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Rip City Project 3 hours ago
Portland Trail Blazers: Wesley Matthews is the perfect free agent signing

Portland Trail Blazers: Wesley Matthews is the perfect free agent signing

The Portland Trail Blazers need more wings to shore up their porous defense. Why is ex-Blazers Wesley Matthews the perfect target in free agency? The Portland Trail Blazers are looking for wing backup in free agency as they try to shore up their porous defense. Ex-Blazer Wesley Matthews has a player option for after signing […] Portland Trail Blazers: Wesley Matthews is the perfect free agent signing - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Blazer's Edge 16 mins ago
McCollum Jokes About Bubble Experience: ‘Should I Pack Now?’

McCollum Jokes About Bubble Experience: ‘Should I Pack Now?’

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via McCollum served as a guest analyst during Tuesday night’s Lakers-Nuggets game. The Portland Trail Blazers entered the NBA’s Disney World bubble as the ninth seed and with a chance at making the NBA Playoffs, which they took full advantage of. Portland won seven of their nine regular-season seeding games, including four straight to clinch the eighth seed and a matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies for a spot in the playoffs. The Blazers dispatched Memphis to earn a date with the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round. While Portland took Game 1, Los Angeles...
Blazer's Edge 30 mins ago
Can Terry Stotts Ever Coach the Blazers to Great Defense?

Can Terry Stotts Ever Coach the Blazers to Great Defense?

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Hint: He already has, but he needs the tools to do it. Defense has not been a hallmark of the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2010’s. They’ve been up and down, generally finding success when they’ve defended well, falling on their collective faces when they haven’t. Terry Stotts has served as Portland’s head coach since 2012. As such, he has shouldered most of the blame for the team’s defensive shortcomings, earning the dreaded reputation of “offensive coach”. Is this warranted, or is Stotts paying the price for things beyond his control?...
Blazer's Edge 52 mins ago
What Is Your Favorite Blazers Playoff Memory of the 2010s?

What Is Your Favorite Blazers Playoff Memory of the 2010s?

Photo by Steve Dykes/ The 2010s provided several memorable playoff moments for the Blazers. The Portland Trail Blazers enjoyed a relatively successful run during the 2010s, only missing the NBA Playoffs twice since the 2010-11 season. The beginning of the decade was marked by the retirement of franchise star Brandon Roy, but the Blazers soon landed another beacon in the form of Damian Lillard in the 2012 NBA Draft. Lillard helped the Blazers quickly make it back to the playoffs, with Portland currently holding a streak of seven consecutive postseason appearances. Portland’s success in...
Rip City Project 16 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, Snoop Dogg team up for Kobe song

In a tribute to Kobe Bryant, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg to produce a song about the late Lakers legend. Damian Lillard has been busy this year. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar had the best NBA regular season of his career, appeared on the cover of NBA2K21, and […] Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, Snoop Dogg team up for Kobe song - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 19 hours ago
What is the optimal lineup for the Trail Blazers?

What is the optimal lineup for the Trail Blazers?

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports Fans never got to see Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Rodney Hood, Trevor Ariza, and Jusuf Nurkic on the court at the same time. The Trail Blazers roster suffered several significant injuries during the 2019-20 season. Integral players including Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic, and Rodney Hood all missed a significant number of games with injuries. This has left many Blazers fans fantasizing about the hypothetical lineups that coach Terry Stotts was never able to put on the court. If Rodney Hood stayed healthy would Trevor Ariza have worked at the 4? Could Carmelo...
Blazer's Edge 22 hours ago
Villanova’s Bey is a ‘Polished Prospect’ for the Blazers

Villanova’s Bey is a ‘Polished Prospect’ for the Blazers

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The Athletic’s C.J. Holmes listed the Trail Blazers as a good fit for Villanova forward Saddiq Bey. The 2020 NBA Draft is just under two months away and the experts are starting to highlight potential landing spots for the prospects hoping to hear their name called. Saddiq Bey, a versatile forward from Villanova, is a prospect that routinely comes up in conversations that involve the Trail Blazers. On Tuesday, The Athletic’s C.J. Holmes placed Portland on a list of five destinations for the 6-foot-8 forward. Holmes explained that Bey’s blend of experience...
Rip City Project Sep 22, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: Why the return of Rodney Hood is key for 2021

Portland Trail Blazers wing Rodney Hood will return when the NBA season begins at the end of the year. Why is the 6-year shooter so important? Portland Trail Blazers wing Rodney Hood talked with media recently, saying that his rehab was going well and that he would be ready to return when the 2021 season […] Portland Trail Blazers: Why the return of Rodney Hood is key for 2021 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Sep 21, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: Kenny Smith says Rasheed, Bonzi would be “driving spaceships” if they played today

Kenny Smith recently joined Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells’ “Let’s Get Technical” podcast. In comparing their era vs. today’s NBA, he contemplated how great they would be in 2021. Regardless of whether basketball is played in the future, or even who plays, there’s one aspect of the game that we can be assured will survive the […] Portland Trail Blazers: Kenny Smith says Rasheed, Bonzi would be “driving spaceships” if they played today - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Sep 21, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: Blazers look poised to become NBA’s best clutch team in 2020-21

In their fight to get into the postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers displayed otherworldly success in late-game scenarios. Will that carryover into 2020-21? As the years have passed and Damian Lillard’s aura of a crunch-time assassin continues to swell, there’s one thought-provoking question I can’t shake from thought. If given the power, would we, as […] Portland Trail Blazers: Blazers look poised to become NBA’s best clutch team in 2020-21 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Sep 21, 2020
Season Review: Ariza Stabilizes the Frontcourt

Season Review: Ariza Stabilizes the Frontcourt

Photo by Abbie Parr/ A look at how Trevor Ariza’s arrival helped the Trail Blazers avoid a continued slide in the NBA’s standings. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition. Free agency, roster construction and the NBA Draft have crept into everyday conversation in Rip City. Before we turn the page on the longest season in the Blazers’ 50-year history, let’s take another look at the players that populated the roster during that journey. Our most-recent installment detailed the polarizing impact that Hassan Whiteside had on the 2019-20 season....
Rip City Project Sep 21, 2020

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 free agency destinations for Carmelo Anthony

The Portland Trail Blazers may not have the finances to bring back Carmelo Anthony in 2021. Which five teams could use the NBA legend next season? The Portland Trail Blazers cap situation is a complex one. With no cap room forecasted in the 2021 season, they may not be able to bring Carmelo Anthony back […] Portland Trail Blazers: 5 free agency destinations for Carmelo Anthony - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Sep 20, 2020
Could the Blazers Pursue Terrence Ross?

Could the Blazers Pursue Terrence Ross?

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz picks out the Orlando Magic wing as an offseason target. The Portland Trail Blazers will have to move personnel if they hope to shake things up in the offseason, and Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report suggests that if the Blazers choose to make an improvement at small forward, they should look at making a play for Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic. Swartz notes that Ross’s perimeter production would elevate Portland’s game, though they would likely have to give up Trevor Ariza and Gary Trent Jr. to make the move happen. The...
Blazer's Edge Sep 20, 2020
Oden Biggest Draft Bust for Blazers

Oden Biggest Draft Bust for Blazers

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ According to Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report, drafting Greg Oden with the no. 1 pick was a bad move for the Blazers. In what surely comes as obvious news to the Rip City faithful, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report names Greg Oden as a draft bust for the Portland Trail Blazers. While Oden is not the worst draftee on Ellis’s list. he sits squarely in the middle. The injury-riddled big man didn’t get much of a chance to perform for the Blazers. Microfracture surgery prematurely ended his first campaign before it began. In his delayed rookie season, Oden...
Rip City Project Sep 19, 2020

Trail Blazers: Counting down the 10 greatest moments of CJ McCollum’s career

Portland Trail Blazers star guard CJ McCollum turns 29-years-old today. Today, we’ll look back on the best moments of his career to this point. In a way, it’s somewhat difficult to imagine, but at the start of the 2020-21 season, CJ McCollum will be jumpstarting the eighth season of his professional year. Today, the smooth-shooting combo guard […] Trail Blazers: Counting down the 10 greatest moments of CJ McCollum’s career - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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  • 1 Trevor Ariza

    Trevor Ariza

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  • 1 Zach Collins

    Zach Collins

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  • 1 Jusuf Nurkic

    Jusuf Nurkic

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