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Blazer's Edge Jul 17, 2018
Report: Blazers Offer Poo-Poo Platter for Kawhi Leonard

Report: Blazers Offer Poo-Poo Platter for Kawhi Leonard

ESPN reports that Portland joins a half dozen other teams inquiring about the San Antonio Superstar The Portland Trail Blazers have engaged the San Antonio Spurs in trade talks for Kawhi Leonard, but the offer doesn’t seem serious. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Blazers join the Clippers, Nuggets, Suns, Raptors, and Wizards as teams who have placed phone calls to the Spurs, but Portland was not willing to give up major pieces. ...no Blazers package includes Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum, league sources said. Because Leonard is a player teams...
Blazer's Edge Jul 16, 2018
High Hopes and Reasonable Expectations for the Young Core

High Hopes and Reasonable Expectations for the Young Core

Jami Hudson joins the Blazer’s Edge Podcast to discuss Portland’s future. On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Jamie Hudson of NBCSportsNorthwest joins Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang to talk all things related to the Portland Trail Blazers in Las Vegas Summer League, the emergence of Wade Baldwin, Anfernee Simons showing more than expected early on, CJ McCollum’s shoe release, the growth of Zach Collins and more! Danny and Tara break down what really matters in Vegas, what’s best to observe and what’s better to discount, plus highest hopes and reasonable...
Blazer's Edge Jul 1, 2018
Portland Reacts Negatively to Ed Davis’ Departure

Portland Reacts Negatively to Ed Davis’ Departure

Portland players and media conveyed shock and disappointment at the news of Ed Davis’ deal with Brooklyn. Just 43 minutes into NBA free agency, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced that free agent Ed Davis had inked a one year $4.4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Soon after, the reactions poured in. Blazers team leaders Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum turned to social media to express their clear disappointment. Lillard simply posted a broken heart emoji in his retweet of the Wojnarowski news, while McCollum added “lost a real one”. https://t.co/uvIwItEQA8— Damian Lillard...
Blazer's Edge Jun 29, 2018
Liberty Ballers: CJ McCollum is a “Negative Asset”

Liberty Ballers: CJ McCollum is a “Negative Asset”

An SBNation site says even if the Philadelphia 76ers have space to spare, they should avoid Portland’s high-scoring guard. The NBA Trade season is about to open up and Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum could become a hot item on rumor sheets. A heady scorer averaging 21.4 per game with a bankable three-point shot in tow, McCollum should garner interest from multiple teams if he’s put on the block. The Philadelphia 76ers will not be among those teams if SBNation affiliate Liberty Ballers has anything to say about it. The site published a lengthy article detailing the reasons the...
Rip City Project Jun 27, 2018

CJ McCollum and Hassan Whiteside spotted working out together

Hassan Whiteside might be on the Miami Heat’s trading block after a tough 2017-2018 campaign, plus his massive contract hurts the team’s payroll. In the franchise crippling summer of 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers pursued Hassan Whiteside before signing any of its current players. He was supposed to sit down with the team as an […] CJ McCollum and Hassan Whiteside spotted working out together - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jun 24, 2018
McCollum Gets NBA Draft Tour From Adam Silver

McCollum Gets NBA Draft Tour From Adam Silver

The NBA’s commissioner shows McCollum the ins and outs of the draft in a video by The Players’ Tribune. It’s been five years since CJ McCollum was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers, with his ascension from the bench to starter to Most Improved Player. David Stern was commissioner when he heard his name called, but this year McCollum visited the draft to tour behind the scenes with Adam Silver (video courtesy of The Players’ Tribune): NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shows @CJMcCollum what really goes down behind the scenes at the 2018 NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/yksOyL9nRg— The...
Blazer's Edge Jun 22, 2018
Predicting the Rookie Years of Simons and Trent Jr.

Predicting the Rookie Years of Simons and Trent Jr.

Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report projects what will become of Simons and Trent Jr. in Year 1. The Portland Trail Blazers added Anfernee Simons (No. 24 overall pick) and Gary Trent Jr. (No. 37 overall pick, via trade) during the NBA Draft, giving them two young players that likely contribute in the long, not short, term. Both being guards, they have big-name players already in front of them with Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Given this, Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report sets relatively modest projections for them in their rookie year, and also tries to tell what is coming in their...
Rip City Project Jun 22, 2018

NBA Draft: What Simons selection means for Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum, Shabazz Napier

How does drafting Anfernee Simons and trading for Gary Trent Jr. affect the Portland Trail Blazers’ relationship with CJ McCollum and Shabazz Napier? I argued recently that the Portland Trail Blazers should look to trade CJ McCollum to help bring more veteran talent to the Portland Trail Blazers’ young roster. Now that Portland has selected […] NBA Draft: What Simons selection means for Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum, Shabazz Napier - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jun 20, 2018

Blazers should consider trading CJ McCollum

NBA fans seem to be anticipating this year’s draft more than they have in recent years. Rumors abound — along with the feeling that something big is going to happen. Will the Blazers be involved? What could the Portland Trail Blazers get in exchange for CJ McCollum? Now, right off the bat, I suspect many […] Blazers should consider trading CJ McCollum - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jun 19, 2018
Is It too Late for the Blazers to Add a Third Star?

Is It too Late for the Blazers to Add a Third Star?

The Blazer’s Edge Podcast takes on Portland’s eternal quest for a third star. On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang discuss what the Portland Trail Blazers could, should, and will do in the NBA Draft, the narrative around breaking up Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, and adding a true third star to the mix. Plus we tackle the trade talk surrounding McCollum, Kawhi Leonard, everything that’s going on with the San Antonio Spurs, Blazer5 Gaming and more! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Intro Opening comments What will the Blazers do in the...

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