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Portland Trail Blazers Game One – All Eyes Are On The Defense

It’s finally here! Game 1 out of 82 in the 2014-2015 NBA Season tips off in the Moda Center this evening on national television. All eyes in Rip City will be on the team that led us all on the magical ride to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Not many faces have changed, the coaching staff is the same, the philosophies have matured but not changed...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Rumors: Portland will allow Thomas Robinson to test free agency next summer

The Trail Blazers have declined PF Thomas Robinson's $4.6 million fourth-year option for next season per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. This means he will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The former fifth overall pick in 2012 has shown flashes of potential, but has never gotten an extended look. Robinson has only played 13.8 minutes per game throughout parts...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazer’s Edge rejects second-tier media credential from Trail Blazers

One of the most popular and most successful team blogs in all of sports won’t have a voice in the locker room this season. Blazer’s Edge, the Portland Trail Blazers blog in the SB Nation network, is refusing media credentials from the team in the wake of a new two-tier policy. The Blazers changed their credential policy this season, allowing the same access as always to traditional...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Preseason Predictions: Western Conference – Northwest

Frontrunner - Portland Trail Blazers Last season, the Trail Blazers took a huge step forward in the win-loss column. Two years ago they finished with a 33-49 record and last year they improved to 54-28. They played at a faster pace than they have in the past 10 years, averaging the 4th most points at 106.7. Both LaMarcus Aldrigde and Damian Lillard increased their numbers and Nicolas...

Blazers Exercise 15-16 Options On Leonard, McCollum

The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised team options on the contracts of center Meyers Leonard and guard CJ McCollum. Portland exercised its fourth-year team option on Leonard, who holds averages of 4.4 points (52.2% FG), 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 14.3 minutes in 109 games over two seasons with the Trail Blazers. The team selected Leonard with the 11th overall pick in the...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Set To Release Thomas Robinson

Next season power forward Thomas Robinson might not be playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.. A close source tells Yahoo Sports that the Portland Trail Blazers will not be picking up Thomas Robinson  in the fourth-year option worth $4.6 million and he will become an unrestricted free agent by next Summer. The 23-year-old forward was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2012...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week In Review – 10/27

The Portland Trail Blazers’ season starts on Wednesday, just two days away. On Monday mornings, we’ll preview the upcoming Blazer games for that week (Monday-Sunday). I’ll also mention games after that period in passing if they happen on a back-to-back, or four games in five nights basis, punishing parts of the NBA schedule that all players despise. Let’s get to it! (All...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Exploring Chris Kaman

This column written by Miro Frankzerda The Portland Trail Blazers open their 2014-2015 season on October 29 and Rip City is hoping to see the team build on last year’s 54-win season and second round playoff appearance. Much of the discussion is centered on the development of the bench, which was practically invisible last year unless you count ex-Blazer Mo Williams chucking off...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard hits his shmoney dance and spits bars on Conan

Portland Trailblazers all-star Damian Lillard appeared on Conan Friday night to promote the release of NBA Live ’15. Lillard graces the cover of the game. The point guard also showed off his rapping skills by giving Conan an introduction to his popular Instagram rap contest, “4-Bar Fridays.”   Lillard even found a moment to hit his Shmoney Dance. video via Conan photos...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Waive Diante Garrett, Darius Morris

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived Diante Garrett and Darius Morris. Both players were expected to be waived and were on non-guaranteed contracts.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Damian Lillard drops a freestyle rap on Conan

Jim Racalto Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is already known for his explosive play on the court, and keen sense of fashion. Well, his talents don’t stop there. Lillard stopped by the late-nigjt TBS show “Conan” to talk about various subjects. However, the most impressive part was when Lillard said that he’s been rapping since […] Sports-Kings - The Kings...
Via Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After years of toiling through a Jail Blazer era and the collapse of the Brandon Roy-Greg Oden team, Portland broke through with a trip to the second round thanks to an all-star season from Damian Lillard and a starting lineup that clicked immediately. Forgotten was Portland’s rich history with the sixth best winning percentage among active franchises and a 21 year streak of making...
Via Analytics Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez Answers Player Questionnaire Like He’s An Old-Timey Dude From 1928

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to kick it old school when he answered a player questionnaire….like right around the Great Depression old school. How do we know this? Well, he said the song he has on repeat right now was done by this dude… His favorite vacation destination? Here’s looking at Casablanca or [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 4 visits today) The...
Via No Coast Bias
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Will They Be Better This Season?

(Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America) Portland Trail Blazers: Will They Be Better This Season? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Portland Trail Blazers finished the 2013-14 season with a 54-28 record, landing them the fifth seed in the West. After leading the Western Conference through much of the first three months of the season the Blazers came back...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Player projections

This is the third and final installment of our Portland Trail Blazers season preview. In the first two articles we took a look at the Blazers’ general roster and their potential standing in the Western Conference. Now I will give an overview of each player that will potentially be in the starting five and some key reserve players that will have a big affect off the bench. The potential...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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