2:37 AM EST, Fri November 24, 2017
44 mins ago
Gameday Thread: Blazers at Nets

Gameday Thread: Blazers at Nets

The Blazers and Nets tip off at 9am (PT) Friday morning on NBC Sports Northwest. Skip shopping and hang out with us! Tip-off: 9:00 am PTTV: NBC Sports NorthwestOnline Streaming: See our viewing guide.Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am Injuries: Al-Farouq Aminu is out. —-- The Gameday Thread Rules! There are a few extra rules we emphasize for Gameday Threads. We appreciate your support! 1. No videos or pictures please, including embedded stuff from Twitter. 2. No discussion of streams that aren't sanctioned by the NBA, or how to work around broadcast/streaming rules. 3. No swearing...
13 hours ago
How a Pair of Socks Can Help a Child in Need See a Live Trail Blazers Game

How a Pair of Socks Can Help a Child in Need See a Live Trail Blazers Game

We’re sending 2000 kids in need to see the Blazers-Kings game in February. You can help and score nifty swag too! Each year Blazer’s Edge readers and the surrounding community unite to send 2000+ kids who wouldn’t otherwise get to see a Portland Trail Blazers game to the Moda Center, free of charge. Students in need, from difficult circumstances, go with teachers and counselors, foster families and friends to experience an evening that many of us take for granted. The outpouring of support and love surrounding that evening is tremendous, as is the look in the eyes of those kids when...
14 hours ago
Reporter Anne Peterson on Covering Famous, Infamous Trail Blazers

Reporter Anne Peterson on Covering Famous, Infamous Trail Blazers

AP Sportswriter Anne Peterson joins the Blazer’s Edge Podcast to talk about Rasheed Wallace, Brandon Roy, and More Welcome to Episode 2 of Women’s Hops And Talks (W.H.A.T.) Podcast! Today Tara and Kendyl talk with Associated Press reporter Anne Peterson whose beat has included the Portland Trail Blazers since 2002. We hear about her early days in the Bay Area, her first call to meet Arvydas Sabonis, covering soccer and volleyball at the Olympic games, and many tales of her interactions with some of the most notorious Blazers, including... How to write a story about Rasheed Wallace when...
Nov 23, 2017
Moe Harkless Frustrated With Offensive Role

Moe Harkless Frustrated With Offensive Role

The Trail Blazers forward tells Jason Quick of NBCSports Northwest about his stint in fifth-starter purgatory. Trail Blazers small forward Maurice Harkless is frustrated with his role and he’s starting to speak out about it. Though Harkless is a regular in Portland’s starting lineup, his touches and stat line fall far below those of his compatriots. Jason Quick of NBCSports Northwest detailed the situation in an article published just after Portland’s 101-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. “I’m just out there, and that’s frustrating,’’ Harkless said....
Nov 22, 2017
Blazers Succumb to The Process vs Sixers

Blazers Succumb to The Process vs Sixers

Led by Joel Embiid’s 28 points, the 76ers cruised by the Blazers. The Portland Trail Blazers were unable to overcome a sluggish start, which ultimately resulted in a 20-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Outside of Damian Lillard’s 30 points, there isn’t much for Portland fans to be excited about after this contest. Before we all settle into our Thanksgiving Day routines, let’s take a second look at how Philadelphia was able to run away with this one. Game Flow The Blazers started ice cold from the field, missing their first 13 attempts. Philadelphia was unable to fully...
Nov 22, 2017
Watch: Blazers Get Bell Rung By 76ers

Watch: Blazers Get Bell Rung By 76ers

Portland never recovered from a disastrous start, and Philadelphia led wire-to-wire for the win. Check out the highlights here. The Portland Trail Blazers got off to a slow start on Wednesday, falling behind 16-0 to the Philadelphia 76ers and missing their first 13 shots. However, they were able to limit the damage and trailed 50-37 at halftime. The Blazers were able to cut the lead to single digits in the third and fourth quarter, but the Sixers pulled away late for the 101-81 victory. Portland was led by Damian Lillard with 30 points, Jusuf Nurkic with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and...
Nov 22, 2017
Gameday Thread: Blazers at Sixers

Gameday Thread: Blazers at Sixers

The Blazers have an early 4:00 pm game against the Sixers on NBC Sports Northwest. Hang out and chat with us! Tip-off: 4:00 pm PTTV: NBC Sports NorthwestOnline Streaming: See our viewing guide.Radio: Rip City Radio, 620 am Injuries: Al-Farouq Aminu is out tonight, and Damian Lillard is expected to play. —-- The Gameday Thread Rules! There are a few extra rules we emphasize for Gameday Threads. We appreciate your support! 1. No videos or pictures please, including embedded stuff from Twitter. 2. No discussion of streams that aren't sanctioned by the NBA, or how to work around...
Nov 22, 2017
Fromal: Shabazz Napier’s Contract One of the Best in the NBA Among Point Guards

Fromal: Shabazz Napier’s Contract One of the Best in the NBA Among Point Guards

Napier breaks the top five value contracts at point guard. Shabazz Napier is making a mark on the Portland Trail Blazers in his second year with the team, morphing into one of their most dependable bench options after a quiet inaugural season. The three-guard lineup of Napier, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum has seen defenses get burned by any one of the guards while focusing on the other two. This is Napier’s last season on his rookie deal, with free agency coming at the season’s end. For now, he’s significantly outplaying his contract, as Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report details using...
Nov 22, 2017
Jusuf Nurkic and the Portland Trail Blazers: A Match Made Out of Necessity

Jusuf Nurkic and the Portland Trail Blazers: A Match Made Out of Necessity

Ben Golliver of SI.com joins Dave Deckard of Blazer’s Edge to discuss Portland’s complex relationship with their starting center. Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was the star subject of a biographical article by Ben Golliver of SI.com on Monday, The massive piece covered everything from Nurkic’s origins in Bosnia to his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets and Blazers. Today Ben joins us for further reflections on the pivotal, and occasionally mercurial, Portland pivot. Dave: Let’s start at the beginning. On Monday you published a far-reaching article on Jusuf Nurkic,...
Nov 22, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers Preview

Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The Blazers look to make it three in a row tonight, going up against a tough 76ers team. Portland Trail Blazers (10-7) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-7) Wednesday, November 22nd - 4:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Al-Farouq Aminu (out), Damian Lillard (probable)76ers injuries: Markelle Fultz (out), Justin Anderson (out), Richaun Holmes (questionable)How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)How to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)Radio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Liberty Ballers Portland is visiting Philadelphia on...
Nov 22, 2017
Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic Share a Special Bond

Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic Share a Special Bond

NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick highlights the special relationship between two of Portland’s main players. Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard has fully embraced his leadership role in Portland, and his bond with blossoming big man Jusuf Nurkic gives us a peek at his mentoring chops. After a recent road loss to the Sacramento Kings, Lillard and Nurkic opened up to NBC Sports Northwest’s Jason Quick about their partnership. “Damian Lillard,’’ Nurkic said, “is the best thing that has happened to me in my life.’’ Lillard reciprocated Nurkic’s kind words by...
Nov 21, 2017
Will the Trail Blazers Be Buyers or Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline?

Will the Trail Blazers Be Buyers or Sellers at the NBA Trade Deadline?

The 2018 NBA Trade Deadline will come earlier than usual, forcing teams to make tough decisions. The 2018 NBA Trade Deadline is scheduled for February 8, moved from its traditional post-All-Star-Game slot by a vote of the NBA Board of Governors last summer. In a current article, Danny Leroux of SportingNews asserts that the earlier deadline will force teams on the bubble to decide whether they’re going to be buyers or sellers with less data than they’ve had in years past. The 50-game mark comes at a similar place both seasons (Feb. 2 or thereabouts), and the differences between then and...
Nov 21, 2017
Is the Blazers’ Defense for Real?

Is the Blazers’ Defense for Real?

Matt Moore of CBS Sports on Stotts, Defense, Lillard and McCollum On this week's episode of the Blazer’s Edge Podcast, CBS Sports' Matt Moore (otherwise known as @HPBasketball) drops in to give us the national perspective on the Portland Trail Blazers. That's right, "The national media are coming! The national media are coming!" Matt breaks down the view from outside Portland's bubble on Terry Stotts, Neil Olshey and the current standing of the Trail Blazers, whether or not the Blazers defensive growth is both real and sustainable, what's inhibiting the offense, can the Blazers grow...
Nov 21, 2017
CJ McCollum Called Evan Fournier “Soft Like Those Crepes You Eat” In Altercation

CJ McCollum Called Evan Fournier “Soft Like Those Crepes You Eat” In Altercation

McCollum responded to Fournier’s hostility with words and kisses. CJ McCollum and Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier got in a minor altercation when their teams squared off in Portland last week, initiated by a shove in the back from Fournier, whom McCollum had just stripped of the ball. Fournier got in McCollum’s face, but was met with only pointed words and blown kisses rather than physical escalation. Joining Bill Reiter and Reid Forgrave on the CBS Sports Flagrant Two Podcast, McCollum divulged what he told Fournier: “I just felt like he was disrespecting me by putting his hands...
Nov 21, 2017
Book Excerpt and Review: Tall Tales and Short Shorts. A history of how the 1970s impacted the NBA.

Book Excerpt and Review: Tall Tales and Short Shorts. A history of how the 1970s impacted the NBA.

Historian Adam Criblez takes a deep dive into the 1970s in his book Tall Tales and Short Shorts. Along the way, readers learn about the origins of the 1977 Trail Blazers. Portland Trail Blazers fans might be surprised to learn that NBA history aficionados often view the 1970s as a “forgotten decade” for the league. Blazermaniacs remember the 1977 championship, Bill Walton’s MVP, and magical 50-10 start in 1978, but for fans outside of Portland the time between the Knicks’ title in 1973 and the Larry Bird/Magic Johnson era beginning in 1979 sparks few recollections. In his book Tall...