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WATCH: Dorell Wright shirtless dancing with DeMarcus Cousins and Swaggy P

NBA players Dorell Wright, DeMarcus Cousins and Nick Young apparently had some type of Super Soaker dance party going on. It also looks like Wright and Cousins have been eating well so far this offseason. Check out these three dancing to a rap song I’ve never heard of! CHECK IT OUT:
Via Sports-Kings
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Thomas Robinson Undergoes Thumb Surgery

Portland Trailblazers GM, Neil Olshey, announced today that forward Thomas Robinson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Robinson injured the thumb in a summer league game on July 15th against Atlanta. The team expects Robinson to be ready for training camp in the Fall. [h/t NBA.com]
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Salvation Lies Within

If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.  The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t have a draft pick, lacked the cap space to add a significant free agent, and the ones they did bring in are more glue than substance.  But this team’s future success isn’t dependent on outside talent, but more so on the current personnel getting better. I’m talking to you CJ McCollum...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

Looking Ahead. The 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League has come and gone, and the only big event standing between the Portland Trail Blazers and the 2014-15 regular season is training camp. With all significant moves now in the past (and more likely, all moves altogether), the Blazers’ roster is set. We know who will be there come the season opener, and we have a good idea of who...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers, Trail Blazers Unveil ‘Pride’ Uniforms For 2015 Season

The Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers will wear these ‘Pride’ uniforms during at least one game next season. The long sleeved Trail Blazers’ uniform feature ‘Rip City’ on the front, while the Lakers go with purple and gold and a yellow jersey. New Trailblazers “Pride” uniform pic.twitter.com/b2yM5rkuAp — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 21, […] The...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Rip City’ Jerseys Will Now Have Sleeves

It has been rumored for some time that all “pride” jerseys, such as Portland’s “Rip City” and Detroit’s “Motor City” uniform options, would be converted to short sleeve jerseys sooner or later as mandated by the NBA. That time is now. The NBA released designs for the 2014-15 season “pride” jerseys, including the “Rip City” version, and all feature the short...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Summer League Observations

It has been a quiet offseason for the Portland Trail Blazers after their powerful playoff run.  Many of the issues for the team involve keeping their stars intact.  The biggest being LaMarcus Aldridge who reportedly agreed to a contract extension on July 8th, though he will not sign the extension until next year. While Portland has not had the cap room nor the roster space to be...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Blazers Damian Lillard puts Twitter antagonist in place

Portland Trail Blazers Point Guard Damian Liliard has, as we all do, his share of Twitter antagonists. Or as I call them “keyboard tough guys.” It’s easy for a lot of people to shoot their mouths off when they’re ensconced safely behind a computer; miles away from the person their antagonizing. It’s comes with the territory in the social media age. Especially so if you’re...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Thomas Robinson likely will need thumb surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a season in which they lost in the Western Conference Semifinals to the San Antonio Spurs. After a fine season, the Trail Blazers look for several young players to improve in the Summer League to make an impact in the 2014-2015 season. One such player is power forward Thomas Robinson, who averaged 12.5 minutes in 70 games last season. Although...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets, Trail Blazers, and a Secret of Shot Selection

Since Dean Oliver first published Basketball on Paper in 2004 (and probably before), basketball analysts have been pushing the belief that a team’s offense should be built around shooting three pointers and taking shots at the rim — the two most efficient shots in basketball by a wide margin. That philosophy has on a macro level been proven true, repeatedly, but none of more...
Via Analytics Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson to seek second opinion, but surgery likely

Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers will seek a second opinion on his right thumb, which has a ligament tear. Surgery is the likely scenario, we’re told, though a final decision has yet to be made. If a surgical procedure is the path, he is expected to undergo surgery sometime next week, we’re told. It would be a simple procedure and a timetable of approximately six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge withdraw from USA Basketball consideration

When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star caliber players voluntarily withdrew from consideration. Kawhi Leonard is coming off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers & The Wild Wild West Offseason

The 2013-14 NBA season ended in very dramatic fashion, and the offseason has become almost equally entertaining. Eight Western Conference teams entered the playoffs last year, and while none of them have made wholesale changes, they each at least tried to make a big splash, several of them landing at least one big-name free agent, or are rumored to be in trade talks with elite players...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 179 – Portland Trail Blazers Summer League And Offseason

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein and co-host Oregon Sports News senior writer Garrett Thornton discuss the Portland Trail Blazers Summer League and new additions to the roster. Download & Listen Here
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NBA free agency. It’s a time for teams to get better, and that’s exactly what the Portland Trail Blazers did with the shrewd signings of Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. Although Portland, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, didn’t make many headlines with these acquisitions, it’s clear that they’re going to be rotation players in the 2013-14 season. Steve Blake, while...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Robinson will miss remainder of Summer League with thumb injury

Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson will miss the remainder of Summer League to repair an injured right thumb, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Robinson, 22, will exit Las Vegas in the morning, we’re told. He injured his thumb towards the end of the third quarter of Monday’s 91-76 rout of the Atlanta Hawks when he tried to break his fall.
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard birthday cake has Rockets playoff series game-winner on it

In case you didn’t know already, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday today. For his birthday, one of the campers at his Damian Lillard basketball camp brought him a special birthday cake which had an image of his game six game-winner against the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. Check out the cake in the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Returns Home, What About LaMarcus Aldridge?

LeBron is staying.  All is well in Cleveland.  But while Cleveland rejoices in the return of their king, Portland and Oregonians interested in the Blazers and their star, LaMarcus Aldridge, are sitting on unsettled ground regarding the future of the lifelong Blazer they’re hoping will actually be lifelong … and the 8-year veteran from Texas should heed the hidden message ...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better?

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… While the free agent frenzy continues unabated around the rest of the league, the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason moves are essentially finished. With just two roster spots open and needing to be filled, very little cap space available, and only two methods of upgrading their roster...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Have The Portland Trail Blazers Improved This Offseason?

Amidst all the headline news of LeBron James and his eventual return home to Cleveland, there was actually some other things going on around the NBA, believe it or not.  What I want to talk about is the loss of Mo Williams and the signing of both Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. These moves in Rip City seemed to be quite minor, and seemingly ineffective to the franchise when looked...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Meyers Leonard missed Saturday's game with shoulder injury

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a season in which they won 54 games and lost in the Western Conference Semifinals to the eventual NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Although first in the league in rebounding, the Blazers were 22nd in the league in points allowed. During the Summer League, the Blazers will look for improvement from center Meyers Leonard, who saw less playing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard (shoulder) to miss second consecutive game

Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard will miss the team's second consecutive Summer League game due to a shoulder strain, co-head coach David Vanterpool said during the team's media availability Sunday morning. Leonard injured his shoulder last week. The team will see how Leonard's shoulder feels during Monday's practice to determine is he'll be ready to go...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Freeland focused on finding ways to gain playing time with Trail Blazers despite center logjam

Joel Freeland first played for the Trail Blazers' summer league team eight years ago, and at 27, he is older than the typical summer league player. But entering a key third year in his NBA career, and coming off a dissatisfying end to his breakout 2013-14 season, Freeland is all in on the opportunity to return to Las Vegas for the second year in a row, and fourth overall, as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, $4.2 million It was recently announced that Steve Blake and the Portland Trail Blazers had come to an agreement to bring the veteran point guard back to the team. Blake has already had two stints in Portland, first in the 2005-06 season, then a longer period from 2007...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland News: Steve Blake agrees to two-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have reached an agreement with point guard Steve Blake, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Maryland Terrapin has bounced around the NBA during his career, having played for Washington, Milwaukee, Denver, both Los Angeles teams, Golden State, and now he will be making his third stint in Portland.According to Wojnarowski, the contract...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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