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McCollum shares hilarious video of conversation with cab driver

Professional athletes are used to getting into boring conversations with their drivers when they’re traveling, but Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum struck gold on his way to the airport over the weekend.McCollum had a driver with plenty to say about the current status of the NBA and life in general, and it was downright hilarious. Just beware that this gentleman has an affinity...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jay Ellis from HBO’s “Insecure” Tells Jimmy Kimmel About PR Work for Trail Blazers: “It Was Crazy”

In a national interview, the actor lifts the lid on the worst era in Blazers history and the occasional folly of NBA public relations. The Portland Trail Blazers got national airtime this week on the Jimmey Kimmel Show, but probably not in the way they wanted. Actor Jay Ellis, from the HBO series “Insecure” spent his college days in Portland working for the Blazers as a PR Intern...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

This is what makes Damian Lillard the 15th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: There’s the obvious: he just scored a fairly efficient 27 points per game. That’s pretty rare. Having a player like that virtually guarantees a playoff...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Evan Turner Shows Off His Improved Three-Point Shot

The Blazers’ small forward is ready to put his best foot forward -- behind the three-point line. The Trail Blazers’ Evan Turner frustrated fans in his first season in Portland, missing almost three-fourths of his shots from downtown. And with the departure of sharpshooter Allen Crabbe, the Blazers need every spot-up shooter they can get. Thursday night, Turner posted multiple...
Via Blazer's Edge
3 days ago

How Will The Portland Trail Blazers Stack Up Against The Western Conference In 2017-18?

The Portland Trail Blazers have their work cut out for them in the upcoming NBA season, especially in the revamped western conference. After finishing the regular season in eighth place last year in the Western Conference, Portland remains basically the same team, unlike most of the conference foes who improved by picking up stars this offseason. Portland traded away Allen Crabbe...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago

Why C.J. McCollum is the 25th best player in NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: I don’t want to focus on the 70+ games C.J. McCollum played with Damian Lillard last season. I want to focus on a tiny five-game sample in the middle...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner has funny suggestion for how to hold referees accountable

Evan Turner thinks so far outside of the box that there is no box.The Portland Trail Blazers swingman took to Twitter on Tuesday to pitch a funny suggestion for how to ensure officials are held accountable for bad calls. Ah, of course. How could we have missed the ol’ Red Forman fix?Referee accountability has become a major hot-button issue in the NBA lately with the continuing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver hopes to see female head coach in NBA 'sooner rather than later'

Will a woman one day coach an NBA team? Yes. NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes so, anyway. He also hopes it will happen in the near future.Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum interviewed the commissioner for The Players’ Tribune. The entire interview touched on a number of topics. One of those topics was whether a woman will one day coach an NBA team.“I do think there...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe to Nets

The Portland Trail Blazers have cleared some room against the salary cap, reportedly trading high-priced guard Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. This move is interesting in that this teams Crabbe back up with a Nets squad that signed him to an offer sheet when he was a restricted free agent last summer. Ultimately, that led to Portland having...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 21, 2017  |  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
July 11, 2017  |  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
July 11, 2017  |  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
July 09, 2017  |  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
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trail Blazers rookies Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan go through post drills

Trail Blazers rookies Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan go through post drills at summer league practice.
Via The Oregonian
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers post hilarious tweets after acquiring cash from Rockets

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to prove why they have the best social media presence in the NBA.On Wednesday, the Blazers traded guard Tim Quarterman to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations. Quarterman was then promptly dealt by Houston to the LA Clippers as part of the return package for Chris Paul. While they appeared to be a mere footnote to this NBA landscape-altering...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 28, 2017  |  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
June 28, 2017  |  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
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