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Indy Cornrows 18 hours ago

2016 NBA Free Agency: Allen Crabbe would bring much needed energy and shooting to Indiana

The Pacers need some shooters after the departure of George Hill, why not give Allen Crabbe a long term offer sheet? Allen Crabbe is one of many perimeter players that has benefited from the outstanding coaching of Terry Stotts. The system in Portland is designed to get the guards on the ball as much as possible and Allen Crabbe has thrived alongside Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Al Farouq Aminu over the last twelve months. He is only a restricted free agent, but Indiana should seriously consider giving him an offer sheet this summer and if that offer is high enough, the rebuilding...
Blazersedge 18 hours ago

Basketball Breakdown Highlights Damian Lillard's "Go-To" Moves

Basketball Breakdown put together an analysis of Lillard's best moves for their ongoing "go-to moves" video series. Ever wonder how Damian Lillard scored 26.5 points per game for the Portland Trail Blazers during this year's NBA playoffs? Coach Nick of BBall Breakdown teams up with Bard College Head Coach Adam Turner to shed some light on the answer by describing Lillard's go-to moves from the post-season. In the video (included below) Turner gets into the nitty-gritty details of Lillard's moves, explaining how Lillard uses footwork, ballhandling, and cunning to get by opponents. Turner...

Five more NBA players accept U.S. Olympic spots, reports say

Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler and DeAndre Jordan accepted USA Basketball Olympic invites, while Damian Lillard is out due to injury, according to Yahoo and ESPN reports Thursday.The full U.S.
Blazersedge Jun 23, 2016

Is Hassan Whiteside the top Choice for the Portland Trail Blazers?

A video Q&A with Dane Carbaugh answers questions about 2016 NBA free agency, the best fit in the post for the Portland Trail Blazers, and the best colorways for Damian Lillard's adidas shoes. Last week on the Q&A video we talked about the Portland Trail Blazers and their pick-and-roll, basic needs in free agency, and how to utilize Meyers Leonard. This week, readers expanded on their free agency musings and I can't blame them. After an insane end to the 2016 NBA Finals, the entire league is thinking about the draft, summer, and big targets for July. Specifically, we got into: Is Hassan...

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard withdraws from Team USA, will not play in Rio Olympics

Lillard, who dealt with plantar fasciitis in his left heel since last December, has decided to withdraw his name from the contention for a roster spot on Team USA
Rip City Project Jun 23, 2016

Lillard: Trail Blazers Guard Passes on Olympics

  Lillard chooses rest and recovery over a trip to Brazil Damian Lillard announced today that he will skip the Olympics after all. Sources from The Vertical tweeted out the news early this morning, noting that Lillard wanted to focus on resting and rehabbing his plantar fascitis. Lillard joins an elite crew of point guards […] Lillard: Trail Blazers Guard Passes on Olympics - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Jun 23, 2016

Damian Lillard Drops Out Of Consideration For The 2016 Olympic Games

Despite accepting Team USA's invitation in February, Damian Lillard is officially out of the 2016 Olympics. Shams Charania from The Vertical reported on Twitter that Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has dropped out of consideration for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. After recently completing his world tour to promote his shoe line, Lillard plans to rest and rehab his Plantar Fasciitis injury, preparing for the 2016-17 season. Once considered a long-shot to make the US team, Lillard's Olympic chances rose dramatically in recent months as...
Blazersedge Jun 23, 2016

The Annual Blazer's Edge Draft-Day Rumor and Trade Buzz Thread

Yes, it's draft day! The Blazers may not have a pick yet, but who knows what will happen today? The 2016 NBA Draft is almost here! Every year, trade rumors pick up during the day, and considering yesterday's insanity, today will probably be busy. First, let's cover the basics. 2016 NBA DraftTime: 5:00pmNetwork: ESPNBlazers picks: None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. But things can change during the day! Hang out here, Our own Dan Graves will be updating this post as any juicy rumors or trades arrive. And just before the draft starts, we'll post our annual NBA Draft Gameday Thread for conversation and...
Blazersedge Jun 16, 2016

Should the Portland Trail Blazers offer CJ McCollum a contract extension this summer?

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum has only one season left on his rookie scale contract and is thus eligible to sign an extension during the 2016 offseason. Should the Blazers make an offer? Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum has only one season left on his rookie scale contract and is thus eligible to sign an extension during the 2016 offseason. Blazers fans are familiar with this scenario: under similar circumstances last summer the team signed Damian Lillard to a maximum contract extension, with a 2.5 percent "Derrick Rose" performance bonus, but could not...

Damian Lillard joins Brooke in a game of H.O.R.S.E.

Damian Lillard plays H.O.R.S.E with Brooke Olzendam, and talks a little Blazers basketball along thte way

Aldridge: Portland going to be a FA destination this offseason

TNTs David Aldridge joins Brooke Olzendam on Sports Talk Live, talks a little Portland Trail Blazers
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard on Rio Olympics: 'I haven't thought about it yet'

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard on Rio Olympics: 'I haven't thought about it yet'

"I see all of these guys dropping out and I don't know who most likely will be the next guys up. I'm not sure, I haven't really thought about it yet," Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said about his Olympic prospects.
Blazersedge Jun 15, 2016

Damian Lillard Says "I Haven't Really Thought About" The Olympics

In an overseas interview, Damian Lillard leaves some room for doubt regarding his Olympic status. As part of Damian Lillard's world tour this summer, he is visiting the Philippines, where he sat down for an interview about the Blazers' season, the ongoing NBA Finals, and his status for Team USA in the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics. Despite showing interest in Team USA last February, he sounded unexpectedly noncommittal. According to Olmin Leyba at The Philippine Star, when asked about his status on the team after recent events, Lillard said, "I see all of these guys dropping out and I...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 14, 2016

NBA star Damian Lillard releases new rap song

Oakland native and Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has been keeping busy since being eliminated by the Warriors from the NBA playoffs.
Blazersedge Jun 14, 2016

Damian Lillard Drops "Shook Ones Freestyle"

Lillard dropped a new track with V.I.P., their second (and Dame's third) in the last month. Damian Lillard has found himself back in the studio this summer, and well he should: the Portland Trail Blazers' two-time All-NBA guard has a cavalcade of tracks from the last few years, and most of them have been received pretty well by listeners, myself included. His "Shook Ones Freestyle" is no different. The beat is lifted from Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones," and to be fair, theirs is the better version, not just because it came first but because the flow is stronger and more honest. The first verse...

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