Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Trail Blazers sneak past Grizzlies in overtime, 112-106

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers' early season woes nearly resurfaced on Monday night in Memphis. Earlier in the season the Blazers might not have found a way to come back from a five point deficit in the final 90 seconds of regulation. And they almost certainly would not have been sharp enough on..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Blazers slow James Harden, blow past Houston Rockets

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers didn't need to be reminded of their November game against the Houston Rockets. No one in Portland's locker room had forgotten Corey Brewer's one-legged runner from 30-feet just before the buzzer that capped off a wild fourth quarter comeback of an eventual Rockets..." February 07

  • Blazers’ McCollum selected for All-Star Weekend events

    The Columbian "CJ McCollum’s breakout season received more validation Thursday when news broke that he was selected as one of eight players to participate in NBA All-Star Weekend’s Skills Challenge. “I think it’s terrific,” Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said. “To be involved in the competition, to enjoy..." February 05

  • Raptors end long losing streak in Portland

    Toronto Sun "The Raptors exorcised another demon on Thursday night in the Pacific Northwest, beating the Trail Blazers in Portland for the first time since 2006, 110-103. Against a surging Blazers squad that had won five straight, the Raptors blasted out of the gate with a season-high 37 points, then fought..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

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    Jamie Hudson @JamieHudsonCSN

    Trail Blazers say Noah Vonleh (left ankle sprain) is DOUBTFUL for Thursday's game vs. Toronto.

  • CJ McCollum has 30, Gerald Henderson a big fourth as Trail Blazers beat Bucks 107-95

    CSN Northwest "Now, the hard part. The streaking Trail Blazers won their fifth straight game Tuesday behind 30 points from CJ McCollum, easily dispatching another losing team, this time Milwaukee 107-95 at the Moda Center. In the Blazers' winning streak, all five opponents had losing records, helping the..." February 03

  • Vonleh hopeful he won't miss time, but will wait and see

    CSN Northwest "Trail Blazers power forward Noah Vonleh left the game and did not return Tuesday night after he landed awkwardly fighting for a rebound. The play occurred at roughly the 7:24 mark of the 3rd quarter as Vonleh fought for a rebound with Milwaukee's Greg Monroe. Upon landing, Vonleh rolled his..." February 03

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Trail Blazers beat Timberwolves, 96-93, stretch winning streak to 4 game

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers clinched their first four-game winning streak of the season with a 96-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each scored 21 points, including crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and the Blazers got a huge..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Streaking Trail Blazers record another blowout win, 109-91 over Charlotte

    CSN Northwest "The Trail Blazers continued a dominant home stand with another blowout victory Friday, this time a 109-91 runaway against the Charlotte Hornets at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard had 22 points and six assists and Allen Crabbe had 20 points off the bench as the Blazers won their third..." January 30

  • Lillard unsurprised by All-Star snub: 'I was expecting the worst'

    The Score "Damian Lillard has been down this road before, so Thursday's snub of an NBA All-Star roster spot didn't come as much of a surprise. "I don't know if you guys could tell, I was prepared for this," the Portland Trail Blazers point guard told reporters with a laugh. "I was expecting the..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Trail Blazers outlast Kings, 112-97

    Oregonian "The Sacramento Kings got into Portland very early on Tuesday morning after a double-overtime loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Sacramento on Monday night. After hanging around for most of three quarters, the fatigue of a late arrival and playing in back-to-back games seemed to catch up with..." January 27

  • Kings' DeMarcus Cousins on Blazers' Meyers Leonard: 'He's not even a defender'

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 112-97 on Tuesday and a key element in the win was limiting Kings' center DeMarcus Cousins to 17 points on 4-of-20 shooting. "I could tell what their scheme was: to try to frustrate me," Cousins said. "Meyers whatever you say it -- yeah, Leonard --..." January 27

  • Damian Lillard doesn't plan on going to Toronto if snubbed from All-Star team

    The Score "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard felt "disrespected" by being left off the Western Conference All-Star team last season, although an injury to Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin got him on the final roster. Should he not be named a reserve this time around, Lillard will..." January 25

  • Blazers blow out Lakers, 121-103, in Kobe Bryant's final game in Portland

    Oregonian "Kobe Bryant's final game in Portland didn't end with one last brilliant performance before the future Hall of Famer rode off into the sunset. Instead Bryant watched the final 12 minutes of a blowout loss from the end of the bench before waving to the crowd as he walked off the floor in Portland..." January 24

  • 'Uncle Spliffy' Cliff Robinson aims high with new marijuana business

    CBS Sports "Former Portland Trail Blazers forward Clifford Robinson has had an active post-NBA career. He was on the hit reality show Survivor, where he finished 14th and was the fifth player to be voted off the show that season. He was a part of a team assembled by Dennis Rodman to go to North Korea and play..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are junior Splash Brothers

    SB Nation "There are two NBA teams that stretch defenses to their absolute limits. One just cruised to an NBA title and is shooting for the single-season wins record. The other lost its best player and three other starters from a team that won one playoff game last season. Okay, so the Portland Trail..." January 21

  • Atlanta begins western road trip with 104-98 win over Portland

    Peachtree Hoops "Coming off of two convincing home wins, the Atlanta Hawks headed west on Wednesday night and continued their winning ways with a 104-98 National Television win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Hawks were able to hold off multiple runs by Portland's dynamic duo in the backcourt. C.J...." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Damian Lillard, Mason Plumlee react to exclusion from national team competition

    Oregonian "Thirty NBA players will compete for a spot to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics. None are Trail Blazers. All-Star Damian Lillard and Team USA veteran Mason Plumlee were not included on the list of finalists who will compete this summer for a spot the United States' 12-man team. Both players..." January 19

  • CJ McCollum breaks out of slump, leads Trail Blazers to emphatic 108-98 victory in Washington

    CSN Northwest "CJ McCollum broke out of his 10-day shooting slump and the Trail Blazers had an emphatic response to their poor performance in Philadelphia, using a 20-0 run in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards xxx at the Verizon Center. McCollum had a game-high 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting and..." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Motivated by meltdown vs. Bulls, Sixers blow out Blazers

    CSN Philly "The Sixers wouldn’t get Jimmy Butler-ed again. Of the Sixers’ 37 losses this season, the most recent to the Bulls lingered. Two days after blowing a 24-point lead at the hands of Butler (53 points), the Sixers continued to remind themselves of how that game got away. The Trail Blazers were..." January 17

  • Lillard sparks Trail Blazers to 116-104 win over Brooklyn Nets

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers looked like they might let a double-digit second half lead slip away against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. Then Damian Lillard checked in and made sure Portland didn't lose a winnable game on the road Lillard came in at the 8:08 mark of the fourth quarter and the Blazers..." January 16

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Blazers' McCollum explains why he 'liked' story about potential trade

    The Score "Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum discovered the perils of casually "liking" things on social media on Wednesday when a mini-storm brewed after he gave his Twitter heart to a column by The Oregonian about his team needing to consider a trade involving him." January 14

  • Damian Lillard flirts with triple double as Trail Blazers beat Utah 99-85

    CSN Northwest "The Trail Blazers have reached the halfway mark of their season with a little added incentive: A playoff race. Behind a near triple-double by Damian Lillard, the Blazers beat Utah 99-85 to move into ninth place in the Western Conference, 1.5 games behind Utah (17-21) for the eighth and final..." January 14

  • The NCAA is actually considering new NBA Draft rules more favorable for student athletes

    SB Nation "The NCAA will consider a proposal that would push back the date for when men's college basketball players must declare for the NBA Draft, according to NCAA Associate Director of Public and Media Relations Michelle Brutlag Hosick. The current declaration date is the day before the start of the..." January 12

  • Damian Lillard: I plan to spend entire career with Trail Blazers

    CSN Northwest "In the wake of Friday’s thorough defeat to the Golden State Warriors, Trail Blazers captain Damian Lillard said something that should be noted. He was asked about a rather non-descript accomplishment during the blowout loss – becoming the first Blazers player to amass 40 points and 10 assists..." January 12

  • Trail Blazers rare defensive adjustment pays off in comeback win over Thunder

    Oregonian "Damian Lillard was brilliant in the closing minutes of the Trail Blazers 115-110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. His dominance -- 17 points and five three-pointers in a three-minute stretch -- rightfully earned most of the praise following the win. "I just knew I needed to..." January 11

  • Thompson stays hot as Warriors drub Blazers

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors won Friday night, doing so exactly as they might have drawn it up. They took a double-digit first half lead and never lost it, allowing interim coach Luke Walton to rest Stephen Curry in the fourth quarter of a 128-108 victory over the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in..." January 09

  • Awfully Quiet On The NBA Trade Front

    Basketball Insiders "Normally when the NBA calendar flips to the new year, trade talks and rumors heat up. However, this season the amount of trade chatter has been surprisingly low and the number of consummated trades is equally low. So far since training camp, there have been two trades: Ish Smith was traded to..." January 08

  • Contracts for three Blazers become fully guaranteed as Jan. 10 deadline passes

    Columbian "The deadline for all player contracts across the league to become fully guaranteed has passed and three Trail Blazers players on non-guaranteed deals survived the deadline without being let go. Second-year guard Tim Frazier and rookies Cliff Alexander and Luis Montero have all had their contracts..." January 08

  • Clippers Beat McCollum-less Blazers, 109-98

    Clips Nation "Was this one decided by a clerical error? Probably not, but I'm sure the Trail Blazers would like another chance to find out. Prior to the game, Portland turned in a game roster with starting guard C.J. McCollum accidentally scratched out. The NBA ruled him inactive for the game, as they did..." January 07