New challenges face Portland guard CJ McCollum in Year 4

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) CJ McCollum became a starter for the Trail Blazers last season, broke out as the NBA's Most Improved Player then signed a big contract over the summer. Driving him all along the way was third-year pressure. ''Because I knew that was a make-or-break year for me. I know that going into year three I hadn't played particularly well. I'd had flashes, but I just...
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WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers President Chris McGowan talks new jerseys

Portland Trail Blazers President Chris McGowan talks new jerseys
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Portland Trail Blazers Injury Updates: Meyers Leonard, Festus Ezeli, Noah Vonleh

The regular season begins in less than one month. Will the Trail Blazers’ bigs be ready to go on opening night? The Portland Trail Blazers have three big men that are currently recovering from injury. As training camp begins and preseason nears, we caught up with them at media day to check on their progress. Meyers Leonard On April 8, Leonard underwent successful surgery to repair...
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6 hours ago

WATCH: Mason Plumlee talks mid-range jumper, contract extension at Portland Trail Blazers Media Day

Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee meets the media ahead of the 2016-17 season.
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WATCH: Portland Trail Blazers' Allen Crabbe excited and at ease entering Year 4

Portland Trail Blazers wing Allen Crabbe discusses his new contract, what he worked on during the offseason and the team chemistry ahead of the 2016-17 season.
Via The Oregonian
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Creating a Statistical Baseline for the Trail Blazers’ Defense

Portland impressed on the offensive end of the floor last season, but the defense lagged behind for the Trail Blazers. How can we statistically measure their results on that side of the ball? The Blazers have a lot of intriguing players and dynamics this season and fans and pundits alike will be looking for signs of improvement. Everyone is wondering if internal growth can make this...
Via Blazer's Edge
8 hours ago

No more surprises, now the Blazers want to build on success

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Last season the Trail Blazers were all about defying expectations. This season they want to build on them. ''We did great things last year, now it's time to prove it up,'' guard Damian Lillard said. ''It's time to show that what we did - that's who we are, that's what we're capable of as a team, and we can do better.'' On Monday, the Blazers had their first...
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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
1 day 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...
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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...
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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

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...
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July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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