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Blazer's Edge 11 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Game Day Thread

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Game Day Thread

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The Portland Trail Blazers look to bounce back after several days off. The Portland Trail Blazers take on the New York Knicks following several days off due to two postponed games while the Memphis Grizzlies went through coronavirus protocols. The Blazers last played San Antonio, a 125-104 loss. The Blazers are still missing key pieces in Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum. Hopefully, the extra practice will allow them to build some momentum and secure a win. Here are the details of the matchup courtesy of our Game Day Preview staff. Sunday,...
ClutchPoints 11 hours ago
Blazers’ CJ McCollum going all-in on Patrick Mahomes over Tom Brady in potential Super Bowl showdown

Blazers’ CJ McCollum going all-in on Patrick Mahomes over Tom Brady in potential Super Bowl showdown

The dust has barely settled on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ momentous win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, but already, Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum is already making a bold prediction for the Super Bowl. According to the 6-foot-3 shooting guard, he’s already got his money on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City […] The post Blazers’ CJ McCollum going all-in on Patrick Mahomes over Tom Brady in potential Super Bowl showdown appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 20 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Preview

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Blazers’ six-day hiatus is over as they prepare to host the Knickerbockers of New York. Portland Trail Blazers (8-6) vs. New York Knicks (8-9) How long has it been? Six days! It has been six days between games for the Portland Trail Blazers, who were kept away from the court on Wednesday and Friday due to their would-be opponent Memphis Grizzlies going through coronavirus health and safety protocols. The Blazers looked out of sorts without CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic against the San Antonio Spurs, but let’s see what the team has been...
Blazer's Edge Jan 23, 2021
Four Free Agent Frontcourt Players the Blazers Could Turn To

Four Free Agent Frontcourt Players the Blazers Could Turn To

Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/ With Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins sidelined, the Trail Blazers could boost their frontcourt depth with a free agent. Injuries to Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins have pushed the Trail Blazers’ into desperate territory when it comes to assembling competent frontcourt rotations. Add in CJ McCollum’s foot fracture and the Blazers could be in position to address their lack of depth by signing a free agent. This post focuses specifically on the Blazers’ frontcourt. Nurkic, who suffered a wrist fracture against the Pacers on Jan. 14, is on...
Blazer's Edge Jan 23, 2021
Derrick Jones Jr. Is Taking Off In Portland

Derrick Jones Jr. Is Taking Off In Portland

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports One thing has become clear this far into the season: Derrick Jones Jr. is fitting in with the Portland Trail Blazers just fine. According to Spencer Davies of BasketballNews.com, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Jusuf Nurkic have gone out of their way to help him as he grows in Portland. “They’re gonna make sure that I’m good,” Jones said. “While we’re on the court, we need play as one so it’s like whatever is holding us back, then we need to fix it. And if it’s me not knowing the plays, I sit down and break down every play...
Blazer's Edge Jan 22, 2021
Four Free Agent Guards the Blazers Could Turn To

Four Free Agent Guards the Blazers Could Turn To

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via With CJ McCollum out of the lineup with an injury, the Trail Blazers could boost their floundering reserve guard unit with a free agent. High-profile injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic have put the Trail Blazers on uneven footing as they attempt to keep pace with the rest of the competitive Western Conference in a condensed regular season. Add in Zach Collins’ season-long absence and you have a situation that will force coach Terry Stotts to get creative with his starting and backup rotations. This post focuses specifically on the...
Rip City Project Jan 22, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers: Ranking CJ McCollum in the NBA’s best shooters

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has started the 2021 season on an absolute tear. Where does the 29-year-old rank amongst the NBA’s best shooters? CJ McCollum has been in the conversation around the league’s best shooters for a while now. The Portland Trail Blazers guard has consistently been one of the best mid-range and […] Portland Trail Blazers: Ranking CJ McCollum in the NBA’s best shooters - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jan 21, 2021
The Signing the Blazers Should Make After Nurkic, McCollum Injuries

The Signing the Blazers Should Make After Nurkic, McCollum Injuries

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Get your weekly dose of Dave and Dia, a podcast covering a solid dozen hot Trail Blazers topics. CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic injuries, the kind of minimum-level signing the Blazers should make under these circumstances, Derrick Jones, Jr. perking up, the missing magic of Gary Trent, Jr., Damian Lillard being called upon to be superhuman again, and the hidden subtexts of fielding a depleted roster...these are just a few of the topics covered in the latest edition of Dave and Dia, a podcast about the Portland Trail Blazers. In addition...
Rip City Project Jan 21, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 trades to keep the season afloat

The Portland Trail Blazers have suffered one setback after another this season but still hold the sixth spot in the Western Conference. Now without star CJ McCollum, the pressure is just as much on Neil Olshey as it is on the roster. The Blazers are showing a clear lack of quality depth and their offense […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 trades to keep the season afloat - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jan 20, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers: Recent injuries present a perfect time for Rodney Hood’s resurgence

The Portland Trail Blazers have been ravaged by injuries. But as a potential blessing in disguise, it could pave the way for a Rodney Hood resurgence. In the wake of recent injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkić, optimism has been a difficult sell this week. An opportunity to evaluate which lineups coalesce best alongside […] Portland Trail Blazers: Recent injuries present a perfect time for Rodney Hood’s resurgence - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
Pelton: Frazier & Napier are Options for the Blazers

Pelton: Frazier & Napier are Options for the Blazers

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via ESPN NBA Analyst Kevin Pelton highlighted a handful of options that the Trail Blazers could turn to as they wait for CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic to return from injury. The Trail Blazers’ injury woes have captured the attention of both fans and pundits. Following the news regarding CJ McCollum (foot fracture) and Jusuf Nurkic (wrist fracture), ESPN NBA analyst Kevin Pelton detailed the free agent and trade options that Portland could turn to in the coming weeks. After highlighting the hurdles that the Blazers must navigate, Pelton touched...
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
How Do the Trail Blazers Deal with McCollum, Nurkic Injuries?

How Do the Trail Blazers Deal with McCollum, Nurkic Injuries?

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Is there any way out of this mess or does it represent a watershed moment for the season...or longer? In a refrain at once familiar and painful, the Portland Trail Blazers have suffered significant injuries to key players—CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, and Zach Collins—that threaten to derail their season and their progress towards the playoffs. Dave Deckard and Dia Miller had planned to talk about something else today, but you can’t miss the elephant in the boot cast sitting in the corner of the room, so here we go... Dave: Let’s start...
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers look to bounce back as they take on the Grizzlies for the first of two games in a row. Portland Trail Blazers (8-6) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7-6) The Portland Trail Blazers will match up against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night at the Moda Center. The undermanned Trail Blazers will play their second straight game without the pairing of CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. The Blazers are coming off of a loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. The Grizzlies are looking to extend their winning streak by winning their sixth straight...
ClutchPoints Jan 20, 2021
Kevin Durant, James Harden ‘Say Ahh’ lip-sync video resurfaces, CJ McCollum reacts

Kevin Durant, James Harden ‘Say Ahh’ lip-sync video resurfaces, CJ McCollum reacts

For some reason, an old clip of Brooklyn Nets players Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Jeff Green has resurfaced. It was back when the three were teammates with the Oklahoma City Thunder and happily lip-syncing to the 2010 hit song “Say Aah” by Trey Songz. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, who has plenty of […] The post Kevin Durant, James Harden ‘Say Ahh’ lip-sync video resurfaces, CJ McCollum reacts appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 19, 2021
3 desperation trades Blazers must consider with CJ McCollum joining Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins on shelf

3 desperation trades Blazers must consider with CJ McCollum joining Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins on shelf

The Portland Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, and the rest of their roster are currently 8-6, tied for the fifth seed with the San Antonio Spurs. While it’s still very early in the season, the Blazers aren’t off to the start many expected to them have. On top of that, the team […] The post 3 desperation trades Blazers must consider with CJ McCollum joining Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins on shelf appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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