Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Lillard, Blazers' defense show up in fourth quarter of 106-89 win over OKC

    CSN Northwest "Any comparisons between Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook and Portland point guard Damian Lillard seemed silly through three quarters of Wednesday night's 106-89 opening-night win for the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. Westbrook dominated the game and Lillard, scoring 36 points in..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Portland has informed Thomas Robinson that it will not pick up his 4th-year option, sources tell Yahoo. He'll be free agent in summer.

  • Steve Blake returns, LaMarcus Aldridge will sit with groin injury

    Oregonian "Steve Blake is in. LaMarcus Aldridge is out. That's how the Trail Blazers' roster will look when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night in the final exhibition game of the preseason at the Staples Center. Aldridge, the All-Star power forward, tweaked his groin on Tuesday, when the..." October 24

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Saw a Sporting News report about Chase for Thomas Robinson talks with Portland. Told no talks with them, at least not yet. #twolves

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Trail Blazers "hate" idea of shortened NBA games

    CSN Northwest "If the NBA was looking for a full bill of support for their experimentation with shortening a game from 48 to 44 minutes, they didn't find it with the Portland Trail Blazers. Not one player, or even Coach Stotts for that matter spoke positively about the experiment the Boston Celtics and..." October 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Portland will waive forward James Southerland, who will sign a deal overseas for the season, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Does NBA's new mega TV deal jeopardize LaMarcus Aldridge's pledge to sign extension?

    Oregonian "The NBA is primed for a financial windfall thanks to a lucrative new contract extension with its national television broadcast partners. The NBA announced on Monday that it has reached a new nine-year agreement with Walt Disney and Turner Broadcasting, ensuring that national TV games continue..." October 07

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    #Blazers coach Terry Stotts says he will play starters Tuesay in preseason opener at Utah. But they won't play more than 20-25 mins.

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    After warming up separately to start, Matthews (irregular heartbeat) has been in almost every drill since. He's missed the last two days.

  • Wesley Matthews Misses Second Straight Practice With Irregular Heartbeat

    Columbian "Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews missed practice for the second straight morning on Thursday in Tualatin. “I had that heart thing go on again yesterday. I noticed it probably two thirds of the way through practice. I felt it go irregular,” said Matthews on Thursday. “I talked Dr...." October 03

  • Blazers center Chris Kaman says his ego is gone, giving hope his stop in Portland will work

    Oregonian "In his last three NBA seasons, Chris Kaman has been – in his words – bitter, frustrated and misunderstood. And while injuries have played a part in limiting his action, a larger part of his decline has been because he has either clashed or fallen out of favor with three different coaches. So..." October 02

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Blazers Pick Up Fourth-Year Option on Damian Lillard

    Blazer's Edge "The Trail Blazers announce that they're picking up the fourth-year option on Damian Lillard's rookie-scale contract, ensuring he'll remain with the team through 2016. The Portland Trail Blazers released good, but unsurprising, news today, picking up the fourth-year option on point guard Damian..." September 30

  • Lillard's diet, the crazy big men and a load of notes from Blazers media day

    Portland Tribune "Damian Lillard said the biggest change he made during the offseason was with his diet. "I stopped eating fast foods," the All-Star point guard said. "Stopped drinking sodas. No salt, no sugar. The only sugar comes from fruit. "It's been 2 1/2 months. I feel great. I wake up in the morning..." September 30

  • Earl Watson to retire to join San Antonio Spurs' D-League coaching staff

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After 13 years, point guard Earl Watson will retire from the NBA to accept a coaching position with the San Antonio Spurs' NBA Development League affiliate, the Austin Toros, a league source informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has..." September 29

  • Nicolas Batum's coming out party?

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas..." September 17

  • Greg Oden’s drinking an issue during season, alleged domestic assault

    ESPN.com "The fading sunlight illuminates the bustling gym lobby as the varsity pep squad huddles near a massive trophy case built within the brick walls of the athletic complex at Indianapolis' Lawrence North High School. The group bursts into a set of jumps, twists and cheers at the end of a recent..." September 16

  • Blazers owner Paul Allen donates $9 million to fight spread of Ebola

    CBSSports.com "Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen donated another $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. From the AP: Microsoft co-founder and Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help..." September 15

  • Robin Lopez wants to replace Andray Blatche as Philippines’ naturalized player

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andray Blatche lived up to the Philippines’ expectations in his first tournament as a naturalized citizen. Though the Philippines went just 1-4 in the World Cup, the team was competitive in every game – thanks to Blatche. He starred, averaging 21.1 points (second in the World Cup) and 13.8..." September 12

  • Nicolas Batum invited Joel Embiid to play with French national team

    CBSSports.com "Back when LeBron James was deciding between returning to the Miami Heat and going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid was openly recruiting the four-time MVP on Twitter. While it was a lot of joking from Embiid, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft couldn't get a..." September 07

  • Should a player opt out of World Cup competition, Damian Lillard to get nod

    CSN Northwest "Damian Lillard is not out of the loop completely when it comes to his summer involvement with Team USA and FIBA World Cup competition in Spain. Prior to being left off of the final 12-man roster last week, the Portland Trail Blazers’ All-Star point guard was informed that there could be a..." August 29

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Damian Lillard is learning how to be a superstar

    SB Nation "The new "NBA Live 2015" cover athlete is quickly becoming a household name, even if he'd rather focus on what's ahead of him. Damian Lillard is a superstar. He might not know it yet, but he is. The Portland Trail Blazers guard is spending his Tuesday conducting a parade of phone interviews...." August 25

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    Charley Walters @Charley_Walters

    Ex-Gopher Joel Przybilla from Monticello retires after making nearly $45 million over 15 seasons in NBA, residing near Milwaukee.

  • Darius Morris To Join Blazers For Camp

    Hoops Rumors "The Blazers and guard Darius Morris have reached agreement on a non-guaranteed deal that will bring the three-year veteran to training camp, reports Joe Freeman of The Oregonian (Twitter link). He’ll join Diante Garrett and James Southerland, who inked non-guaranteed contracts with Portland..." August 21

  • Trail Blazer Nicolas Batum found in contempt of court, must pay ex-wife $216,000

    Oregonian "A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife. The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages. Batum, 25,..." August 15

  • Trail Blazers Put In All-Star Bid With ‘We Got Next’ Campaign

    NBA.com "Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    The #Blazers have signed 6-4 G Diante Garrett to a nonguaranteed training camp roster spot, a league source tells The Oregonian.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent forward James Southerland has signed a 1-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league source tells RealGM.

  • Damian Lillard dealing with a heavy heart when it comes to Paul George

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard spoke to CSNNW.com for the first time since witnessing Paul George succumbing to a brutal right leg fracture that shook the basketball world Friday night. He says the scene was unlike anything he’s ever seen before. “Any time you have superstar in..." August 03

  • Mo Williams implies he preferred to sign with Trail Blazers rather than Timberwolves

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mo Williams brought credibility to the Trail Blazers’ bench last season, a historically horrible outfit the year before. More importantly, Williams bonded with franchise player Damian Lillard. It reached the point Lillard listed Williams first among his desired free agent targets. It really..." August 02

  • Blazers settle roster at 15 with guaranteeing of Will Barton's contract

    CBSSports.com "The Portland Trail Blazers don't have many questions about their roster heading into 2014-15. After rebuilding the depth of this team a year ago, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, and essentially swapping out Mo Williams for Steve Blake as the backup point guard this..." August 01

  • Barton's earns guaranteed contract for 2014-15 season

    CSN Northwest "Will Barton, the ever-improving Portland Trail Blazers guard, earned himself a bit of security recently. The third year of his rookie contract became fully guaranteed on July 25 since the team elected not to waive him by that date, we’re told. This decision comes as no surprise. Barton will..." July 26

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Local resident Mo Williams has also had a face-to-face sitdown with Dallas this month as Mavs try to secure one more vet PG for backcourt

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • ‘Rip City’ Jerseys Will Now Have Sleeves

    NBA.com "It has been rumored for some time that all “pride” jerseys, such as Portland’s “Rip City” and Detroit’s “Motor City” uniform options, would be converted to short sleeve jerseys sooner or later as mandated by the NBA. That time is now. The NBA released designs for the 2014-15 season “pride”..." July 21

  • Robinson to seek second opinion, but surgery likely

    CSN Northwest "Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers will seek a second opinion on his right thumb, which has a ligament tear. Surgery is the likely scenario, we’re told, though a final decision has yet to be made. If a surgical procedure is the path, he is expected to undergo surgery sometime next..." July 18

  • Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge withdraw from USA Basketball consideration

    Pro Basketball Talk "When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star..." July 18

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Sources: Robinson will miss remainder of Summer League with thumb injury

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson will miss the remainder of Summer League to repair an injured right thumb, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Robinson, 22, will exit Las Vegas in the morning, we’re told. He injured his thumb towards the end of the third quarter of Monday’s 91-76..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Jerry Colangelo said LaMarcus Aldridge told USA Basketball he's not available for FIBA World Cup. Could be last straw for Aldridge/re: USAB