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Lillard Takes The Stage Again At adidas LVL3 Event In Las Vegas

A little over a week ago, Damian Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A., held his first concert ever, a sold out affair at the Crystal Ballroom that also featured CJ McCollum and Tim Frazier dancing on stage, on his 26th birthday. By all accounts (including my own), the show went off without a hitch. After getting his first official show under his belt, Lillard took his show on the road last...
Via Forward Center
23 minutes ago

Portland, Stop Hating Meyers Leonard!

Shortly after the 2012 NBA Draft, Portland Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey said, “He’s over 7-foot tall, he runs like a deer, he jumps out of the building, he’s got great timing on blocked shots, he’s got touch. He’s a unique physical talent… We’re going to be patient with Meyers. We just think he’s got an incredibly high ceiling. The kid lives in the gym...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 hours ago

WATCH: Trail Blazers' Allen Crabbe back at work

Trail Blazers wing Allen Crabbe, who returns to Portland on a four-year, $75 million deal, goes through a thorough summer workout days after signing his new contract.
Via The Oregonian
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Have Until Tonight to Rescind Harkless Offer

Moe Harkless is a restricted free agent, and the Blazers have until tonight to unilaterally rescind his Qualifying Offer. Does the team want Harkless long term? Would Harkless take a short deal? The Portland Trail Blazers have until tonight to unilaterally rescind the $4.04m Qualifying Offer (QO) for restricted free agent Moe Harkless: Curious what happens today with Blazers and...
Via Blazer's Edge
1 day ago

Is Evan Turner a Weird Fit with the Portland Trail Blazers?

James Holas of BBallBreakdown.com, aka "Snottie Drippen," drops by the Weekend Podcast to talk about the intersection of social justice issues and sports, 2016 NBA free agency, Portland's acquisition of Evan Turner and why James *strongly dislikes* him, Meyers Leonard's deal, how the Blazers stack up in a talented Northwest Division and more! James Holas of BBallBreakdown.com, aka...
Via Blazer's Edge
2 days ago

WATCH: Meyers Leonard signs four-year contract with Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers offered Meyers Leonard a four-year, $41 million contract.
Via The Oregonian
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonard, Trail Blazers Both Get What They Want With Four-Year Deal

Restricted free agency can be a bit tricky for both the players and teams involved. For the player, you sit through pitches laying out your value to another organization before entering into negotiations knowing full well that the whole exercise could end up being largely an act of futility. And for the team with the restricted free agent, they have to watch as one of their players...
Via Forward Center
2 days ago

Crabbe and Leonard discuss new contracts with the Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Allen Crabbe was upset three years ago when he wasn't selected until the second round of the NBA draft. His new contract with the Blazers alleviates some of that disappointment. Crabbe, a restricted free agent, has re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, who matched Brooklyn's four-year, $75 million offer for the 6-foot-6 wing. He talked about the deal...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Allen Crabbe signs four-year contract with Trail Blazers

Allen Crabbe speaks to the media about his future in Portland after signing a four-year, $75M dollar contract with the Trail Blazers earlier in July.
Via The Oregonian
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's an Inside Look at Trail Blazers Guard C.J. n's Dribbling and Shooting Workout

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum is a rising star in the NBA. After winning the league's Most Improved Player Award last season, McCollum is training to continue his solid play for the Blazers. According to the team's YouTube account, McCollum has been working out five days a week this off-season. RELATED: New Los Angeles Lakers Center Timofey Mozgov Is Working...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Portland Trail Blazers, the Looming Salary Cap and the Curious Case of Moe Harkless

A year ago, the Trail Blazers were rebuilding. Now, they're fully built. What does this mean for the future - and for Moe Harkless? It's amazing to think of just how far the Trail Blazers have come, considering where they were 12 months ago. This time, I'm not talking about the results on the floor. Yes, the Blazers went from a team Vegas said would win just 27 games to a team...
Via Blazer's Edge
3 days ago

Portland Trail Blazers – Completely Random Facts & Stats That Are (Mostly) Pretty Cool

Blazermaniacs make up a special group. Fans in Rip City are among the NBA’s most passionate watchers (fact), but they’re also among the league’s most educated (biased unbiased researched unresearched claim). And yet, I’m willing to bet there are a few facts below that this franchise’s finest has never heard before. Portland Trail Blazers Won The NBA Championship Their First...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago

Damian Lillard on ever joining hometown Warriors: ‘Hell no’

Damian Lillard may hail from Oakland, but the potential lure of ever joining a superteam — even one that plays in his hometown — apparently isn’t a tempting one. The Portland Trail Blazers superstar recently was asked on Twitter if he’d ever consider returning home to play alongside the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and company with the Golden State...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Leonard and Crabbe are staying in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Meyers Leonard and Allen Crabbe are staying in Portland. Leonard signed a contract to remain with the Trail Blazers on Sunday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the forward/center said he was excited to stay in Portland for four more years. ''This is the product of a lot of hard work and time. I feel like I have found a new gear mentally and physically...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers match Nets' $75 million offer sheet for Allen Crabbe

Just a couple hours after retaining restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, the Portland Trail Blazers have made the decision to match the Brooklyn Nets' offer sheet of $75 million for guard Allen Crabbe. The Portland Trail Blazers have matched Allen Crabbe's four-year, $75M offer sheet with Brooklyn, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lilliard shows love to basketball camper

Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard is amazing on the court, but he showed himself to be even more amazing off it this summer. A mom in Vancouver, Wash., Erica Cassidy, related a story about how Lillard blessed her and her son, who wanted to attend his basketball camp for his birthday. Nice Kicks passed her Facebook message along on Twitter. What it's all about...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers extend controversial CSN broadcast deal but streaming options on way

Paul Allen and the Portland Trail Blazers have been trying to carve out a television niche for themselves for the better part of the last fifteen years. They’re hoping that their renewed broadcast contract with Comcast SportsNet Northwest will let them put down some roots (but not the Root Sports kind). The Blazers and CSN Northwest agreed to a four-year extension that keeps what...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers reportedly offering Pau Gasol $20 million per year

The NBA free agency frenzy has slowed down a bit as teams around the league wait for Kevin Durant to make his long-awaited decision. With Durant on the verge of doing just that, the expectation is that things will then pick up again relatively quickly. One name that could soon be off the market soon is former Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol, who is reportedly fielding offers from...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Portland's $70M gamble on Evan Turner

The Portland Trail Blazers were an offseason winner in 2015 with a number of aggressive signings for players still going upwards on their career trajectories. Neil Olshey had a background in player development and that has been a major part of Portland's success during his tenure as general manager. With cap space again this offseason, the Blazers targeted Chandler Parsons at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers land Evan Turner on four-year deal, want Pau Gasol

After missing out on two of their top free agent targets in Hassan Whiteside and Chandler Parsons, the Portland Trail Blazers front office appears to be going rogue. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, the Blazers have agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with former No. 2 overall pick Evan Turner. To clarify on Turner to Blazers deal: Turner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Evan Turner Signs With Portland For 4 years, $70 Million

Former Ohio State star Evan Turner has played for three different NBA teams in his six-year career – the Philadelphia 76ers, the Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics. It looks like he’s adding a fourth to that list. Friday, Turner signed a four-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $70 million. Turner, at age 27, averaged 10.5 points, 4.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds per...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blazers planning to pursue Dwight Howard

The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly have Dwight Howard on their shopping list. According to CSN Northwest’s Jason Quick, the Blazers intend to pursue Howard in free agency to go along with Chandler Parsons. A person with knowledge of the Blazers' plans says their intention is to go after both Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard. — Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 1, 2016 The...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard releases new rap single

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is spending his time in the offseason in the studio, rather than the gym, for now. He’s been hard at work and just released a new track. Dame D.O.L.L.A, as he goes by, just dropped his new single. It’s called “Ready for it,” so are you ready? Check it out below. This is the first track I’ve heard Dame spit on, and was happily...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After losing four starters and two top reserves, most expected the Portland Trail Blazers to fall to the bottom of the Western Conference. Instead, with two excellent free agent signings, the Blazers not only remained competitive but managed to thrive and even won a playoff series. With young talent up and down the roster and Neil Olshey and Terry Stotts in perfect rhythm at the...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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