4:24 PM EDT, Fri July 20, 2018
3 hours ago

Who should the Blazers sign with its two-way contracts?

The Blazers benefitted from a two-way contract last season in Wade Baldwin. Will the team sign someone who can make as much of an impact this year? Despite having no G-League affiliate, the Portland Trail Blazers utilized both its two-way contracts last season. CJ Wilcox was the first two-way player in franchise history, and Wade Baldwin […] Who should the Blazers sign with its two-way contracts? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

Blazers and Baldwin are a match made in seven (games)

Wade Baldwin IV played in seven games last season for the Blazers. And he just finished playing in seven NBA Summer League games. Look for his role to increase in 2018-2019. We like Wade Baldwin IV here at the RCP. Just look how much we gushed over him when we wrote a few tidbits about […] Blazers and Baldwin are a match made in seven (games) - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Caleb Swanigan showed off new facets of game in Summer League

Caleb Swanigan may not have improved on the stat sheet in Summer League, but he did show off new facets of his developing game. Caleb Swanigan tore up the Summer League in his 2017 debut. In eight games, he averaged 16.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.7 minutes. The big man produced more […] Caleb Swanigan showed off new facets of game in Summer League - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 18, 2018

Blazers are Summer League champions. So what’s next on the basketball schedule?

What’s going on out there in Portland Trail Blazers land? A few things, actually. Here’s a quick rundown of how a few Summer Leaguers fared. Soon, we’ll be entering the NBA dead zone — that span of time between the end of Summer League and the beginning of training camp in September. For NBA aficionados, it […] Blazers are Summer League champions. So what’s next on the basketball schedule? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 18, 2018

Why the Portland Trail Blazers won the Summer League Championship

The Portland Trail Blazers won the 2018 Summer League Championship Tuesday night by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in a rematch of last year’s finals. For the first time since 1977, the Portland Trail Blazers have a championship banner to hang. Or at least a championship to cherish (there won’t be a banner unfortunately). While […] Why the Portland Trail Blazers won the Summer League Championship - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 18, 2018

Blazers win Summer League championship, beat Lakers 91-73 in title game rematch

The NBA Summer League tournament championship game pitted two familiar foes against each other: the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers. For the first time ever, all 30 NBA teams participated in Summer League competition. And your Portland Trail Blazers are the only team left standing. Completing a 7-0 tournament run, the Blazers […] Blazers win Summer League championship, beat Lakers 91-73 in title game rematch - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Who’s better for the Blazers, Shabazz Napier or Seth Curry?

Seth Curry replaces Shabazz Napier as the Blazers’ undersized backup point guard. Are his stats similar enough to Napier’s to warrant the money-saving move? Losing Shabazz Napier wasn’t a surprise after Portland’s offseason consisted of adding four new guards. The Brooklyn Nets again capitalized on the Blazers’ lack of cap space as Napier signed a […] Who’s better for the Blazers, Shabazz Napier or Seth Curry? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Blazers beat Grizzlies 97-92, face Lakers Tuesday in Summer League title rematch

The Portland Trail Blazers have been steamrolling opponents in the NBA Summer League. They were less dominant against the Grizzlies. Now that they’ve put away the Memphis Grizzlies 97-92 in the Vegas Summer League tournament semifinals, the Portland Trail Blazers (6-0) move on to the championship game for a rematch of last year’s title bout. Blazers […] Blazers beat Grizzlies 97-92, face Lakers Tuesday in Summer League title rematch - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 15, 2018

Blazers advance to semis with 95-80 win over Celtics

Led by John Jenkins, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Boston Celtics to advance to the Summer League semifinals. In a game that Portland controlled from start to finish, a number of players showed up in a big way. From setting the all-time Summer League scoring record to beating the Celtics by 15, tonight was […] Blazers advance to semis with 95-80 win over Celtics - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 14, 2018

Blazers added right pieces if they want more three-point shooting

The Portland Trail Blazers added a bunch of guards this offseason. A 3-and-D wing seemed most needed, but for Portland’s new style of offense, the guard additions make sense. The Blazers selected two guards in this year’s draft: Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. Drafting them hinted at Pat Connaughton and Shabazz Napier’s exit. Then, […] Blazers added right pieces if they want more three-point shooting - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

5 reasons why changing NBA playoffs to a 1-16 seeding format is a bad idea

There’s a growing push to change the NBA’s playoffs to a 1 through 16 seeding format. Here are five reasons why that’s an awful idea. A variety of media outlets, fan groups and even Commissioner Adam Silver have suggested that a 1-16 seed NBA playoffs format is an idea worth serious consideration. It would be […] 5 reasons why changing NBA playoffs to a 1-16 seeding format is a bad idea - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

Who fits Blazers offense better, Nik Stauskas or Pat Connaughton?

On the surface, Nik Stauskas and Pat Connaughton are the same player. But after looking deeper, Neil Olshey may have been right about Stauskas being an improvement for the Blazers. As a rapid reaction to the signing of Nik Stauskas, I compared he and Pat Connaughton. I concluded that the two players perform very similarly […] Who fits Blazers offense better, Nik Stauskas or Pat Connaughton? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 13, 2018

Blazers begin NBA Summer League tournament play with 95-69 win over Atlanta

The Portland Trail Blazers got off to such a good start in the NBA Summer League that they earned a first-round bye. But they were back in action Thursday. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-69 for the second time in the 2018 NBA Summer League. But this time it was in tournament […] Blazers begin NBA Summer League tournament play with 95-69 win over Atlanta - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 12, 2018

How has Wade Baldwin IV played in Summer League?

Wade Baldwin has been the Portland Trail Blazers best player in Summer League so far. Not having a guaranteed contract probably motivates him to do so well. The Portland Trail Blazers start its Las Vegas Summer League tournament play tonight in a rematch against the Atlanta Hawks. Last time these two teams faced off, Portland […] How has Wade Baldwin IV played in Summer League? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 11, 2018

Summer League Blazers fitting Olshey’s new offensive plan for 2018-2019

Neil Olshey wants the Blazers to focus on three-point shooting more this season. How have the roster players participating in Summer League shot from outside? In the press conference introducing Nik Stauskas and Seth Curry, most questions were for Neil Olshey. Besides asking about the Lillard-to-LA rumors, reporters pushed Olshey for answers about the Ed […] Summer League Blazers fitting Olshey’s new offensive plan for 2018-2019 - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More