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Timberwolves Hire Nuggets Executive Tim Connelly in Blockbuster Deal

Timberwolves Hire Nuggets Executive Tim Connelly in Blockbuster Deal

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Some movement in the Northwest Division. Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly is leaving the franchise contender he built to take charge of a division rival. According to Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, Connelly has agreed to become the Minnesota Timberwolves’ President of Basketball Operations on a five-year, $40-million deal plus a kicker for ownership equity. Minnesota has an agreement with Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly to become the Timberwolves’ new President of Basketball Operations on a five-year,...
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Blazer’s Edge Radio: Where Do We Go From Here?

Blazer’s Edge Radio: Where Do We Go From Here?

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Tune-in at 1 p.m. on XRAY FM as the guys discuss a rough NBA Draft Lottery for Portland and a new potential free agent target. Blazer’s Edge Radio hits the air LIVE at 1 p.m. PT today on XRAY FM. The show can be accessed in the Portland area at 107.1 FM or worldwide online on xray.fm. This week, the guys discuss the team’s slide in the NBA Draft Lottery—netting them the seventh pick in next month’s draft—as well as reports that the team will be targeting Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges in free agency. In addition,...
May 23, 2022
Report: Blazers No. 7 Pick ‘On The Move’

Report: Blazers No. 7 Pick ‘On The Move’

Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via Wheeling and dealing The Portland Trail Blazers hold the seventh pick in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft, but as the dust settles from last week’s NBA Draft Combine, the growing consensus is Portland won’t be using the selection. According to a post-combine report from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie of The Athletic, this year’s draft is expected to feature “a lot of trade and player movement.” In the report, Portland’s coveted lottery pick is mentioned as one of the surest bets to be traded — with a familiar name popping up...
May 23, 2022
POLL: How Far Could Zach LaVine, Damian Lillard Take Blazers?

POLL: How Far Could Zach LaVine, Damian Lillard Take Blazers?

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports A new dynamic duo in Portland? The Portland Trail Blazers will throw the kitchen sink this summer to try and make this team better, and arguably the best logical way to do that is to sign Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine in free agency. In five years with the Bulls, LaVine has averaged 24.4 points and 4.4 assists per game, while shooting 38.9% from beyond the arc. LaVine is essentially an upgrade from C.J. McCollum and could catapult the Blazers to the next level. But how far could a Lillard-LaVine backcourt go? Let’s assume the Blazers get...
May 23, 2022
Should The Blazers Trade or Draft From No. 7?

Should The Blazers Trade or Draft From No. 7?

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports A big decision for the Blazers. The Portland Trail Blazers face an important decision this summer regarding the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft. The team can either draft a promising player with the pick and hope that the young player can develop into someone special, or they can trade the pick for an established veteran that can help the team contend sooner. Bleacher Report revealed its thoughts on whether the Blazers should trade or keep their pick: Damian Lillard is 31 years old. In a Western Conference perennially loaded with contenders, the...
May 22, 2022
Can Blazers Trade For Jerami Grant Without No. 7 Pick?

Can Blazers Trade For Jerami Grant Without No. 7 Pick?

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Grant has been linked to Portland in the past, but can they get him without trading arguably their best asset? The Portland Trail Blazers hold the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft this summer and it’s one of the best assets the team has in either drafting a future longterm talent or trading for a more “win now” player. One of those “win now” players that has been linked to the Blazers for a long time is Portland-born Jerami Grant, who is entering the final year of his contract with the Detroit Pistons. Earlier this week, we posted about a...
May 22, 2022
Blazers ‘Loosely’ Targeting Deandre Ayton?

Blazers ‘Loosely’ Targeting Deandre Ayton?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Suns center is a restricted free agent this summer. Last week, we wrote about the ideas of the Portland Trail Blazers possibly targeting Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton in free agency this summer. Now, insiders are beginning to echo those sentiments. On the most recent episode of The Lowe Post Podcast, Zach Lowe mentioned that the Blazers are a possible fit for Ayton. “I think they’ll be among the teams that at least have a conversation internally about Ayton if Ayton becomes available,” Lowe said. The Blazers could have an...
May 22, 2022
Could Blazers Match Up With Baylor Forward Jeremy Sochan?

Could Blazers Match Up With Baylor Forward Jeremy Sochan?

Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports Sochan could be an option for the Blazers at No. 7. With the NBA Draft rapidly approaching, Portland Trail Blazers fans are keeping their eyes on potential lottery picks that could be PNW-bound later this summer. We spoke to Our Daily Bears men’s basketball editor Michael Nichols to talk about Baylor Bears standout power forward Jeremy Sochan. You can follow Michael on Twitter @pckt_chng and Our Daily Bears @OurDailyBears. Thank you Michael for participating in our Q&A. 1. The Blazers hold the No. 7 pick in the draft. Is that where you...
May 21, 2022
What Do You Get With The Seventh Pick?

What Do You Get With The Seventh Pick?

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Blazers have secured the seventh pick in next month’s draft. But what kind of talent has historically still been on the board? The Portland Trail Blazers locked in the seventh pick in last week’s draft lottery, a far cry from the cream of this year’s class. Now, Blazer fans now have to resign themselves to the fact that General Manager Joe Cronin will be using the mid-lottery pick as his primary asset in improving the roster. But while the pick is not where we’d all hoped it would be, let’s push forward and look back at what...
May 20, 2022
Begley: Blazers Have Interest in Miles Bridges

Begley: Blazers Have Interest in Miles Bridges

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Portland could be looking at the Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent. The Portland Trail Blazers have had at least one “prominent” name express interest in Charlotte Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges, reports SportsNet’s Ian Begley. He also suggests fellow Hornets wing Cody Martin was on the Blazers’ radar. Where could Portland turn in free agency? During the season, at least one prominent member of the organization viewed Miles Bridges as a target for the club. Cody Martin was also viewed as a target during the...
May 20, 2022
Terry Stotts Named Finalist for Lakers Coaching Position

Terry Stotts Named Finalist for Lakers Coaching Position

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Portland’s former coach is one of the final three in L.A. Former Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts has been named a finalist for the Los Angeles Lakers’ vacant position, according to multiple media reports. Stotts coached the Blazers from 2012-2021. He progressed through preliminary interviews with the Lakers, who are now entering the final stages of their search. Shams Charania of The Athletic gives the most complete list of candidates remaining in L.A.: Sources: Finalists for the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job: Bucks...
May 20, 2022
POLL: Who Should Blazers Draft at No. 7?

POLL: Who Should Blazers Draft at No. 7?

Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via The Blazers have a number of options at No. 7. Now that we know the Portland Trail Blazers will pick seventh in the upcoming NBA Draft, it’s time to narrow the focus on who the team could take. The seventh pick, right smack dab in the middle of the lottery, gives the team a number of options. There are a couple of guards that make sense at No. 7 that could project as the best player available when the Blazers are on the clock. If Shaedon Sharpe falls, his potential might be too intriguing to pass up. There’s also an argument to...
May 20, 2022
Bleacher Report Poses Blazers Trade Idea

Bleacher Report Poses Blazers Trade Idea

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Jerami Grant stays connected to the Blazers. We’ve written about Jerami Grant trade ideas in the past, and Bleacher Report has decided to join in on the fun for the Portland Trail Blazers. The site crafted this trade scenario between the Blazers and Detroit Pistons. Portland Trail Blazers receive: Jerami Grant Detroit Pistons receive: Eric Bledsoe, Keon Johnson and No. 7 pick Bledsoe would cover the salary that Grant would be owed, while Johnson, a 2021 first-round pick acquired in the trade for Norman Powell and Robert Covington,...
May 20, 2022
J. Cole Signs Professional Basketball Deal in Canada

J. Cole Signs Professional Basketball Deal in Canada

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Straight up. J. Cole is taking a break from the studio and heading back to the basketball court. According to sources, Grammy Award-winning rapper J. Cole has signed a contract with the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. Sources: J. Cole is signing contract with the Scarborough Shooting Stars (@sss_cebl) in the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the rap star's second consecutive year playing professionally. CEBL training camp began this week, with season opener on May 26.— Shams Charania...
May 19, 2022
Arguing Over Trail Blazers Draft Position, Players

Arguing Over Trail Blazers Draft Position, Players

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Dave and Dia discuss what kind of players Portland should onboard and which to offload. Portland Trail Blazers podcasts don’t come much sweeter than Dave and Dia, This week Dave Deckard and Dia Miller reflect on Portland’s 2022 NBA Draft lottery position. Is it really that disappointing? How can we weave sunshine out of overcast skies? And what exactly will the Blazers do with that pick, anyway? Franchise representative Damian Lillard looked a wee bit disappointed when his team’s pick wasn’t promoted on lottery night, but what if...