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Blazer's Edge 12 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game Day Thread

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Game Day Thread

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Talk about the game with fellow fans. The Portland Trail Blazers face the Minnesota Timberwolves following a surprisingly successful road trip that saw them go 4-2. While the Blazers are sitll missing personnel, ti seems as if that doesn’t matter to Anfernee Simons, and Norman Powell is slated to return. Tuesday, January 25- 7:00 p.m. PTHow to watch on TV: Root Sports NW, NBA League PassBlazers injuries: Damian Lillard (out), Larry Nance Jr. (out), Cody Zeller (out), Robert Covington (probable), Dennis Smith Jr. (probable) and Nassir...
Blazer's Edge 21 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Back home to take on the not-so-bad Timberwolves. Portland Trail Blazers (20-26) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (23-23) The Portland Trail Blazers are back home from a successful six-game road trip. Who would have thought the Blazers could go 4-2 on the road without Damian Lillard? Just five weeks ago, the Blazers were sitting on one win on the road for the entire season. Now back at Moda for a brief two game stand, the Blazers have an opportunity to win their third game in a row and their third in a row at home. The Minnesota Timberwolves...
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Is Damian Lillard playing vs. Timberwolves

Is Damian Lillard playing vs. Timberwolves

The Portland Trail Blazers are back home to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night at Moda Center. Chauncey Billups’ team is coming off a six-game road trip in which it went a stunning 4-2, despite Damian Lillard’s absence. Will Portland’s superstar point guard be back on the floor against Minnesota? Is Damian Lillard playing […] The post Is Damian Lillard playing vs. Timberwolves appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jan 24, 2022
How the Blazers Got Better in January

How the Blazers Got Better in January

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ A reader asks if the Blazers have turned over a new leaf. We discuss. The Portland Trail Blazers have won 7 of 11 games in the month of January, a huge improvement on their 13-22 record before that point. With franchise superstar Damian Lillard inactive for the entire stretch due to an abdominal injury, a 7-4 record is no small feat. Are we seeing signs of life in the 2021-22 Trail Blazers finally? That’s the subject of today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag. Dave, I hate to ask it but we’re looking better lately. Much better. Is this the team we...
Rip City Project Jan 24, 2022

Portland Trail Blazers: Examining the Jusuf Nurkic paradox

The Portland Trail Blazers have played arguably their best stretch of basketball this season within the last couple of weeks, despite missing Damian Lillard, Norman Powell, and Larry Nance Jr. This upswing can be accredited to the inspired plays of Anfernee Simons, Robert Covington, and a rejuvenated Jusuf Nurkic. Their performances during this shorthanded stretch […] Portland Trail Blazers: Examining the Jusuf Nurkic paradox - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jan 24, 2022
One Trade Each Pacific Division Team Should Make With The Blazers

One Trade Each Pacific Division Team Should Make With The Blazers

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Could the Blazers find new homes in the Pacific Division? Over the next several weeks, the Portland Trail Blazers will be fielding calls and holding a lot of cards ahead of the league’s trade deadline. The Blazers have seven expiring contracts ahead of this offseason, along with CJ McCollum, and could go in either direction as a buyer or a seller with Damian Lillard’s injury and the team sitting on the edge of the play-in tournament and lottery. Here’s one trade each team in the Pacific Division could make with the Blazers: Golden State...
ClutchPoints Jan 23, 2022
Nassir Little’s emotional message to Damian Lillard amid major leap for Blazers

Nassir Little’s emotional message to Damian Lillard amid major leap for Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Toronto Raptors 114-105 at Scotiabank Arena on Sunday, closing out a long, arduous road trip by building a 30-point lead and almost squandering it before the final buzzer. The victory moves the Blazers 20-26 on the season, including a stunning 4-2 since they last took the floor in Rip […] The post Nassir Little’s emotional message to Damian Lillard amid major leap for Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jan 23, 2022
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors Game Day Thread

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Toronto Raptors Game Day Thread

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports It’s an early one. The Portland Trail Blazers arrive in the Big Smoke to face the Toronto Raptors. The Blazers won their last matchup over the Raptors. The Blazers were victorious over the Boston Celtics in their last game 109-105. The Raptors beat the Washington Wizards in their last matchup with the same score of 109-105. Sunday, January 23- 3:00 p.m. PTHow to watch on TV: Root Sports NW, NBA League PassBlazers injuries: Damian Lillard (out), Larry Nance Jr. (out), Cody Zeller (out), Norman Powell (out), Dennis Smith Jr. (probable),...
ClutchPoints Jan 23, 2022
Is Damian Lillard playing vs. Raptors

Is Damian Lillard playing vs. Raptors

The Portland Trail Blazers close out a six-game road trip on Sunday with a matchup against the Toronto Raptors. Damian Lillard hasn’t played in his team’s last 10, a stretch in which Portland has gone a stunning 6-4. Will the Blazers’ superstar point guard be back on the floor up north? Is Damian Lillard playing […] The post Is Damian Lillard playing vs. Raptors appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 22, 2022
Damian Lillard gets brutally honest on Blazers tanking talks

Damian Lillard gets brutally honest on Blazers tanking talks

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard didn’t hold back his thoughts on talks that the Rip City squad could take a tanking approach amid his absence due to injury. Lillard recently underwent surgery to address his abdominal issue, and he is expected to be evaluated after six to eight weeks. That means the Blazers star […] The post Damian Lillard gets brutally honest on Blazers tanking talks appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.columbian.com Jan 22, 2022
Blazers’ Lillard discusses his surgery, possible return

Blazers’ Lillard discusses his surgery, possible return

During the Tokyo Olympics, when Damian Lillard’s abdominal injury flared up, Jrue Holiday suggested it was time for surgery.
ClutchPoints Jan 22, 2022
The reason Blazers superstar Damian Lillard delayed abdominal surgery until the regular season

The reason Blazers superstar Damian Lillard delayed abdominal surgery until the regular season

The injury that forced Damian Lillard to go under the knife is one he’s been battling for years. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar admitted as much just a couple weeks after the 2021-22 season tipped off amid the worst struggles of his career. Just over two months and multiple stints on the sideline later, Lillard […] The post The reason Blazers superstar Damian Lillard delayed abdominal surgery until the regular season appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Rip City Project Jan 22, 2022

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard open to both return and tanking

For the first time since undergoing surgery to repair his abdominal tendinopathy, Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard addressed the media earlier today. Per Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report, Lillard is feeling well post-operation and his doctors have only had positive things to say about the procedure and his recovery thus far. The average timetable […] Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard open to both return and tanking - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jan 22, 2022
Lillard Positive After Surgery, Not Necessarily Returning

Lillard Positive After Surgery, Not Necessarily Returning

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Portland’s All-Star will make a decision on return date at a later time. Damian Lillard is feeling positive after successful surgery to repair an abdominal injury but that does not mean he’ll be returning to the Portland Trail Blazers lineup soon. Lillard held a press conference for Portland media today in which he addressed his health following a January 13th operation for an injury to his core that has been plaguing him for several seasons. Per multiple sources, including Bleacher Report’s Sean Highkin, Lillard told media he was...
Blazer's Edge Jan 21, 2022
Blazers Use Hot Shooting to Down Celtics

Blazers Use Hot Shooting to Down Celtics

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers looked like they were going to lose, but pulled it out. The Portland Trail Blazers faced a daunting task taking on Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and the Boston Celtics on Friday night. The Celtics field enough firepower to obliterate Portland’s defense. Absent Damian Lillard and Norman Powell, the Blazers can’t return the volley in kind. Lacking the ability to blow out the opponent, the Blazers held on long enough to make the game a coin flip, then won it. Three-point shooting (and the lack of same for Boston) kept them in...

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