Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • McCollum's last-second shot pushes Blazers past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- It came down to who had the ball last. Fortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, that was C.J. McCollum. A stumbling floater from McCollum with 0.3 of a second left finished off a wild final minute and lifted the Blazers past Dallas Mavericks 114-113 on Tuesday night at..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Evan Turner Sustains Hand Fracture "Further medical evaluation confirms that Portland guard Evan Turner sustained a fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand. He is expected to be sidelined for 5-6 weeks. The injury will not require surgery. Turner injured the hand during the third quarter of Portland’s 114-113 win..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Westbrook scores 42 as Thunder roll past Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Portland had a specific game plan when they came into Oklahoma City. Damian Lillard wanted his Blazers to match the physical prowess and intensity of the Thunder and their best player, Russell Westbrook. However, when the Thunder are playing at home in front of a raucous..." February 05

  • Rookie Farrell's 32 points propel Mavs past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. — Yogi Ferrell played loose as a summer breeze and it paid huge dividends for the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night at Moda Center. The rookie guard had a season-high 32 points, including nine 3-point shots, to lift the Mavericks past the Portland Trail Blazers 108-104...." February 04

  • Covering the Portland Trail Blazers turns into risky business when they're bad

    Oregonian "John Glissmeyer has the toughest job in the Portland media market. He's a father of three young kids. And navigating that must feel like a breeze compared to the runaround he gets from the Trail Blazers most days. Glissmeyer is my radio show producer. It's his job to book the show that airs..." February 04

  • Lillard's 27 points help Blazers rout Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- For a half, it was a game. Then the Portland Trail Blazers turned on the burners in the third quarter, and the rout was on. Leading by six points at halftime, the Trail Blazers outscored the Charlotte Hornets 15-5 to open the third quarter on their way to a 115-98..." February 01

  • Durant, Warriors withstand Blazers' comeback bid

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- When Portland's Evan Turner launched a 3-point attempt from right in front of the Golden State bench in the closing seconds Sunday night at Moda Center, Warriors coach Steve Kerr grabbed his clipboard. "I was drawing up my play to run at the other end, thinking we were..." January 30

  • C.J. McCollum, Chandler Parsons trade barbs on Twitter

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum and Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons exchanged barbs on Twitter on Friday night, including McCollum telling Parsons that his team "hit the lottery by not signing you." The social media feud started with a tweet from the Trail Blazers'..." January 28

  • Evan Turner thinks Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler & Dwyane Wade should settle their beef in the boxing ring

    Believe The Hype "Just when you thought that Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas had the best WWE style feud in the NBA right now, Rajon Rondo had to have his ‘hold my beer’ moment then put his team-mates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade on blast over their comments after the Chicago Bulls loss to the Atlanta Hawks..." January 27

  • Blazers' McCollum to participate in 3-point contest

    Sportando "CJ McCollum of the Blazers will compete in the NBA 3-Point Contest. The guard of Portland is shooting 42% from long range. " January 27

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Blazers past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum each scored 24 points to power the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at Moda Center. Mason Plumlee added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Trail Blazers (20-27), who won their second..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Damian Lillard wants to play his entire career in Portland

    Yardbarker "Damian Lillard is having a grand ol’ time in Portland and doesn’t envision himself ever leaving. In an interview with Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that was published on Tuesday, the All-Star point guard said that he can see himself playing his entire basketball career with the Blazers. “I like..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Celtics in OT

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The way things have been going for the Portland Trail Blazers this season, it would have been easy for them to mail in Saturday's end to a four-game road trip, hop on their charter and fly home. But that didn't happen. "That was a huge win, especially on this trip losing the..." January 21

  • Covington converts 3-pointer to send 76ers past Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- For over three years, the Philadelphia 76ers seldom figured out a way to win. Now, suddenly, they can't lose. Robert Covington's 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds remaining lifted the Sixers over the Portland Trail Blazers 93-92 on Friday night, their sixth victory in seven..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Hornets snap five-game skid with victory over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets would have been happy with any kind of win Wednesday night, and they got it in the form of a 107-85 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the Spectrum Center. But this wasn't just the end of a five-game losing streak. It marked a return to..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Beal leads Wizards in rout of Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- There's an argument that either the Washington Wizards or Portland Trail Blazers has the best starting backcourt in the NBA outside of Golden State's tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. There was no debate over which team was better when Portland and Washington met on Martin..." January 16

  • Magic halt four-game skid with 115-109 win

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- There's something about the Portland Trail Blazers that lights a fire under Nikola Vucevic. The 7-foot center was at it again Friday night at Moda Center, scoring a season-high 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's 115-119 victory. Vucevic, who..." January 14

  • Blazers cruise past Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half, and Allen Crabbe came off the bench for 24 points as the Portland Trail Blazers hammered the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-86 Wednesday night at Moda Center. McCollum hit the 25-point barrier for the seventh consecutive..." January 12

  • Damian Lillard has strong words for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell and his 'dirty' elbows

    CBS Sports "Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has a message for Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell -- watch them elbows. Lillard and Russell got into a brief heated on-court exchange of words in the third quarter of Portland's 108-97 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday. It was mainly a lot of posturing and..." January 12

  • Lillard helps Blazers to 10th straight win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After missing nine of 10 shots and scoring only two points in the first half, Damian Lillard didn't need any extra motivation in the second half. But Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell lit a spark under Lillard in the third quarter. For the 10th consecutive..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Late 3-pointer carries Pistons past Blazers in 2OTs

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Detroit Pistons weren't looking for a 3-point shot when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drilled a 26-footer over Allen Crabbe near the end of double overtime Sunday night at Moda Center. However, coach Stan Van Gundy wasn't complaining after Caldwell-Pope provided the winning..." January 09

  • Saturday's Pistons-Blazers game postponed due to ice and snow, moved to Sunday "The Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA have announced postponement of this weekend’s home game versus the Detroit Pistons from tonight to Sunday at 6 p.m. Local weather forecasts calling for dangerous levels of ice and snow in Oregon and Southwest Washington led to the postponement decision...." January 08

  • Blazers targeting Tyson Chandler

    Hoops Hype "Word is Portland, of late, has been tracking Tyson Chandler as a potential trade target, since the Phoenix center could certainly help the Blazers with their defensive issues." January 07

  • Trail Blazers, Cavaliers complete swap for 2017 first-round pick; clears way for Korver trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The only thing holding up the finalizing of the Kyle Korver to Cleveland trade was the first-round pick involved. The Cavaliers had already traded the rights to their 2018 first rounder to Portland (for taking on the Anderson Varejao contract at the last trade deadline), which meant Cleveland..." January 07

  • Lillard's return helps McCollum, Blazers down Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- In backcourt mate Damian Lillard's absence, CJ McCollum had been carrying the load for the Portland Trail Blazers and doing just fine. But Lillard can make a difference and he proved it Thursday night in helping the Trail Blazers to a 118-109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Trail Blazers Officially Acquire First-Round Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers and Trail Blazers have finalized the trade that was first reported on Thursday night, the team writes in a press release. The deal will see Portland return the 2018 first-round pick they acquired from Cleveland last season in exchange for Cleveland’s unprotected 2017 first-round..." January 06

  • Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- One of the biggest surprises in the first 10 weeks of the NBA season has been that the Golden State Warriors lead the league. In blocked shots. Draymond Green contributed a block to a key 34-second sequence of the fourth quarter Wednesday night, helping the Warriors..." January 05

  • Blazers PG Damian Lillard expected to return after 5-game absence

    ESPN "Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is expected to return for Thursday's home game against the Los Angeles Lakers, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes. Lillard has missed five games since spraining his ankle in a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Dec. 23. " January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

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