Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Portland reserve guard C.J. McCollum out at least month with fractured finger

    Pro Basketball Talk "Wesley Mathews has played well at the two guard spot for Portland this season, but the team leans on second-year player C.J. McCollum to get him some rest each game plus knock down some threes. Well, they did anyway. McCollum will be out at least a month after a fracture to his right index..." November 19

  • Portland Fights Back From 16 Down to Stun New Orleans

    Blazer's Edge "Portland had a poor first three quarters against New Orleans Monday night. The fourth quarter was all they needed. Portland overcame a 16-point third quarter deficit, and 15-point fourth quarter hole, to stun the Pelicans, 102-93 at Moda Center. Portland started the game hot with an 8-0..." November 18

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    LaMarcus Aldridge said he's unsure whether he will go tomorrow. About his illness he said, "I felt like death."

  • The evolution of Meyers Leonard and the Trail Blazers: No more deer-in-headlights for big man

    Oregonian "He was, Meyers Leonard admits, like a deer in the headlights his first two NBA seasons. He was young. He was unsure of himself. And on top of it all, he was being asked to do something he wasn't very good at: be a traditional back-to-the-basket center. But in a process that can only be..." November 16

  • Damian Lillard powers short-handed Trail Blazers to win over Brooklyn Nets

    Oregonian "No LaMarcus Aldridge, No Nicolas Batum, No problem for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Missing two key starters, Portland displayed a balanced attack that wore down the visiting Nets, who never recovered from a sluggish start in a 97-87 loss at the Moda..." November 16

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) officially listed as out for Saturday's game vs. Nets.

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    Jabari Young @JabariJYoung

    LaMarcus doubtful vs #Nets with illness....same illness Meyers had #Blazers

  • Lillard, Blazers grind Nuggets into powder, 130-113

    Blazer's Edge "My dear sainted mother used to tell me all the time, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Extending that philosophy to its logical conclusion, our recap of the Portland Trail Blazers' victory over the Denver Nuggets tonight should be infinitely long. The final score..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Blazers rally, win 102-100 to avoid upset loss to Hornets

    CSN Northwest "The final 10.9 seconds of Portland's come-from-behind 102-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday night at the Moda Center held enough disbelief and relief to tell the tale for the entire night. With a two-point lead and 10.9 seconds on the clock, Portland point guard Damian Lillard found..." November 12

  • Batum to miss at least two games with knee injury

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will miss both Tuesday night's game at the Moda Center versus the Charlotte Bobcats and will not travel to Denver for Wednesday's game, either, head coach Terry Stotts said pregame. " November 12

  • Blazers beat the Nuggets handily, 116-110

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers wouldn’t allow another losing streak no their home floor, defeating the Denver Nuggets, 116-100, on Sunday night at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 28 points, while Wesley Matthews added 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting. Dating back to last season, this..." November 10

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    MRI confirms #Blazers F Nic Batum sustained a right knee contusion. He's listed as questionable for Tuesday vs. Charlotte. #RipCity

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    Blazers update that forward Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) is out for Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

  • L.A. Clippers rally to defeat Portland Trail Blazers 106-102 behind J.J. Redick’s 30 point game

    Los Angeles Times "As an eight-year veteran of the NBA and star at Duke, J.J. Redick has played in front of his fair share of crowds. But on Saturday, Redick played in front of someone he never had before: his 11-week-old son Knox. “My wife brought him onto the court with about 12 minutes left until the game and..." November 09

  • Dirk Nowitzki not ready to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge, but would probably want to play with him

    Dallas Morning News "Before the question was even asked in its entirety, Dirk Nowitzki was ready to tap the brakes. The subject was Portland star and Seagoville product LaMarcus Aldridge and the possibility that Nowitzki and other Maverick players might want to start their sales pitches to Aldridge as soon as..." November 08

  • Woman who collapsed at Blazers game passed away

    CSN Northwest "A woman who collapsed at the Moda Center during the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers 108-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks died at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office said. The Medical Examiner's Office indicated that the woman was 67 years of age, but her..." November 08

  • Blazers dominate second half, dispatch Dallas Mavericks

    Oregonian "What looked like a battle of two top Western Conference teams for two quarters turned into a rout as the Trail Blazers used a second half surge to put away Dallas Mavericks 108-87 Thursday night at the Moda Center. Dallas led 50-46 at halftime but Portland outscored the Mavericks 35-18 in the..." November 07

  • Lillard finds his shooting stroke, Blazers blast Cavs, 101-82

    CSN Northwest "Portland point guard Damian Lillard never understood why so much fuss was made over his poor shooting start to the season through three games of an 82-game schedule. Conversely, Lillard on Tuesday night didn't quite get why people made a big deal over his 27-point performance during a 101-82..." November 05

  • Thompson, Warriors outlast Blazers

    CSN Bay Area "Too few rebounds, too many costly turnovers and maybe an element of fatigue almost cost the Warriors on Sunday night. Klay Thompson made sure it didn't. Thompson made a driving floater over Wes Matthews with 8.7 seconds remaining to give the Warriors a one-point lead and they went on to a..." November 03

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    Good to see Meyers Leonard back on the practice court. He missed the trip to Sac.

  • Gay drops 40 in Kings' win over Blazers

    CSN Bay Area "A seesaw affair at Sleep Train Arena ended with a 103-94 Kings win over the Trail Blazers due to lock down defense in the fourth quarter and Rudy Gay’s prolific 40-point effort. Sacramento jumped out to a 16-9 lead making eight of their first 11 shots from the floor in a reversal of their cold..." November 01

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