Eggers: Terry Stotts Emerging as Coach of the Year Candidate

The ‘Dean of Portland Sports’ sat down with several Blazers players to find out how Stotts gets the most out of his team. With the Portland Trail Blazers flying high after a 13th consecutive win Sunday night, Portland Tribune writer Kerry Eggers says Terry Stotts deserves consideration for NBA Coach of the Year, ranking among the Top 3 candidates. Eggers spoke with multiple Blazers...
Via Blazer's Edge
2 hours ago

3 Reasons The Portland Trail Blazers are Legit

13 wins in a row isn’t the whole story. How they’ve done it matters. The Portland Trail Blazers are the hottest team in the NBA. Winners of 13 straight, the Blazers have been playing phenomenal basketball since early February, and are 22-5 since the middle of January. They’ve guaranteed themselves a .500 season. They’ve already exceeded their win total from last season. They’re holding...
Via Blazer's Edge
4 hours ago

Blazers extend winning streak to 13

The Western Conference is hot right now, but the Blazers are the brightest of the bunch. And on Sunday, they would win their 13th in a row—this time at the expense of the Clippers. But that’s not all. Once again, it would be a team effort.Damian Lillard would lead the Blazers with 23, while C.J. McCollum and Maurice Harkless (21 apiece) followed closely behind. Jusuf Nurkić would...
Via The Sports Post
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic Discusses the Blazers’ Success and Playoff Hopes

Jusuf Nurkic sat down with HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy to discuss the Trail Blazers’ recent success. The Trail Blazers are the hottest team in the NBA, and some of the credit for that winning steak belongs to Portland’s 23-year-old center, Jusuf Nurkic. The big man has provided the bruising post presence that coach Terry Stotts’ system needed after arriving from Denver prior to last...
Via Blazer's Edge
21 hours ago

Northwest Notes: Gobert crucial to Jazz streak, Stockton's 10-day, Nurkic and Brewer make instant impacts

Rudy Gobert missed 26 games due to two knee injuries but he has been a focal point in the Jazz‘s recent nine-game winning streak. Gobert has always been praised for his defense and the Utah center said he deserves to be rewarded for it, Eric Woodyard of Desert News writes.“To me, there’s no question right now,” Gobert said about whether or not he should be Defensive Player of the...
Via Hoops Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers win 13th straight, beat Clippers 122-109

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 23 points and CJ McCollum added 21 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to their 13th straight victory, 122-109 over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. Portland’s dynamic guard duo led five Blazers players in double-figures, with Maurice Harkness scoring 21 points, Jusuf Nurkic 17 along with 12 rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu adding 16 points...
1 day ago

Northwest Notes: Wolves refute Wiggins report; Jazz sign a Stockton; Harkless gets cash

Despite reports of whispers this week that Andrew Wiggins is unhappy as the Timberwolves‘ third option, the Minnesota guard and head coach Tom Thibodeau rejected the reports, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune writes.Wiggins, 23, is in his fourth season with the Wolves, but his numbers are down from the past two seasons. The former first overall pick is averaging 17.9 PPG and 4.1 RPG...
Via Hoops Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers fans launch GoFundMe page to fund LeBron James billboard

The current trend in anticipation of LeBron James’ presumed free agency this summer is for fans or businesses from NBA towns putting up billboards in a bid to recruit the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar. Now a contingent of Portland Trail Blazers fans have joined the movement. James is widely expected to hit free agency after the season by exercising the player option in his current...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers hold off Cavs, win 11th straight

Right now, there’s no stopping the Portland Trail Blazers. But on Friday night, they would take their winning streak to another level. On Friday night, they would take out LeBron James and the Cavaliers—winning their 11th straight.Despite LeBron’s 35 points and murder of Jusuf Nurkić, the Blazers didn’t back down. In fact, they would lead pretty comfortably well into the third quarter...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: Give me Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard wants to go down in history as the best Trail Blazer ever. But LeBron James has a message for him. As for whether or not LeBron believes Lillard is being overlooked?“No, I don’t think so. But he definitely uses that. I like how he uses that. … There’s not a lot of true basketball minds and people that understand the game, but for me, I understand it, I know…”Those...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clyde Drexler named BIG3 commissioner

Former Trail Blazers and Rockets star Clyde Drexler has been named the new commissioner of the BIG3 basketball league, according to a press release (via Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today). Drexler was involved with the league last season as the coach of BIG3 team Power.“Clyde is a consummate professional, revered businessman and indisputably one of the greatest players to ever play the...
Via Hoops Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner to those saying he is overpaid: ‘Kiss my a–’

Evan Turner knows of a place where you can direct all of your complaints about his contract.In an interview with NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick that ran on Sunday, the Portland Trail Blazers swingman fired back at those labeling him overpaid.“First off, let me say one thing: Everything I have done, I have earned,” said Turner. “My contract – that’s my bread, and I earned my bread...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Blazers fan has words for Kevin Durant, gets ejected

Kevin Durant isn’t exactly the biggest fan favorite these days, and that was certainly true on Friday night in Portland.In the second quarter of a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers, a fan sitting courtside at the Moda Center had words for Durant during an inbounds play. Whatever the fan said to the reigning Finals MVP was enough for security to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge shares regret about relationship with Lillard

When the San Antonio Spurs swiped LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers lost a superstar pairing. Perhaps that wouldn’t have happened if he and Damian Lillard had a better relationship.Previously, Lillard said he’d hoped Aldridge would be a mentor. And now, in an interview with Michael Pina of Vice, Aldridge acknowledged he would’ve liked to handle that relationship...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard dissed Lakers after win

Damian Lillard couldn’t stop trampling on the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.After the Portland Trail Blazers guard dropped 39 points (including 19 in the fourth quarter) to lead the team to a comeback 108-103 win over the Lakers, he dropped a diss on the purple-and-gold in his postgame interview as well.“You gotta take care of each game,” said Lillard of the victory. “Especially ones...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner crashes Draymond Green interview to get paid

Professional athletes often have immense pride about where they attended college, and Evan Turner made sure Draymond Green paid up on their bets involving Ohio State and Michigan State.After the Portland Trail Blazers edged the Golden State Warriors 123-117 on Wednesday, Turner crashed Green’s postgame interview and padded his pocket.Anthony Slater of The Athletic shared the exchange...
Via Sportsnaut
February 15, 2018  |  Discuss

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