10:53 AM EST, Sun December 16, 2018
Rip City Project 16 hours ago

The Bench Can Be an Asset for the Portland Trail Blazers Once Again

A big game from the bench carried the Trail Blazers to a potential season-changing win against the Raptors on Friday, showing how special it can be. The bench was a major reason the Trail Blazers were off to a blistering 10-3 start and sat atop the Western Conference standings as late as November 21 but […] The Bench Can Be an Asset for the Portland Trail Blazers Once Again - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 17 hours ago
Jusuf Nurkic Trade Proved Pivotal for Nuggets, Trail Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic Trade Proved Pivotal for Nuggets, Trail Blazers

The Athletic takes an inside look at the trade that brought Portland their starting center and confirmed Denver in theirs. Before the February, 2017 trade that brought center Jusuf Nurkic to the Portland Trail Blazers, he was paired with Nikola Jokic in a big-man lineup long on height, short on experience together. With both seven-footers young and eager to play, the Nuggets had a decision to make: build the next version of the Twin Towers or move one of their bigs. When the Blazers came calling with Mason Plumlee, the Nuggets bit and the rest is history. Now Nick Kosmider of The Athletic...
Blazer's Edge 18 hours ago
NY Times Profiles Trail Blazers Game Day Posters

NY Times Profiles Trail Blazers Game Day Posters

The Blazers’ foray into game-night art is going swimmingly. Over the last two seasons the Portland Trail Blazers have commissioned Game Night Posters, producing a limited run of prints for each home game. Local artists get a chance to showcase their work, while the Blazers get an exclusive collectible to sell in their team shop. Everybody wins. The exercise grew quickly from cute concept to bankable trend. Scott Cacciola of the New York Times profiled that growth in an article today, looking at the advantages from all sides. As Cacciola relates, making a name in an arena venue can boost...
Rip City Project 18 hours ago

Should the Portland Trail Blazers Trade for Jabari Parker?

Jabari Parker is reportedly on the trade block. Is he the piece that the Portland Trail Blazers have been looking for? Jabari Parker has had an interesting journey in the NBA, thus far. He entered the league with sky-high expectations. In fact, Bleacher Report compared him to Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce before the 2014 […] Should the Portland Trail Blazers Trade for Jabari Parker? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 21 hours ago
Blazers Guard Nik Stauskas Learning to Operate Within a Role

Blazers Guard Nik Stauskas Learning to Operate Within a Role

It’s taken a few stops, but Stauskas is getting comfortable in the system and in his own skin. Portland Trail Blazers guard Nik Stauskas is averaging 7 points in 17 minutes per game this season, shooting 42% from the field and 36% from the three-point arc. Those numbers are a far cry from what might have been expected when the Sacramento Kings drafted him 8th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, but they’re plenty good for a player whose career was all but lost just a season ago. Michael Grange of SportsNet Canada picks up on this theme in an article about Stauskas, chronicling his early...
Blazer's Edge 22 hours ago
Marks: Watch Blazers Draft Picks at Trade Deadline

Marks: Watch Blazers Draft Picks at Trade Deadline

The ESPN analyst suggests Portland’s picks might be in play. The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline hits on February 7th, and ESPN analyst Bobby Marks suggests that the Portland Trail Blazers might be willing to put future draft picks in play this season to strengthen their lineup. In an article running down the trade prospects for all 30 NBA franchises (subscription required), Marks offers a quote from President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey from last suffer, reflecting on the 2017-18 season: Here is what the Portland GM shared with ESPN at the May 2018 draft combine regarding the 2017-18...
Blazer's Edge 22 hours ago
Former Blazers Forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim Named G-League President

Former Blazers Forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim Named G-League President

The star from the 2000’s will oversee business and basketball operations for the developmental league. Shareef Abdur-Rahim—former star forward for the Trail Blazers, Hawks, and Grizzlies—has been named the new G-League President. Abdur-Rahim will take over the developmental league from current president Malcolm Turner, who has taken a position at Vanderbilt University, according to a release on NBA.com. The article quotes NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum on the new hire. “Shareef’s unique experiences as a player, team executive and member of the...
Blazer's Edge 22 hours ago
The Blazers Should Stay Far Away from Jabari Parker

The Blazers Should Stay Far Away from Jabari Parker

Bad shooting and worse defense? Not what Portland needs. Even if the Chicago Bulls are willing to trade him, the Portland Trail Blazers should go nowhere near the tire fire that is Jabari Parker. If you’ve followed me for any period of time you’d know that I’ve been a proponent of breaking up the Blazer’s backcourt since 2015. I love Damian Lillard. I like CJ McCollum. I’ve never thought that together (without serious help) they could elevate into the top tier of the NBA. I’ve wanted Portland to make a move for a longer and more athletic wing player for years. Someone who can...
Rip City Project 22 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Bench Steps Up Big in Statement Win Over Raptors

Led by the strong play of their bench, the Portland Trail Blazers picked up an impressive win against one of the best rosters in basketball. The Portland Trail Blazers have gone as the team’s bench has gone so far in the 2018-19 season. At one point during the team’s 10-3 start, the bench group was […] Portland Trail Blazers: Bench Steps Up Big in Statement Win Over Raptors - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tip of the Tower Dec 15, 2018

Toronto Raptors: Loss to Trail Blazers frustrating on multiple levels

Coming off two strong performances, the Toronto Raptors had a frustrating performance against the Portland Trail Blazers and the blame should be shared. There were moments against the Portland Trailblazers where the Toronto Raptors made it close, but their opponent refused to break in a 128-122 loss. With no Kyle Lowry, who was a late […] Toronto Raptors: Loss to Trail Blazers frustrating on multiple levels - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
www.columbian.com Dec 15, 2018
Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors

Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors

PORTLAND — Damian Lillard had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game slide with a confidence-boosting 128-122 victory over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
Blazer's Edge Dec 15, 2018
Bench Revival Guides Blazers Past Lowry-Less Raptors

Bench Revival Guides Blazers Past Lowry-Less Raptors

Portland snapped a two-game losing skid to capture a 128-122 victory over Toronto. The Trail Blazers snapped a two-game losing streak with a much-needed 128-122 victory over the Raptors. Portland’s bench recovered from a stretch of subpar performances to produce 58 points on Friday. Without Kyle Lowry, Toronto managed to keep pace thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s 25-point performance in the second half. The final outcome felt a little closer than it should have been, but after a rough stretch of games, the Blazers’ will gladly take this victory over the top team in the Eastern...
Blazer's Edge Dec 15, 2018
Recap: Bench Leads Blazers To Win Over Raptors, 128-122

Recap: Bench Leads Blazers To Win Over Raptors, 128-122

The Blazers’ bench came to life in a fun, wild victory over Toronto. A wild one in Portland Friday night, as the Blazers led most of the night until a late Raptors rally put everything in doubt. But buoyed by a key late steal by Damian Lillard, Portland held on to grab a win against one of the NBA’s best teams. Here were a few essentials from a huge victory to break the Blazers’ two-game losing streak. The Blazers Bench Dominates. Portland’s fairly-maligned bench squad completely outclassed their Toronto counterparts, with Coach Terry Stotts keeping them on the court longer than...
ClutchPoints Dec 14, 2018
Raptors’ Kyle Lowry out vs. Blazers, Kawhi Leonard to play

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry out vs. Blazers, Kawhi Leonard to play

The Toronto Raptors take on the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night on the road. The good news is that star small forward Kawhi Leonard will return to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a hip ailment. The bad news is that starting point guard Kyle Lowry is out with a thigh bruise. […] The post Raptors’ Kyle Lowry out vs. Blazers, Kawhi Leonard to play appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Dec 14, 2018
Lowry Out, Kawhi Will Play in Blazers-Raptors Tonight

Lowry Out, Kawhi Will Play in Blazers-Raptors Tonight

Toronto will be without one of its All-Star players in Portland. Kyle Lowry will not play as the Toronto Raptors face the Portland Trail Blazers tonight in the Moda Center due to a thigh bruise. Fellow All-Star Kawhi Leonard will suit up. The news comes from the Raptors, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Kyle Lowry will miss Toronto's game at Portland with thigh bruise -- Kawhi Leonard will play, per Raptors.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 15, 2018 Lowry averages 14.4 points and 10.0 assists in 34.2 minutes per game for the 23-7 Raptors. Leonard averages 26.1 points and 8.3...

Trail Blazers Player News

  • 1 Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard

    The Blazers Should Stay Far Away from Jabari Parker

  • 1 Jusuf Nurkic

    Jusuf Nurkic

    Jusuf Nurkic Trade Proved Pivotal for Nuggets, Trail Blazers

  • 1 CJ McCollum

    CJ McCollum

    The Blazers Should Stay Far Away from Jabari Parker

  • 1 Nik Stauskas

    Nik Stauskas

    Blazers Guard Nik Stauskas Learning to Operate Within a Role

  • 1 Meyers Leonard

    Meyers Leonard

    Portland Trail Blazers: Bench Steps Up Big in Statement Win Over Raptors

Trail Blazers Photos

Portland Trail Blazers Topics