. McCollum’s answer was brief and blunt. @CJMcCollum can Stephen Curry guard you ? — Michael Liriano (@Silvesto_) August 31...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 05, 2016  |  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
August 05, 2016  |  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

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

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

Blazers re-sign Meyers Leonard to four-year, $41 million deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard to a four-year, $41 million deal. Meyers Leonard has agreed to a 4-year, $41M deal to stay with Portland, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 10, 2016 Leonard, a lottery pick of Portland back in 2012, averaged 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in 61 games (10 starts...
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
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