4:52 PM EST, Fri December 15, 2017
Rip City Project 1 hour ago

Portland Trail Blazers fan base not in Fandom 250

FanSided just released its second annual Fandom 250. The top fan bases were ranked, and unfortunately the Portland Trail Blazers failed to crack the top 250. Portland is a small market in the NBA world. Our biggest free agent pickups the last ten years include Andre Miller, Wesley Matthews, Jamal Crawford, Al-Farouq Aminu and Evan […] Portland Trail Blazers fan base not in Fandom 250 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 4 hours ago

Is David Vanterpool behind the Blazers’ defensive turnaround?

Aside from the inconsistency problems, Portland’s defensive turnaround has been its biggest talking point this season. Since the roster flip in 2015, the Blazers have not been a defensive minded team. The two faces of the franchise, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, struggle on that end of the ball. But with minimal changes to the […] Is David Vanterpool behind the Blazers’ defensive turnaround? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 14 hours ago

Farouq is on fire

Al-Farouq Aminu is 15-24 from deep in three of his last five games for 47 points. And he joins Damian Lillard as the only Blazer to have consecutive games of five three pointers and five rebounds. And Dame did that way back in 2013. Farouq is also 1-7 in the other two games, and has […] Farouq is on fire - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 14, 2017

Is Terry Stotts on the hot seat amidst Portland’s struggles?

Head coach Terry Stotts is a fan and player favorite in Portland, but mediocrity can only be tolerated for so long. On a warm, August afternoon in 2012, a new era started for Portland Trail Blazers basketball. After Nate McMillan was fired, assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks Terry Stotts officially became the new head coach of […] Is Terry Stotts on the hot seat amidst Portland’s struggles? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 13, 2017

Blazers end five game losing streak with comeback win over Heat

The losing streak ends at five! The Blazers complete a nine-point comeback against the Heat to improve to 14-13 on the season. The last time Portland travelled to Miami, Damian Lillard dropped 49 points for a double-digit victory. It was CJ McCollum’s turn tonight. He finished with 28 points on 9/16 shooting and was the […] Blazers end five game losing streak with comeback win over Heat - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 13, 2017

Zach Collins steps into the spotlight

The Portland Trail Blazers rookie had big games against two of the best teams in the NBA. Can he sustain this level of excellence and help Portland escape the losing streak? How good can Zach Collins be for the Portland Trail Blazers? If his performance Monday night against the Golden State Warriors is any indication, […] Zach Collins steps into the spotlight - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 12, 2017

When will the Portland Trail Blazers’ losing streak end?

As we all know, the Portland Trail Blazers are currently on a five-game losing streak. A solid start to the season for the Portland Trail Blazers pulled wool over our eyes. Two impressive wins to open the year along with a 4-1 road trip excited fans. Then, they dropped the second matchup versus Milwaukee, finished […] When will the Portland Trail Blazers’ losing streak end? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 12, 2017

Bill Simmons thinks a trade with CJ McCollum is in store

Bill Simmons wrote an article titled ”The NBA Trades That Need To Happen.”  He talks about 18 different trade ideas, involving CJ McCollum and the Trail Blazers. Bill Simmons Trade Ideas + Analysis 76ers get: C.J. McCollum  Blazers get: Markelle Fultz , Amir Johnson,  2018 first-round pick His explanation: “One problem: If I’m Portland, I want […] Bill Simmons thinks a trade with CJ McCollum is in store - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 12, 2017

Dame’s 39 not enough for Blazers to steal the victory in Golden State

Despite Damian Lillard‘s best efforts, the Blazers fell short of upsetting the Warriors and extended their losing streak to five games. Another hot start for Portland may have led Blazers fans to some false hope. Coupled with Golden State missing three of their starters, Portland fans wouldn’t have felt too foolish if they let themselves […] Dame’s 39 not enough for Blazers to steal the victory in Golden State - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 11, 2017

Who should become the Portland Trail Blazers’ sixth man?

The Blazers need a sixth man to step up, or else they’ll have to explore the trade market. Dreams of competing during the playoffs in a massively talented Western Conference are slowly disappearing for the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans. They find themselves at 13-12, sixth in the Western Conference. They are also on […] Who should become the Portland Trail Blazers’ sixth man? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 11, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers face defending champs Golden State Warriors

Portland’s tough schedule continues as they play Golden State on Monday night. Our time has come. The Portland Trail Blazers must face the Golden State Warriors. Facing the best two teams of the Western Conference back-to-back doesn’t bode well for Portland. Especially when the team is trying to escape the current four-game losing streak, longest […] Portland Trail Blazers face defending champs Golden State Warriors - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 10, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers finally found rhythm on offense

For just the second time in the last five games, the Portland Trail Blazers scored over 100 points. Saturday night, Portland lost its fourth straight game, all at home and all in the statement jerseys. Blowing a 14-point fourth quarter lead usually doesn’t generate positive takes, but the battle with Houston showed glimpses of the […] Portland Trail Blazers finally found rhythm on offense - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 10, 2017

Trail Blazers come up short against the Rockets

The Portland Trail Blazers, unable to muster enough offense to outgun James Harden and the Houston Rockets, are outscored 40-19 in the final quarter and lose their fourth consecutive game, 124-117. Jusuf Nurkic? Out. Moe Harkless? Out. Houston Rockets? In. Uh-oh. That’s probably how most of Rip City reacted when it heard that the Blazers […] Trail Blazers come up short against the Rockets - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 9, 2017

Terry Stotts needs to be able to bench Lillard and McCollum

When Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum have an off night, Terry Stotts needs to be able to limit their minutes. The Portland Trail Blazers rely on three players to supply offense: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. Now that opponents have more experience playing this trio, they are becoming easier to defend. Dame, CJ […] Terry Stotts needs to be able to bench Lillard and McCollum - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 8, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers face toughest opponent this year in Houston Rockets

Three straight wins, then three straight losses. The Portland Trail Blazers hunt for consistency, but Saturday night’s game isn’t a great starting point. The league’s easiest schedule has left Portland at 13-11 on the season, good for fifth in the Western Conference. Their opponents increase in difficulty the upcoming weeks, including the Houston Rockets Saturday […] Portland Trail Blazers face toughest opponent this year in Houston Rockets - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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