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Kanter & Simons Included in List of Poor Defenders

Kanter & Simons Included in List of Poor Defenders

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey highlighted the defensive shortcomings of two Trail Blazers players on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers’ defense has produced the second-worst defensive rating in the NBA through 16 games. Underneath those team-wide struggles, their is a short-list of individual culprits on Portland’s injury-depleted roster. With that in mind, Enes Kanter and Anfernee Simons appeared inside Bleacher Report’s recent look at the worst defenders in the NBA. The list compiled by Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey blended several defensive...
Blazer's Edge Jan 23, 2021
Enes Kanter Forges Unlikely Friendship With Sen. Ron Wyden

Enes Kanter Forges Unlikely Friendship With Sen. Ron Wyden

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports The Oregon senator discusses his start in basketball before a surprise visit from the Blazers big man. Recently, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon sat down with KGW’s Orlando Sanchez to discuss Portland Trail Blazers basketball on the network’s “3-On-3 Blazers” Podcast. In the interview, Wyden reveals how he really wanted to play in the NBA growing up, and he kept up his basketball skills after taking office. “With respect to the alleged shooting contest, it took place in the House,” Wyden recalled. “There were 50 shots in the contest....
ClutchPoints Jan 22, 2021
Blazers’ Enes Kanter dating John D. Rockefeller’s great-great granddaughter, Ariana

Blazers’ Enes Kanter dating John D. Rockefeller’s great-great granddaughter, Ariana

Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is now dating Ariana Rockefeller, according to TMZ Sports. The fashion designer/equestrian is the the great-great-granddaughter of oil tycoon and industry magnate John D. Rockefeller. The Blazers big man and Rockefeller have been seeing each other for months now. The pair first met through social media. One of their […] The post Blazers’ Enes Kanter dating John D. Rockefeller’s great-great granddaughter, Ariana appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 21, 2021
Blazers’ Enes Kanter teases new ‘American name,’ earning U.S. citizenship

Blazers’ Enes Kanter teases new ‘American name,’ earning U.S. citizenship

Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is hoping to become an American citizen. The Turkish native revealed to Lindsey Wisniewski of NBC Sports Northwest he is hoping to earn his citizenship in June, even saying he might take on an American name: “I’m even thinking about adding an American name,” Kanter said, via Wisniewski. “I […] The post Blazers’ Enes Kanter teases new ‘American name,’ earning U.S. citizenship appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jan 19, 2021
Blazers Look To Stay Afloat With McCollum and Nurkic Out

Blazers Look To Stay Afloat With McCollum and Nurkic Out

Photo by Abbie Parr/ What options do the Blazers have with two central pieces out due to injury? On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, host Danny Marang takes a look at what the Portland Trail Blazers could and should do with Jusuf Nurkic out for 8+ weeks, the re-emergence of Rodney Hood, the value of Robert Covington and Derrick Jones Jr, Enes Kanter’s ability to fill in as a starter, how to get more our Gary Trent Jr and optimize Carmelo Anthony, as well as adjustments with the late breaking news about CJ McCollum being out for 4+ weeks when...
Blazer's Edge Jan 17, 2021
Enes Kanter Steps Up In Starting Role

Enes Kanter Steps Up In Starting Role

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The big man was elevated to the starting spot after Jusuf Nurkic broke his wrist. When Enes Kanter returned to the Portland Trail Blazers after playing with the Boston Celtics for a season, no one could have predicted that Kanter would have to step up into the starting spot following an injury to Jusuf Nurkic. According to Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian, Damian Lillard said the transition is easier because of Kanter’s previous role on the team. “I think because of that we come into this situation comfortably,” Lillard said of replacing Nurkic...
Blazer's Edge Jan 15, 2021
Rapid Reaction: How will the Blazers Cope with Another Nurkic Injury?

Rapid Reaction: How will the Blazers Cope with Another Nurkic Injury?

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Danny Marang gives a rapid reaction after Jusuf Nurkic breaks his wrist, No catchy headlines, no breakdown, just some unfiltered thoughts about Jusuf Nurkic suffering another injury and what it means for the Trail Blazers right now and in the future. Do they roll out Enes Kanter as the starter? How about going the way of Noah Vonleh and giving Harry Giles token starts before the veteran Kanter comes in to play 30 minutes a night? Could they pursue a low-level trade with a smaller piece of the roster to get an extra body with both Nurkic and Zach...
Blazer's Edge Jan 10, 2021
CJ McCollum Steamrolls Kings with Monumental Scoring Effort

CJ McCollum Steamrolls Kings with Monumental Scoring Effort

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via McCollum gets 37, but it could have been 60, as Blazers squash Kings. CJ McCollum scored 37 points on 6-11 three-point shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers mopped the floor with the Sacramento Kings tonight. McCollum spurred the Blazers early, late, and everywhere in between, making sure his teammates could relax and enjoy the evening. Carmelo Anthony and Enes Kanter took full advantage off the bench, not just holding, but extending, the edge CJ deposited in their laps. The cumulative effort resulted in a 30-point lead in the third...
Blazer's Edge Jan 10, 2021
Blazers Mow Over Kings in 125-99 Laugher

Blazers Mow Over Kings in 125-99 Laugher

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Sacramento had no answer for Portland’s depth or CJ McCollum’s scoring. The Portland Trail Blazers finally made a game look easy tonight, blowing past the Sacramento Kings in a 125-99 victory. CJ McCollum was the boxscore star, scoring 37 points on 6-11 shooting from distance, but Carmelo Anthony (13 points) and Enes Kanter (11 points, 14 rebounds) played decisive roles as well. The opening of this game was all about the offense. McCollum started it, hitting inside and out. Anthony continued the roll with isolation mid-range looks...
Blazer's Edge Jan 8, 2021
Blazers Experiencing the Joy and Pain of Enes Kanter

Blazers Experiencing the Joy and Pain of Enes Kanter

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports The reserve center giveth and he taketh away. When the Portland Trail Blazers brought back Enes Kanter in the offseason, he was a known commodity at center, a familiar face for Terry Stotts to work with. Theoretically, there’s a lot of value in having someone that is at least familiar with your system return to your team, and Kanter was very familiar his potential role after helping the Blazers win a playoff series back in the 2018-19 season. Kanter has spent nine years bouncing around the association. Other teams are well aware what he...
Hoops Habit Jan 5, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers: Benefitting from an efficient Enes Kanter

Despite the Portland Trail Blazers being a mixed bag to start the season, they have benefitted from the efficiency of Enes Kanter. Since being traded from the Boston Celtics, Enes Kanter looks so much more at home with the Portland Trail Blazers. Kanter was a member of the 2108-19 Blazers team that got all the […] Portland Trail Blazers: Benefitting from an efficient Enes Kanter - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Blazer's Edge Jan 4, 2021
Enes Kanter Goes Vegan

Enes Kanter Goes Vegan

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The big man reflected on his dietary choices in the bubble, and he decided to make a change for the benefit of the planet. In partnership with PETA, Portland Trail Blazers’ big man Enes Kanter has gone vegan, following a period of self-reflection in the Orlando bubble regarding his dietary choices, reports Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest. The publicity around his decision is part of PETA’s “Turn Over A New Leaf” campaign. PETA Kanter’s decision comes after reading about factory farming in the...
Blazer's Edge Jan 3, 2021
Blazers Have Questions to Answer after Warriors Loss

Blazers Have Questions to Answer after Warriors Loss

Photo by Ezra Shaw/undefined Steph Curry scored a career-high 62, but that doesn’t fully explain Portland’s performance. In their second matchup in three days, the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Golden State Warriors 137-122 at the Chase Center. Steph Curry dominated this one for the Warriors, scoring a career-high 62 points. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum were the leading scorers for the Blazers, scoring 32 and 28 respectively. Enes Kanter also earned himself a double-double in 24 minutes of play, scoring 24 points and nabbing 12 rebounds, eight of those coming...
Blazer's Edge Jan 3, 2021
Career-High 62 from Steph Curry Lifts Warriors over Blazers

Career-High 62 from Steph Curry Lifts Warriors over Blazers

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Portland’s defense fails as Golden State’s star blazes. The Portland Trail Blazers couldn’t pull off their second win in a row against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. They drubbed the Dubs on Friday, but a career-high 62 points from Stephen Curry kept the Blazers on their heels all evening. Damian Lillard scored 32 to give Portland a chance, while Enes Kanter played 24 minutes in reserve, scoring 24 points with 12 rebounds, but it just wasn’t enough to put the Blazers over the top. The Warriors started the game in better...
Blazer's Edge Dec 31, 2020
Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent, Jr. Highlight Blazers’ Polarizing Bench

Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent, Jr. Highlight Blazers’ Polarizing Bench

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Dave and Dia discuss Portland’s second unit, the greatness of Damian Lillard, Lakers, Rockets, and more! Portland Trail Blazers fans, it’s time for the podcast that makes you feel good even when you feel bad about the Blazers. Dave and Dia go at it again this week, recapping the early games of the season, talking about Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Trent, Jr., holding their breath over Carmelo Anthony, and much more. Why and how is Enes Kanter succeeding (for now)? What’s improved about Robert Covington and Derrick Jones, Jr. over the first...

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