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Damian Lillard could make Team USA as Derrick Rose insurance

Damian Lillard got to play a whole lot more in Team USA’s exhibition game against the Dominican Republic yesterday than he did in their game against Brazil last Saturday. He went from playing just two minutes to playing a team-high 24:15. This was partially due to expected lineup experimentation, and partially due to Derrick Rose […] Damian Lillard could make Team USA as Derrick Rose insurance - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 20, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers: Possible regression in 2014-15?

The end of July and early August is a dead zone for the NBA and its fans. Any significant news is few and far between. Since Paul George broke his leg in Team USA’s scrimmage, the NBA has been on the back burner while the NFL has taken center stage. Then, like a gift from the gods, […] Portland Trail Blazers: Possible regression in 2014-15? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 19, 2014

Stein: USAB Cuts could come Thursday – Damian Lillard at risk

Marc Stein of ESPN reports that the final cuts to the USA basketball team could come as soon as this Thursday. Damian Lillard is one of the players that are on the bubble, after competing very little against Brazil in last Saturday’s exhibition game: “Guards Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan are also at risk of […] Stein: USAB Cuts could come Thursday – Damian Lillard at risk - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 19, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge – More Than an Offensive Powerhouse

Despite Damian Lillard’s rapid ascension to stardom, LaMarcus Aldridge is still the focal point of the Portland Trail Blazers for the immediate future. While he isn’t on Lillard’s level in terms of endorsements, appearances, or commercials, he is rightfully one of the most discussed players on the team. Fans at any level of fandom can argue over whether […] LaMarcus Aldridge – More Than an Offensive Powerhouse - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 18, 2014

USAB: Damian Lillard barely plays vs. Brazil – Cut coming?

Damian Lillard played under two minutes in Team USA’s 95-78 exhibition victory against Brazil on Saturday. He took no shots, completed no assists, and accrued no other statistics whatsoever. This is somewhat concerning as the next round of cuts approach, but it is not necessarily damning. Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry started at point guard […] USAB: Damian Lillard barely plays vs. Brazil – Cut coming? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Damian Lillard could learn USA Basketball fate soon

Damian Lillard could learn USA Basketball fate soon

ESPN's Marc Stein reports Lillard is among 10 players competing for six roster spots, with the other six spots locked in.

Portland Trail Blazers 2014 NBA preseason schedule released

The Blazers will play games against the Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Lakers, with one more home game to be added later.
Portland Trail Blazers to face Israeli team Maccabi Haifa in preseason game

Portland Trail Blazers to face Israeli team Maccabi Haifa in preseason game

Maccabi Haifa was the 2012-13 Israeli Basketball Super League champion and finished as runner-up to Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2013-14.
Rip City Project Aug 17, 2014

Steve Blake history lesson: Trail Blazers trades

Free agent signee Steve Blake is gearing up for his third stint as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. Both of his previous tenures with the team were cut short by trades that sent him elsewhere, but not out of outright neglect or disdain. Now that Portland has him back, it is important to […] Steve Blake history lesson: Trail Blazers trades - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

France's Nicolas Batum throws down alley-oop, records double-double against Philippines

With Tony Parker unable to play for the French national team, Nicolas Batum has played well in his absence.
Rip City Project Aug 16, 2014

Damian Lillard: turnover prevention in a scoring role

Damian Lillard is a peculiar offensive player. I don’t think I would classify him as a “shoot first” point guard like Russell Westbrook or Brandon Jennings, but rather a different kind of scorer. Instead of immediately looking for his shot as he sets up the offense, he surveys the court for his team’s best opportunity […] Damian Lillard: turnover prevention in a scoring role - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 16, 2014

Damian Lillard commercial stardom cause for concern?

Is that a bird? No, it’s a plane? No… It’s Damian Lillard stealing Dave Franco’s girlfriend and riding a motorcycle in a Madden commercial! That’s right, Lillard makes a cameo appearance in Madden’s new commercial for Madden Season.     By my unofficial calculation, Lillard has now appeared in five national commercials. That’s quite the […] Damian Lillard commercial stardom cause for concern? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 15, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers: all-time all-headband team

The other day, Damian Lillard Instagram’d  a picture of himself wearing a white shirt, a grin, and a headband. He’s going to wear one next year, he says. The headband. Not the shirt or the grin. I mean, he could grin. Nothing is stopping him, but league rules prevent him from wearing a shirt, so […] Portland Trail Blazers: all-time all-headband team - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Damian Lillard still in the running for spot on World Cup team

Damian Lillard still in the running for spot on World Cup team

The Trail Blazers' point guard has made the list of 16 finalists for the 12-player roster, which begins play Aug. 30 in the World Cup of Basketball.

Trail Blazers Player News

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    Damian Lillard

    Team USA vs. Dominican Republic

  • LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    As Damian Lillard fights for roster spot, Jerry Colangelo has not 'closed the door' on LaMarcus Aldridge's USA Basketball future

  • Steve Blake

    Steve Blake

    Steve Blake history lesson: Trail Blazers trades

  • Nicolas Batum

    Nicolas Batum

    France's Nicolas Batum throws down alley-oop, records double-double against Philippines

  • Robin Lopez

    Robin Lopez

    Robin Lopez: Elite Rim Protector

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