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Blazer's Edge Jun 13, 2019
The Blazers Should Push for Seth Curry to Stay

The Blazers Should Push for Seth Curry to Stay

Portland has potential to re-sign several free agents, but a less-heralded one makes the top of the list. If the Portland Trail Blazers could keep just one of their incumbent free agents, who would it be? It’s not clear what the team’s payroll budget is going to be going into next season. After spending the season in the luxury tax, it would be hard to begrudge Jody Allen for wanting to reset the repeater tax stopwatch a bit, particularly with Damian Lillard’s expected supermax extension kicking in for the 2021-22 season. Add in the fact that it’s not clear whether Allen will...
ClutchPoints Jun 13, 2019
Damian Lillard thinks Anfernee Simons has ‘crazy’ potential

Damian Lillard thinks Anfernee Simons has ‘crazy’ potential

Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard Damian Lillard is already looking ahead. Recently, the four-time All-Star gave us a brief glimpse of how the future is shaping up for Portland, as he shared how high he is on incoming sophomore shooting guard Anfernee Simons. “His potential is crazy,” Lillard said, via Jason Quick of The […] The post Damian Lillard thinks Anfernee Simons has ‘crazy’ potential appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 12, 2019
Blazers star Damian Lillard wins J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Blazers star Damian Lillard wins J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

The Professional Basketball Writer’s Association has awarded Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard with this year’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, according to Jason Quick of The Athletic. Damian Lillard has won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award as voted on by the Professional Basketball Writer’s Association. He is the fourth Blazers player to […] The post Blazers star Damian Lillard wins J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 12, 2019
Lillard Wins Citizenship Award

Lillard Wins Citizenship Award

Lillard is the fourth Portland player to earn the award. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for the 2018-19 season, it was announced Wednesday. The award is annually presented and selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA). As the Portland Tribune’s Kerry Eggers points out, Lillard is the fourth Portland player to win the award: Big congrats to @Dame_Lillard, the 2018-19 recipient of the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. This is a VERY prestigious honor. He joins Terry Porter, Chris Dudley and...
ClutchPoints Jun 12, 2019
Pelicans’ Anthony Davis comments on Blazers’ Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic’s Instagram live video

Pelicans’ Anthony Davis comments on Blazers’ Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic’s Instagram live video

New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis wanted to join in on the fun with Portland Trail Blazers teammates’ Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic. Lillard and Nurkic were having a nice little drink while taking a dip in a hot tub in tropical paradise and streamed their two-man party on Instagram live. That’s when Davis chimed […] The post Pelicans’ Anthony Davis comments on Blazers’ Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic’s Instagram live video appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 10, 2019
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum Officially Attending Team USA Training Camp

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum Officially Attending Team USA Training Camp

After last week’s whispers, the duo was officially named as part of the participating 20 today. Although it was rumored last week, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are now officially part of the August 5-9 USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp that will be used to select the 2019 USA World Cup Team. Jonathan Wasserman had the full list of participants: USA basketball announces 20 players to attend national team training camp pic.twitter.com/qI25YBdheb— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) June 10, 2019 ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski originally broke that Lillard and McCollum...
ClutchPoints Jun 10, 2019
Bruce Bowen says Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum extensions ‘should have been done yesterday’

Bruce Bowen says Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum extensions ‘should have been done yesterday’

ESPN analyst Bruce Bowen thinks Damian Lillard and Portland Trail Blazers backcourt partner CJ McCollum should have signed their impending extensions “yesterday.” Bowen praised the duo’s play after general manager Neil Olshey took the ballsy route of keeping this team’s core intact, despite being swept out of two straight postseasons prior to the start of […] The post Bruce Bowen says Blazers’ Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum extensions ‘should have been done yesterday’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 9, 2019
Bucks’ Pat Connaughton describes how he bonded with Damian Lillard

Bucks’ Pat Connaughton describes how he bonded with Damian Lillard

Pat Connaughton has had a lot of friendships in the NBA. According to Eric Nehm of the Athletic, there’s a special bond he has with Damian Lillard. Pat Connaughton may be with the Milwaukee Bucks now, but he started his career with the Portland Trail Blazers. When he was just starting out, Connaughton says it […] The post Bucks’ Pat Connaughton describes how he bonded with Damian Lillard appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 7, 2019
Lillard, McCollum Mourn Departure of David Vanterpool

Lillard, McCollum Mourn Departure of David Vanterpool

The assistant coach is heading to Minnesota, but not without fond remembrances. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is publicly mourning the departure of Assistant Coach David Vanterpool. Vanterpool is leaving the Blazers to accept an Associate Head Coach position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Portland’s All-Star guard expressed his feelings on Instagram, with a touching photo and caption: View this post on Instagram The day I never wanted to see in my career has arrived. @david_vanterpool ... no words A post shared by Damian Lillard...
ClutchPoints Jun 7, 2019
Damian Lillard recalls how Timberwolves lead assistant David Vanterpool taught him to be a leader

Damian Lillard recalls how Timberwolves lead assistant David Vanterpool taught him to be a leader

It wasn’t long ago that Damian Lillard recalled a story of former Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool welcomed him into the league, quickly showing him what leadership is all about. Vanterpool became Ryan Saunders’ lead assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday after seven seasons with the Blazers and Lillard gave him a […] The post Damian Lillard recalls how Timberwolves lead assistant David Vanterpool taught him to be a leader appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Canis Hoopus Jun 7, 2019
Woj: Wolves to Hire David Vanterpool as Associate Head Coach

Woj: Wolves to Hire David Vanterpool as Associate Head Coach

Gersson the Great did it again! Ladies and gentlemen... we got him: Sources: Minnesota is hiring Portland assistant David Vanterpool as associate head coach. He’ll run defense and play key role in support of Ryan Saunders. Vanterpool spent seven years with Blazers, playing a prominent part in growth of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 6, 2019 I cannot stress this enough — this is a fantastic hire. Living out in Portland, I can attest to the fact that DV is/was absolutely beloved by all levels of the Portland Trailblazers franchise, including the...
ClutchPoints Jun 6, 2019
Damian Lillard reacts to Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool leaving for Timberwolves

Damian Lillard reacts to Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool leaving for Timberwolves

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Thursday that head coach Terry Stotts would be losing one of his most notable lieutenants. David Vanterpool agreed to an associate head coaching gig with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a “defensive coordinator” under Ryan Saunders. Vanterpool had previously interviewed for the head coaching gig in full with the Wolves […] The post Damian Lillard reacts to Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool leaving for Timberwolves appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 5, 2019
USA Basketball training camp roster taking shape ahead of World Cup

USA Basketball training camp roster taking shape ahead of World Cup

Team USA’s August training camp roster ahead of the FIBA World Cup is taking shape, as Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love have all been included in the 18-man pool, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The FIBA World […] The post USA Basketball training camp roster taking shape ahead of World Cup appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 5, 2019
Lillard, McCollum Expected at Team USA Training Camp

Lillard, McCollum Expected at Team USA Training Camp

Portland’s backcourt is expected to be among the stars at August’s training camp. Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are expected to be at August’s Team USA training camp, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lillard and McCollum were named to a 35-player pool of potential Team USA candidates in April 2018 for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. ESPN Sources: Among additional players expected to join USA Basketball’s training camp in August on way to a roster spot in September’s FIBA World Cup in China: Bradley Beal,...
Blazer's Edge Jun 2, 2019
Love to Portland?

Love to Portland?

Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report argues that acquiring Kevin Love could move the needle for the Portland Trail Blazers. Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report includes a potential trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers featuring Kevin Love for Meyers Leonard and Maurice Harkless and a pick in a recent roundup of potential offseason moves. In the piece, Swartz outlines roster moves meant to lift up current superstars, who may need more support from their rosters to lift them over the top. He suggests that Love to Portland could provide needed support for Damian Lillard...

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