Tag: Portland Trail Blazers

Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks down in the second half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Damian Lillard had secret meeting with Blazers owner

The Portland Trail Blazers have a high payroll, but they're not a legitimate championship contender. Superstar guard Damian Lillard wants to ensure the franchise actually has a...
Caption: Mar 25, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) reacts after a dunk over Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Blazers join DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes

It's not yet known whether the Los Angeles Clippers will deal DeAndre Jordan before next month's trade deadline. The team enters Monday's action as the eighth seed...
Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks down in the second half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Blazers troll Stephen A. Smith for saying Damian Lillard needs to demand trade

Damian Lillard is a star. He's amazing. He does some unbelievable stuff on the court for the Portland Trail Blazers. But thanks to the crazy talent at...
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New Year’s resolutions for every NBA team

Habits can change at any time, but the turn of a calendar year affords extra motivation for bettering yourself. NBA teams would be wise to follow suit. The...
Apr 22, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) looks down in the second half of game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

NBA star puts NFL on blast over Roger Goodell extension

The NFL Compensation Committee on Wednesday approved an extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell that will pay him upwards of $200 million for five years. Previous reports of said...
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Each NBA team’s biggest question mark heading into December

The NBA heads into December at pretty much the quarter point of the season. The sample size is now large enough to draw a conclusion about where...
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Top NBA storylines heading into December

The excitement of a new NBA season has started to shift into determining what storylines deserve the basketball world's attention in a pivotal month of play. As much...

Jusuf Nurkic on Portland: ‘I want to be here’

Jusuf Nurkic has played the best basketball of his NBA career since joining the Portland Trail Blazers, and he doesn't want to leave. In an interview with Ben...

Each NBA team’s most pleasant surprise so far

So much time is spent analyzing negatives in the NBA that sometimes we forget about the good things happening around the league. Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers are trapped...

Winners and losers around the NBA so far

In a season where the final results seemed so obvious, the NBA has flipped the script. Some of the league's best teams have started slowly, while a...
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Top storyline for each NBA team heading into the season

The biggest storyline heading into the 2017-18 NBA season is obviously whether Cleveland and Golden State will match up in the Finals for a fourth consecutive year....
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Top 100 NBA players heading into 2017-18 season

The NBA offseason was three months of raucously petty chaos. Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George all changed teams. Russell Westbrook and...
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CJ McCollum suspended one game for leaving bench during altercation

The Portland Trail Blazers will be without shooting guard CJ McCollum for their first game of the season. The NBA announced it has suspended him one game...
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Biggest X-factor for each NBA team

Superstars and key players grab the most headlines, but complementary pieces are often a decisive factor in an NBA team's success. For some rosters, the X-factor is a...
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Steve Kerr wants one more All-Star Game change

The NBA recently announced a new format for its annual All-Star Game, but Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr would've also liked to see a change in...
Russell Westbrook

Biggest question for each NBA team as training camp begins

Down to the last minute with the Carmelo Anthony trade, it was an eventful offseason for the NBA. However, the beginning of training camp will settle roster...
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Players with most to prove heading into NBA season

Between trade-deadline moves last season and the fallout of a chaotic offseason, superstars departed for a new location, promising players arrived and young talents emerged. The result...

16 Best NBA teams after the Kyrie Irving trade

Well, that happened. On Tuesday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded disgruntled All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the conference-rival Boston Celtics in exchange for a package including fellow...

Report: Knicks ask Carmelo Anthony to expand his ‘wish list’

The New York Knicks are not going to give star forward Carmelo Anthony away in a bad trade. That much is already known. It's well over a...
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Adam Silver hopes to see a woman NBA head coach ‘sooner rather than later’

Will a woman one day coach an NBA team? Yes. NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes so, anyway. He also hopes it will happen in the near future. Portland...

Report: Blazers trade Allen Crabbe to Nets

The Portland Trail Blazers have cleared some room against the salary cap, reportedly trading high-priced guard Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew...

Six likeliest landing spots for Kyrie Irving

The Cleveland Cavaliers' reported interest in free agent guard Derrick Rose now makes a whole lot of sense. In an explosive report on Friday, ESPN's Brian Windhorst...
Draymond Green

Draymond Green calls out Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers and star guard Damian Lillard are showing some confidence after being manhandled by the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs each of the...
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Draymond Green laughs off Damian Lillard ‘good luck’ comment

How much will a potential Carmelo Anthony trade impact the NBA landscape? That depends on where he goes -- and whether you're asking Damian Lillard or Draymond...

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