Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • McCollum, Nurkic propel Trail Blazers past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jusuf Nurkic claimed it wasn't personal, but it sure appeared that way. Nurkic was demonstrative, expressive and effective as he helped his new team, the Portland Trail Blazers, past his old team, the Denver Nuggets, in an important 122-113 victory Tuesday night at Moda..." March 29

  • Jusuf Nurkic Shattered The Nuggets' Playoff Hopes And Roasted Them Afterwards

    Deadspin "Before the Nuggets flipped him to Portland for one of the Plumlee twins, Bosnian big man Jusuf Nurkic was averaging 17 disgruntled minutes and eight points a game. Since the trade, he’s started almost all of Portland’s games and has nearly doubled his stats across the board as the Blazers have..." March 29

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Blazers dump Lakers, move into tie for 8th in West

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't a matter of if Portland would catch the Denver Nuggets but when, Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe said. "We always believed that we would (catch the Nuggets). We knew we would be in this position, so now we're looking forward to this game (against Denver on..." March 27

  • Damian Lillard: ‘You Can’t Trust the Internet’

    SLAM Online "Social media has taken over the world. And for NBA players, that’s a double-edged sword. Connecting with fans is easier than ever—flip on your IG Live and you can chat with thousands of people worldwide. But there’s a downside, too: Anything can be screenshotted, saved or otherwise logged...." March 27

  • McCollum leads Trail Blazers past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers' lead was so large through most of their 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night, CJ McCollum saw only 29 minutes of action. But the fourth-year guard made the most of his opportunities, bombing in 32 points on only 13 shots..." March 26

  • Backcourt scores 50 as Blazers blast Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Much as the Portland Trail Blazers would like to paint a Rembrandt together, they remind themselves that the result is the important thing. "We got the win," center Jusuf Nurkic said after Portland's 110-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night at Moda Center...." March 24

  • Damian Lillard isn't afraid to embrace adversity and 'clap back' at Twitter trolls

    Sporting News "Damian Lillard is a tough man to catch on the court. He’s an elusive guard, at any time one step away from getting to the bucket. He can take you off the dribble. If you give him too much room, he’ll hit the jumper. At times, he makes the game look easy. This season, however, has been anything..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Middleton, Bucks finish strong in Portland

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nothing came easily for the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night at Moda Center. The Milwaukee Bucks did all they could to make it so. In the end, that was just enough to ensure the Bucks a 93-90 victory. Khris Middleton had 26 points, and Milwaukee (35-35) scored..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Hawks sit Paul Millsap; Evan Turner returns for Trail Blazers

    ESPN "Power forward Paul Millsap was a late scratch for the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday due to left knee tightness. The team's leading scorer warmed up prior to a home game against the Portland Trail Blazers and experienced discomfort in the knee. The Hawks lost the game 113-97. An All-Star, Millsap..." March 19

  • Lillard's 49 carry Blazers past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- There is a limited amount of room on the shoulders of Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, but on Sunday night it sure looked as though he took his entire team on a joy ride. Lillard made as many 3-pointers as the entire Miami Heat team in a 115-104 win on Sunday at..." March 19

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers to easy win over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night as they continued their quest to overtake the Denver Nuggets for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Portland led by 23 points just 10 minutes into the game and rolled..." March 18

  • Lillard's 36 points lift Blazers past Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- In the span of 24 hours, the Portland Trail Blazers produced their worst loss of the year and their best performance of the season. It took every bit of the latter, which included a combined 62 points from guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, for the Trail Blazers to hold..." March 15

  • Spurs PF Aldridge to return vs. Blazers

    TSN "San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will return Wednesday night after missing two games with a minor heart arrhythmia. Aldridge was ruled out indefinitely on Saturday due to the condition, but has been cleared to return against his former team, the Portland Trailblazers." March 15

  • Cousins, Davis power Pelicans past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- In purely academic terms, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis are just now learning to play nicely with each other in the sandbox. The New Orleans Pelicans' convincing 100-77 victory Tuesday night over the Portland Trail Blazers -- in which Cousins and Davis combined for 37..." March 14

  • Lillard, McCollum help Blazers hold off Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Portland Trailblazers weren't about to let another big lead turn into a huge loss. Their star backcourt made sure of it. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum combined for 65 points and the Trail Blazers regrouped after blowing an 18-point lead in the third quarter to turn back the..." March 13

  • Morris jumper in OT lifts Wizards past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- There was no doubt that Markieff Morris foot was on the sideline as he received the pass that set up his game-winning 20-foot baseline jump shot with .4 of a second remaining in overtime Saturday night at Moda Center. Replays showed Morris was out of bounds, and teammate..." March 12

  • Lillard: Lack of replay on Morris' game-winner 'BS'

    Oregonian "t should not have come down to the final whistle. But when it did the referees missed it. Markieff Morris drilled a baseline jumper with 0.4 seconds to lift the Washington Wizards to a 125-124 come-from-behind overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night at the Moda..." March 12

  • The Jusuf Nurkic Revival Is Underway In Portland

    SI "The Jusuf Nurkic trade was a low-risk gamble at first. Then it looked like a solid deal. Then, Nurkic kept playing well, everyone remembered the Blazers also received a first–round pick in the deal, and it became a full-on steal. Now, the Blazers have won four straight games and they're within a..." March 11

  • Blazers ride Nurkic to OT win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jusuf Nurkic had the game of his career, and the Portland Trail Blazers needed all of it to get past the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at Moda Center. The third-year pro achieved career highs in points (28), rebounds (20), assists (eight) and blocked shots (six) in..." March 10

  • Nurkic fever: Blazers' big bet could propel them into the playoffs

    CBS Sports "Something has gotten into the Portland Trail Blazers in the past little while. The doom and gloom of their disappointing season is nowhere to be found, replaced by a sudden onset of optimism and curious amounts of laughter and joy. Energy and excitement is everywhere -- even reporters have stopped..." March 10

  • CJ McCollum: Wolves deserve automatic loss for slippery floor that postponed game

    CBS Sports "Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers were in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves in an important Western Conference matchup. Both teams are currently just outside the playoff picture, and need every win they can get down the stretch. As you might recall, however, the game was cancelled due..." March 10

  • NBA's Cliff Robinson Hospitalized In Portland

    TMZ "Former NBA star Cliff Robinson has been hospitalized in Oregon ... this according to the former All-Star forward's family. 50-year-old Robinson is currently at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, although no further details about what caused the hospital stay were made..." March 10

  • Postponed Minnesota Timberwolves-Portand Trail Blazers game rescheduled for April 3

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association announced today that the March 6 game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves, which was postponed due to unsafe playing conditions on the arena floor, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET at Target Center." March 09

  • Blazers overcome Thunder, Westbrook's 58 points

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Portland knew they would be seeing a Russell Westbrook with fire in his eyes. With Oklahoma City riding a three game losing streak, it was inevitable that Westbrook was going to throw on the cape and pull out a Superman type performance. However, the Trail Blazers had..." March 07

  • McCollum leads Trail Blazers past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers aren't looking for style points these days. Just victories. The Trail Blazers lost all of a 15-point second-quarter lead, then regrouped to pull out a 130-116 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night at Moda Center. "We could have done..." March 05

  • Ezeli to undergo season-ending surgery after cadaver donor reportedly found

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers big man Festus Ezeli's season has come to a premature end due to a knee injury. Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced Ezeli will undergo surgery on his left knee some time next week, per NBA.com. This decision has been expected since..." March 05

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Nurkic powers Blazers past Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- There is a new man in the middle for Portland, and the Trail Blazers like what they are seeing. He is Jusuf Nurkic, the 7-foot, 280-pound center who came to Portland in a deal with the Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline. In his fifth game with the Blazers and his..." March 03

  • Blazers lose post presence with Ed Davis needing season-ending shoulder surgery

    CBS Sports "Portland Trail Blazers big man Ed Davis will have season-ending left shoulder surgery next Tuesday to repair an injured labrum, the team announced on Thursday. Davis originally injured his shoulder last season, but he told reporters that it was aggravated in a collision with Philadelphia 76ers..." March 03

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Morris scores 37 as Pistons top Blazers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have gotten used to living on the edge over the last three weeks. They erased a 16-point, fourth-quarter deficit at Toronto and pulled out a one-point victory. They trailed Charlotte by 15 points entering the fourth and won in overtime. So being..." February 28

  • DeRozan leads Raptors over Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors may be a different, tougher team with the recent additions of Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker. They may have been without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, who has missed the past two games with a wrist injury. They still have All-Star shooting guard DeMar..." February 26

  • Lillard-led Trail Blazers defeat Magic to end skid

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Damian Lillard believes this win was more than just another win in a long NBA season for the Portland Trail Blazers. This win was pivotal, expected to spark a turnaround that puts the Blazers back in the playoff hunt after an often-painful season. Lillard scored 33..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Forget Brandon Roy, the Former Player; Meet Brandon Roy, the High School Coach

    Bleacher Report "It's Friday night inside a crowded high school gym in Seattle's central district, and Brandon Roy is right where he wants to be. Fans waited in line for hours to see Nathan Hale, the top-ranked school in the country, and McDonald's All-American forward Michael Porter Jr. take on local..." February 22

  • Report: Portland Trail Blazers May be Listening to Offers for Damian Lillard

    Real Ball Insiders "We’re only just over one day removed from the announcement of the DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans deal that shook the entirety of the basketball world. Many analysts believe that this could signal a chaotic trade deadline, and recent reports suggest that could very well be destined to happen...." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • 76ers nearly traded Jahlil Okafor to Blazers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers pulled Jahlil Okafor from their lineup because they felt they were near a deal, and now we know where he would have gone. According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the 76ers held Okafor out of action last week because they were close to dealing him to the Portland Trail Blazers." February 19

  • Jazz dump Blazers, end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Just before the opening tip, Gordon Hayward got to enjoy a sneak peek at his first NBA All-Star jersey. Then Hayward went out during the third quarter and showed exactly why he earned a selection in the first place. Hayward dominated during the quarter and turned the tide..." February 16

  • Hawks blow past Blazers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, and the Atlanta Hawks scored the final 12 points in overtime to secure a 109-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night at Moda Center. Dennis Schroder added 22 points, and Paul Millsap contributed 21 points, nine..." February 14

  • Nurkic: Portland is the 'perfect place for me'

    Oregonian "After arriving into town at noon, being poked and prodded by Trail Blazers team doctors, Jusuf Nurkic expressed excitement and optimism about the Monday trade that brought him to Portland. "I'm happy to be here; really excited," he said Monday at the Moda Center, a few minutes before the..." February 14

  • Portland Trail Blazers players stunned by trade of Mason Plumlee, who was 'like a brother'

    Oregonian "When Meyers Leonard sat down for breakfast Sunday morning at the Portland Trail Blazers practice facility, he overheard CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard having a serious conversation. "I asked what they were talking about," Leonard said. The answer was a stunner: Mason Plumlee had been..." February 13

  • Blazers intent on trading Ezeli

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers have made their first splash ahead of the 2017 NBA trade deadline sending Mason Plumlee and a 2018 second round pick to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for center Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick. *However, Portland might not be done dealing. The Blazers have..." February 12

  • Portland trades Mason Plumlee to Denver for Jusuf Nurkic

    Sportsnaut "The Portland Trailblazers made a surprising move Sunday when they traded Mason Plumlee and a second-round pick to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported this trade. This move is surprising because the..." February 12

  • Thomas' 34 points guide Celtics past Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Isaiah Thomas had two points in the first quarter, the Portland Trail Blazers were mounting a double-digit lead, and things were not looking good for the Boston Celtics. Then Thomas got untracked, bombing in 34 points overall as the Celtics raced to a 120-111 victory..." February 10