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LaMelo Ball Likely To Go First In NBA Draft

LaMelo Ball Likely To Go First In NBA Draft

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via In Yahoo Sports latest mock draft, LaMelo goes first and the Trail Blazers take Precious Achiuwa. According to Yahoo Sports latest mock NBA draft, LaMelo Ball has moved up to the first spot, where he is likely going to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the same mock draft by Krysten Peek, the Portland Trail Blazers would end up with power forward Precious Achiuwa. What makes the young Ball an appealing draft prospect besides his experience with the Illawarra Hawks in Australia? At 6-foot-7, he handles the ball well and is a great facilitator on offense....
21 hours ago
Power Rankings: Blazers Land in the Middle of the Pack

Power Rankings: Blazers Land in the Middle of the Pack

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via The Blazers were listed as the No. 14 team in the latest power rankings from ESPN. The Trail Blazers finished in the middle of the pack inside another offseason power rankings list to finish out the week. On Sunday, Portland finished at No. 14 in ESPN’s latest rankings. In the rankings, Royce Young explained that the Blazers’ need to re-tool their roster in order to return to the Western Conference’s top tier. This was something of a transition year for the Blazers. They dealt with key departures from a group that went to the Western...
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Rumors: Melo Could Look to Join CP3 in New York

Rumors: Melo Could Look to Join CP3 in New York

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via According to New York Post NBA columnist Marc Berman, Carmelo Anthony might return to New York if the Knicks land Chris Paul. Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony appears to have a handful of suitors waiting to inquire about his services this offseason. Melo, who was featured as a starter in Portland last season, could be on the New York Knicks’ radar. According to New York Post NBA columnist Marc Berman, unnamed sources have indicated that both Melo and Chris Paul could be headed to the Knicks. Berman, after acknowledging that Melo has expressed his...
Oct 17, 2020
Carmelo Anthony Is A Free Agent To Watch

Carmelo Anthony Is A Free Agent To Watch

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Acccording to John Schuhmann of NBA.com, Melo is one of the 10 “most intriguing” free agents this offseason. Carmelo Anthony joined the Portland Trail Blazers for their 2019-2020 campaign after an entire year out of the NBA, adding a needed veteran presence on the court. John Schuhmann of NBA.com has Anthony on his list of “most intriguing” free agents during this offseason. Schuhmann notes that Anthony showed flashes of excellence yet lacked efficiency, even when playing alongside Portland’s best players. Anthony had his moments with the Blazers after a...
Oct 17, 2020
Team Executives Express Concerns Over Re-Tooled Draft Process

Team Executives Express Concerns Over Re-Tooled Draft Process

Photo by Abbie Parr/ A report from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz revealed that several NBA teams are skeptical of the current draft process. The lead up to the NBA Draft is always surrounded by calculated intel gathering and well-planned misdirections. In the re-tooled setup for the 2020 NBA Draft, those two normal features have become complicated. In a report from ESPN, Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz highlighted that several teams have reservations about participating in the process that the NBA has put together. Earlier in the week, the NBA announced that they are...
Oct 17, 2020
Quinn’s Bold Prediction Tabs Blazers as a Candidate to Trade Up

Quinn’s Bold Prediction Tabs Blazers as a Candidate to Trade Up

Photo by Harry How/ CBS Sports NBA contributor Sam Quinn listed the Trail Blazers as a team that is poised to make a move on draft night. Rumors and speculation are swirling as the 2020 NBA Draft approaches. Inside a list of 30 bold prediction for the upcoming offseason, CBS Sports NBA contributor Sam Quinn mentioned the Trail Blazers as a team that is positioned to move up on draft night. Quinn explained that Portland could get in the running for Florida State forward Devin Vassell. The Blazers have a glut of guards with Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons stuck behind Damian Lillard and...
Oct 16, 2020
Former Blazers Teammates Turner, Lillard Still Kidding Around

Former Blazers Teammates Turner, Lillard Still Kidding Around

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Turner’s sense of humor and social media acumen shine once more. Former Portland Trail Blazers teammates Damian Lillard and Evan Turner are hanging out and working out during this NBA off-season. As is typical, social media maven Turner has something to say about it. Today Turner posted a picture of himself, Lillard, and other NBA glitterati at the gym. That, in itself, isn’t unusual. But the caption beneath the picture is. View this post on Instagram Dame: let’s work like we don’t have a job Tim and I: MF WE...
Oct 16, 2020
Carmelo Anthony Shows Off Range in Workout Video

Carmelo Anthony Shows Off Range in Workout Video

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via The Trail Blazers forward is staying sharp, and demonstrating his ability, in this short off-season. It’s the NBA off-season! That can only mean one thing. It’s time for Gym Workout Videos! And the 2020 Workout Video Season is kicking off in high style for Portland Trail Blazers fans with an extended clip of a free agent near and dear to their hearts: Carmelo Anthony. Overtime tweeted out video of Anthony shooting in the gym, stroking long shots with ease and knocking down mid-range jumpers like they were layups. It’s classic ‘Melo magic,...
Oct 16, 2020
Our Favorite Trail Blazers of All Time

Our Favorite Trail Blazers of All Time

Photo by Focus on Sport via Dave and Dia answer the question of the day, plus explain where their fandom came from. The internet is all agog today, as a Denver Nuggets site polled readers about their favorite Nuggets players in all of history, but didn’t include Carmelo Anthony in their cover photo. Not only are Blazers fans objecting to the omission, they’re revealing their own favorite players in franchise history. Today Dave and Dia will dive into their own, personal histories with the team, answering the “favorite player” question themselves, and more! Feel free to do so...
Oct 16, 2020
NBA News: League, Players’ Union Agree to Third Deadline Extension

NBA News: League, Players’ Union Agree to Third Deadline Extension

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The NBA and its players are still trying to work out the impending salary cap mess. Here’s what it means to you. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed to extend the deadline for negotiating adjustments to the Collective Bargaining Agreement to October 30th. This marks the third time that the two parties have extended their talks. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweeted the news yesterday. ESPN Sources: For third time, NBA and NBPA agree to extend deadline to serve notice on terminating the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Extension goes...
Oct 16, 2020
Gary Payton Ready To Coach In NBA

Gary Payton Ready To Coach In NBA

Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports of the Glove’s interest in joining a coaching staff. Some past players join the coaching ranks after they retire, but until now, Gary Payton wasn’t ready to join them. The Hall of Famer and former Seattle SuperSonics star spoke with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports about his interest in joining an NBA coaching staff. “I have had conversations in the past about coaching, but the timing wasn’t right. I believe I now am ready to coach,” Payton told Yahoo Sports in a phone interview Thursday night. “A lot of young NBA...
Oct 16, 2020
Draft Profile: Killian Tillie Offers Spacing in the Second Round

Draft Profile: Killian Tillie Offers Spacing in the Second Round

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Will the Blazers add another Gonzaga big man in the latter stages of the 2020 NBA Draft? The Trail Blazers’ 2019-20 season is firmly in the rearview mirror and 2020 NBA Draft is now on the horizon. As of now, the draft is scheduled for November 18. Unlike last year, the Blazers enter the process with two picks at their disposal. Portland currently owns the No. 16 pick in the first round and the No. 46 pick in the second round. Today’s profile focuses on Gonzaga big man Killian Tillie. The 22-year-old forward could be on the board when the Blazers make...
Oct 15, 2020
Clippers Hire Ty Lue as New Head Coach

Clippers Hire Ty Lue as New Head Coach

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Lue previously served as an assistant under former head coach Doc Rivers. Tyronn Lue has agreed to a five-year deal to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Lue served as an assistant under former head coach Doc Rivers last season. Lue’s tenure in Cleveland, where he won a championship with the Cavaliers in 2016, played a role in him earning the job, per Wojnarowski: The Clippers’ search landed on Lue based upon a confidence that his championship pedigree and playoff successes as a head coach in...
Oct 15, 2020
Moda Center to Host NCAA Basketball Tournament Games in 2024, 2026

Moda Center to Host NCAA Basketball Tournament Games in 2024, 2026

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via The home of the Blazers will play host to March Madness games in 2024 and 2026. The home of the Portland Trail Blazers, the Moda Center, will host the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional as well as first- and second-round games of the 2026 men’s tournament, it was announced Wednesday. Sport Oregon, Oregon State University, the Rose Quarter and Travel Portland all played a role in securing the bid. The 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional was also held in Portland and scheduled to return in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic caused the event to...
Oct 15, 2020
Blazers Ranked No. 14 in SI’s Early 2021 NBA Power Rankings

Blazers Ranked No. 14 in SI’s Early 2021 NBA Power Rankings

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Sports Illustrated’s Michael Shapiro is predicting another early playoff exit. The Portland Trail Blazers used a blistering run during seeding game play at the NBA’s Disney World bubble to qualify for the NBA Playoffs, overtaking the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth seed and defeating them in the play-in game. However, despite 2019-20 being an unusual season, Portland faced a usual outcome: They were defeated 4-1 in the first round by the eventual champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Blazers will hope a full season of Jusuf Nurkic next year...