Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Terry Stotts: Warriors' Anderson Varejao made 'dangerous play'

    East Bay Times "Portland coach Terry Stotts said Warriors center Anderson Varejao made a dirty play in tripping Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson in Game 1 on Sunday. "It was a leg whip, and I thought it was a dangerous play," Stotts said Monday. The tripping incident in the third quarter with the..." May 02

  • Thompson pours in 37 as Warriors jump on Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- If the Golden State Warriors miss star guard Stephen Curry, they sure didn't show it in their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. And here they go again in Round 2. Klay Thompson bombed in a game-high 37 points and Draymond Green recorded his..." May 01

  • Trail Blazers move on after grinding out win over Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Terry Stotts admitted afterward it was a "grind-it-out game." Is the final score in a sometimes-ugly game the only thing that matters? "I think 106-103 is beautiful," Stotts said Friday night after his Portland Trail Blazers had beaten the Los Angeles Clippers by that count..." April 30

  • Blazers pull away from ailing Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The short-handed Los Angeles Clippers simply ran out of gas. The toll of losing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the emotions it extracted and a fourth-quarter scoring binge by Damian Lillard were too much for the Clippers to handle Wednesday. CJ McCollum had 27 points, and..." April 28

  • Magic, Bucks, Blazers and Hornets the favorites for Dwight Howard

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard seems as good as gone from the Houston Rockets and the suitors lining up for his services this summer seem plentiful. According to ESPN.com’s Calvin Watkins, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets stand alone as the favorite to land D12..." April 28

  • Clippers' Paul breaks hand as Blazers even series

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Los Angeles Clippers didn't just lose Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night at the Moda Center. They lost their point guard, leader and best player, too. Chris Paul left the game in the third quarter of the Trail..." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • C.J. McCollum has been named the Most Improved Player of the Year

    NBA.com "Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has won the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Improved Player Award, it was announced today by the NBA. McCollum finished the 2015-16 regular season with career highs of 20.8 points (44.3% FG, 41.7% 3-PT, 82.7% FT), 3.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.21 steals and 34.8..." April 22

  • Clippers crush Blazers for 2-0 edge

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Missed shots, an ineffective offense and the solid play of the Los Angeles Clippers' bench resulted in the demise of the Portland Trail Blazers in a Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Chris Paul scored 25 points, and the Clippers rolled to a 102-81..." April 21

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Griffin re-emerges as Clippers top Blazers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- No one really knew what to expect from Blake Griffin in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Sunday night. Griffin, though, was better than either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Portland Trail Blazers imagined. Chris Paul scored 28 points, dished out 11..." April 18

  • Trail Blazers end regular season with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers finished a regular season of surprises by beating the Denver Nuggets 107-99 Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Now it's on to a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers beginning Sunday at Staples Center in a battle between the Nos. 4..." April 14

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Blazers’ Meyers Leonard out 6-8 months after undergoing shoulder surgery

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Blazers announced a few weeks ago that fourth-year center Meyers Leonard would be shut down for the season and require shoulder surgery. On Friday, Leonard underwent a procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, which the team says will sideline him between six and eight months." April 09

  • Trail Blazers earn postseason berth with win over Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- With four-fifths of the starting lineup gone, including All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, preseason prognostications did not have the Portland Trail Blazers going anywhere near the playoffs. So there was plenty of satisfaction in their locker room Wednesday night at..." April 07

  • Blazers dominate Kings on glass in win

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard get much of the credit for the Portland Trail Blazers' unlikely rise in the Western Conference standings, what with their backcourt ability to shoot and dart to the hoop. But the Blazers bring a lesser known weapon to the floor each night,..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Curry pours in 39 as Warriors trounce Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors play so well after they lose, it makes one wonder why they don't do it more often. Actually, that is exactly why they don't lose more often. The Warriors remained unbeaten in games following defeats Sunday, riding Stephen Curry's game-high..." April 03

  • Splended Trail Blazers easily handle Heat

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- In baseball parlance, the Portland Trail Blazers tossed a complete game, hit for the cycle and played errorless defense Saturday night. The result was a resounding 110-93 victory at Moda Center over the Miami Heat, as Portland continued its drive for the No. 5 playoff spot..." April 03

  • Gerald Henderson emerges as leader with Trail Blazers, says 'I'd love to come back' to Portland

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers acquired Gerald Henderson last summer to add leadership and experience to a rebuilding roster, the idea being that he would be a perfect one-year piece in a transitional season. But as this transitional season enters its final days, a curious and perhaps unexpected development..." April 02

  • Aminu's 28 points carry Blazers past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Boston Celtics' game plan was simple Thursday night at the Moda Center: Blanket Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and make their teammates beat them. It was the perfect time for Al-Farouq "Chief" Aminu to come through with the game of his career for the Portland Trail..." April 01

  • Maurice Harkless Needs to Start

    Blazer's Edge "This is just a taste of what Maurice Harkless has brought the Trail Blazers this season when he's come onto the floor as a starter recently. To get an idea of the statistical impact that Harkless has had on the Blazers in those limited games take this into consideration: Harkless is No. 3..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Blazers cruise past star-less Kings

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Just win, Blazers. That was all Portland's NBA team cared about Monday at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers, who beat Sacramento 105-93 after leading by 28 points, said they didn't care that the Kings were resting starters DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo. The..." March 29

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Chris Kaman joins the list of players battling the "upper respiratory illness." He's out for tonight's game.

  • McCollum hits game winner asTrail Blazers defeat 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers' home game with the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday came down to what the Blazers affectionately like to call "Lillard Time." Usually, when the Blazers are tied or close in the final seconds, the last possession or shot is star guard Damian Lillard's..." March 27

  • Meyers Leonard out 6-to-8 months, but says 'plan' is to return to Trail Blazers

    CSN Northwest "It was Thursday morning when Meyers Leonard sat in a Los Angeles clinic and came to grips with the sobering reality that his season with the Trail Blazers was over. But as he sat in the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic, heavy with the news that he would need surgery on his left shoulder and would be..." March 26

  • Clippers' Redick beats Blazers at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the Los Angeles Clippers in danger of extending a losing streak as the postseason looms on the horizon, they perfectly executed a last-second play that they hope will get them on a roll. JJ Redick hit a jump shot as time expired, and the Clippers defeated the Portland..." March 25

  • Blazers’ Meyers Leonard will undergo shoulder surgery, out for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the Blazers battle for playoff seeding in the Western Conference, they’ve suffered an unfortunate loss. Meyers Leonard will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday in a press release." March 25

  • Blazers score key win over Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- All 82 regular-season games are important, but some loom a little bigger than the rest. That was the case Wednesday night at the Moda Center, with sixth place in the tightly bunched Western Conference playoff race on the line. So there was cause for celebration in the..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Damon Stoudamire Says "Jail Blazers" Documentary Is On the Way

    Complex "During the early '00s, the Trail Blazers were one of the NBA's most talented and troubled teams. After reaching the Western Conference Finals in two consecutive years (1999 and 2000), the Blazers made some questionable roster changes that aided in a disastrous freefall that included three straight..." March 24

  • CJ McCollum jokes about Stickum after errant pass to Dwight Howard costs Rockets game

    USA Today "Dwight Howard was caught using an illegal substance called Stickum on his hands during Saturday’s game. While he wasn’t penalized and was only issued a warning, he’ll probably have to deal with jokes regarding his strange choice to use the sticky stuff for a while. On Tuesday night, the Rockets..." March 23

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Mavericks outlast Blazers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki continues to pile up the years and the points. The NBA's sixth all-time leading scorer racked up a historic 40 points to carry the Dallas Mavericks past the Portland Trail Blazers 132-120 in overtime Sunday afternoon at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks..." March 20

  • Blazers sound off after Kendrick Perkins ejected for flagrant 2

    ESPN "Kendrick Perkins was ejected in the third quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans' 117-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night after striking the chin and neck area of Damian Lillard with his forearm in an attempt to stop the point guard from scoring. Perkins was assessed a flagrant..." March 19

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The Portland Trail Blazers were in full meltdown, blowing a 20-point lead, and Damian Lillard was flat on his back, courtesy of a fourth-quarter clothesline to the neck from New Orleans Pelicans reserve center Kendrick Perkins. For a team that had lost six straight road games,..." March 18

  • Spurs handle Blazers ahead of matchup with Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- In a city famous for being the focal point of one of history's great rallying cries, the San Antonio Spurs have replaced "Remember the Alamo" with "Bring on the Warriors." The Spurs, the league's second-best squad, will host Golden State, the NBA's best team, on Saturday in a..." March 18

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

  • Blazers' Leonard to miss three-game road trip with dislocated shoulder

    The Score "Portland Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard will miss at least the next three games with a dislocated shoulder. Leonard sustained the injury during a team practice in San Antonio. This will mark the second time this season that the 24-year-old has missed time with a dislocated shoulder -..." March 17

  • Jay Williams estimates 75-80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

    The Score "Clifford Robinson, aka "Uncle Spliffy," isn't the only former NBA player who has become a strong advocate for marijuana, as ex-Duke Blue Devils and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams is leading the charge to make cannabis legal in the NBA. Williams estimates that 75 to 80 percent of NBA..." March 17

  • 'Boys Among Men' showcases the NBA age limit's flaws with entertaining flair

    Sporting News "There’s no blueprint for the NBA. There’s nothing like this.” Jermaine O’Neal, the man who imparted that wisdom, retired at age 35 after an eighteen-season NBA career, something that was almost unfathomable twenty-five years ago and is impossible now. O’Neal is one of the players who elected..." March 15

  • Warriors’ Andrew Bogut on dirty player labels, Damian Lillard, double standard for international players

    Inside the Warriors "Warriors center Andrew Bogut explained his cryptic tweet about the play that left teammate Andre Iguodala injured by asking a question. “What do you think if a different guy did that like a (Matthew) Dellavedova?” Bogut asked about his Australian countryman and friend who played college..." March 15

  • Thunder crush Trail Blazers 9

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kevin Durant has a long memory. The Oklahoma City forward had in the back of his mind the Jan. 10 game when Portland pulled off a stunning last-minute victory. The Trail Blazers were back in town Monday and Durant wanted to make sure they knew he hadn't forgotten what..." March 14

  • Curry, Thompson help Warriors rout Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It wasn't about revenge, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr insisted. "It was about respect." The defending champs gave the Portland Trail Blazers their undivided attention Friday night, and it resulted in a 128-112 blowout win. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson..." March 12