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Jul 3, 2022
Blazers, Shaedon Sharpe Begin Summer League Practice

Blazers, Shaedon Sharpe Begin Summer League Practice

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Teammates tell their first impressions of the 2022 lottery pick As the Portland Trail Blazers Summer League team begins practice, many in the Blazers organization are getting their first live look at 2022 lottery pick Shaedon Sharpe. The squad had its first two practice sessions on Saturday and Sunday. This energy >>> #SummerBlazers pic.twitter.com/MmDeYpij1n— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 3, 2022 So far, the reviews of Sharpe’s skill level have been glowing. 57th overall draft pick Jabari Walker sees the potential...
Jul 1, 2022
Trail Blazers Sign Shaedon Sharpe

Trail Blazers Sign Shaedon Sharpe

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The lottery pick’s roster spot is now official Rookie Shaedon Sharpe is officially a Portland Trail Blazer, general manager Joe Cronin announced today. The 7th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft has signed his first NBA contract with the Blazers, formally finalizing his spot on the roster. The moment was documented in a video posted by the Portland Trail Blazers Twitter account. In the video, Sharpe’s signature is met by applause and a hug from Cronin. It's official ️We have signed @ShaedonSharpe: https://t.co/xOcSQa3vtY...
Jun 30, 2022
Kevin Durant Requests Trade From Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant Requests Trade From Brooklyn Nets

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The 11-time All-Star wants to be traded Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant is about to turn the NBA world upside down. The Athletic’s Shams Charania is reporting Durant is requesting a trade out of Brooklyn. Kevin Durant has requested a trade out of Brooklyn, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are adhering to Durant’s request and working with the 11-time all-star to find a trade partner. Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks is working with Kevin Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman...
Jun 30, 2022
Latest NBA Free Agent Signings and Trade Rumor Tracker

Latest NBA Free Agent Signings and Trade Rumor Tracker

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Get all your news in one place on Day 1 of the 2022-23 NBA Season! The NBA Free Agency period begins today at 3:00, Pacific time, 6:00 Eastern. With the annual moratorium coming to an end, all 30 NBA franchises, including the Portland Trail Blazers, will chase available players like buffet patrons when the crab legs are refilled. Some have cap space, others mid-level exceptions, but everyone will take their shot at the ideal acquisition at some level. Trades are commonplace during early-to-mid July as well. Some teams will be...
Jun 28, 2022
Jazz Hire Former Celtics Assistant, Leaving Terry Stotts Without Head Coaching Job

Jazz Hire Former Celtics Assistant, Leaving Terry Stotts Without Head Coaching Job

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Stotts is passed up once again. Boston Celtics assistant coach Will Hardy is likely to become the new head coach of the Utah Jazz, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Boston Celtics assistant Will Hardy is closing in on deal to become the next head coach of the Utah Jazz, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium Jazz CEO Danny Ainge and his front office underwent an extensive coaching search process that included former head coaches, top assistants, G League coaches and former players. Will Hardy — the top assistant on Ime Udoka’s Boston...
Jun 27, 2022
Reports: Kyrie Irving Returning to Brooklyn Nets

Reports: Kyrie Irving Returning to Brooklyn Nets

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Irving opts into $37-million player-option The Kyrie Irving drama with the Brooklyn Nets is over — at least for now. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Irving is opting into his $37-million player-option with Brooklyn for the 2022-23 season. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Irving is bypassing on multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant. Kyrie Irving:...
Jun 23, 2022
Latest NBA Trade News and Rumors

Latest NBA Trade News and Rumors

Photo by Arturo Holmes/ All the news you need in one place After months of tanking, speculation, and anticipation, NBA Draft Day 2022 is finally here. The rumor mill for teams around the NBA will be spinning at a dizzying speed in the lead up to tonight’s festivities at the Barclays Center. Then it will continue turning through all 60 selections and into the wee hours of the night. This live thread will be your league-wide tracker for all those rumors — big and small, front office misdirection to likely possibility — and the trades that materialize from rumor to...
Jun 13, 2022
Payton Pritchard: Oregon Folk Hero Now Shining on World Stage

Payton Pritchard: Oregon Folk Hero Now Shining on World Stage

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Pritchard is from the Portland area. West Linn native and former Oregon Duck star Payton Pritchard is two wins away from an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics. The backup point guard has completed the difficult task of locking down a rotation spot on a championship-contending team, one that’s on the brink of taking the whole thing home. While he hasn’t dazzled in his time off the bench during Boston’s playoff run, he’s created an impact. He’s paced the second-unit with his ball-handling and facilitating. He’s competed like...
Jun 9, 2022
Canzano: Phil Knight Ownership Exactly What Blazers Need

Canzano: Phil Knight Ownership Exactly What Blazers Need

Photo by Jim Rogash/ The offer isn’t Knight’s first bid for an NBA franchise Nike founder Phil Knight and Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Alan Smolinisky have made an offer to become the next owners of the Portland Trail Blazers. The “Woj Bomb” dropped last week, a colossal storyline adding more cinema to a pivotal offseason already buzzing with intrigue in Portland. In a recent piece for his site, The Bald Faced Truth, columnist John Canzano detailed where the Knight-Smolinisky partnership began, weighed in on the ongoing negotiations, and revealed this isn’t...
Jun 6, 2022
Kobe Bryant Rookie Playoff Jersey Sold For $2.7 Million

Kobe Bryant Rookie Playoff Jersey Sold For $2.7 Million

Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP via Bryant may have worn the jersey against the Blazers his rookie year. A jersey worn by the late great Kobe Bryant in his rookie season, possibly including playoff games against the Portland Trail Blazers, has sold at auction for $2.73 million. The Los Angeles Lakers No. 8 jersey worn by Bryant sold Sunday through SCP Auctions. SCP Auctions said both the buyer and seller — who owned the jersey for 25 years — wished to remain anonymous. According to David Kohler of SCP Auctions, the jersey’s authenticity was verified by...
Jun 6, 2022
Former Blazers Star Rasheed Wallace Named as Lakers Assistant Coach Candidate

Former Blazers Star Rasheed Wallace Named as Lakers Assistant Coach Candidate

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/ The former Blazer could be heading to the Lakers bench. Former Portland Trail Blazers great Rasheed Wallace could be joining the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wallace is a candidate to be an assistant coach for the Lakers under new head coach Darvin Ham. Sources: Four-time NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace has agreed on a deal to be an assistant coach for the Lakers under new head coach Darvin Ham. Both were teammates in Detroit and part of the 2004 title team. Memphis‘ Penny Hardaway hinted today Wallace may...

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