Trail Blazers Hit 20 Threes to KO Knicks

New York wasn’t going to beat Portland anyway, but they didn’t have to lose THAT badly. Since the calendar hit 2018, it’s been impossible to spell “Portland Trail Blazers” without Damian Lillard. Over the last couple weeks it’s been impossible to spell “Damian Lillard” without three-pointers. If you don’t understand how that alphabet works, you haven’t been watching the Blazers play...
Via Blazer's Edge
7 hours ago

Portland gives former lottery pick Georgios Papagiannis 10-day contract

Georgios Papagiannis is getting another shot with an NBA team.According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers are signing Papagiannis to a 10-day contract. Papagiannis was the No. 13 overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2016 NBA Draft. They waived him last month, leading his agent to rip the team in an interview.The seven-foot center is only 20 and didn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duncan and Leroux discuss Zach Collins

Collins has impressed in recent games, but a holistic analysis is important, too. Dunc’d On Podcast hosts Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux held a conversation about the recent play of Trail Blazers center Zach Collins in their Monday publication. Collins, 20, has quietly moved onto a promising trajectory after a slow start to his rookie campaign. Duncan and Leroux jump in following...
Via Blazer's Edge
18 hours ago

Blazers consensus top-5 in national power rankings

The national media is taking notice of Portland’s recent hot stretch, as the Trail Blazers are a consensus top five in this week’s hierarchy. The Trail Blazers are playing their best basketball of the season at the most important time. Impressive wins over the Warriors, Jazz, Timberwolves and Thunder, as well as MVP caliber play from Damian Lillard has Rip City red hot and rollin...
Via Blazer's Edge
20 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball takes blame for Damian Lillard's finish

Monday night, Damian Lillard would get hot at the right time against the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only would he hit four consecutive three-point shots in the fourth quarter, but he would finish with 19 points in the final frame as well. Ultimately, the Blazers would win 108-103, keeping themselves in third while leaving the Lakers seven games out of the playoff picture. But for what...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are The Trail Blazers For Real?

Quite a lot is happening in the Western Conference playoff race. Postseason fixtures like San Antonio and Oklahoma City are struggling. Minnesota is without Jimmy Butler for the foreseeable future. The Pelicans are surging, but thin. This has set up a power vacuum behind the top two teams, Houston and Golden State, ripe for just about any team in the contending peloton to push into...
Via FiveThirtyEight
1 day ago

Blazers not signing Brandon Rush to another 10-day deal

The Trail Blazers have elected not to bring Brandon Rush back for a second 10-day contract, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest tweets.The 32-year-old veteran did not see action during his brief stay with the franchise, which isn’t a major surprise considering that Portland was literally obligated to sign a 14th body after last month’s trade deadline.As Luke Adams outlined previously...
Via Hoops Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

History of the national anthem and sports

Fifty years ago, the Star Spangled Banner did not have the innate connection to sports that it does today. Certainly, the anthem and how athletes reacted to it was not a dynamic that received much scrutiny like it does in the present, though the 1968 Summer Olympics proved a notable exception. Still, it was performed before sporting events, and when the stage was big enough, like...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers to sign Brandon Rush to 10-day contract

The Trail Blazers will fill one of their two open roster spots by signing veteran swingman Brandon Rush to a 10-day contract this week, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).Rush, a lottery pick back in 2008, has spent time with the Pacers, Warriors, Jazz, and Timberwolves over the course of nine NBA seasons. Known for his outside shooting ability, the 32-year-old has...
Via Hoops Rumors
15 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden joins BIG3 draft pool

Former first overall pick Greg Oden is hoping to return to the court this summer — not in the NBA, but in Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league. The BIG3 announced today that Oden has joined the league’s draft pool for the coming season (Twitter link).Oden, who turned 30 last month, was selected by Portland with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, one spot ahead of Kevin Durant. However, the Ohio...
Via Hoops Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings have funny reaction to Damian Lillard’s 50-point outburst

Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was virtually unguardable in Friday’s 118-100 win over the Kings.Lillard scored 50 points in only 29 minutes of action, as he was so hot that the team didn’t even need him to play in the fourth quarter. The Blazers star drained 16 of 26 shots he attempted, including eight of 13 three-pointers. His team was +18 with him on the floor, and he also...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Upgrading the front court

It has been no secret that star point guard Damian Lillard has been a little unsettled in Portland. He wants to compete and win now. Lillard met with the front office a little over a week ago to discuss the direction of the team and encourage the Blazers associates to pursue players who can help him bring a championship to Portland. The Trail Blazers of course have Lillard and fellow...
February 03, 2018  |  Discuss

C.J. McCollum drops 50 points in three quarters

It was a historic night for Portland’s C.J. McCollum.On Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls, McCollum would put up 28 points in the first quarter. But he would finish with 50 on the night … in just three quarters. The Blazers, meanwhile, would ride that performance to a 124-108 victory. McCollum joins James Harden as the only players this season to put up 50 points through...
Via The Sports Post
February 01, 2018  |  Discuss

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