Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard responds to not being named an All-Star

    CBSSports.com "With DeMarcus Cousins being named as Kobe Bryant's injury replacement for the 2015 All-Star Game in New York, that still leaves Portland Trail Blazers' point guard Damian Lillard on the outside looking in. Lillard was one of the toasts of All-Star weekend in New Orleans a year ago when he..." January 30

  • Kyrie Irving's 55 points carry Cavaliers to 99-94 victory over Portland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving single-handedly lifted the Cavaliers to an 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers -- the team's eighth straight win -- with a career-high 55-point outing at The Q on Wednesday night. With LeBron James missing his 10th game of the season with a sprained right wrist sustained..." January 29

  • LaMarcus Aldridge explains delaying thumb surgery

    USA Today "The appointment was set. LaMarcus Aldridge would spend Tuesday in Cleveland, where the torn ligament in his left (non-shooting) thumb was scheduled to be surgically fixed and the Portland Trail Blazers' wildly successful season would likely be broken as a result. Instead, there's this bit of..." January 28

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    Nicolas Batum did some shooting at #Blazers practice today in Cleveland. Said his right wrist had improved and was mostly pain-free.

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Nic Batum (wrist) is QUESTIONABLE; Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder) are OUT @ Cleveland on Wednesday.

  • CBS sports analyst Greg Anthony offered undercover officer $80 for sex

    Washington Post "Former NBA player turned CBS sports commentator Greg Anthony agreed to pay a D.C. police officer who was working undercover as a prostitute $80 for sex and said “oh yeah” when the officer asked Anthony if Anthony wanted the officer to “dress up.” According to the charging documents submitted to..." January 27

  • Nets vs. Blazers postponed tonight

    North Jersey "With a massive snowstorm bearing down on New York City, tonight’s game between the Nets and Blazers at Barclays Center has been postponed. The team has sent out emails to season ticket holders saying the game will be rescheduled for April 6 — an open date for both teams. And with Monday’s game..." January 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    With impending blizzard, NBA has postponed the Portland-Brooklyn game tonight, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. New date not yet scheduled.

  • Delaying surgery means LaMarcus Aldridge could miss start of training camp next season

    Oregonian "There is a chance LaMarcus Aldridge could miss the start of training camp next season by delaying his thumb surgery, but if that is the case, Trail Blazers fans would likely be elated. Although Aldridge is not risking his long-term health by playing with a torn ligament, a specialist in the..." January 25

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Will Undergo Surgery To Repair Ligament Tear, Out 6-8 Weeks

    NBA.com "A second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. Aldridge sustained the injury in the second quarter..." January 23

  • Suns blow 25-point lead, hang on to beat Blazers

    Arizona Republic "The Suns pledge exciting basketball, but their fans could have done without the type that they provided Wednesday night. It was all good fun for a while when the Suns built a 25-point lead, but their fans or coaches will never feel comfortable again after seeing that turn into a five-point..." January 22

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    Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney

    Heard MRI LaMarcus Aldridge had was inconclusive bc thumb still too swollen. Having another today, but was told thumb's in a cast. Not good.

  • Report: Spurs luring LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency is a possibility mentioned by multiple team executives

    Pro Basketball Talk "LaMarcus Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but has already said he wants to be “the best Blazer ever,” and plans to re-up with a five-year contract just as soon as he is able. The Blazers are winning, have an amazing young point guard in Damian Lillard, and can offer..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • LaMarcus Aldridge set for MRI later this week, no timeline for return

    The Score "The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday, possibly incurring a much more serious loss in the process. Potential All-Star and mid-range maestro LaMarcus Aldridge hurt his left hand in the second quarter of the game, appearing to jam his thumb on the thigh of..." January 21

  • Portland Overcomes Sacramento, Loses Aldridge

    Blazer's Edge "Portland won a close game, but lost their biggest star to a thumb injury. Damian Lillard had 22, and the Portland bench scored 32 points, but the Portland Trail Blazers lost LaMarcus Aldridge to a first quarter thumb injury in a 98-94 win over the Sacramento Kings at Moda Center Monday..." January 20

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    X-rays of LaMarcus Aldridge's left hand are negative. He will be further evaluated on Tuesday.

  • Nicolas Batum's disappearing act should concern Trail Blazers as second half of season nears

    Oregonian "The locker with the answers was barren, save for a lone T-shirt hanging and a chocolate protein drink, half consumed, on the mantle. It was tough to tell just how quickly Nicolas Batum jetted out of the Portland Trail Blazers locker room Wednesday night, but judging from the streaks still..." January 16

  • Clippers Outwit Blazers, 100-94

    Clips Nation "There are many ways to play the point guard position. Two very different methods were on display tonight, and it was Chris Paul's old world savvy that bettered Damian Lillard's modern day long-range missile launching to give the Clippers a road win they can be proud of, and their first road win of..." January 15

  • Damian Lillard leads Trail Blazers over Lakers with another dazzling fourth quarter

    Oregonian "As the highlights unfolded one after the other, the pretty layups, the are-you-kidding me dunks, the three-point bombs, LaMarcus Aldridge found himself longing to be away from the court, soaking it all up with the rest of the Hollywood starlets. "I wanted to get some popcorn and just have a..." January 12

  • Trail Blazers' Allen Crabbe strains left knee, will miss at least two games

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers' roster had taken yet another hit. Backup shooting guard Allen Crabbe suffered a strained left knee during the team's win over the Miami Heat Thursday night and will miss at least the next two games. Crabbe injured himself with 10:08 left in the second quarter against the..." January 11

  • Blazers forward Nicolas Batum wears “Je Suis Charlie” shirt in warm-ups after Paris shooting

    Columbian "Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum wore a “Je Suis Charlie” t-shirt to honor the victims of the shooting at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hedbo in Paris. “Je Suis Charlie” translates to “I am Charlie.” He wore the shirt both during his individual pregame..." January 09

  • Trail Blazers Sign General Manager Neil Olshey To Multi-Year Contract Extension

    NBA.com "The Portland Trail Blazers have signed General Manager Neil Olshey to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by team owner Paul Allen. Olshey has also been named President of Basketball Operations. “Our team has made great strides under Neil’s leadership, and I am excited to..." January 09

  • Blazers pursuing Jermaine O'Neal

    ESPN.com "The Portland Trail Blazers have joined the race to try to convince former All-Star center Jermaine O'Neal to play one more NBA season at age 36, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Blazers, who drafted O'Neal out of high school in 1996 and employed him for his first four..." January 07

  • Portland’s Chris Kaman blames himself for joining the Lakers last season

    L.A. Daily News "The question amused Chris Kaman, prompting him to laugh loudly. How would he compare his current stint with the Portland Trail Blazers to his lone season last year with the Lakers? “I wouldn’t,” Kaman said in an interview with Los Angeles News Group. “They’re completely opposite.” Kaman..." January 06

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    MRI confirms Portland F/C Joel Freeland sustained a right shoulder strain. He'll be reevaluated in two weeks.

  • Portland Overcomes Toronto in Overtime, 102-97

    Blazer's Edge "One quarter put the Trail Blazers in a bad spot. One quarter got them back into it. An extra one gave Portland a huge win. LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Damian Lillard had 26 points and 9 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers overcame an awful second quarter to rally past..." December 31

  • Blazers Three-Pointers K.O. Knicks, 101-79

    Blazer's Edge "In a game where LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez didn't play, the New York Knicks commit to defending the lane instead of the three-point arc and the Blazers take them to school. Tonight the Moda Center hosted a matchup between the team that makes more out of its talent than anybody in the NBA..." December 29

  • The Knicks’ strategy that may net under-the-radar Blazers stud

    New York Post "While the focus has been on Phil Jackson signing another superstar such as Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, there’s a feeling in the league the Zen Master could be wise to spread his cap money to sign a bevy of solid contributors who fall below marquee status. In fact, the Blazers have a diamond..." December 29

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) stayed away from the #Blazers practice facility today and is doubtful vs. the Knicks Sunday.

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Both @aldridge_12 (upper respiratory illness) and @nicolas88batum (right wrist sprain) are questionable for tonight's game vs. 76ers

  • Portland Rallies Past Oklahoma City in Overtime

    Blazer's Edge "Damian Lillard had a second quarter to remember, but it was another last second three that kept Portland in the game till the end. Lillard had 40 points, including 19 in the second quarter, and Wesley Matthews had 22, and the Portland Trail Blazers completed a miracle comeback from ten down..." December 24

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    F LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) is QUESTIONABLE & C Robin Lopez (right hand fracture) is OUT for tonight's game at Houston.

  • Robin Lopez responds perfectly to rumors of dating Khloe Kardashian

    CBSSports.com "The life of an NBA athlete can be bizarre and when you're Portland Trail Blazers' center Robin Lopez, you welcome the bizarre. He's the latest professional athlete to be rumored to dating a Kardashian sister -- this time being Khloe Kardashian. She was previously married to Lamar Odom and once..." December 22

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • How Will Robin Lopez's Injury Affect His Contract Year Performance?

    Blazer's Edge "It didn't take a rocket scientist to surmise that when Robin Lopez went down this week, suffering a broken hand during the Trail Blazers' win Monday night over the San Antonio Spurs, it would be a disruption to a team that thrives on continuity. The Blazers were humming along at 19-6 at the time,..." December 20

  • Portland Rallies Past San Antonio in Three Overtimes, 129-119

    Blazer's Edge "The Blazers gave San Antonio a fight to remember in triple overtime. Damian Lillard had a career-high 43, including nine in the final overtime, LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Dorell Wright had 9 in the fourth quarter to force extra time, and Portland stunned the San Antonio..." December 20

  • With Batum, Blazers should take the Spurs approach

    CSN Northwest "A variety of maladies. That was the reason Gregg Popovich gave when he pulled Tony Parker from a road trip last season sending the San Antonio Spurs point guard home to rest and recover. Parker had been dealing with a variety of injuries and wasn’t playing at his usual level. In the two..." December 20

  • Batum on fall: "I couldn't breathe"

    CSN Northwest "Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum took a nasty fall during the fourth quarter of Portland win over Milwaukee Wednesday night. Batum was pushed in the back by Larry Sanders mid-air in-route to a dunk." December 18

  • Blazers closed their short homestand with a 2-0 record after defeating the Bucks, 104-97

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers closed their short homestand with a 2-0 record after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-97, on Wednesday at Moda Center. Damian Lillard finished with a game-high 29 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Portland is now 20-6 this season, 12-2 at..." December 18

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland places G CJ McCollum on their Active List and C Robin Lopez on their Inactive List for tonight's game vs. Milwaukee. #RipCity

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Joel Freeland is listed as the starter for tonight on the most recent game notes, though that doesn't necessarily mean much

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    Robin Lopez @rolopez42

    Thanks for all your thoughts & support! It'll be 6 or 7 weeks til I'm on the floor again thanks to this bum hand. Can't wait!!! #NeverSayDie

  • Report: Cavs have pursued Wesley Matthews in trade talks

    CBSSports.com "Cleveland.com reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have targeted Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews repeatedly in trade talks, only to have Portland shake them off like Taylor Swift. The idyllic fit for the Cavaliers to fill their void for toughness, shooting and defensive tenacity..." December 17

  • Lopez Breaks Hand In Blazers' Victory Over Spurs

    Blazer's Edge "UPDATE: Robin Lopez suffered a broken hand while going for a rebound. He will be out "for a while", per Terry Stotts. Portland may have gotten the win, but questions linger on what the Blazers can do when San Antonio is at full strength. The Portland Trail Blazers fought past San Antonio at..." December 16

  • Report: Cavaliers interested in Wesley Matthews, but Blazers refuting offers

    Fear The Sword "It's no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have issues at shooting guard. Dion Waiters started the first three games there before Shawn Marion took over. David Blatt cited defense as his key motivation behind the move, but Marion is playing out of position. Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Harris, Mike..." December 16

  • CJ McCollum Returning To Full Contact Practice

    Blazer's Edge "Portland may be regaining a young guard even as it loses a veteran center. This news may take some of the sting out of Trail Blazer Robin Lopez fracturing his hand during last night's Spurs' game. CJ McCollum is cleared for full contact practice. " December 16

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    Robin Lopez @rolopez42

    Thanks for all your thoughts & support! It'll be 6 or 7 weeks til I'm on the floor again thanks to this bum hand. Can't wait!!! #NeverSayDie

  • Robin Lopez expected to miss month with broken hand

    Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez is expected to miss four weeks with a fractured right hand, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lopez will meet with a hand specialist on Tuesday in Portland. Lopez suffered the injury pursuing a rebound in the Blazers victory over the San Antonio..." December 16