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Rip City Project Feb 13, 2019

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 Positives Enes Kanter Brings to the Roster

The Portland Trail Blazers signed center Enes Kanter earlier today. So, what does he bring to the team? On Wednesday, the Portland Trail Blazers filled their final roster spot by signing center Enes Kanter. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news via Twitter: Enes Kanter has agreed to a deal with Portland, league sources tell […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 Positives Enes Kanter Brings to the Roster - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 13, 2019
Enes Kanter Agrees to Deal with Trail Blazers

Enes Kanter Agrees to Deal with Trail Blazers

Kanter recently hit the buyout market after a rocky tenure with the Knicks. Former New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, reports ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. After the Knicks failed to trade Kanter at the NBA Trade Deadline, talks advanced towards a buyout. Enes Kanter has agreed to a deal with Portland, league sources tell ESPN— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 13, 2019 Kanter's agent Mark Bartelstein confirms deal to ESPN now, too.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 13, 2019 Blazers beat a crowded field...
Rip City Project Feb 13, 2019

Enes Kanter Signs with the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers filled their final roster spot by signing center Enes Kanter. After trading away Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV in the Rodney Hood deal, the Portland Trail Blazers have had an open roster spot. With many veterans hitting the open market following the trade deadline, we knew that Neil Olshey would […] Enes Kanter Signs with the Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 13, 2019
How Do the Trail Blazers Stack Up in the Western Conference Post-Deadline?

How Do the Trail Blazers Stack Up in the Western Conference Post-Deadline?

Thanks to the Rodney Hood acquisition and inactivity from their competition, the Blazers find themselves in good position in the Western Conference entering the season’s stretch run. The Trade Deadline has come and gone, and the NBA All-Star break is rapidly approaching. The 2019 NBA Playoffs race is starting to take shape, and the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in the middle of a crowded Western Conference. While the top teams in the East made major moves, it was all quiet on the western front. In fact, the Blazers and Kings were the only real buyers out West. Portland improved...
Blazer's Edge Feb 12, 2019
Labissiere Hoping to Help Blazers After Trade

Labissiere Hoping to Help Blazers After Trade

Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest catches up with the newest Blazer. At the 2019 NBA trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired forward Skal Labissiere of the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Caleb Swanigan. Labissiere recently talked with NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson about what value he brings to the team: Just do the little things, come in and help the team out anyway I can...Whether it’s talk on defense, set good screens...I see that the offense, it’s really, like the bigs have to set a lot of screens for Dame and CJ to get them open. Labissiere has yet...
Blazer's Edge Feb 12, 2019
Lillard Eighth Highest Paid NBA Player, LeBron Leads the Pack

Lillard Eighth Highest Paid NBA Player, LeBron Leads the Pack

Damian Lillard finds himself in the highest echelon of pay among all NBA players. Shoes. Music. First-team All-NBA. Damian Lillard seems to be able to do it all. That includes getting paid. The Portland Trail Blazers star in the eighth highest paid NBA player, according to Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes.com. Lillard made $41 million in 2019, with a combination of his salary and endorsements. Badenhausen writes: The point guard is in the middle of a five-year, $140 million deal with the Trail Blazers, who drafted Lillard sixth overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. He has released a pair of rap...
Blazer's Edge Feb 12, 2019
Blazers Remain Consensus Top-10 in Power Rankings

Blazers Remain Consensus Top-10 in Power Rankings

Despite a rough stretch after an extended break, Portland remains one of the NBA’s best in the eyes of the national media. It was a rough week for the Portland Trail Blazers. Disheartening losses to the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks overshadowed the team’s lone win over the San Antonio Spurs—though Portland did make a splash off the court by acquiring Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the tough stretch, national pundits remain high on Rip City, as reflected in this week’s Power Rankings Round-Up. ESPN kept the Blazers eighth, and Marc J. Spears wonders if the...
ClutchPoints Feb 13, 2019
REPORT: Enes Kanter signs with Blazers

REPORT: Enes Kanter signs with Blazers

Free agent big man Enes Kanter is signing with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Kanter began this season with the New York Knicks. He was bought out by the franchise last week so he could join a contender. Enes Kanter has agreed to a deal with Portland, league sources tell […] The post REPORT: Enes Kanter signs with Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Daily Knicks Feb 13, 2019

New York Knicks: Enes Kanter agrees to deal with Trail Blazers

After being bought out by the New York Knicks, it didn’t take long for Enes Kanter to find a new home, agreeing to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers Enes Kanter’s tenure with the New York Knicks came to an end at the trade deadline last Thursday when the organization waived him, sending him […] New York Knicks: Enes Kanter agrees to deal with Trail Blazers - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Feb 14, 2019
Could Damian Lillard be the next stranded superstar to request a trade?

Could Damian Lillard be the next stranded superstar to request a trade?

It’s still not too late for Damian Lillard. The Portland Trail Blazers are fourth in the Western Conference standings as the All-Star break approaches, with the league’s fourth-best net rating since January 1st. They just fortified a longstanding weakness on the wing by acquiring Rodney Hood at the trade deadline, a move that finally affords […] The post Could Damian Lillard be the next stranded superstar to request a trade? appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 14, 2019
Klay Thompson told ESPN broadcasters that he wants to finish his career with Warriors

Klay Thompson told ESPN broadcasters that he wants to finish his career with Warriors

With a looming free agency only months away, a few teams have penciled Klay Thompson’s name as a potential unrestricted free agent who could be pried from the Golden State Warriors. The sharpshooting guard let his feelings be known, unsolicited, before a national broadcast of a Wednesday night game against the Portland Trail Blazers. “Klay […] The post Klay Thompson told ESPN broadcasters that he wants to finish his career with Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 14, 2019
Rodney Hood says joining Blazers has ‘been like a breath of fresh air’

Rodney Hood says joining Blazers has ‘been like a breath of fresh air’

Rodney Hood at the right to veto any trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the shooting guard says that was never an option when his agent told him the Cavs were in the process of sending him to the Portland Trail Blazers. Hood is now on a Blazers team which is going to make the […] The post Rodney Hood says joining Blazers has ‘been like a breath of fresh air’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 14, 2019
Blazers’ Enes Kanter trolls Warriors with picture of ‘King of Portland’ Ken Mauer

Blazers’ Enes Kanter trolls Warriors with picture of ‘King of Portland’ Ken Mauer

Enes Kanter signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and the big man is already trolling the team everyone hates, the Golden State Warriors. Portland defeated Golden State on Wednesday. It was a crazy fourth quarter. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr got ejected and power forward Draymond Green was called for a Flagrant 1 […] The post Blazers’ Enes Kanter trolls Warriors with picture of ‘King of Portland’ Ken Mauer appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers

Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers netted themselves a solid piece before the trade deadline in Rodney Hood, one of the Cleveland Cavaliers players who were up for sale after a rebuilding year. The 6-foot-8 wing wasn’t shocked his name came up once again for a second straight season at the deadline — not only aware but […] The post Rodney Hood not surprised by trade, happy to be with Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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