Trail Blazers

Red-hot Blazers sign Papagiannis for rest of season

The NBA’s hottest team is making a roster move that will last for the rest of the season. Per a report by ESPN’S Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers, winners of 11 consecutive games headed into Saturday night’s game against visiting Detroit, are signing 7-foot center Georgios Papagiannis for the rest of the season. The […]

Blazers give props to Nurkic after LeBron slam

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers almost broke the internet with his high-flying, powerful dunk in the face of 7-foot, 280-pound Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night at Moda Center. Reaction to James’ dunk, coming in a 113-105 loss to the Blazers, who extended their winning streak to 11, went viral. […]

LeBron’s posterization of Nurkic almost broke internet

The Portland Trail Blazers won the game, but LeBron James won the night. James’ posterization of Portland center Jusuf Nurkic on a vicious first-quarter slam sent the NBA landscape on tilt, starting with the way his teammates on the bench reacted. LeBron James murdered Jusuf Nurkic!2 different broadcasts + multiple angles — (@Ballislife) […]

Blazers sign Baldwin for rest of season

Wade Baldwin IV has done enough to earn the confidence of the Portland Trail Blazers, with team announcing Monday that Baldwin has been signed for the remainder of the season. Baldwin had been on a two-way deal with the Blazers, spending 45 games with the G-League’s Texas Legends, before getting called up to the NBA […]

Papagiannis lands 10-day deal with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are signing free agent center Georgios Papagiannis to a 10-day contract, according to a report from ESPN. Papagiannis was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 13 overall draft pick in 2016, then immediately traded to the Sacramento Kings. He appeared in just 38 games over his first two seasons, and […]

Lillard blazing away for Portland

Damian Lillard has certainly been playing for the right team in regards to his level of play and squad’s nickname. To say Portland’s All-Star guard has been blazing away would be an understatement. Lillard, who scored the game-winning bucket on a driving layup with a second to play in the Blazers’ 106-104 victory at Phoenix […]

Rush agrees to 10-day deal with Blazers

Free-agent shooting guard Brandon Rush has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report from ESPN. The Blazers had until Thursday, per league rules, to add a 14th player and for now, Rush is that man. (See related Cavs story here.) Rush, 32, appeared in 47 games with the […]

Ohio State costs Draymond $100 for losing bets to former Buckeye Turner

Big Ten rivalries tend to last for decades and one of them is costing Draymond Green money. The All-Star forward of the Golden State Warriors, who attended Michigan State University, was in the middle of a postgame press conference with reporters after he and his teammates fell at Portland on Tuesday night, 123-117, Green was […]

Portland willing to blaze trails to trades

A darkhorse candidate to be active in terms of being a seller at the trade deadline is the Portland Trail Blazers. According to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports, Portland could go several directions in moving some of its pieces before the deadline. “The Blazers have shopped their bad contracts — Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard […]

Lilliard, Blazers owner meet, talk team’s direction

A secret, closed-door meeting between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and team owner Paul Allen resulted in a meeting of the minds, according to a report. Chris Haynes of ESPN reported Lillard and Allen discreetly met for an hour or so before the Blazers host the Indiana Pacers last Thursday. It was the first […]

Blazers’ Stotts: Cleveland bench ‘outstanding’

There was no doubt, at least in the mind of Terry Stotts, as to what the difference maker was in the Cleveland Cavaliers catching and then pulling away from his Portland Trail Blazers, 127-110, on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “I was pleased with our effort and, obviously, it was a close game going […]

Hamstrung Lillard a gametime call vs. Bulls

When the Cleveland Cavaliers get back on the court for the first time in 2018, they will do so Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena. However, it remains to be seen if Damian Lillard will suit up for Portland. The Trail Blazers’ 6-foot-3, 195-pound standout point guard has sat out […]

Blazers’ Lillard set to return Thursday

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has missed the last two games with a right hamstring strain but is expected to return to the lineup Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Lillard did not practice on Tuesday and was limited Wednesday as well. Terry Stotts said Lillard did not practice on Tuesday and was limited at practice […]