Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports A look at how Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside performed inside the void created by Jusuf Nurkic’s absence. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition.
Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Portland guard updates his injury recovery progress in an interview with his hometown paper. Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood says he’ll be “ready to go” when the 2020-21 NBA season begins this winter.
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Garcia talks about the four who got away from Portland this year. Would any of them have made a difference? It’s not a stretch to say that the 2019-20 Portland Trail Blazers had one of the stranger rosters in recent memory.
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Joe Freeman of The Oregonian details the organization’s efforts surrounding the election and census. The Portland Trail Blazers organization has embraced campaigns surrounding voter registration/turnout and census participation, as detailed by Joe Freeman of The Oregonian.
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images Dan Favale of Bleacher Report believes Portland could lure Crowder with a long-term deal. The Portland Trail Blazers will face an important offseason as the team continues its efforts to compete for a championship during the Damian Lillard era.
Talent wins games, but culture defines franchises. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is known for his deep three point shots, his clutch, game-winning moments, and his ability to bring his team back from a deficit.
Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Lillard joins Chris Paul, James Harden, and Luka Doncic as the best guards in the NBA. Damian Lillard has been named to the 2019-20 All NBA second team.
Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images Drew Kerekes of the Meridian Star caught up with Hood after he made a visit to his hometown. Portland Trail Blazers wing Rodney Hood is in the process of rehabbing from the torn Achilles that he suffered in December 2019.
Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images The page links to four funds established by organizations to help with relief. The Portland Trail Blazers have created an Oregon Wildfire Relief resource page for people looking to donate funds to those affected by wildfires in the state.
Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Dave and Dia take on the thinnest part of Portland’s roster: the guys who don’t start. When people talk about the Portland Trail Blazers, particularly during the off-season, they tend to focus on the top of the roster: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Jusuf Nurkic.
It’s Playoff season, and apparently it’s also petty season. Last month Damian Lillard got into some beef with Patrick Beverley and the Clippers after Beverley and Marcus Morris trolled Lillard after he missed two potential game-winning free throws.
Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images A look at how Nassir Little performed in his first season with the Trail Blazers. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition.
Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Neil Olshey has some decisions to make this summer. Last week we reviewed the tools that general manager Neil Olshey will have at his disposal to add new players to the Trail Blazers’ roster via free agency this offseason (details here).
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The Trail Blazers guard teamed with Adelsheim to create a signature pinot noir. CJ McCollum is a wine guy. To the point that he’s known to bring bottles from his cellar on the road with him, Now he’s getting in on the action himself.
Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images A look at how second-year Anfernee Simons fared inside an expanded role with the Trail Blazers. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition.
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images A look at the players that occupied a spot at the end of the Trail Blazers bench in the 2019-20 season. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition.