The Blazers forward shifts to playing guard to boost the defense. There was something unexpected in the lineup when the Portland Trail Blazers faced the Detroit Pistons: Nassir Little shifted into the shooting guard position for 24 minutes of play.
After the Blazers big man broke the franchise record for rebounds, Damian Lillard had a few things to say. Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard Damian Lillard had high praise for teammate Enes Kanter after the latter broke the franchise record for rebounds.
Notes, analysis, observations, clips and more from the Trail Blazers 118-103 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday at Moda Center. Detroit sits at the bottom of the Eastern Conference for a reason, and played without Jerami Grant, its only semi-reliable source of self-created offense.
The Bosnian Beast will miss the game against Detroit due to injury management. After a rough week due to knee inflammation, Portland Trail Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic will be available to play against the Miami Heat.
The former Blazers shooting guard has found a happier home in Tampa. On March 25th, 2021 the Portland Trail Blazers traded Gary Trent, Jr. to the Toronto Raptors as part of a package for veteran shooting guard Norman Powell.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to a 10-day contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. As Portland is looking to round out its roster ahead of their playoff run, Hollis-Jefferson figures to help bolster their defense, as he can guard every position from 1-5.