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Blazers Blog | Oregonian 11 hours ago
Damian Lillard's USA Basketball rivals praise his game, call him 'generational' point guard

Damian Lillard's USA Basketball rivals praise his game, call him 'generational' point guard

All-Star Kyrie Irving say he and Lillard are "generational point guards," while Stephen Curry says the Trail Blazers' star "never seems to be rattled."
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 43 mins ago

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

USA Basketball's managing director says Lillard remains in contention for a World Cup roster spot and Aldridge has not been eliminated from future Team USA tryouts.
Rip City Project 6 hours ago
Steve Blake: Replacing the Mo Williams-sized hole in our hearts

Steve Blake: Replacing the Mo Williams-sized hole in our hearts

It stung a little bit when Mo Williams agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. I don’t really know why, though. I said all along it wasn’t looking good for Williams’ chances of remaining with the Blazers. There are simply too many questions, long-term questions, still left unanswered for Portland, and […] Steve Blake: Replacing the Mo Williams-sized hole in our hearts - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Rip City Project 20 hours ago

Nicolas Batum: scoring impact & offensive inconsistency

Of all the Portland Trail Blazers starters, Nicolas Batum remains the most enigmatic. On one night he will pour in 21 points on 8-11 shooting, and on another he will deliver four points on 1-9. Luckily, scoring isn’t everything for Batum– it’s well established just how versatile Batum is. He can assist like a point […] Nicolas Batum: scoring impact & offensive inconsistency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Damian Lillard breaks down his point guard competition at the USA Basketball training camp

Lillard praises Derrick Rose's athleticism, Stephen Curry's shooting and Kryie Irving's craftiness as he handicaps his competition at the USA Basketball training camp.
Rip City Project Jul 29, 2014

Mo Williams signs with Timberwolves – Contract Breakdown

Mo Williams, has agreed to a 1yr/$3.75M deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. This signing came a bit out of left field, but with both of the other teams that reportedly held interest (Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks) full up, he had to land somewhere. Although the Timberwolves will not be a contender in the […] Mo Williams signs with Timberwolves – Contract Breakdown - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Damian Lillard embraces challenge of facing deep, dynamic point guard group at USA Basketball training camp

The Blazers' point guard will face an uphill climb to make the 12-man USA roster at a loaded position, but he's relishing the opportunity.

Mo Williams agrees to 1-year deal with Minnesota Timberwolves

The 31-year-old Williams opted out of the final season of a two-year contract with the Trail Blazers to pursue a longer deal.

Damian Lillard on opening day of USA Basketball training camp: 'I'm here for a reason'

The Blazers' All-Star point guard spoke to reporters after Day 1 of the USA Basketball training camp; here's a transcript of what he had to say.
Rip City Project Jul 28, 2014

Damian Lillard & Derrick Rose – ‘Adidas Boost’ Launch Photos

On Sunday, the new D Rose 5 Boost and Crazy Light Boost Adidas basketball shoes were unveiled at an exclusive event in Las Vegas. Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose were both in attendance, as the primary NBA faces of Adidas. They even starred in a commercial together, demonstrating the innovative material that provides a high […] Damian Lillard & Derrick Rose – ‘Adidas Boost’ Launch Photos - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jul 28, 2014

Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 lineup data – Important corollaries

Since the Blazers leaned on their starters so much in the 2013-14 season, gleaning useful information from the team’s lineup data is tough. The starting lineup played a huge number of minutes, so hardly any bench lineups played long enough to constitute a decent sample size. That said, there are things to learn from NBA.com’s lineup […] Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 lineup data – Important corollaries - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jul 27, 2014

Portland Trail Blazers Guarantee Will Barton’s Contract

The previously non-guaranteed contract of Will Barton has been fully guaranteed by the Portland Trail Blazers for the upcoming NBA season. This signals that the Trail Blazers have no intentions of waiving him, since his $900K salary would now count against them if they did. Barton will remain in Portland for at least one more […] Portland Trail Blazers Guarantee Will Barton’s Contract - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jul 26, 2014

Greg Oden Generating Interest, Heat Remain Non-Committal

Greg Oden has not been a Portland Trail Blazer for over two years now, but I am still fascinated by his movement within the NBA. His bruised and battered legacy needs even more healing than his bruised and battered body. The process is lengthy and ongoing. The question is: “Where will his physical and psychological […] Greg Oden Generating Interest, Heat Remain Non-Committal - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jul 26, 2014

What Kevin Love to the Cavs would mean for the Trail Blazers

It has been a fairly slow NBA news week. After the early hype and action of free agency, it was bound to drop off at some point. The story that seems to be gathering steam, though, is the Kevin Love trade to the Cavs. Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reported Love has now requested […] What Kevin Love to the Cavs would mean for the Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard prepares for USA Basketball training camp with an eye on 2016 Summer Olympics

The Blazers' point guard will be one of 19 NBA players taking part in a five-day event that will help decide the 12-man roster for next months World Cup.
Rip City Project Jul 25, 2014

Steve Blake Talks Signing, Future with Trail Blazers (Video)

Newly signed Portland Trail Blazer Steve Blake recently sat down for a chat with Mike and Mike to discuss his signing and transition to Portland.     Highlights included Blake discussing how he is more of a distributor than Mo Williams was, and how he tries to make a conscious decision to get others involved […] Steve Blake Talks Signing, Future with Trail Blazers (Video) - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Trail Blazers Player News

  • 4 Damian Lillard

    Damian Lillard

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

  • 1 Steve Blake

    Steve Blake

    Steve Blake Talks Signing, Future with Trail Blazers (Video)

  • 1 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

  • 1 Nicolas Batum

    Nicolas Batum

    Nicolas Batum: scoring impact & offensive inconsistency

  • Chris Kaman

    Chris Kaman

    If Pistons could only have local players ... it wouldn't be good

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