11:05 PM EST, Tue January 23, 2018
4 hours ago

Damian Lillard makes 2018 All-Star game as reserve

Damian Lillard makes the 2018 All-Star team as one of the two wildcards! With the new All-Star Weekend layout, the reserves pool for the All-Star game were announced on TNT today at 4:00 p.m. PT. The starters were released last Thursday, with the captains being LeBron James and Stephen Curry. After a two-year gap, Damian […] Damian Lillard makes 2018 All-Star game as reserve - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

Trail Blazers go down in Denver, but Lillard goes straight to the top: Morning Blazer

Hello, Rip City. It’s your Morning Blazer! Here’s what’s happening out there. Well, we’ve got news and then we’ve got bigger news regarding the Portland Trail Blazers. Let’s break them down into a couple of subheadings. Trail Blazers News The Trail Blazers lost to the Nuggets in Denver last night, 104-101. We’ve got a recap […] Trail Blazers go down in Denver, but Lillard goes straight to the top: Morning Blazer - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
20 hours ago

Paul Allen meets with Damian Lillard to discuss team direction

In a recently published article by Chris Haynes of ESPN, Damian Lillard and Blazers owner Paul Allen met in private to discuss the team’s direction. All information provided in this article will be from Chris Haynes’ article on ESPN. Ahead of the game on Jan. 18 versus the Indiana Pacers, Damian Lillard and Paul Allen met […] Paul Allen meets with Damian Lillard to discuss team direction - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

Trail Blazers lose close game to Denver Nuggets, 104-101

For the fourth time this season, the Trail Blazers fail to win a fourth consecutive game. And Portland falls to 25-22 on the season. The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Denver Nuggets Monday, 104-101. They entered the game having won three in a row. But, once again, they were unable to put the finishing […] Trail Blazers lose close game to Denver Nuggets, 104-101 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2018

Damian Lillard won’t remain loyal to the Trail Blazers forever

Damian Lillard wants to be the best Trail Blazer ever. But how long will he sacrifice winning to be loyal to mediocrity? Do the Portland Trail Blazers realize how lucky they are to have Damian Lillard? Lillard is somewhat of an aberration in the modern NBA — a low-maintenance superstar. He’s a model citizen who’s […] Damian Lillard won’t remain loyal to the Trail Blazers forever - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 22, 2018

Trail Blazers seek fourth straight win as Nurkic returns to the Mile High City: Morning Blazer

Welcome to your Morning Blazer. We’re not gonna use any exclamation points this time, because it’s Monday. And it feels more Monday-ey than other Mondays for some reason. Maybe we’ve got the winter blues. Well, at least the Trail Blazers are winning! (OK. Maybe one exclamation point.) Greetings, Rip City. What’s happening out there in […] Trail Blazers seek fourth straight win as Nurkic returns to the Mile High City: Morning Blazer - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 21, 2018

Damian Lillard’s offense flowing in Blazers 3-game winning streak

The Portland Trail Blazers are back in stride with a three-game winning streak thanks to none other than Damian Lillard. After a brutal 1-3 road trip against the top teams in the West, Portland returned home to play Phoenix. Damian Lillard‘s 31 points helped the Blazers maintain their early lead despite lights out shooting from […] Damian Lillard’s offense flowing in Blazers 3-game winning streak - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 21, 2018

Lillard shoots the lights out, Trail Blazers beat Mavericks 117-108

Damian Lillard scores 31 and CJ McCollum adds 26 as the Trail Blazers hold off the pesky Dallas Mavericks to win their sixth straight at home. The Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-108 Saturday at the Moda Center. The win was Portland’s third straight overall and their sixth straight victory at home. Portland improves […] Lillard shoots the lights out, Trail Blazers beat Mavericks 117-108 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2018

Blazers look for 6th straight home win tonight against Mavericks

The Portland Trail Blazers can win their sixth straight home game tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. At the start of the season, the Blazers couldn’t buy a win in front of their home crowd. Now, tonight’s game versus the Mavericks could mark their sixth straight win at the Moda Center. This streak dates back to […] Blazers look for 6th straight home win tonight against Mavericks - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2018

Stephen A. Smith says Damian Lillard needs to request a trade from the Blazers

On a recent segment of ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith stated that Damian Lillard needs to demand a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers. First Take is a debate-focused, ESPN show known for it’s animated hosts and their crazy takes on sports. Longtime First Take broadcaster Stephen A. Smith is one of the most […] Stephen A. Smith says Damian Lillard needs to request a trade from the Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2018

Trail Blazers win, do more than one good thing at a time: Morning Blazer

Welcome to the TGIFATBW (Thank God It’s Friday And The Blazers Won) edition of your Morning Blazer. All is well in Rip City-ville. But how long will it last? As usual, that depends on the “Beast.” The Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers Thursday night, 100-86. Although they didn’t shoot all that well, it was […] Trail Blazers win, do more than one good thing at a time: Morning Blazer - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2018

Trail Blazers defeat Pacers 100-86, win fifth straight at home

Starters for the NBA All-Star Game were revealed today, and announcements for the reserves are looming. In Portland, the NBA world was treated to one of the most competitive games of the season, featuring two of those All-Star-hopefuls. Finally building momentum during a wild season, the Portland Trail Blazers came into Thursday’s game against the […] Trail Blazers defeat Pacers 100-86, win fifth straight at home - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2018

Trail Blazers’ offense improves, defense doesn’t: Afternoon Blazer

Welcome to your Afternoon Blazer! We’re getting ready for Portland’s tilt against the Indiana Pacers. And we’re wondering if the Trail Blazers will ever be good at more than one thing at a time. Hello there, Rip City — and Trail Blazers fans far and wide! It’s chilly, gray and rainy in Portland today (i.e., […] Trail Blazers’ offense improves, defense doesn’t: Afternoon Blazer - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2018

Should the Blazers go off the map and pursue Marvin Williams?

A select group of players find themselves in trade talks approaching the Feb. 8, but should the Blazers look outside of said group? While the Blazers are reportedly pursuing Nikola Mirotic and Kent Bazemore, no advanced talks have surfaced on either. Our own Jack Rieger explored three separate trade possibilities, but again Neil Olshey and […] Should the Blazers go off the map and pursue Marvin Williams? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 17, 2018

The surprising improvement of Pat Connaughton this season

From barely staying on the team to earning big-time minutes, Pat Connaughton is making his mark on Rip City. The conundrum of guards for the Portland Trail Blazers has been uniquely interesting the past few seasons. Damian Lillard had Wesley Matthews as his two-guard up until 2015. One of the best “3-and-D” players in the […] The surprising improvement of Pat Connaughton this season - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More