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Blazer's Edge 15 hours ago
Lillard Reflects on His All-Star Experience

Lillard Reflects on His All-Star Experience

Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News reports from Charlotte on how a more experienced Lillard thinks of the All-Star Game now. Despite not competing in every event like he did five years ago, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard managed to keep busy during All-Star Weekend. He participated in the 3-Point Contest with teammate Seth Curry, suited up for Team LeBron in the All-Star Game, and coached the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game. With no Utah Jazz players in the main events of All-Star weekend, Lillard, a Weber State alum, represented the state of Utah. Deseret...
Blazer's Edge 15 hours ago

Lillard Helped Convince Kanter to Sign With the Blazers

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports from Kanter’s first practice with the team. The Portland Trail Blazers offered Enes Kanter a four-year, $70 million deal in 2015, and although the Oklahoma City Thunder matched the contract, he has eventually ended up in...
www.columbian.com 13 hours ago

Blazers hit road in familiar territory after All-Star break

PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in much the same position as last season heading into the post-All-Star break stretch run.
Blazer's Edge 10 hours ago

Blazers at Nets Preview

The Blazers kick off a seven-game road trip at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Portland Trail Blazers (34-23) at Brooklyn Nets (30-29) Thursday, February 21 - 4:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Damian Lillard (questionable), Rodney Hood (probable)Nets injuries:...

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Blazer's Edge 1 hour ago
Seth Curry Well-Positioned for Playoffs Run, Free Agency

Seth Curry Well-Positioned for Playoffs Run, Free Agency

Hot shooting for a good team is getting the point guard noticed. Nobody was quite sure what to expect from Seth Curry when he joined the Portland Trail Blazers last summer. The younger and decidedly less famous of the Curry boys, he hadn’t played since the end of 2016-17, the best of his career, due to an extended absence with a left leg injury. First deemed a stress fracture, Curry lost the entire 2017-18 season after he opted for surgery last February. Unable to build on a fantastic 2016-17 campaign, Curry went into unrestricted free agency last summer with far fewer suitors than he...
Nothin' But Nets 2 hours ago

Brooklyn Nets: 3 things to watch in post-break return against Blazers

The Brooklyn Nets return from an 8-day break to host the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night, tipping off a challenging home stretch. For the first time in four years, the Brooklyn Nets emerge from the All-Star break with something to play for. While many expected that to be the pursuit of a lottery position given […] Brooklyn Nets: 3 things to watch in post-break return against Blazers - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 3 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Q&A with Enes Kanter

Check out a quick Q&A with the newest Portland Trail Blazers big man, Enes Kanter. The newest player to enter the Portland Trail Blazers fray is none other than Enes Kanter. After being waived by the New York Knicks at this year’s February 7 trade deadline, the Turkish big man chose to make Rip City […] Portland Trail Blazers: Q&A with Enes Kanter - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 15 hours ago
Watch: Kanter Appears on ‘The Daily Show’

Watch: Kanter Appears on ‘The Daily Show’

The newest Blazer joined Trevor Noah to talk about his new team and his activism. Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter joined “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah to talk about leaving the New York Knicks, his excitement about joining Portland, how he learned to speak English (“SpongeBob” and “Jersey Shore”) and his activism. You can find the almost seven-minute interview here: Kanter recently spoke with the media ahead of his first game with Portland.
Blazer's Edge 16 hours ago
Zach Collins: Fashion Icon?

Zach Collins: Fashion Icon?

Christina Bolling of the Charlotte Observer details how the sophomore has made strides in his style thanks to a service. Portland Trail Blazer Zach Collins has a new identity: fashion plate. Christina Bolling of the Charlotte Observer explains how Collins uses a service called AZSN Studio, operated by Adri Zgirdea and Suzy Niemann, to figure out what to wear. The pair operate what is essentially Stitch Fix for athletes, since most of them are too big to simply buy clothing off the rack. “It’s fun to just finally be able to have clothes that fit me — and to know people that make...
Rip City Project 17 hours ago

The Portland Trail Blazers Should Consider Reducing Evan Turner’s Minutes

The Portland Trail Blazers should consider reducing Evan Turner’s minutes. With 25 games left in the season, the Portland Trail Blazers do not have a ton of space for experimentation with their identity. Newly fashioned backup point guard, Evan Turner, has been a critical part of this team since the outset of the season. However, the […] The Portland Trail Blazers Should Consider Reducing Evan Turner’s Minutes - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 22 hours ago

Damian Lillard Is Questionable for Thursday’s Game

Damian Lillard is listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with an ankle sprain. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain. Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers official site broke the news earlier today via Twitter: Team announces […] Damian Lillard Is Questionable for Thursday’s Game - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 20, 2019
Hood: Joining Blazers Is a ‘Breath of Fresh Air’

Hood: Joining Blazers Is a ‘Breath of Fresh Air’

Hood talked with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype following his trade to Portland. Rodney Hood is settling into his new home with the Portland Trail Blazers just fine. After spending the season on a toiling Cleveland Cavaliers team, he’s excited to play for something more in Portland. He recently spoke with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype following his trade: I know it’s only been a week, but what’s been your first impression of Portland – as a city and as an organization – so far? RH: I mean, it’s been great. It’s been like a breath of fresh air, to be honest, just to be welcomed by all...
Blazer's Edge Feb 20, 2019
How Much Better are the Blazers with their Brand New Rotation?

How Much Better are the Blazers with their Brand New Rotation?

Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood are better than the players who preceded them. How much difference can they make? The Portland Trail Blazers enter the 2019 NBA Playoffs seeding run with two new players likely to earn significant playing time: Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood. Both trade-deadline pick-ups will bolster the roster, but how much? That’s the topic of today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag. Dave, What is your final judgement [sic] on how much better the team is with Enes and Rodney on board? It makes a difference but how big? Big enough to send them through the playoffs? Could this be the...
Blazer's Edge Feb 19, 2019
Curry Reflects on His Upbringing

Curry Reflects on His Upbringing

Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated caught up with the Curry family in Charlotte during All-Star Weekend. Sonya Curry, mother of Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, recently talked to Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated about how experiences with racism during her childhood shaped her life. Spears includes quotes from Seth reflecting on his upbringing: Seth Curry said he and his siblings knew they were “privileged” having a father who made millions playing in the NBA. But it was tough for them to see the trailer park she grew up in and hear...
Rip City Project Feb 19, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers: Three Bold Predictions for the Last Two Months of the Regular Season

Anything can happen in the NBA. Here are some bold predictions for the remainder of the Portland Trail Blazers season. The Portland Trail Blazers will resume action on Thursday when they kick off an east coast trip in Brooklyn against the Nets. The club will enter play with a one-game lead for the fourth seed […] Portland Trail Blazers: Three Bold Predictions for the Last Two Months of the Regular Season - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Feb 19, 2019
Blazers’ Damian Lillard hopes Pelicans’ Anthony Davis ‘gets what he’s looking for’

Blazers’ Damian Lillard hopes Pelicans’ Anthony Davis ‘gets what he’s looking for’

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and New Orleans Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis are close friends off the court. The two stars were in the same draft class and keep in touch throughout the season. That’s why Lillard has no problem with Davis requesting a trade from the Pelicans. Dame, whose […] The post Blazers’ Damian Lillard hopes Pelicans’ Anthony Davis ‘gets what he’s looking for’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 19, 2019
Video: Blazers’ Damian Lillard makes ‘first sale’ of new signature shoe

Video: Blazers’ Damian Lillard makes ‘first sale’ of new signature shoe

Damian Lillard is known for his humility. The Portland Trail Blazers guard certainly doesn’t lack for confidence on the court, but has nevertheless crafted a persona that positions him as one of the most down-to-earth superstars in the NBA. Lillard walks the walk, too, frequently engaging the basketball community at large on the ground, in […] The post Video: Blazers’ Damian Lillard makes ‘first sale’ of new signature shoe appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Feb 19, 2019
Enes Kanter to Appear on The Daily Show Tonight

Enes Kanter to Appear on The Daily Show Tonight

The Trail Blazers newest center getting some time in the spotlight. He may not have been an All-Star, but Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is still getting some time in the national spotlight. He’ll appear on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, hosted by Trevor Noah, tonight at 8 PM pacific time. Had so much fun @TheDailyShow One of the best conversation I had.Huge thanks to my brother @Trevornoah Tune in to @ComedyCentral at 11pm ET tonight pic.twitter.com/a8PamWYQck— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 19, 2019

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