Trail Blazers Rumors & News

  • Robin Lopez responds perfectly to rumors of dating Khloe Kardashian "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 21

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

  • Behind Derrick Rose's season-high 31, Bulls take down Blazers

    CSN Chicago "Derrick Rose has played much of this season with a passiveness in his return from back-to-back knee surgeries, admitting earlier in the year to taking more what opposing defenses gave him rather than attacking and creating on his own. That wasn’t the case Friday night. Rose lived in the..." December 13

  • Teen Wolves Wiggins, LaVine have growth spurt in win over Blazers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Fellow first-round draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine remain teenagers even after Wednesday’s 90-82 victory over Portland, but both they and their Timberwolves teammates just might not be the same as they were before the night began at Target Center. Losers of six consecutive games, the..." December 11

  • Crabbe plays behind the scenes in 98-86 win over Pistons

    CSN Northwest "Allen Crabbe stood near his locker stall, taking his time to get dressed after the Blazers won their fifth straight game on Tuesday night. Crabbe wasn’t aware the small media crowd was waiting for him to speak, not his stall neighbor, Wesley Matthews. Once Crabbe knew he was the center of..." December 10

  • Blazers 103-99 win in NY

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers never gained full control over in the game against the struggling New York Knicks, but they didn’t blow it, either, with a 103-99 win on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Damian Lillard had 20 points in the..." December 08

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    Mike Tokito @mtokito

    #Blazers announce Damian Lillard has a right middle finger and ring finger sprain, but will play vs. Knicks on Sunday.

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    Portland F Dorell Wright (upper respiratory illness) is PROBABLE and G CJ McCollum (rt index finger fracture) is OUT for Sunday game @ NY.

  • Blazers hold off Pacers, 88-82

    CSN Northwest "It appeared this would be a rough night offensively from the beginning for both teams, but when it was all said done, the Blazers would walk away with a 88-82 win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday at Moda Center. Damian Lillard finished with a game-high 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting, while..." December 05

  • Blazers send Shaw, Nuggets back to the film room

    CSN Northwest "Brian Shaw and his staff watched film over and over, but admitted before Tuesday’s game he still had no idea how the Denver Nuggets could beat the Trail Blazers. Shaw recalled how the Nuggets tried to double LaMarcus Aldridge, which resulted in leaving three-point shooters open. Then when the..." December 03

  • Trail Blazers bounce back with 107-93 win over Timberwolves

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers bounced back from a streak-snapping home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, moving to 13-4 on the season with a 107-93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday night at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 26 points and pulled down 15 rebounds..." December 01

  • Blazers stay true to their identity in win over Hornets

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers don’t want this to be their identity, but after 15 games this season, it’s sticking with them. Portland started fast in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, but once again, as the Blazers have all season, had to fight their way back in the second half..." November 27

  • Blazers win eight straight, beat 76ers 114-104

    CSN Northwest "As Terry Stotts wrapped up his postgame press conference at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, he was asked one final question. What, if any, would be the theme of the Trail Blazers’ latest win? Portland had come into Philadelphia after escaping Boston with a win, and it was assumed..." November 25

  • Blazers avoid a trap in Boston

    CSN Northwest "Before the Trail Blazers departed Portland for their three-game road trip, Nicolas Batum did his best to describe what they’d be walking into. “Trap games,” said Batum. “You’re going to play almost three teams under .500 … we have to take care of business.” It was an official..." November 24

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Greg Oden attending #Cavs game but not interested in comeback right now. "I have to deal with other stuff first," he said. "Life stuff."

  • Portland reserve guard C.J. McCollum out at least month with fractured finger

    Pro Basketball Talk "Wesley Mathews has played well at the two guard spot for Portland this season, but the team leans on second-year player C.J. McCollum to get him some rest each game plus knock down some threes. Well, they did anyway. McCollum will be out at least a month after a fracture to his right index..." November 19

  • Portland Fights Back From 16 Down to Stun New Orleans

    Blazer's Edge "Portland had a poor first three quarters against New Orleans Monday night. The fourth quarter was all they needed. Portland overcame a 16-point third quarter deficit, and 15-point fourth quarter hole, to stun the Pelicans, 102-93 at Moda Center. Portland started the game hot with an 8-0..." November 18

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    LaMarcus Aldridge said he's unsure whether he will go tomorrow. About his illness he said, "I felt like death."

  • The evolution of Meyers Leonard and the Trail Blazers: No more deer-in-headlights for big man

    Oregonian "He was, Meyers Leonard admits, like a deer in the headlights his first two NBA seasons. He was young. He was unsure of himself. And on top of it all, he was being asked to do something he wasn't very good at: be a traditional back-to-the-basket center. But in a process that can only be..." November 16

  • Damian Lillard powers short-handed Trail Blazers to win over Brooklyn Nets

    Oregonian "No LaMarcus Aldridge, No Nicolas Batum, No problem for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Missing two key starters, Portland displayed a balanced attack that wore down the visiting Nets, who never recovered from a sluggish start in a 97-87 loss at the Moda..." November 16

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) officially listed as out for Saturday's game vs. Nets.

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    Jabari Young @JabariJYoung

    LaMarcus doubtful vs #Nets with illness....same illness Meyers had #Blazers

  • Lillard, Blazers grind Nuggets into powder, 130-113

    Blazer's Edge "My dear sainted mother used to tell me all the time, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Extending that philosophy to its logical conclusion, our recap of the Portland Trail Blazers' victory over the Denver Nuggets tonight should be infinitely long. The final score..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Blazers rally, win 102-100 to avoid upset loss to Hornets

    CSN Northwest "The final 10.9 seconds of Portland's come-from-behind 102-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets Tuesday night at the Moda Center held enough disbelief and relief to tell the tale for the entire night. With a two-point lead and 10.9 seconds on the clock, Portland point guard Damian Lillard found..." November 12

  • Batum to miss at least two games with knee injury

    CSN Northwest "Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will miss both Tuesday night's game at the Moda Center versus the Charlotte Bobcats and will not travel to Denver for Wednesday's game, either, head coach Terry Stotts said pregame. " November 12

  • Blazers beat the Nuggets handily, 116-110

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers wouldn’t allow another losing streak no their home floor, defeating the Denver Nuggets, 116-100, on Sunday night at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 28 points, while Wesley Matthews added 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting. Dating back to last season, this..." November 10

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    MRI confirms #Blazers F Nic Batum sustained a right knee contusion. He's listed as questionable for Tuesday vs. Charlotte. #RipCity

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    Blazers update that forward Nicolas Batum (right knee contusion) is out for Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

  • L.A. Clippers rally to defeat Portland Trail Blazers 106-102 behind J.J. Redick’s 30 point game

    Los Angeles Times "As an eight-year veteran of the NBA and star at Duke, J.J. Redick has played in front of his fair share of crowds. But on Saturday, Redick played in front of someone he never had before: his 11-week-old son Knox. “My wife brought him onto the court with about 12 minutes left until the game and..." November 09

  • Dirk Nowitzki not ready to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge, but would probably want to play with him

    Dallas Morning News "Before the question was even asked in its entirety, Dirk Nowitzki was ready to tap the brakes. The subject was Portland star and Seagoville product LaMarcus Aldridge and the possibility that Nowitzki and other Maverick players might want to start their sales pitches to Aldridge as soon as..." November 08

  • Woman who collapsed at Blazers game passed away

    CSN Northwest "A woman who collapsed at the Moda Center during the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers 108-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks died at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office said. The Medical Examiner's Office indicated that the woman was 67 years of age, but her..." November 08

  • Blazers dominate second half, dispatch Dallas Mavericks

    Oregonian "What looked like a battle of two top Western Conference teams for two quarters turned into a rout as the Trail Blazers used a second half surge to put away Dallas Mavericks 108-87 Thursday night at the Moda Center. Dallas led 50-46 at halftime but Portland outscored the Mavericks 35-18 in the..." November 07

  • Lillard finds his shooting stroke, Blazers blast Cavs, 101-82

    CSN Northwest "Portland point guard Damian Lillard never understood why so much fuss was made over his poor shooting start to the season through three games of an 82-game schedule. Conversely, Lillard on Tuesday night didn't quite get why people made a big deal over his 27-point performance during a 101-82..." November 05

  • Thompson, Warriors outlast Blazers

    CSN Bay Area "Too few rebounds, too many costly turnovers and maybe an element of fatigue almost cost the Warriors on Sunday night. Klay Thompson made sure it didn't. Thompson made a driving floater over Wes Matthews with 8.7 seconds remaining to give the Warriors a one-point lead and they went on to a..." November 03

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    Good to see Meyers Leonard back on the practice court. He missed the trip to Sac.