7:15 PM EST, Sun December 10, 2017
Rip City Project 3 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers finally found rhythm on offense

For just the second time in the last five games, the Portland Trail Blazers scored over 100 points. Saturday night, Portland lost its fourth straight game, all at home and all in the statement jerseys. Blowing a 14-point fourth quarter lead usually doesn’t generate positive takes, but the battle with Houston showed glimpses of the […] Portland Trail Blazers finally found rhythm on offense - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 16 hours ago

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
Rip City Project Dec 9, 2017

Terry Stotts needs to be able to bench Lillard and McCollum

When Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum have an off night, Terry Stotts needs to be able to limit their minutes. The Portland Trail Blazers rely on three players to supply offense: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. Now that opponents have more experience playing this trio, they are becoming easier to defend. Dame, CJ […] Terry Stotts needs to be able to bench Lillard and McCollum - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 8, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers face toughest opponent this year in Houston Rockets

Three straight wins, then three straight losses. The Portland Trail Blazers hunt for consistency, but Saturday night’s game isn’t a great starting point. The league’s easiest schedule has left Portland at 13-11 on the season, good for fifth in the Western Conference. Their opponents increase in difficulty the upcoming weeks, including the Houston Rockets Saturday […] Portland Trail Blazers face toughest opponent this year in Houston Rockets - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 8, 2017

Who are the Blazers taking in recent mock drafts?

Yes, it’s still early in both the NBA and college basketball seasons. But with a relatively light week for the Blazer’s (two games), let’s take a quick look at some mock drafts and who they predict the Blazers selecting. NOTE: The draft order is based on teams’ current records. If the season ended today, the […] Who are the Blazers taking in recent mock drafts? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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
Rip City Project Dec 6, 2017

CJ McCollum looks for his shot as Blazers fall in West

The Portland Trail Blazers’ offense has been terrible this season. And lately, the team hasn’t gotten any help from one of its steadiest and most reliable performers. CJ McCollum can shoot. Holy wow, can CJ McCollum shoot. So how come CJ McCollum can’t shoot? The Blazers’ shooting ace, who has a career 45.7% field goal […] CJ McCollum looks for his shot as Blazers fall in West - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 6, 2017

Overreaction: Dame and Quick spar over Portland

If you know Damian Lillard, you know he’s loyal to Portland. Lillard signed a $120M contract with the Blazers in the summer of 2015. Dame has said time and time again that he wants to stay in Portland, even at the expense of winning a title. His shoes have had “Oakland, Ogden, Oregon” on the footbed. […] Overreaction: Dame and Quick spar over Portland - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 6, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers lose 3rd straight, fall to Washington Wizards 106-92

The Portland Trail Blazers lose to the Washington Wizards by a score of 106-92. Without John Wall for the second matchup between these cross-conference teams, the Blazers fell to a 7-7 record at home. The Wizards were fresh off a 47-point loss to the Utah Jazz, but bounced back tonight. Instead of blowing a 17-point […] Portland Trail Blazers lose 3rd straight, fall to Washington Wizards 106-92 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 5, 2017

Jusuf Nurkic, Trail Blazers and the burden of expectations

The future looks bright for Portland big man Jusuf Nurkic. But can he shoulder the weight of a fan base hoping for a savior? And should he even have to? Has Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers played up to expectations? It’s a question that’s been batted around Rip City like a loose ball. So […] Jusuf Nurkic, Trail Blazers and the burden of expectations - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 4, 2017

Week Eight power rankings – Blazers drop several spots

It is Week 8 of the NBA season and ESPN has released its weekly power rankings. Last week the Portland Trail Blazers were ranked eighth by ESPN after a nice 4-1 road trip. Because of two straight losses, the Blazers have dropped three spots this week. The Blazers are ranked in front of the Oklahoma City Thunder […] Week Eight power rankings – Blazers drop several spots - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 3, 2017

Blazers start strong, but fall to Boogie and Brow-less Pelicans squad

Despite the Pelicans missing half their frontcourt tandem and the Blazers getting off to an uncharacteristically good start, defensive failures cost Portland another home victory. The Blazers started off so, so well. With the mid-day announcement that Anthony Davis would miss tonight’s matchup, the odds were instantly weighted in Portland’s favor. Right from the tip, […] Blazers start strong, but fall to Boogie and Brow-less Pelicans squad - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 3, 2017

Be patient with Noah Vonleh

Noah Vonleh has been in the league for four seasons and is still just 22 years old. He was selected with the ninth pick in the 2014 NBA draft after a great freshman season at Indiana University. Being a top-ten lottery pick, Vonleh came in with high expectations. He had rough rookie season with the […] Be patient with Noah Vonleh - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Dec 2, 2017

Portland Trail Blazers through the ‘Parcells Lens’

The Blazers need more from Nurkic, Turner, and Harkless if they’re going to be a force in the Western Conference. Hall of Fame NFL coach Bill Parcells used to say, “You are what your record says you are.” Can we apply that “Parcells Lens” to the 2017-2018 Portland Trail Blazers? The NBA season is a […] Portland Trail Blazers through the ‘Parcells Lens’ - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Noah Vonleh

    Blazers’ Forward Rotation Will Fluctuate With Al-Farouq Aminu Back

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