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Blazersedge Dec 13, 2017
Nurkic Out, Harkless Probable, Leonard Questionable vs. Miami Heat

Nurkic Out, Harkless Probable, Leonard Questionable vs. Miami Heat

The Trail Blazers announced some surprise injury updates as they try to end their five-game skid on Wednesday. UPDATE (11:30 am): The Blazers have provided an injury update with two surprise downgrades: Nurkic and Meyers Leonard. Harkless has been upgraded. Maurice Harkless (quad) upgraded to PROBABLE. Jusuf Nurkić (right ankle) downgraded to OUT. Meyers Leonard (illness) listed as QUESTIONABLE.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 13, 2017 Injured Trail Blazers Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless have both been upgraded questionable for the team’s game against the Miami Heat on...
Blazersedge Dec 13, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat Preview

Portland Trail Blazers at Miami Heat Preview

Portland needs a win badly after losing five in a row. Portland Trail Blazers (13-13) at Miami Heat (13-13) Wednesday, December 13th - 4:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (questionable ), Moe Harkless (questionable)Heat injuries: Hassan Whiteside (out), Okaro White (out), Rodney McGruder (out)How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)How to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)Radio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Hot Hot Hoops The Blazers are looking to snap a five-game losing streak. It’s certainly not...
Blazersedge Dec 12, 2017
Jusuf Nurkic, Maurice Harkless Upgraded to Questionable vs. Miami Heat

Jusuf Nurkic, Maurice Harkless Upgraded to Questionable vs. Miami Heat

The Trail Blazers could get players back in time to end their five-game skid. Injured Trail Blazers Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless have both been upgraded questionable for the team’s game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, according to Trail Blazers Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl. Nurkic (right ankle sprain) and Harkless (left quad contusion) have each missed two games so far. Both Jusuf Nurkić (right ankle) and Maurice Harkless (left quad) upgraded to QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's game vs. Heat.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 12, 2017 Upon healthy return, Nurkic will...
Blazersedge Dec 12, 2017
Fromal Includes Portland in Hypothetical DeMarcus Cousins Trades

Fromal Includes Portland in Hypothetical DeMarcus Cousins Trades

If the Pelicans’ season goes south, the Blazers could put together a package for the free-agent-to-be, Adam Fromal suggests. The Portland Trail Blazers have lacked consistency this season. Their impressive 4-1 road trip on the East Coast is now overshadowed by a disappointing 0-4 home stand. Outside of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum—and even the latter has had shaky outings —there isn’t enough to depend on night in and night out. Jusuf Nurkic has been hard to pin down. Maurice Harkless has fallen off. Evan Turner is still the same player. Al-Farouq Aminu has dealt with...
Blazersedge Dec 11, 2017
Blazers Face Warriors Without Nurkic

Blazers Face Warriors Without Nurkic

It’s the first rematch between last year’s first-round playoff foes. Both sides are injured. Do the Blazers have a chance? Portland Trail Blazers (13-12) vs. Golden State Warriors (21-6) Monday, December 11th - 7:30 p.m. PT Blazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out), Maurice Harkless (questionable) Warriors injuries: Draymond Green (probable), Patrick McKaw (questionable), Zaza Pachulia (doubtful), Stephen Curry (out) How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland) How to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, NBA League Pass (outside of...
Blazersedge Dec 10, 2017
Jusuf Nurkic Will Not Play vs. Golden State Warriors

Jusuf Nurkic Will Not Play vs. Golden State Warriors

Portland’s center injured his ankle last week against Washington. The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that center Jusuf Nurkic will not play against the Golden State Warriors Monday night. Nurkic suffered an ankle injury in Portland’s loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. X-rays were negative but apparently he is not yet fit for duty. SF Moe Harkless is also questionable. Jusuf Nurkić (right ankle) is OUT, Moe Harkless (left quad) is QUESTIONABLE for Monday’s game vs. Warriors.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 10, 2017 This is Nurkic’s second consecutive...
Rip City Project Dec 10, 2017

Trail Blazers come up short against the Rockets

The Portland Trail Blazers, unable to muster enough offense to outgun James Harden and the Houston Rockets, are outscored 40-19 in the final quarter and lose their fourth consecutive game, 124-117. Jusuf Nurkic? Out. Moe Harkless? Out. Houston Rockets? In. Uh-oh. That’s probably how most of Rip City reacted when it heard that the Blazers […] Trail Blazers come up short against the Rockets - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Dec 10, 2017
Injury-Plagued Blazers Come Up Short Against Rockets, 124-117

Injury-Plagued Blazers Come Up Short Against Rockets, 124-117

Without Nurkic or Harkless, the Blazers almost pulled off the shocking upset at Moda. This was about as fun as losses get. The Portland Trail Blazers blew a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, falling to the Houston Rockets in the final minutes. That might sound like bad news to you. But without the injured Jusuf Nurkic and Moe Harkless, the spirited Blazers gave Houston everything they could handle, making for a rarity: A surprisingly upbeat 124-117 loss. There’s little to be gained by focusing on what went wrong, so let’s cover the essentials of a weird, fun game. Blazer Basketball is fun...
Blazersedge Dec 9, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets Preview

Can the Blazers end their three-game skid tonight against the Rockets? Portland Trail Blazers (13-11) vs. Houston Rockets (19-4) Saturday, December 9th - 7:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Jusuf Nurkic (out), Moe Harkless (questionable)Rockets injuries: Nene Hilario (out), Zhou Qi (out)How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)How to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)Radio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: The Dream Shake Portland has a tough challenge as they try to salvage what they can from a disastrous home...
The Dream Shake Dec 9, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game preview

Over a 3-hour period last night, the Rockets grabbed the league’s longest winning streak AND the league’s best record in terms of fewest losses and winning percentage. The league is noticing, but now the target on Houston’s back grows larger. One team that has never shrunk from the Rockets is the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard obviously gives Rockets fans nightmares to this day. C.J. McCollum keeps getting better. Al-Farouq Aminu and Meyers Leonard have had some great games against the Rockets. Houston will dodge Jusuf Nurkic, who’s out with an ankle injury. Moe Harkless...
Blazersedge Dec 8, 2017
Jusuf Nurkic Will Not Play vs. Houston Rockets

Jusuf Nurkic Will Not Play vs. Houston Rockets

Portland’s center injured his ankle earlier this week against Washington. Jusuf Nurkic will not play as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, according to Trail Blazers staffer Casey Holdahl. Nurkic suffered an ankle injury in Portland’s loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. X-rays were negative but apparently he is not yet fit for duty. Jusuf Nurkić (right ankle) is OUT, Maurice Harkless (quad contusion) is QUESTIONABLE for Saturday's game vs. Rockets— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 8, 2017 Nurkic is averaging 15.1 points and 7.8...
Rip City Project Dec 7, 2017

Those Blazers and their shaky rotations

The Portland Trail Blazers aren’t afraid to change their lineups. Outside of Al-Farouq Aminu, the Blazers haven’t missed a bunch of time to injury (though that may change: both Jusuf Nurkic and Moe Harkless are up in the air for Saturday). Coach Terry Stotts has said he’s fine with with rotation tinkering. And Joe Freeman of […] Those Blazers and their shaky rotations - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 7, 2017

Maurice Harkless and Jusuf Nurkic both without timetables on injuries

In Portland’s loss to the Washington Wizards Tuesday night, both Maurice Harkless and Jusuf Nurkic exited the game early due to injury. A third straight loss for the Blazers wasn’t bad enough. In the process of the double-digit embarrassment to the Wizards, two starters left with injuries: Maurice Harkless and Jusuf Nurkic. Maurice Harkless Harkless […] Maurice Harkless and Jusuf Nurkic both without timetables on injuries - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Dec 3, 2017
Marks: Maurice Harkless’ Slump Brings Potential Savings to the Trail Blazers

Marks: Maurice Harkless’ Slump Brings Potential Savings to the Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless’ struggles from beyond the arc could prove costly. It is been a rough start to the season for Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless. The former Orlando Magic castoff is shooting a paltry 23.7 percent from beyond the arc, and he has been replaced by Pat Connaughton in coach Terry Stotts’ starting rotation. But his slow start does have a potential silver lining for the team, as his struggles from the 3-point line could reduce Portland’s luxury tax bill at the conclusion of the 2017-18 NBA season. ESPN’s Bobby Marks explained Harkless’ bonus...
Blazersedge Dec 1, 2017
Lowe: Evan Turner “Has Been Left Behind”

Lowe: Evan Turner “Has Been Left Behind”

Portland’s expensive combo wing isn’t paying dividends. Zach Lowe of ESPN published his weekly “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” column today, and Portland Trail Blazers wing Evan Turner made the list, just not necessarily in a way he’d like. Lowe says of Turner: Evan Turner, the third-highest-paid player on an expensive roster, has been left behind. He's shooting 39 percent, and just 8-of-39 from deep. He has logged 20 or fewer minutes in five of Portland's last eight games, even with Al-Farouq Aminu injured (until returning Thursday) and Maurice Harkless benched. Pat...

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