SI.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours. Krzyzewski led Team USA to gold medals in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics..." May 23
SportingNews.com "Two brothers alleged that people standing near Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard assaulted them after one of the victims took a photo of the NBA Rookie of the Year. The brothers told Portland television station KGW that the suspects were Lillard's "entourage," but police said..." May 21
Oregonian "The player in mock drafts most frequently pegged as going to the Trail Blazers is UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad, and sure enough, the Blazers were one of the teams that interviewed the controversial wing at the NBA draft combine in Chicago this week. "They asked me how I liked their team, and..." May 17
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers' offseason officially kicks off this week at the NBA draft combine in Chicago, where general manager Neil Olshey will look for the next Damian Lillard or perhaps lay the groundwork for a summer trade. On Thursday and Friday, a pool of 63 prospects will undergo measurements and..." May 16
Oregonian "Nate Tibbetts, a young and rising star in the coaching ranks, has joined the Trail Blazers as an assistant coach. Tibbetts, 35, spent the past two seasons as an assistant with Cleveland. He interviewed for the head coaching position in Charlotte last summer, and again earlier this month. Prior..." May 15
NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard, the unanimous selection for the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, headlines the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced today. Lillard was the lone unanimous First Team selection (58 points, 29 First Team votes), while the Washington..." May 15
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers on Friday parted ways with longtime, but controversial athletic trainer Jay Jensen, ending a 19-year relationship. "Sometimes, it's just time,'' Jensen said Friday evening. Blazers general manager Neil Olshey, who dismissed Jensen, thanked him and wished him well in his..." May 11
Miami Herald "Former Heat broadcaster Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach and one of the most popular announcers in South Florida history, said he needs to begin immediate medical treatment and his broadcasting career is likely over. Ramsay, 88, declined to discuss the nature of his medical condition. He was..." May 10
Oregonian "The 2013 NBA draft is still more than two months away, but with the Portland Trail Blazers out of the playoffs fans are anxiously anticipating the next draft pick. Sean Deveney of Sporting News rolled out his 2013 mock draft projecting all 30 selections in the first round. Deveney sees UCLA's..." May 06
Oregonian "In the most anticlimactic and obvious outcome of the 2013 NBA awards season, Damian Lillard on Wednesday was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. His selection was so irrefutable, Lillard did something only three others before him have done: He won the award unanimously. On the heels of a..." May 02
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers and the NBA have scheduled a news conference on Wednesday for a “major announcement.” Translation: Point guard Damian Lillard officially will be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Lillard will become the fourth player in franchise history to earn the award, joining Brandon..." May 01
#Blazers will have Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, Victor Claver insummer league, possibly Elliot Williams, plus draft picks.
Portland Tribune "The foundation is set. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews will return next season as key pieces toward the future of the Trail Blazers. Rookies Meyers Leonard, Will Barton, Victor Claver and Joel Freeland will be back, too, unless they are included in a deal..." April 28
CBSSports.com "The founder and managing director of the National Basketball Players Association's former financial firm has been charged with attempting to defraud the union of $3 million by forging the signature of a dead man, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Lombardo, 72, the founder and director..." April 26
Oregonian "As his mother landed at Portland International Airport late last month, Nicolas Batum was beaming like only a son could. Sure, he was looking for a little home cooking, but even more, he was eager to show his mom his new-and-improved NBA game. It had been almost two years since Sylvie Batum had..." April 21
San Francisco Chronicle "Nearly an hour after the Warriors' 99-88 regular-season-ending victory over Portland on Wednesday at the Rose Garden, Stephen Curry sat at his locker stall, still hugging the game ball. On a night when Curry established a record for three-pointers in a season, the Warriors (47-35) decided their..." April 18
Oregonian "Nothing, it seems, will prevent the Trail Blazers from ending their once-promising season in bitter fashion. But nothing, it seems, will prevent rookie Damian Lillard from continuing to make history as he and his teammates flounder. The Blazers lost their 12th consecutive game Tuesday..." April 17
#Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) says he will play tonight vs Warriors.
Yahoo! Sports "Brazilian 7-footer Lucas Nogueira, a serious candidate to be a first-round draft pick, has decided to enter the NBA draft, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Nogueira, 20, possesses a 7-foot-6 wingspan and has been an intriguing prospect to NBA executives for several years. The center initially..." April 17
Fox Sports West "There’s one game left in the Clippers’ regular season, but don’t think it doesn’t have meaning. It does. In a big way. The Clippers still haven’t assured themselves of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but they can do that Wednesday night with a win in Sacramento...." April 17
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers will invade Staples Center in a meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game of a back-to-back to close out the 2012-13 NBA campaign. However, the Trail Blazers (33-47) will be short-handed again with LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) and Wesley Matthews (ankle)..." April 16
CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will miss the team's remaining two games of the season to rest his sore right shoulder, his agent Bouna Ndiaye told CSNNW.com. The 6-8 small forward had an appointment Monday morning in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the surgeon who performed..." April 16
Oregonian "No matter what happens the rest of his career, Nolan Smith has accepted that he will always be linked to Kenneth Faried. After every mammoth dunk, every dizzying double-double, every hustle-infused highlight-reel moment Denver's "Manimal" unleashes, somewhere, some disbelieving Trail Blazers fan..." April 14
#Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (right ankle sprain) will not play vs Nuggets. C Meyers Leonard will get the start.
Blazers injury report: Hickson and Aldridge will play. Matthews and Batum are out, and Batum says he'll miss at least next two
Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant pumped his fist as he raced down the court in the final minutes, allowing himself a moment to celebrate a performance that was implausible even by his standards. His Lakers teammates extended high-fives on the way to the timeout huddle, about the only way Bryant was leaving the..." April 11
Oregonian "Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has earned all five Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards this season for his play on the court, On Wednesday, the NBA will honor Lillard for his role off the court. The NBA will announce today that Lillard has earned the league’s Kia Community..." April 10
SportingNews.com "The Trail Blazers’ J.J. Hickson has played well on the offensive end and put forth his best complete effort since being a major focus in Cleveland. But Hickson, who stands at 6-foot-9, is out of position in Portland, which has contributed to the NBA’s worst interior defense. The Trail Blazers..." April 10
#Blazers F Nicolas Batum said he will not play tomorrow vs Dallas and will be reevaluated for availability next week.
Oregonian "LaMarcus Aldridge returned and played very much like an All-Star, but against the high-scoring Houston Rockets, it was not enough Friday at the Rose Garden. The Blazers just could not stop the Rockets, who are on the verge of ending a three-season playoff drought and got a key 116-98..." April 06
NBA.com "The Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in March. Valanciunas ranked first among Eastern Conference rookies in rebounds (7.3 rpg),..." April 06
Oregonian "There have been all kinds of remarkable numbers that Damian Lillard has put up this season on his way to winning (barring a Black Sox-level scandal) the NBA's Rookie of the Year award. Here's one you might have overlooked amidst the scoring and three-point shooting: total minutes. As a..." April 04
Oregonian "LaMarcus Aldridge’s season is not over just yet. The Trail Blazers’ All-Star power forward went through a practice for the first time since spraining his right ankle on March 27 and declared himself fit to play Friday against the Houston Rockets. “I feel better,” Aldridge said. “I went..." April 04
Memphis Commercial Appeal "If the Grizzlies can strike the balance they achieved Wednesday night for the rest of the regular season, then Coach Lionel Hollins will be a happy man. The regular season is winding down but the Griz are still trying to check off a few boxes on their to-do list. Those same players in the..." April 04
Blazer coach Terry Stotts says LaMarcus Aldridge will not play tonight vs Memphis. Blazers coach Terry Stotts says Nicolas Batum also will not play vs Memphis because of a right arm ailment.
Oregonian "It’s rookie time. Trail Blazers forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum will not play Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies because of injuries, and coach Terry Stotts has decided to go with a starting lineup featuring three rookies: Point guard Damian Lillard, center Meyers..." April 03
CSN Northwest "After losing to the Utah Jazz 112-102 Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena, Damian Lillard sat at his locker stall, slouched over with a ice bag wrapped on his bruised right shoulder. You could tell he wasn't in the mood for talking. Even after he set an NBA rookie record for most..." April 02
Salt Lake Tribune "They put the brakes on one trend and reversed course. The season has become one, big chase-down block. The same Utah Jazz team that 10 days ago couldn’t stop losing, now can’t stop winning. The countdown to a surprising playoff berth is now at seven games after the Jazz beat the Portland Trail..." April 02
Blazers G Damian Lillard has ice wrap on right shoulder. Sustained injury running into a camera in Atlanta. He's in pain. Says he'll play.
Not a surprise, but #Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not make trip to Utah for tonight's game.
Oregonian "One team walked off the Rose Garden floor hootin’ and hollerin’ Friday night after suddenly thrusting itself into the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. It wasn’t the Trail Blazers. With a clutch and stunning late-game assault, the Utah Jazz delivered a virtual death blow to the..." March 30
Oregonian "I know the schedule says the Trail Blazers have 10 more games, but Friday night sure did feel like the end of the ride for this season. And although it might be hard to grasp right now, especially with the memory of Friday’s 105-95 loss to Utah which came via an almost comical late game..." March 30
#Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play tonight vs Jazz. Meyers Leonard inserted into starting lineup, JJ Hickson moves to four.
JHHickson is a go tonight vs. Utah but ALDRIDGE DOUBTFUL
LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) is doubtful for tonight against the Jazz. If he doesn't go, Meyers Leonard would start in his place
Terry Stotts confirms #Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge (right ankle sprain) did not practice today. He's questionable tomorrow vs Jazz.
Oregonian "Reggie Jackson stepped in front of a misguided Eric Maynor pass and scooped up a steal before sprinting the other direction with nothing but a wide open rim and a highlight-reel moment in front of him. On most nights, against most teams, Jackson would have finished the play with an uncontested..." March 28
Oregonian "Aldridge suffered a sprained right ankle in the first quarter, but played through it. He had X-rays after the game which came back negative. ... Leonard tied his career-high with nine rebounds and also had 11 points. ... Lillard finished with 15 points and three assists as he became the 10th..." March 28
New York Post "As Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard’s stellar rookie season has progressed, it has been hard for Nets fans to stomach the fact Portland drafted him with the pick the Nets sent to the Blazers as part of the Gerald Wallace trade last season. But Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo has no..." March 28
Oregonian "Reggie Jackson stepped in front of a misguided Eric Maynor pass and scooped up a steal before sprinting the other direction with nothing but a wide open rim and a highlight-reel moment in front of him. On most nights, against most teams, Jackson would have finished the play with an uncontested..." March 27