8:35 PM EST, Sun January 20, 2019
Blazer's Edge

On Paper, Blazers Poised to be Buyers at the Trade Deadline

The Trail Blazers’ favorable schedule could translate to an aggressive approach at the NBA Trade Deadline. The Trail Blazers’ upcoming favorable schedule perfectly aligns with the ramp up to the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. Leading up to Feb. 7, over half of Portland’s next 12 games will occur in the Moda Center. Along with a friendly home schedule, the Blazers will compete against some of the NBA’s most-welcoming opponents. The Cavaliers, Suns, and Hawks will clash with coach Terry Stotts’ squad before the deadline. If things go well for the Blazers, they could enter deadline...

The Dream Shake

Rockets still have interest in J.R. Smith, according to reports

The smoke on Smith just keep coming. The trade deadline is less than a month a way now, and we’re all waiting to see what GM Daryl Morey, known for making deadline deals almost every year, has in store for the Houston Rockets this season. There’s been a ton of rumors floating around already this year (Bazemore, Batum, ect...) and it’s well-known that the Rockets would like to add another wing to their cadre of shooters, but the one rumor that doesn’t seem to be going away is their reported interest in J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops and...

ClutchPoints

How will life after Tom Thibodeau go for Derrick Rose?

There was a point last season where everyone thought Derrick Rose’s NBA career was over. After the former league MVP was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz at the 2018 February trade deadline, the Jazz promptly waived him. A viral video even surfaced of Rose shooting in an empty gym in Cleveland. […] The post How will life after Tom Thibodeau go for Derrick Rose? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

NBA Exec: Love a Likely Target for a ‘Non-Destination Market’

Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger details Love’s uncertain future in Cleveland. Kevin Love just signed a massive four-year, $120.4 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers in July, but with the NBA Trade Deadline approaching, thoughts are already on what he could add to another team. Perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers? While not directly linked to Love, they fit some of the criteria that NBA executives believe of potential Love suitors, as reported by Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger: “It’s going to have to be a playoff team in a non-destination market,” one of the execs said....