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Rip City Project Aug 13, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers have been at their best in the NBA Bubble

Follow along as I compare and contrast the Portland Trail Blazers play, utilizing stats before and during the NBA bubble in Orlando. With Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins back from their respective injuries, the Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the most intriguing teams to watch in Orlando. Beyond getting to see the new […] Portland Trail Blazers have been at their best in the NBA Bubble - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Aug 12, 2020
Is Jusuf Nurkic a Top 5 Center?

Is Jusuf Nurkic a Top 5 Center?

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Danny Marang and Steve Dewald discuss Nurkic’s rise on this week’s Blazer’s Edge podcast. On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Danny Marang is joined by Steve Dewald to take a look at your questions about: the first 6 games in the bubble, red hot play of Gary Trent Jr, the disappointment of Zach Collins’ inconsistency, and if Jusuf Nurkic is a Top 5 center. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Intro Opening comments What is the best excuse to miss a COVID test? - DeAndre Ayton 2:00 First week of Blazers basketball in the bubble...
Blazer's Edge Aug 11, 2020
Blazer’s Edge Radio Returns Today

Blazer’s Edge Radio Returns Today

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Tune-in at 1:00 pm PT on XRAY FM as the guys discuss the team’s performance in the NBA restart and set the table for the final two seeding games. Blazer’s Edge Radio returns to the the airwaves today on XRAY FM, with a new time. The show airs live every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm PT through the remainder of the NBA season. It can be accessed at 107.1 FM in the Portland area, or worldwide online at xray.fm. This week’s episode focuses on the Trail Blazers’ performance in the Orlando bubble so far, including the return of Jusuf Nurkic, history from...
Blazer's Edge Aug 10, 2020
Hassan Whiteside Probable Against Mavericks

Hassan Whiteside Probable Against Mavericks

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Trail Blazers center had missed the past two games. After missing the Portland Trail Blazers’ games against the Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers, center Hassan Whiteside has been upgraded to probable against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday: Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. Dallas after missing the last two contests.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) August 10, 2020 Whiteside has moved to a backup role since Jusuf Nurkic returned to reclaim his starting position. He is averaging 15.6 points, 13.7...
Blazer's Edge Aug 10, 2020
The Trail Blazers can Upset the Lakers

The Trail Blazers can Upset the Lakers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Athletic’s Joe Vardon makes the case that Portland has a shot. The Portland Trail Blazers have been playing well inside the bubble, going 4-2 and showing just how much the team missed Jusuf Nurkic over the last year and a half. As they play to extend their season, Joe Vardon of the Athletic makes the case that the Trail Blazers could upset the Los Angeles Lakers in a first round matchup...but they have to get their first: The Clippers beat the Blazers anyway on Saturday, 122-117. Portland is still in ninth place in the West, and still in the driver’s seat...
Rip City Project Aug 10, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: The one shot Jusuf Nurkić should add to his offensive repertoire

Jusuf Nurkic is a player with few weaknesses to his game. But there’s one shot he should add to his repertoire, or utilize more of, if he wants to further expand his offensive horizons. Let’s set the disclaimer right away: picking nits in Jusuf Nurkić’s game is an astronomical task if we’ve seen one. Just […] Portland Trail Blazers: The one shot Jusuf Nurkić should add to his offensive repertoire - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Aug 9, 2020
Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic takes subtle shot at Paul George with Damian Lillard comment

Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic takes subtle shot at Paul George with Damian Lillard comment

It’s no question that Jusuf Nurkic has Damian Lillard’s back at all times. The Portland Trail Blazers starting center has been known to be an enforcer and has never shied away from speaking his mind – both on and off the court. On Sunday, Lillard converted clutch bucket after clutch bucket to lead the Blazers […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic takes subtle shot at Paul George with Damian Lillard comment appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 9, 2020
Jusuf Nurkic sends strong message as Blazers get closer to play-in series

Jusuf Nurkic sends strong message as Blazers get closer to play-in series

The Portland Trail Blazers have gone 4-2 inside the bubble in Orlando, thanks in large part to the return of hulking center Jusuf Nurkic to the lineup. The 25-year-old Bosnian Beast has given Portland a steady interior presence that they have been sorely lacking since the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign. Following another strong performance […] The post Jusuf Nurkic sends strong message as Blazers get closer to play-in series appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Aug 8, 2020
New-Look Closing Unit is the Key to Portland’s Recent Success

New-Look Closing Unit is the Key to Portland’s Recent Success

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Trail Blazers have shown that they can close out tight games by leaning on the production of four dependable crunch-time performers. After an extended break, pre-bubble discussions focused on who would start for the Trail Blazers with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins back in the fold. While the starting lineup garnered attention, the plethora of crunch-time rotation possibilities at coach Terry Stotts’ disposal were overlooked. Considering Portland’s first four games of the restart have had an average scoring difference of five points when starting the fourth...
Blazer's Edge Aug 6, 2020
Blazers Shoot Their Way to Victor-three over the Nuggets

Blazers Shoot Their Way to Victor-three over the Nuggets

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Damian Lillard breaks multiple records, scores 45, and brings his team to within half a game of the 8th seed. I know it’s summer but boy was it HOT in Orlando tonight as the Portland Trail Blazers hit a franchise-record 23 threes on their way to a 125-115 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Damian Lillard dominated with 45 points, 12 assists, and 11 threes made, tying his own single-game record. Gary Trent Jr. was also on fire, scoring 27 points while making seven of 10 threes. Jusuf Nurkic scored 22 against his former team as well. Michael Porter Jr. led the way...
ClutchPoints Aug 6, 2020
VIDEO: Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic puts Bol Bol on monster poster

VIDEO: Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic puts Bol Bol on monster poster

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic properly welcomed Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol to the NBA on Thursday. Nurkic put Bol on a poster dunk during the Nuggets-Blazers game at Disney World. JUSUF NURKIC WITH THE FACIAL OVER BOL BOL
ClutchPoints Aug 5, 2020
Jusuf Nurkic responds to Thunder fan who tweeted his gruesome injury

Jusuf Nurkic responds to Thunder fan who tweeted his gruesome injury

The NBA is back, which means the trolls of NBA Twitter are as well. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, unfortunately, had to deal with one of them. After the Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Nurkic reacted to a video of Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook telling Damian Lillard he didn’t appreciate Nurkic’s hard […] The post Jusuf Nurkic responds to Thunder fan who tweeted his gruesome injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Aug 4, 2020
Trail Blazers Hoped Ariza Would Join Team in Bubble

Trail Blazers Hoped Ariza Would Join Team in Bubble

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that the team was hopeful Ariza could enter the bubble at some point. The Portland Trail Blazers have Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic back for the NBA bubble, but they’re still fairly light at small forward. Rodney Hood is still recovering from serious injury, and Trevor Ariza opted not to join the team in Orlando. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the team had hoped Ariza would rejoin the team at some point: The possibility was explored, but sources said the Trail Blazers had to have previously applied for a...
Blazer's Edge Aug 3, 2020
Should the Blazers Make a Lineup Change?

Should the Blazers Make a Lineup Change?

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Kristen Kerbaugh joins Danny on the latest edition of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast. On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Danny Marang is joined by Trail Blazers Stage Manager, Kristen Kerbaugh to take a look at: The first impressions of the return to play Having front row seat to Dame-Time The ridiculousness that is NBA officiating NBA denying us trash talk with piped in music Jusuf Nurkic returns! Gary Trent Jr shines! Portland vs Memphis Zach Collins’ struggles Portland vs Boston A miraculous near-comeback Looking ahead to...
ClutchPoints Aug 2, 2020
Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic confirms his grandmother is now out of coma after contracting COVID-19

Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic confirms his grandmother is now out of coma after contracting COVID-19

Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic had a big game on Sunday against the Boston Celtics, and he also shared some good personal news. Nurkic confirmed his grandmother, Hannah, is out of a coma after a bout with COVID-19. Jusuf Nurkic says that his grandmother has awoken from the coma she was in due […] The post Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic confirms his grandmother is now out of coma after contracting COVID-19 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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