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Blazer's Edge 4 hours ago
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...
Blazer's Edge 11 hours ago
Is Damian Lillard the Best Trail Blazer Ever?

Is Damian Lillard the Best Trail Blazer Ever?

Lillard’s time will come, but for now Bill Walton and Clyde Drexler still sit atop Mt. Hood. Last month the NBA announced that Damian Lillard had become the third Trail Blazer ever to make the all-NBA first team, joining former stalwarts Clyde Drexler and Bill Walton. All-NBA First Team appearances for the @trailblazers:Bill Walton, 1978Clyde Drexler, 1992Damian Lillard, 2018https://t.co/ddGCRIfaaY— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) May 24, 2018 With that accomplishment, many Portlanders have begun to ask if Lillard is in the running for the crown of best Blazer of all time....
ClutchPoints 13 hours ago
Kyle Kuzma names Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving in response to Luka Doncic defensive stats

Kyle Kuzma names Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving in response to Luka Doncic defensive stats

Science and forms of analytics have been applied to NBA players in an effort to gain a closer look at their athletic abilities. But for Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers, nothing compares to a player’s actual performance on the court. Kuzma responded via Twitter to a short clip featuring an analysis of top […] The post Kyle Kuzma names Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving in response to Luka Doncic defensive stats appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 17, 2018
Jacob Evans: Blazers’ Dream Draft Target?

Jacob Evans: Blazers’ Dream Draft Target?

Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report offers Evans due to his defensive instincts. The Portland Trail Blazers will depend on what teams 1-23 do with their picks on NBA Draft Night, but they’ll have their options come selection No. 24. One option might be Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans, a 6-foot-6 wing known for his defense. It’s his defense that will best support the Blazers, as Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report names him Portland’s realistic dream target: But so long as they continue building around a starting backcourt comprised of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, they’ll need to continue...
Blazer's Edge Jun 16, 2018
Highkin: Blazers Should Think About Trading CJ McCollum

Highkin: Blazers Should Think About Trading CJ McCollum

Sean Highkin, writing for Bleacher Report, says a McCollum deal should be a live option. It’s nothing new, and the recommendation was guarded to the point of being tepid, but Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report suggested today that the Portland Trail Blazers should be open to trading guard CJ McCollum. Highkin stopped short of saying All-Star Damian Lillard should also be on the market, citing his symbolic worth to the franchise, but he pushed the idea that moving McCollum could be key to Portland’s development. Highkin asserts: Given the limitations of the rest of the Blazers roster and...
Hoops Habit Jun 15, 2018

5 shooters the Portland Trail Blazers could target in the 2018 NBA Draft

One of the most significant needs on this Portland Trail Blazers team is a 3-point specialist. Here are some snipers the Blazers could target in the 2018 NBA Draft. The Portland Trail Blazers have two of the best shooters in the league in Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum but after that, it’s pretty hit or […] 5 shooters the Portland Trail Blazers could target in the 2018 NBA Draft - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Blazer's Edge Jun 15, 2018
Pina: Lillard “Ideal Candidate” For LeBron’s Next Super Team.

Pina: Lillard “Ideal Candidate” For LeBron’s Next Super Team.

Michael Pina of Vice Sports suggests that Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard would fit nicely with LeBron James. The NBA Finals are barely in the rearview mirror, but that hasn’t prevented LeBron James’ decision on his future team from capturing the imagination of the media and fans. Questions surrounding which team will provide James with the best chance to challenge the Warriors are dominating the headlines, which paved the way for Vice Sports’ Michael Pina to share his thoughts on where the 33-year-old star might land. The Trail Blazers didn’t make Pina’s list of potential...
Blazer's Edge Jun 14, 2018
Lillard Congratulates Warriors on Winning NBA Finals

Lillard Congratulates Warriors on Winning NBA Finals

But the Blazers star also notes how every team is eyeing to take Golden State down. The Golden State Warriors took care of the Cleveland Cavaliers in only four games to win the NBA Finals, their second straight championship and third in four years. While they can be envied for their luck or free-agent signings (Kevin Durant mostly), Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard instead gave them his respect for staying focused and becoming repeat champions in a video posted by The Post Game: Watch Oakland native @Dame_Lillard congratulate @warriors on repeating as NBA champs and sweeping...
Blazer's Edge Jun 14, 2018
Dzanan Musa on Jusuf Nurkic’s Mentoring

Dzanan Musa on Jusuf Nurkic’s Mentoring

The prospect from Bosnia and Herzegovina spoke about Jusuf Nurkic’s impact on him with Indy Star Sports. Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic was taken under the wing of Damian Lillard almost as soon as he was ushered out by the Denver Nuggets. Now, Nurkic is doing a bit of mentoring on his own with Bosnia and Herzegovina NBA Draft prospect Dzanan Musa, according to a video posted by Indy Star Sports. When asked about relationships with players overseas, Musa highlighted Nurkic, whom he played with on the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team: I speak to him a lot, so we have that...
Blazer's Edge Jun 13, 2018
Should the Blazers Keep Davis and Let Nurkic Walk?

Should the Blazers Keep Davis and Let Nurkic Walk?

The Ringer’s Paolo Uggetti suggests Portland keep Davis and let Nurkic walk. The NBA offseason has arrived, and the Portland Trail Blazers, along with almost every other team, are facing important questions as they prepare for the NBA Draft and NBA Free Agency. On Wednesday, Paolo Uggetti of The Ringer published a list of suggestions for every Western Conference team. Uggetti starts by advocating that Portland not split up Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum: “I understand the thought process, but why get rid of one of two known quantities unless you can get another bona fide star?” He...
ClutchPoints Jun 13, 2018
Damian Lillard warns fans asking for his trade

Damian Lillard warns fans asking for his trade

Damian Lillard has been among some of the rumors surrounding the Portland Trail Blazers, after the Western Conference’s third seed proved incapable of dealing with the sixth-seeded New Orleans Pelicans. General manager Neil Olshey is expected to be aggressive this offseason after proving unable to lure key free agents to Portland last offseason, but some […] The post Damian Lillard warns fans asking for his trade appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 13, 2018
Five Questions: Portland Trail Blazers

Five Questions: Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers experienced a few mountaintop peaks this season. The first came on Feb. 14 when Damian Lillard dropped 44 points and Portland defeated the Warriors 123-117, withstanding Kevin Durant’s 50-point onslaught. That victory sparked a 13-game winning streak for the Blazers, catapulting them to third in the West at 44-26. The next […] The post Five Questions: Portland Trail Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 11, 2018
Blazers news: Damian Lillard reacts to Warriors championship

Blazers news: Damian Lillard reacts to Warriors championship

The 2017-18 NBA season came abruptly came to a close last Friday night when the Golden State Warriors routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 at Quicken Loans Arena, which completed a four-game sweep of the Cavs for the Dubs’ second consecutive championship and third title in four years. It was quite an underwhelming end to the season […] The post Blazers news: Damian Lillard reacts to Warriors championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 10, 2018
Is the Lack of Volume Off-Ball Shooters Portland’s Weak Link?

Is the Lack of Volume Off-Ball Shooters Portland’s Weak Link?

Portland needs volume three-point shooters to complement Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, according to Dan Favale of Bleacher Report. With the NBA Draft and NBA Free Agency just around the corner, the Trail Blazers have gaps they could look to fill through those two avenues. Dan Favale of Bleacher Report broke down every NBA team’s weakest link, and he concluded that Portland should set their sights on a volume three-point shooter who doesn’t need the ball in his hands to get himself a shot. Portland needs complementary marksmen who beg its three-point volume to increase and diminish...
Blazer's Edge Jun 9, 2018
Damian Lillard Is King, But Who Is Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure NBA Player?

Damian Lillard Is King, But Who Is Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure NBA Player?

Which non-Portland players capture your affection when the Blazers aren’t on? The Trail Blazers penchant for early exits from the playoffs provides Portland fans with ample time to observe other NBA action. Familiarity can breed affection as well as distaste, and today I want to focus on those players that you hate to admit that you like. Much like Peter Sampson’s question about who is your “other” NBA team, I want to take a closer look at how I arrived at such a weird collection of guilty pleasure players. Classics Dennis Rodman Key Attributes Undersized Flamboyant Expert...

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