9:06 PM EST, Sun November 29, 2020
Blazer's Edge 3 hours ago
Batum Waived by Hornets, Plans to Sign with Clippers

Batum Waived by Hornets, Plans to Sign with Clippers

Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via The Hornets have completed a sign-and-trade for Gordon Hayward and they have waived Clippers-bound Nic Batum in the process. The Hornets have officially waived former Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum as part of their sign-and-trade deal to acquire Gordon Hayward from the Celtics. On Sunday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news and revealed that Batum would head to the Clippers once he clears waivers. Nicolas Batum plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after he clears waivers, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.—...

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Rip City Project 1 hour ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Predicting the starting five, and rotation for 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers have now locked in their roster for the 2021 season. Who will be in the starting five, and who will make the rotation? The Portland Trail Blazers have locked in their roster at 14 players for the 2021 season, and with training camp just around the corner, it’s time to break […] Portland Trail Blazers: Predicting the starting five, and rotation for 2021 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 7 hours ago
Blazers Featured on List of ‘8 True Contenders’

Blazers Featured on List of ‘8 True Contenders’

Photo by Abbie Parr/ NBA analyst Sekou Smith cited the Trail Blazers’ reinforced roster when listing the eight teams that could secure the 2020-21 title. The Trail Blazers received solid marks for their savvy offseason moves, but the highest praise may have come from NBA analyst Sekou Smith. In an early look at the teams poised to compete for the 2020-21 NBA Championship, the Blazers were included on Smith’s list of eight title-contending teams. When evaluating the Blazers’ chances, Smith highlighted the players that are set to surround Portland’s foundation of...
Blazer's Edge 7 hours ago
Kanter on Nurkic, ‘I see him as an All-Star’

Kanter on Nurkic, ‘I see him as an All-Star’

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Returning reserve center Enes Kanter is a believer in the upside that his fellow Trail Blazers big man possesses. Enes Kanter is back with the Trail Blazers and he is making quick work of re-establishing rapport with his teammates. Earlier this week, Kanter explained that he is sold on Jusuf Nurkic’s place alongside the best centers in the NBA. Kanter’s comments were highlighted by NBC Sports Northwest earlier this week. Those remarks centered on how the Blazers were legitimate title contenders with Nurkic in the fold and how the Bosnian...
Rip City Project Nov 28, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 crucial storylines to watch for during the Blazers’ preseason matchups

In two weeks, the Portland Trail Blazers open 2020-21 preseason play. Here are a few storylines to keep eyes on when they begin on Dec. 11. Depending on who you ask, the Portland Trail Blazers either made themselves championship contenders in this offseason, or they’ll be at the very least, a team to fear in […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 crucial storylines to watch for during the Blazers’ preseason matchups - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Nov 28, 2020
Lillard Starts The Visionary Academy

Lillard Starts The Visionary Academy

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Portland Trail Blazers guard will provide a unique internship experience for six students. There is one thing that is certain about Damian Lillard: the Portland Trail Blazers star loves to give back to his community. Nick DePaula of the Undefeated details how Lillard is taking that to the next level by starting the Visionary Academy, a new internship program that is part of the Adidas Legacy program in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Lillard’s academy will provide six deserving students – one male and one female from among the nine...
Blazer's Edge Nov 28, 2020
CJ Elleby Carries On Family Legacy

CJ Elleby Carries On Family Legacy

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers drafted the Washington State standout with the 46th pick in the NBA draft. When the Portland Trail Blazers selected CJ Elleby with the 46th pick in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft, many in Rip City scratched their heads, wondering what Elleby could bring to Portland. Aaron Fentress of the Oregonian profiles Elleby’s family history, exploring how Elleby is carrying on the legacy of his family: his father, Bill Elleby, played for Garfield High School in Seattle before going on to Cal to play at the collegiate level, and...
Rip City Project Nov 27, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: Hassan Whiteside signs with the Sacramento Kings

2019/20 Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside has signed with the Sacramento Kings. The big seven-footer will return to where he was first drafted. Ex Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside now has an NBA team for the 2021 season. The seven-foot big has signed with the Sacramento Kings on a one-year deal. NBA Insider […] Portland Trail Blazers: Hassan Whiteside signs with the Sacramento Kings - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.columbian.com Nov 27, 2020

Blazers scheduled to play 4 preseason games

The Portland Trail Blazers will tip-off their four-game preseason schedule with two home games against the Sacramento Kings and two games at Denver against the Nuggets.
Blazer's Edge Nov 27, 2020
Trail Blazers Preseason 2020 Schedule Released

Trail Blazers Preseason 2020 Schedule Released

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via The Blazers will play four games between December 11th-18th. Here are the dates, times, and opponents. The Portland Trail Blazers Preseason Schedule for 2020 has been released. The Blazers will play four preseason games over an eight-day span: two at home versus the Sacramento Kings and two on the road versus the Denver Nuggets. Both length of schedule and travel itineraries have been shortened by the compacted season start and the need to minimize risk from COVID-19. Here are the scheduled dates, times, and opponents for the Blazers...
Blazer's Edge Nov 27, 2020
Rodney Hood One Of The Biggest Winners This Offseason

Rodney Hood One Of The Biggest Winners This Offseason

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Rob Mahoney of the Ringer says after returning to the Blazers after an Achilles injury, Hood’s $21 million contract marks a big win for the wing. The Portland Trail Blazers’ resigning of Rodney Hood was met with praise from fans of the team, but according to Rob Mahoney of The Ringer, it could be a bigger win for Hood than for the Blazers. In a recent article, Mahoney mentioned Rodney Hood as the biggest winner of this offseason. Rodney Hood, who ruptured his Achilles while rounding out the starting lineup for Portland almost a year ago,...
Blazer's Edge Nov 27, 2020
Reflecting on Ariza’s Fast-Moving Week

Reflecting on Ariza’s Fast-Moving Week

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Former Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza was part of three separate trades in the first week of the NBA offseason. 35-year-old forward Trevor Ariza had a busy week as the NBA trudged through the draft and free agency. The former Trail Blazers forward passed through four teams via three separate trades. That odd journey garnered attention from USA Today NBA contributors Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina. In USA Today’s NBA offseason review, Ariza’s week landed in the “unusual” column. Ariza should probably stay where he is for...
Blazer's Edge Nov 27, 2020
Kanter Labels Lillard & McCollum as ‘Amazing Teammates’

Kanter Labels Lillard & McCollum as ‘Amazing Teammates’

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Reserve center Enes Kanter spoke with HoopsHype contributor Dionysis Aravantinos about his return to the Trail Blazers. Enes Kanter, who contributed to the Trail Blazers’ march to the 2019 Western Conference Finals, is back in Portland for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Earlier this week, Kanter spoke with HoopsHype contributor Dionysis Aravantinos about his return to the Pacific Northwest. Following a one-year stint with the Celtics, Kanter explained that his return to the Blazers felt like coming home. The 28-year-old big fella cited...
Blazer's Edge Nov 27, 2020
Melo is Crucial to Balancing the Blazers’ Offense

Melo is Crucial to Balancing the Blazers’ Offense

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ 36-year-old forward Carmelo Anthony brings reliable scoring to the heart of the Trail Blazers’ rotation. It has been an active free agency period for the Portland Trail Blazers, and I can finally say that’s a good thing. Last year’s team was flawed to say the least, and Neil Olshey has actually made an effort to address those flaws, bringing in a cadre of wings to hopefully fix Portland’s defensive deficiencies and some big men who either show flashes of promise or fit the system. This team isn’t perfect, but at least the front office is...
Rip City Project Nov 27, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: Breaking down the off-season, move by move

The Portland Trail Blazers have had one of their best off-seasons in recent memory. Let’s break down their moves one by one. The Portland Trail Blazers have just completed one of their most successful seasons in recent memory. Neil Olshey and his front office colleagues have used every resource available to bring in players that […] Portland Trail Blazers: Breaking down the off-season, move by move - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Enes Kanter

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  • 1 Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard

    Portland Trail Blazers sign Keljin Blevins, cousin of Damian Lillard

  • 1 Jusuf Nurkic

    Jusuf Nurkic

    Kanter on Nurkic, ‘I see him as an All-Star’

  • 1 Keljin Blevins

    Keljin Blevins

    Portland Trail Blazers sign Keljin Blevins, cousin of Damian Lillard

  • Robert Covington

    Robert Covington

    Blazers Earn High Marks in SI’s Offseason Grades

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