Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Blazers GM: Re-signed Crabbe is a 'foundational player'

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers held a press conference on Friday to discuss new contract deals with two familiar faces on the roster. Alongside Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey, three-year veteran Allen Crabbe spoke to the media about returning to Portland with a four-year, $75 million contract in..." July 23

  • Trail Blazers, Maurice Harkless 'not any closer' to getting free agent deal done

    CSN Northwest "The waiting game continues for restricted free agent Maurice Harkless and the Trail Blazers, as the two sides are "not any closer" to reaching a deal according to his agent, Happy Walters. Walters says several teams have shown interest in Harkless, but the small forward wants to re-sign with..." July 19

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Damian Lillard Celebrates 26th Birthday by Holding a Very Lit Concert in Portland

    Complex "Damian Lillard turned 26 on Friday, and celebrated his big day by holding a concert at the historic Crystal Ballroom in Portland. And honestly? Kid did it up right. Thanks to social media we have evidence of just how turnt this birthday celebration really was, and those in attendance have given..." July 16

  • Damian Lillard on playing for hometown Warriors: 'Hell no'

    CBS Sports "Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard does not want to join a super team -- not even one that plays in his hometown of Oakland. A fan on Twitter asked Lillard if he would be switching teams, and he responded emphatically. Before turning Lillard into a hero and Kevin Durant or Dwyane Wade..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Portland Trail Blazers in Prime Position to Make a Trade

    Blazer's Edge "With Meyers Leonard and Allen Crabbe now officially coming back, and only Maurice Harkless remaining as an unknown, Portland GM Neil Olshey has had a solid, if unspectacular offseason. The team didn't land a star, but is undoubtedly deeper than it was last season. In fact, as the lineup currently..." July 12

  • Blazers Match Allen Crabbe's Four-Year, $75M Deal With Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers have matched the four-year, $75 million offer sheet Allen Crabbe signed with the Brooklyn Nets. Crabbe was a restricted free agent, which gave the Blazers the right to match." July 10

  • Blazers, Leonard agree to 4-year, $41M deal

    The Score "The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year, $41-million contract with restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, league sources tell The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Leonard enjoyed his best season as a pro in 2015-16, averaging career-highs in points (8.4), rebounds (5.1), and assists..." July 10

  • This Mother Recounts Damian Lillard Sending Her Son To His Overcrowded Basketball Camp For Free

    Uproxx "You’d have to imagine that attending a camp run by Damian Lillard is extremely popular for youngsters in the Pacific Northwest. It’s not so surprising that such a camp sold out quickly and many would-be campers missed out, but thankfully for Erica Cassidy, Dame had her back when she missed the..." July 10

  • Henderson signs deal to join Sixers "Gerald Henderson called signing with the 76ers a dream come true - one that he'll never forget. That's partly because his father, Gerald Henderson Sr., played for the Sixers during the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons. The Sixers were also his favorite team growing in Blue Bell, a suburb of..." July 10

  • Festus Ezeli Bargain Contract Due To Knee Concerns

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers signed free agent center Festus Ezeli to a bargain contract due to worries about his knees, reports ESPN's Marc J. Spears. The two-year, $15m deal (with a team option for the second year) was applauded as an unbelievable value for a free agent once expected to command..." July 10

  • Crabbe signs 4-year, $75M offer sheet with Nets

    Nets Daily "They're going for broke. The Nets have signed Allen Crabbe, the 6'6" Portland shooting guard ,to a four year, $75 million offer sheet, daring the Blazers to match. Like their offer to Tyler Johnson earlier Thursday, the Crabbe offer must be matched within three days or the 24-year-old becomes..." July 08

  • Trail Blazers waived forward Cliff Alexander

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers added a big man on Thursday and had to lose another in the process. The Blazers waived second-year forward Cliff Alexander to make room for newly acquired center Festus Ezeli, a source confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first..." July 08

  • Can the Portland Trail Blazers pull off a Greg Monroe trade?

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers seem a bit, well, inert during this free agency period. Evan Turner's massive 4-year, $70 million deal is one thing, but it clearly necessitates a second move by God Emperor of Dune President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. My -- and your -- question is: what is..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Evan Turner signs with Trail Blazers "The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent guard/forward Evan Turner, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Turner, 27, joins the Trail Blazers from the Boston Celtics, where he netted averages of 10.5 points (45.6% FG, 24.1% 3PT, 82.7% FT), 4.9..." July 07

  • Charlotte Hornets adding Brian Roberts as third point guard

    Charlotte Observer "Looking to fine-tune their upcoming roster, the Charlotte Hornets came to terms with Brian Roberts Wednesday to be the team’s third point guard. A source familiar with the deal said Roberts will be paid the veteran minimum salary. The Hornets start Kemba Walker at the point and have agreed..." July 06

  • Integrating Evan Turner into the Portland Trail Blazers Offense

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers went into 2016 NBA free agency with a handful of holes to fill on their roster. Not long after their first target, Chandler Parsons, agreed to terms on a max contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, they quickly shifted their focus to Evan Turner and agreed to terms on a..." July 06

  • Festus Ezeli Meeting With Blazers In Portland

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers are meeting with Festus Ezeli. Ezeli began the offseason as a restricted free agent but the Golden State Warriors rescinded their qualifying offer to him once Kevin Durant committed to sign." July 06

  • Trail Blazers extend television deal with CSN Northwest through 2020-21 NBA season

    Oregonian "After searching far and wide for a new broadcast partner that delivered the largest audience and broadest reach in Portland, the Trail Blazers reached a surprising conclusion: It was the partner they had all along. The team has agreed to a four-year contract extension with CSN Northwest to..." July 06

  • Portland Trail Blazers trade for Shabazz Napier from Orlando Magic

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to trade for Shabazz Napier from the Orlando Magic for cash considerations, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinal. Napier, 24, is a 6'1" point guard, with two years of experience in Miami and Orlando. He was drafted 24th overall in 2014." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Spurs, Raptors reportedly front-runners for Pau Gasol; Blazers still in mix

    CBS Sports "The San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers are all looking for Gasol's decision to be in their favor. The Minnesota Timberwolves have also pursued Gasol, but they don't seem to be a finalist for his services. Chris Broussard of ESPN is reporting the Spurs and Raptors are..." July 04

  • Report: Allen Crabbe, Nets Agree Upon Four-Year, $70M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with Allen Crabbe, according to a report. The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly will not match the offer sheet." July 03

  • Trail Blazers' Offer To Pau Gasol Rumored To Be Two Years, $40 Million

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers may make a 2-year, $40M offer to Pau Gasol, accoring to ESPN's Marc Stein. Alex Kennedy reported yesterday that the Blazers were preparing a "large offer" to Gasol. " July 03

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Damian Lillard Schooled A Twitter User For Criticizing Mike Conley’s Contract

    Dime Magazine "The Memphis Grizzlies had a pretty good start to free agency. First, they edged out the Portland Trail Blazers (and several other teams) to sign Chandler Parsons to a max deal worth about $94 million over four years. Later, they did exactly as expected by re-signing incumbent point guard Mike..." July 02

  • Gasol met with T-Wolves, still considering Blazers, Spurs

    The Score "There's no shortage of interest for Pau Gasol. The 15-year veteran is taking a turn toward his late-thirties, but remains one of the top names on the market, with a trio of Western Conference teams hot on his trail. The Minnesota Timberwolves met with Gasol for a "long talk" on Friday,..." July 02

  • Portland Could Be Chasing Ian Mahinmi

    Blazer's Edge "Blazers are reportedly making inquiries about Indiana Pacers free agent center Ian Mahinmi. David Aldridge has named Portland as one of the teams chasing Ian Mahinmi on the free agent market. The news comes in the wake of another report saying the opposite. After missing out on Chandler..." July 02

  • Nets May Be Considering a Run at Allen Crabbe

    Blazer's Edge "Marc Stein of ESPN has reported Brooklyn's interest in restricted free agent Allen Crabbe. However, Portland has reportedly committed to match any and all offers for Crabbe." July 02

  • Clippers, Knicks, Blazers Interested In Austin Rivers

    Real GM Basketball "Austin Rivers met with officials from the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in Orlando. Rivers is expected to also meet with the New York Knicks" July 01

  • 5 teams interested in Moe Harkless

    The Score "Five teams across the league are hoping to get a bargain on an up-and-coming wing player with plenty of promise. Maurice Harkless, who revived his career with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, is drawing interest from the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas..." July 01

  • Report: Spurs among 7 teams in hunt for Ian Mahinmi

    The Score "After a big chunk of the NBA free-agent market got bitten off Friday, teams are swarming the remaining available players like moths to a flame. Free-agent center Ian Mahinmi is one such player, and he reportedly has at least seven teams currently pursuing him. The San Antonio Spurs,..." July 01

  • Evan Turner, Blazers agree to deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Free agent Evan Turner has reached agreement on a four-year, $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, his agent, Kevin Bradbury, told The Vertical. Turner, a versatile swingman who can do a little bit of everything, averaged 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and one steal in 81..." July 01

  • Blazers want to reunite Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

    CBS Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers appear to have a master plan. They want to sign forward Chandler Parsons and center Dwight Howard in free agency, according to CSNNW's Jason Quick. The two of them played together with the Houston Rockets, and Parsons was a big part of the Rockets' recruiting team when..." July 01

  • Dwight Howard Reportedly Not Interested In Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Despite many articles linking Portland as a possible destination for Dwight Howard in NBA Free Agency, the Blazers now seem to be eliminated from consideration. Dallas reporter Eddie Sefko reports that Howard has narrowed his choices, and both remaining options are in the Eastern Conference." July 01

  • Portland Trail Blazers reportedly offering Chandler Parsons 4-year contract

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers made Chandler Parsons their top priority of free agency, meeting with the 27-year-old free agent forward in Los Angeles Thursday night, according to a report from The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Blazers' contingent meeting with Parsons included President of..." July 01

  • Hassan Whiteside To Meet With Heat, Mavs, Blazers In New York

    Real GM Basketball "Hassan Whiteside will hold three meetings in New York as he explores his free agency options. Whiteside will meet with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Portland" June 30

  • Chandler Parsons to meet with Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard on Friday: Report

    Oregonian "Chandler Parsons will be sitting down with the Portland Trail Blazers and franchise point guard Damian Lillard on Friday as NBA free agency tips off. The news, first reported by Chris Haynes of" June 30

  • Trail Blazers prefer Hassan Whiteside over Dwight Howard

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers are heading into free agency with a ton of cap space and a likely desire to upgrade their frontcourt rotation. The Blazers have been linked to free agent big man Dwight Howard leading up to the free agent period, but according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Portland..." June 30

  • Trail Blazers extend qualifying offers to Leonard, Harkless, Crabbe

    CSN Northwest "The Trail Blazers on Tuesday extended qualifying offers to Meyers Leonard, Maurice Harkless and Allen Crabbe, ensuring the three players will be restricted free agents beginning July 1. By extending the qualifying offers, the Blazers reserve the right to match any offer the players receive on..." June 29

  • Report: Nets, Kings, 76ers interested in Allen Crabbe

    The Score "Allen Crabbe's solid campaign for the 44-win Portland Trail Blazers didn't go unnoticed. The restricted free agent has drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley." June 29

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Brandon Roy Takes Coaching Job

    Blazer's Edge "Chris Fetters of is reporting that former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy has become the head basketball coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. When contacted by to confirm or deny reports that Brandon Roy had taken the job at Nathan Hale, Roy..." June 26

  • Why Did the Portland Trail Blazers Largely Stay Out of the 2016 NBA Draft?

    Blazer's Edge "The 2016 NBA Draft has come to a close and the analysis is rolling in across the NBA. The Boston Celtics couldn't find a deal for all the assets they've collected for what feels like a decade, so they opted to instead pursue the "draft and stash everyone overseas" strategy. With three picks in the..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Blazers Looking to Jump into NBA Draft, "If the Opportunity Strikes"

    CSN Northwest "If there's one thing Trail Blazers fans know about their owner Paul Allen is that he loves the NBA Draft. And while Portland doesn't have a pick to speak of this year, that doesn't necessarily mean they won't try to get one. On The Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski, in discussing NBA..." June 23

  • Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard withdraws from Team USA, will not play in Rio Olympics

    Oregonian "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is choosing rest over participating in the 2016 Olympics. Lillard, who has dealt with plantar fasciitis in his left heel since last December, has decided to withdraw his name from contention for a roster spot on Team USA and will not participate..." June 23