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Status of Grizzlies-Trail Blazers game in question

The Grizzlies shooting this year has been as cold as anyone's in the NBA, but no one thought it'd get so iced that the league would start canceling games.From Rod Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal:Of course, Grizzlies fans want Mike Conley healthy, regardless of whether there will end up being a game against the Blazers on Monday or not. But now, the question becomes something...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 11/24

This year’s Portland Trail Blazers might not be very good, but they definitely have a flair for the dramatic. Consider this past week. At Houston, they had a struggling Rockets team on the ropes, a team that fired their head coach just that morning and was blaming everyone left, right and center for a terrible start to the season. The Blazers let them use the ropes as a springboard...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 10/26

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing personal opinion.–Proverbs 18.2 In one Bible verse, King Solomon of Israel, a man 2,800 years dead, described the Internet experience more accurately than any modern person ever could. Whenever I go to any message board, any comments section, any place that is related to the subjects that inflame passions in people...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Portland's uneven frontcourt justify another trade?

The Portland Trail Blazers have a completely new frontcourt, loaded with young, talented pieces that are still coming into their own. But do these players fit with one another? Or should Portland GM Neil Olshey make a trade before the deadline to loosen things up and find at least one big man with a post game? Here's a closer look, courtesy of SB Nation's Blazer's Edge:Meyers Leonard...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the next installment of our series on the Portland Trail Blazers. 2014-15 Record: 51-31 Notable Acquisitions: Mason Plumlee (Trade), Ed Davis (FA), Al-Farouq Aminu (FA), Gerald Henderson (Trade), Noah Vonleh (Trade) Notable Departures: LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Wes Matthews, Nic Batum Temperature...
Via RealGM - NBA
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis talks free agency, playing with Kobe, and new role with Blazers

Ed Davis got the opportunity to shine last season with the Lakers, and he made the most of it. The big man averaged 7.6 rebounds per game and shot 60.1 percent from the field, numbers which were both career-highs.  Davis was rewarded for his performance with a new contract worth $20 million over three years from the Portland Trail Blazers, and spent a few minutes with FOX Sports...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Here's how Ed Davis can help the Portland Trail Blazers on offense

Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis has a habit of swimming below the radar. He's perpetually underrated, a solid rebounder and shot blocker who has quite a bit of touch near the basket. He's efficient and understands his limitations. That's good, and should help Portland exceed its expectations this season. Here's more on Davis' useful offensive attack from SB Nation's Blazer...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Ed Davis

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Lakers forward Ed Davis: Staying with L.A. was 'first choice'

When you reach a certain level of experience in the NBA, very few things can surprise you any longer. It's one of the significant upsides to being a veteran. New Portland Trail Blazers power forward and former member of the Los Angeles Lakers Ed Davis has reached that level, so he wasn't shocked when he and the Lakers parted ways this offseason.Still, Davis told Alex Kennedy of Basketball...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Who is next up for the Portland Trail Blazers?

Before a season can begin, each organization in the NBA must face free agency. This offseason the Portland Trail Blazers were dismantled and they ended up losing 4 of their 5 starters from the 2014-15 NBA season. Having said that, the Blazers didn’t necessarily completely lose out this summer. Damian Lillard During the 2015-16 offseason the Portland Trail Blazers were able to...
Via isportsweb.com
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland smart to take on Haywood, Mike Miller contracts

By David Kenyon Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller aren’t going to help the Portland Trail Blazers on the court, but the franchise was smart to acquire the pair of veterans. In truth, Portland was smart to add them, simply so it could get rid of them. After losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez in free agency and trading Nicolas Batum during the offseason, the...
Via Sportsnaut
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Blazers were smart to start a rebuild

By Vincent Frank The Portland Trail Blazers won 50-plus games both last season and in 2013-14. They were considered by many one of the most-talented teams in the NBA. However, varying circumstances saw the team eliminated from the playoffs early both seasons. They were never a legitimate title contender over these past two seasons. That’s the harsh reality of it. Another harsh...
Via Sportsnaut
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Ed Davis agrees to 3-year, $20M deal with Blazers

Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers. Davis' agent, David Bauman, says his client has agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract to join the Blazers. He averaged 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers last year. With uncertainty surrounding free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers grabbed the athletic and versatile...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Agree to Deal with Ed Davis

Ed Davis is one of the more underrated players in the NBA, but there is no question that he is capable of being a solid player for any team. The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to lose star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge this offseason, although this deal doesn’t necessarily knock them out of contention for him. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis, Blazers Agree Upon Three-Year, $20M Deal

Ed Davis and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a three-year, $20 million deal. Davis spent the 14-15 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Via RealGM
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

The following infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Minnesota Timberwolves The Wolves were the worst team in the NBA on defense and weren't much better on offense. Flip Saunders...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Toronto Raptors Bring Back Ed Davis?

Ed Davis was a popular player on some truly terrible Toronto Raptors teams from 2010 to 2013. An athletic big man that could rebound, block shots and finish around the rim, but wasn’t changing the fact his team couldn’t win. The soon-to-be 26-year-old did average 8.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 23.3 minutes while shooting an impressive 60.1 percent from the field with...
Via Pro Bball Report
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis will opt out of contract, but hopes to return to Lakers

There weren't many bright spots during a rough year for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the play of Ed Davis in the frontcourt was certainly one of them. Davis played so well, in fact, that he's confident he'll find the free agent market to be a little friendlier than it was this past offseason, where he was only able to land a two-year deal at the league minimum with a player option...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Hopes To Re-Sign With Lakers If Everything Is Equal With Other Teams

Ed Davis will opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season with the Los Angeles Lakers to test free agency. "I'm going to test free agency," Davis told The Times in a telephone interview. "Hopefully I'm back with the Lakers, as long as everything is equal with all the other teams." The Lakers signed Davis last summer to a two-year, $2.1-million minimum contract. Davis had a...
Via RealGM
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents Who Would Bolster the Miami Heat’s Depth

As the Miami Heat venture into the offseason following an injury-riddled 2014-2015 regular season, it’s very clear that this team needs to address its roster depth, among other issues, before the 2015-16 season begins. Assuming they re-sign their potential starters, who all return healthy before the season starts, here is what Miami’s starting lineup should look like: If this...
Via Heat Nation
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis Rejected Multi-Year Offer From Grizzlies Last Offseason

Ed Davis turned down a multi-year offer from the Memphis Grizzlies last offseason and ended up signing with the Los Angeles Lakers on a minimum deal. Davis fired his agent and is preparing for free agency again after having a productive season with the Lakers. The market for power forwards who don't shoot three-pointers or protect the rim has diminished in recent seasons.
Via RealGM
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Davis not happy about having to take ‘rest’ days

With their sights set on next season, the Lakers are in the process of giving younger players on the roster extended minutes to see how they may fit into future plans. Among the players who don’t fit into that category are veterans Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer. Boozer last saw game action on March 22,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers GM: We can’t jeopardize future just to win in Kobe Bryant’s final year

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY SportsLos Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that the team will not chase a title in Kobe Bryant’s final season by bringing in veterans. “I do know if you have picks and you have financial flexibility, there are a lot of ways to improve your team quickly,” Kupchak said. “I can’t sit here and say that’s what we’re planning...
Via Sports-Glory
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: ‘I can’t say this is the end of my era’

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsDespite being out for the season after undergoing surgery on a torn right rotator cuff, retirement isn’t on the mind of Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 36, said in an interview with NBA TV that he’s inspired by the success of the veteran-laiden San Antonio Spurs, and doesn’t plan to retire. “I can’t say it is the end” Bryant told NBA TV. “I thought...
Via Sports-Glory
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson: Kobe should threaten the Lakers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson said Tuesday that he doubts Jim Buss can turn around the team, which enters Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a 13-38 record. “Jim is trying to do it himself and trying to prove to everybody that this was the right decision that my dad gave me the reins,” Johnson said Tuesday on ESPN’s...
Via Sports-Glory
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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