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Blazer's Edge Oct 16, 2018
Lillard-McCollum Trade Speculation Persists

Lillard-McCollum Trade Speculation Persists

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor wonders if this will be the season the Blazers trade one of their star guards. With the dawn of the new NBA season comes the return of the seemingly never-ending trade speculation involving Portland Trail Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, in a piece previewing key storylines to keep an eye on throughout the upcoming campaign, openly ponders if this will be the year the Blazers front office pulls the trigger on a deal involving one half of their dynamic duo. Writes O’Connor: There have always been whispers in...
ClutchPoints Oct 17, 2018
Damian Lillard responds to critics who think Blazers will miss playoffs

Damian Lillard responds to critics who think Blazers will miss playoffs

Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard hears the noise. After the Blazers were swept in the 2018 playoffs by the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, the prevailing thought was the Blazers had reached their end and it was time for the front office to blow up the roster and embark on […] The post Damian Lillard responds to critics who think Blazers will miss playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Oct 15, 2018
Blazers Middle of the Pack in Division

Blazers Middle of the Pack in Division

Zach Harper of the Athletic gives an in-depth preview of the Northwest Division. He points to strengths and challenges for Portland. Zach Harper of the Athletic wrote a substantial preview of the Northwest Division (subscription required), and he broke down what he expects out of the Blazers. On the plus-side, he praises the Blazers continuity and backcourt: Damian Lillard is still one of the filthiest weapons in the NBA. He doesn’t quite bend the court like a Steph Curry, but Lillard still manages to make defenders nervous when he’s around 30 feet from the hoop. CJ McCollum has one of...
Lakers Nation 9 hours ago
Lakers News: LeBron James Aware Of Challenges Damian Lillard, C. J. McCollum And Trail Blazers Present

Lakers News: LeBron James Aware Of Challenges Damian Lillard, C. J. McCollum And Trail Blazers Present

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally set to take the court for their season opener which means the LeBron James era officially begins. The NBA schedule-makers...
ClutchPoints Oct 17, 2018
Rumor: Lakers’ LeBron James wants to play with Blazers’ Damian Lillard

Rumor: Lakers’ LeBron James wants to play with Blazers’ Damian Lillard

Los Angeles Lakers superstar small forward LeBron James reportedly wants to play with Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Lillard signed a five-year extension with the Blazers in 2015 and can’t become a free agent until 2021. If the Lakers were to trade for Lillard, they would […] The post Rumor: Lakers’ LeBron James wants to play with Blazers’ Damian Lillard appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Oct 17, 2018
Curry vs Napier: Have the Blazers Improved at Backup PG?

Curry vs Napier: Have the Blazers Improved at Backup PG?

The Blazers replaced Shabazz Napier with Seth Curry at the backup point guard spot. Did they make the right choice? As of December 31, 2017, the Portland Trail Blazers were sitting at 18-17, still trying to find their identity as a team. One thing they were not searching for was a backup point guard to spell All-NBA phenom Damian Lillard. Shabazz Napier had solidified himself, not only as a solid rotation player, but the best reserve point guard the Blazers fielded since the turn of the millennium. Napier had finished December averaging 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He...

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