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C.J. McCollum to benefit from Steve Blake & Chris Kaman

C.J. McCollum had a rough rookie year that was at least partially caused by a variety of external factors. He missed the first 35 games of the season recovering from a re-broken foot suffered in pre-season, could not find a meaningful role upon return because the Trail Blazers were on a roll without him, and […] C.J. McCollum to benefit from Steve Blake & Chris Kaman - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 31, 2014

Nicolas Batum scores 11 in one-point victory over Serbia

After losing their FIBA opener to Brazil 63-65, France found themselves on the winning side of a narrow victory this morning, defeating Serbia 74-73. Once again, Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum anchored the team, playing all but six minutes of the game and scoring 11 points, but it was center Joffrey Lauvergne who carried […] Nicolas Batum scores 11 in one-point victory over Serbia - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 31, 2014

Victor Claver talks FIBA World Cup, Blazers, and Team USA

On August 29th, one day prior to the commencement of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Victor Claver spoke with Raul Rioja of 20 Minutos Deportes about Spain’s preparation for the tournament, his future with the Portland Trail Blazers, and his thoughts on Team USA. I have painstakingly, albeit with occasional clumsiness, translated it to English […] Victor Claver talks FIBA World Cup, Blazers, and Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 30, 2014

FIBA World Cup: Nicolas Batum, France fall to Brazil 63-65

France fell to Brazil 63-65 in their first pool game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup this afternoon. Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers and Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs were called upon to lead the French team, and did so with measurable effectiveness, but limited success. Though Batum played a team-high […] FIBA World Cup: Nicolas Batum, France fall to Brazil 63-65 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 30, 2014

Trail Blazers Players in the 2014 FIBA World Cup

You probably know that the 2014 FIBA World Cup kicks off tomorrow, Sat. Aug. 30. 24 teams from around the world will play in four groups of 6 teams to determine seeding for the tournament. Each team will play 5 games in that preliminary round, before the top 16 teams are seeded for the tournament. […] Trail Blazers Players in the 2014 FIBA World Cup - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 29, 2014

Damian Lillard first in line to rejoin Team USA

Chris Haynes of CSNNW reports that Damian Lillard is “the player on deck” to rejoin Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup should one of the 12 players on roster opt out or fall to injury. Lillard was cut from the team last week when the roster was finalized, but was in the conversation […] Damian Lillard first in line to rejoin Team USA - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 28, 2014

Wesley Matthews: Skills Camp and Team Update [Audio]

This Sunday, August 31, Wesley Matthews will be in Madison, Wisconsin for his Wesley Matthews Skills Academy. It marks the fifth year that Matthews, a Madison native, and his business “Driven2Greatness” have hosted the basketball camp. Matthews was recently a guest on Sirius XM NBA Radio’s “Off the Dribble” to promote his camp. Radio hosts […] Wesley Matthews: Skills Camp and Team Update [Audio] - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 28, 2014

Trail Blazers: Worried about the Timberwolves?

So, it finally happened. As expected and widely reported for what seemed like an eternity, Kevin Love was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade between Minnesota, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. The interesting part of the trade was what the Timberwolves received in return for Love. The trade talks always centered around Andrew Wiggins […] Trail Blazers: Worried about the Timberwolves? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 27, 2014

C.J. McCollum improvement key to bench effectiveness

The Portland Trail Blazers’ second unit has taken shape nicely this offseason. The additions of Steve Blake and Chris Kaman in free agency have given them a level of depth that has been alien to the franchise for several years. Each man to be called off the bench has a specific role: Blake is there […] C.J. McCollum improvement key to bench effectiveness - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 27, 2014

Chris Kaman’s transition to supporting role suits Trail Blazers

In July, the Portland Trail Blazers signed free agent center, Chris Kaman, to a contract predicated on compliance as a backup to starting center Robin Lopez. This will be the first year of Kaman’s career that he willingly accepts a role on the bench. Portland is actually a great place for Kaman to make this […] Chris Kaman’s transition to supporting role suits Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 26, 2014

What would it take for the Trail Blazers to win the Northwest Division?

The Portland Trail Blazers have not finished first in their division yet this millennium. In fact, they have only taken the top spot in their division four times in the history of the Trail Blazers franchise—1978 (lost in conference semis), 1991 (lost in conference finals), 1992 (lost in NBA finals), and 1999 (lost in conference […] What would it take for the Trail Blazers to win the Northwest Division? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 26, 2014

Could Wesley Matthews or Nicolas Batum become a third All-Star in Portland?

With the selections of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge for the NBA All-Star Game last season, the Portland Trail Blazers duo pushed the team into the rarefied air of having two All-Stars. Many teams are lucky to have one, but the great teams often have three – think LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh in […] Could Wesley Matthews or Nicolas Batum become a third All-Star in Portland? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 25, 2014

Damian Lillard announced as NBA Live 2015 cover athlete

The NBA Live video game series has been going strong since 1995. Damian Lillard announced via Instagram today that he is the official cover athlete of the next installment, NBA Live 15. A fan of the series, this is a tremendous honor for Lillard, whose video announcement was accompanied by the written text: “So thankful […] Damian Lillard announced as NBA Live 2015 cover athlete - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Damian Lillard named EA Sports NBA Live 15 video game cover athlete

Watch the video announcement, which Lillard posted to his Instagram account on Monday morning.
Rip City Project Aug 24, 2014

Joel Przybilla retires from NBA Basketball

Former Trail Blazer Joel Przybilla has retired from NBA basketball at the age of 34. The 7’1” center played for the Trail Blazers from 2004 to 2011, and again in the 2011-2012 season after a brief stint with the Charlotte Bobcats. Przybilla last played for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012-13. He now resides in the […] Joel Przybilla retires from NBA Basketball - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Trail Blazers Player News

  • 1 Chris Kaman

    Chris Kaman

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  • 1 Steve Blake

    Steve Blake

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  • Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard has arrived as an NBA superstar. What's next for the Portland Trail Blazers?

  • LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    Would USA Basketball have been good for LaMarcus Aldridge?

  • Nicolas Batum

    Nicolas Batum

    Nicolas Batum scores 11 in one-point victory over Serbia