11:26 PM EDT, Tue August 21, 2018
Blazer's Edge

Seth Curry Plays 5-on-5 for First Time in 10 Months

Curry missed the entire 2017-18 season with a stress fracture in his left leg. Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry posted a video on Instagram Sunday of him playing 5-on-5 for the first time in 10 months, according to his caption on the video. Curry was forced to miss his entire 2017-18 season with the Dallas Mavericks while dealing with the injury, eventually getting surgery on it in February. “I wanna thank God for working way harder than satan, He’s playing favorites it feels amazing” First time playing 5 on 5 in 10 months Slowly but surely getting backs to my ways!...

Blazer's Edge

What Player Should Still Haunt the Blazers?

Dan Favale of Bleacher Report revisits the choice of Greg Oden over Kevin Durant. The Portland Trail Blazers have players in their history that remind them of unlucky draft choices, injuries or even playoff series performances. Dan Favale of Bleacher Report looked at one player that should haunt every franchise — from a nemesis to a what-if injury — and chose Greg Oden, over the non-drafting of Michael Jordan, for Portland: Every team was hot for traditional centers in 1984. The Blazers already had a young Clyde Drexler and John Paxson, and it wasn’t like Jordan entered the prospect...

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Seth Curry Talks Offseason Workouts

Curry details his offseason preparation in a video with USA Today. Seth Curry signed in NBA Free Agency with the Portland Trail Blazers despite missing the entire 2017-18 season with a fractured tibia. His rehab from the injury was a key part of his introductory press conference, saying all that was left was getting back into game shape after making a full recovery. Curry revealed some insight into the offseason work he’s putting in with USA Today: I know in the offseason it’s a long game, you don’t wanna burn yourself out early in the summer getting ready to play; you want to slowly...

Rip City Project

Ed Davis needed to leave for Zach Collins to take on bigger role

Neil Olshey thinks the Blazers waited too long to give CJ McCollum his chance in 2015-2016. He won’t make that mistake again with Zach Collins. Like most Portland Trail Blazers first round picks, CJ McCollum injured the lower half of his body and missed a chunk of his rookie season. Instead of arthroscopic knee surgery, […] Ed Davis needed to leave for Zach Collins to take on bigger role - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Remembering Trail Blazers All-Time Draft Day Steals

Portland has found talent in the later rounds over the years. Who were the best of the best? The Portland Trail Blazers haven’t had a lot of luck over the years when they held a top-three pick in the NBA Draft. Bill Walton and Greg Oden’s injuries, Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan—after losing the coin flip that would have netted them Hakeem Olajuwon that year—and passing on Deron Williams and Chris Paul to take Martell Webster come to mind. Despite that, they have managed to snag some diamonds in the rough over the years, finding serious talent outside of the first round. If you’re...

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The Blazers May Go Unconventional at Small Forward Next Year

Brian Freeman breaks down why Portland’s best small forward options may not be small forwards at all. After the Portland Trail Blazers got swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs for the second straight year, the front office faced a pretty daunting ‘to do’ list. Near the top of the list lies a simple question: “What is the long-term answer at the small forward position?” Last year, Evan Turner started 40 games for the Blazers at small forward while Maurice Harkless started 36. Harkless was limited to just 59 total games due to injury and overall ineffectiveness. Even so,...

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Kevin Durant Grills CJ McCollum on the Blazers

“You know you guys aren’t going to win a championship,” Durant says to McCollum on his “Pull Up” podcast. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is coming off a championship run that faced little competition (again), save for a Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets plagued by injuries on both sides. So it’s no wonder he’s riding high, and even looking down on teams like the Portland Trail Blazers. Durant joined CJ McCollum on his “Pull Up” podcast, and Durant poked fun at Portland’s championship chances: Durant: Why are you mad about [DeMarcus...