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ClutchPoints Jul 2, 2022
Damian Lillard gets cryptic on IG amid rumors of possibly turning down $100 million Trail Blazers extension

Damian Lillard gets cryptic on IG amid rumors of possibly turning down $100 million Trail Blazers extension

Damian Lillard is currently in the middle of his four-year, $176,265,152 contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. And, he’s expected to accept an impending two-year extension worth over $100 million this offseason. However, according to recent rumors, Lillard is waiting to see what other offseason moves the Trail Blazers’ front office makes before extending his […] The post Damian Lillard gets cryptic on IG amid rumors of possibly turning down $100 million Trail Blazers extension appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jul 2, 2022
What Does a ‘Better Than Ever’ Damian Lillard Even Look Like?

What Does a ‘Better Than Ever’ Damian Lillard Even Look Like?

Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via A few months back, the Portland Trail Blazers star entertained the idea of returning “better than ever” from his abdominal surgery. Already a top-10 player, what would that next level look like? If it could be done on a basketball court, particularly offensively, odds are Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard has done it. One-legged fadeaways out of the triple threat, à la Dirk Nowitzki? It’s not often, but he’s done it. Reverse, switch-hand scoop shots across the board with two defenders on his back? Sure....
ClutchPoints Jul 1, 2022
RUMOR: Blazers star Damian Lillard’s ultimatum before signing $100 million deal, revealed

RUMOR: Blazers star Damian Lillard’s ultimatum before signing $100 million deal, revealed

The Portland Trail Blazers have done a nice job of adding pieces and retaining others so far this summer. They’ve traded for Jerami Grant, drafted Shaedon Sharpe, and extend both Anfernee Simons and Jusuf Nurkic while also signing defensive lynchpin Gary Payton II in Free Agency. Nevertheless, it appears Damian Lillard isn’t totally sold on […] The post RUMOR: Blazers star Damian Lillard’s ultimatum before signing $100 million deal, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jul 1, 2022
Blazers Sign Gary Payton II with MLE

Blazers Sign Gary Payton II with MLE

Photo by Josh Leung/NBAE via Portland lures a guard away from the World Champions. The Portland Trail Blazers have reached a contract agreement with NBA free agent Gary Payton II, most recently seen with the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. Payton II will join a backcourt featuring Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, and 2022 lottery pick Shaedon Sharpe as Portland continues to assemble what they hope will be a contending squad around Lillard. Shams Charania of The Athletic tweeted news of the contract, valued at three years, $28 million. Free agent Gary...
Blazer's Edge Jun 30, 2022
Another Potential Issue Facing the Blazers in the Season Ahead

Another Potential Issue Facing the Blazers in the Season Ahead

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Portland has plenty of players looking to be their second option. How many can fit? The Portland Trail Blazers will head into the 2022 NBA Free Agency period carrying a roster already stocked with veteran talent. They’ve managed to build an interesting roster around franchise superstar Damian Lillard, trying to make another run at relevance in the NBA’s Western Conference. As far as we know right now, the rotation will look something like this: Point Guard—Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons Shooting Guard—Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Shaedon...
Blazer's Edge Jun 30, 2022
Chris Haynes Talks Durant and Lillard, Blazers Free Agency

Chris Haynes Talks Durant and Lillard, Blazers Free Agency

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via It’s a very special episode of Dave and Dia with a national media guest star! Your favorite Portland Trail Blazers podcast is back once again! It’s episode 84, and with Dave unavailable, Dia enlists the help of Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes to guest star on the Dave and Dia show. The two chat all things Trail Blazers, of course. Dia asks Chris the tough questions. Is there weight to the Kevin Durant to Portland rumors? How is Damian Lillard looking after a season away and a major surgery? What happened to the. OG Anunoby rumors? Who...
Blazer's Edge Jun 29, 2022
One Roster Issue for the Blazers Heading into Free Agency

One Roster Issue for the Blazers Heading into Free Agency

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers have made moves, but they haven’t solved all their problems yet. Based on their moves so far in the 2022 off-season, the Portland Trail Blazers will field a more talented and diverse lineup in their upcoming campaign than they have at any time since 2014-15. They’ve added depth and talent at nearly every position, fulfilling their promise to build a strong lineup around perennial NBA All-Star Damian Lillard. The Blazers are not done tinkering yet. The NBA free agency, trade, and signing period will commence next week. Portland...
Blazer's Edge Jun 29, 2022
Survey: Who Will the Blazers End Up With After Trades Are Done?

Survey: Who Will the Blazers End Up With After Trades Are Done?

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Portland has reportedly been after several players. Which will they get? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Portland Trail Blazers fans and fans across the country. The Blazers have been rumored to be lurking around the edges of the NBA trading field, waiting for an opportunity to get one more name to join their presumed starting lineup of Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant, and Jusuf Nurkic. Possibilities of sign-and-trades with the two free agents in...
ClutchPoints Jun 29, 2022
Blazers $100 million Damian Lillard decision amid roster retooling efforts

Blazers $100 million Damian Lillard decision amid roster retooling efforts

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers are still together despite plenty of trade rumors over the years. Lillard has been one of the most discussed players in hypothetical trades over the past 4-5 seasons. And many expected the Blazers to finally cut the cord with him after trading CJ McCollum during the 2021-2022 campaign. […] The post Blazers $100 million Damian Lillard decision amid roster retooling efforts appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 29, 2022
WATCH: Damian Lillard’s revenge season has officially started

WATCH: Damian Lillard’s revenge season has officially started

Last season, Damian Lillard played just 29 games for the Portland Trail Blazers before his season was cut short by injury. Well, it looks like Dame is looking forward to making up for all the lost time. Lillard’s revenge season has started. A clip of the 31-year-old working out in the gym is currently making its […] The post WATCH: Damian Lillard’s revenge season has officially started appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 27, 2022
Rumor: Did Jusuf Nurkic Know Blazers Would Re-Sign Him Months Ago?

Rumor: Did Jusuf Nurkic Know Blazers Would Re-Sign Him Months Ago?

Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports Wheels are beginning to turn. Last season for Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic did not go as he anticipated. Nurkic, who turns 28 in August, was looking to put up the best numbers of his career and hope that his efforts would reward him a massive payday in the offseason. However, injuries got the best of him and limited him to 56 games, including the final 23 where the Blazers were out of playoff contention. Due to Damian Lillard’s injury, the Blazers never sniffed the playoffs in the second half of the year, prompting the team...
Blazer's Edge Jun 27, 2022
LISTEN: Kevin Durant to Portland?

LISTEN: Kevin Durant to Portland?

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Can the Blazers pull it off? Damian Lillard made sure that things didn’t cool down around the Portland Trail Blazers following the NBA Draft by putting up a photoshop of him and Kevin Durant in a Trail Blazers jersey. This took social media by storm and got everyone talking. Could Durant be on the move and is Portland a viable landing place? On the latest Mail Bag Jacked Ramsays, hosts Danny Marang & Brandon Sprague address the Durant to Portland possibility (and what that package would ultimately look like). With the Draft in the in the...
Blazer's Edge Jun 25, 2022
Damian Lillard Stans Kevin Durant in Instagram Photo

Damian Lillard Stans Kevin Durant in Instagram Photo

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Two All-NBA Players together? What a dream. The NBA draft has come and gone but The Portland Trail Blazers seem to be far from done with stirring up trade rumors. The latest? Brooklyn Nets super star, Kevin Durant. The 6’ 10” forward has been said to be “monitoring the Brooklyn Nets’ situation and considering options with his future” according to NBA insider, Shams Charania. Sources: Kevin Durant is monitoring the Brooklyn Nets’ situation and considering options with his future.This now opens the path for Kyrie Irving to...
ClutchPoints Jun 25, 2022
The best trade Blazers can offer Nets for Kevin Durant after Damian Lillard teases potential partnership

The best trade Blazers can offer Nets for Kevin Durant after Damian Lillard teases potential partnership

Kevin Durant grew closer with Damian Lillard last suymmer while leading Team USA to gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and still has a public, personal affinity for the Pacific Northwest well more than a decade after being drafted by the Seattle Supersonics. Still, odds of the two-time Finals MVP putting the Portland Trail Blazers on […] The post The best trade Blazers can offer Nets for Kevin Durant after Damian Lillard teases potential partnership appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 25, 2022
Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic recruiting Kevin Durant to Trail Blazers amid Kyrie Irving drama

Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic recruiting Kevin Durant to Trail Blazers amid Kyrie Irving drama

Although the Kevin Durant sweepstakes have not yet started, every team is keeping their eye on his situation with him, Kyrie Irving the Brooklyn Nets. The Portland Trail Blazers are one of those teams. Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic are making it extremely clear that they want Durant. Nurkic and Lillard shared a photoshopped image of […] The post Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic recruiting Kevin Durant to Trail Blazers amid Kyrie Irving drama appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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