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Draft Tracker: Blazer’s Edge Profile List

Draft Tracker: Blazer’s Edge Profile List

A complete list of all the Blazer’s Edge 2019 NBA Draft Profiles in one place. The 2019 NBA Draft is approaching quickly and our staff is preparing for the Trail Blazers’ No. 25 selection by covering a long list of prospects that fall in that range. Instead of scouring our archives for this year’s scouting reports, we will continue to update this list with our latest profiles. Along with this year’s analysis, Blazer’s Edge contributor Steve Dewald has included his work from previous drafts. Before jumping into the profiles, we encourage you to check out our NBA Draft...
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Draft Profile: Keldon Johnson, Kentucky’s High-Energy Wing

Draft Profile: Keldon Johnson, Kentucky’s High-Energy Wing

Will the Trail Blazers look to Kentucky small forward Keldon Johnson in the 2019 NBA Draft when it comes time to make their selection at pick No. 25? The Trail Blazers’ memorable postseason run might be over, but the the 2019 NBA Draft is right around the corner. Portland’s President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey currently has the No. 25 pick in the draft at his disposal and he will look to supplement the Blazers’ roster with a talented prospect in the latter stages of the first round. Today we look at Kentucky Wildcats forward Keldon Johnson. Keldon Johnson Height:...
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Video: Nurkic Discusses Recovery, Teammates

Video: Nurkic Discusses Recovery, Teammates

Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic explained how he is approaching his injury rehab in an interview with Brooke Olzendam. The Trail Blazers overcame long odds in their postseason run after losing Jusuf Nurkic’s inside presence due to a gruesome leg injury. Despite his inability to join his teammates on the court, Nurkic powered through the early stages of his rehabilitation to support his teammates on the sidelines. In an interview with Trail Blazers Courtside Reporter Brooke Olzendam, Nurkic took a few moments to discuss the support he has received since the injury. Nurkic starts with...
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More Than a Sweep: Defining the 2018-19 Season

More Than a Sweep: Defining the 2018-19 Season

NBC Sports Northwest’s Dane Delgado explains how the Trail Blazers’ 2018-19 season should be defined by more than just the postseason. The Trail Blazers magical run through 2019 NBA Playoffs has come to a close, but the narrative from the season still needs to be processed and defined. Portland returned to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in nearly two decades only to be swept the historically-great Golden State Warriors. From Jusuf Nurkic’s gruesome injury to the Blazers unlikely advancement in the postseason, NBC Sports Northwest’s Dane Delgado outlined his...
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Monty Williams Looking at Former Blazers to Fill Coaching Staff

Monty Williams Looking at Former Blazers to Fill Coaching Staff

According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Suns coach Monty Williams is looking to at a pair of former Blazers players to fill out his staff. Former Trail Blazers assistant coach Monty Williams is looking at a pair of former Portland players to fill his Suns staff. According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Steve Blake and Mark Bryant are on Williams’ radar. In Phoenix, meanwhile, Steve Blake (Blazers staff), Randy Ayres (Nets scout) and Mark Bryant (Thunder bench) have all emerged as top contenders to land on Monty Williams' coaching staff— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 24,...
May 25, 2019
Struggles Aside, Aminu Still Crucial to Blazers’ Future

Struggles Aside, Aminu Still Crucial to Blazers’ Future

Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale explains that Al-Farouq Aminu is the free agent the Trail Blazers should focus on. The Trail Blazers will have to navigate through tight margins this summer in hopes of building a roster capable of returning to the Western Conference Finals. Portland has to make a series of tough decisions on how to pursue their own players who are careening toward the open market. Of those players approaching free agency, Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale suggests that keeping Al-Farouq Aminu onboard should top the Blazers’ to-do list. Aminu carries a herculean defensive load...
May 25, 2019
Summer Guide: Potential Trades & Flexibility

Summer Guide: Potential Trades & Flexibility

From keeping their own free agents to adding talent, the Trail Blazers will have a full plate in the offseason. The Portland Trail Blazers had what most would call one of the most spectacular and unlikely seasons in the history of the NBA. The difference between preseason expectations and how things ultimately unfolded was patently ridiculous and amazing and awesome... and well...it’s over now. As much as this season will stay with me—probably forever—I’m switching over into the offseason and looking forward to what is to come. While some may think that’s too fast, it’s already...
May 25, 2019
Lillard Uses Playoff Share to Elevate Support Staff

Lillard Uses Playoff Share to Elevate Support Staff

HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy touched on Damian Lillard’s use of playoff shares when examining the NBA’s off-court wagering. Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has routinely used his position as a leader to elevate the status of those around him. From is work in the community to making sure Luis Montero looked sharp, the Oakland native uses his wealth to support others. HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy took a detailed look at how NBA players utilize their assets when they aren’t on the court. Along with examining card games and video game tournaments, Kennedy touched on how Lillard urged his...
May 25, 2019
Draft Profile: Cam Johnson Offers Much-Needed Shooting

Draft Profile: Cam Johnson Offers Much-Needed Shooting

Will the Trail Blazers look to North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson when it comes time to make their selection at pick No. 25? The Trail Blazers memorable postseason run might be over, but the the 2019 NBA Draft is right around the corner. Portland’s President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey currently has the No. 25 pick in the draft at his disposal and he will look to supplement the Blazers’ roster with a talented prospect in the latter stages of the first round. Today we look at North Carolina forward Cam Johnson. Cameron Johnson Height: 6’8” Weight: 205 Wingspan:...
May 24, 2019
Stotts Under Contract Through 2021-22

Stotts Under Contract Through 2021-22

After announcing the extension earlier in the week, the Trail Blazers revealed the details of coach Terry Stotts’ contract extension. The Trail Blazers revealed the details of Head Coach Terry Stotts’ contract extension on Friday. Stotts will be under contract in Portland through the 2021-22 season according to the details released by the team today. Upon successful completion of the current agreement, Stotts’ tenure with the Blazers will span 10 seasons. Along with earning a new contract, Stotts received praise from Jody Allen. “In the face of adversity, Terry did an inspirational...
May 24, 2019
Blazers Sign Neil Olshey to Contract Extension

Blazers Sign Neil Olshey to Contract Extension

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Blazers added three years to Olshey’s current deal. Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey has signed a contract extension through 2024, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The extension adds three years to Olshey’s existing deal, which previously ran through 2021. Portland Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey has agreed to a contract extension through 2024, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 24, 2019 Rumors surfaced earlier today of interest from the...
May 24, 2019
Draft Profile: Grant Williams, A Multi-Faceted Post Player

Draft Profile: Grant Williams, A Multi-Faceted Post Player

Will the Trail Blazes look to Tennessee power forward Grant Williams when it comes time to make their selection at pick No. 25? The Trail Blazers memorable postseason run might be over, but the the 2019 NBA Draft is right around the corner. Portland’s President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey currently has the No. 25 pick in the draft at his disposal and he will look to supplement the Blazers’ roster with a talented prospect in the latter stages of the first round. Today we look at the potential upside of Tennessee power forward Grant Williams. Grant Williams Height:...
May 24, 2019
Arielle Chambers Talks Storylines for the 2019 WNBA Season

Arielle Chambers Talks Storylines for the 2019 WNBA Season

Just in time for opening night, Tara and Cassidy talk to Arielle Chambers of Bleacher Report/House of Highlights about the big story lines and players to watch in the upcoming WNBA season. Just in time for the WNBA’s opening night, Tara and Cassidy talked to Arielle Chambers (@ariivory) of Bleacher Report/House of Highlights for look at the upcoming season. The WNBA attracts the best of the best and we found out which players to watch for and why. The entire league is bursting with evenly distributed talent creating unprecedented parity. Along with the action on the court, the league’s...
May 24, 2019
Report: Washington Wizards Interested in Neil Olshey

Report: Washington Wizards Interested in Neil Olshey

Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington says the Wizards might turn their focus on Portland’s head executive. The Washington Wizards might be looking towards Portland Trail Blazers executive Neil Olshey to fill their vacant President of Basketball Operations position. A report from Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington cites “numerous sources” relaying Washington’s interest in Portland’s President of Basketball Operations. Olshey has been with the Blazers since June of 2012. Standig begins by recounting the Wizards’ pursuit of Denver Nuggets executive Tim Connelly, whose team, like...
May 23, 2019
Blazers-Warriors WCF Crushed TV Ratings

Blazers-Warriors WCF Crushed TV Ratings

ESPN released news that it was one of the highest rated Conference Finals ever on the network. The Portland Trail Blazers’ cinderella run in the 2019 playoffs came to an unsatisfying close as the Golden State Warriors completed yet another sweep of Damian Lillard and company. Despite the series only lasting four games, Portland led by at least 15 points in three of the games and therefore kept the series exciting for all NBA fans. ESPN announced the market ratings for the four-game series, which turned out to be one of highest rated Conference Finals ever on the network: ESPN’s metered...