With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next stepnba.com Updated Oct 21 (3 days ago)Not a whole lot has changed for the Portland Trail Blazers.Upvote Share Tweet
Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coachdeadspin.com Oct 19 (5 days ago)Former Trail Blazers pick Nolan Smith was pissed when he was subbed out of Galatasaray Liv Hospital's game against Banvit. He threw a towel in the direction of head coach Ergin Ataman, and Ataman immediately confronted him.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Damian Lillard Previews Signature Shoe After #4BarFriday Rapdimemag.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)When adidas invited us out to Las Vegas to unveil their newest creations, the Crazylight Boost and D Rose 5 Boost, Blazers all-star Damian Lillard was part of the unveiling after signing close to a $100 million extension to stay in three stripes. With t…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 17 (7 days ago)Last season went about as well as the Portland Trail Blazers organization and fans could have hoped. The team immediately outperformed preseason expectations with a 17-3 (and then 31-9) start to put itself in excellent position to grab a postseason bert…Upvote Share Tweet
LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m Definitely Going To Shoot More Threes”dimemag.com Oct 14Prolific scorers that do their vast majority of damage from LaMarcus Aldridge are few and far between in the modern NBA. And considering the league’s collective understanding of which shot attempts carry the most value has finally reached its zenith, th…Upvote Share Tweet
Wesley Matthews: “I Think I’m The Best Two-Way Two-Guard In The NBA”dimemag.com Oct 14Yesterday we gave you our list of the top 20 shooting guards in the NBA today. Blazers off-guard Wesley Matthews came in at No. 16, but we know Matthews thinks he should be higher after telling The Columbian’s Erik Gunderson he was the “best two-way, tw…Upvote Share Tweet
For Trail Blazers to take next step, defense must improvenba.com Oct 14The Trail Blazers stunned the league out of the gates last season, then endured some slippage and some injuries to win 54 games, 21 more than the previous season for the biggest single-season turnaround in franchise history.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Damian Lillard Deliver The Pre-Game Proposal Pass Of The Nightdimemag.com Oct 13Damian Lillard didn’t play in last night’s exhibition game between the Blazers and Clippers. That didn’t stop him from passing for the assist of the night, though. Here’s Dame unveiling the engagement ring for his friend’s shocked, soon-to-be fiancé. Yo…Upvote Share Tweet
Will Damian Lillard Reach Elite Status This Season?dimemag.com Oct 11The sophomore slump is a rite of passage for most second-year players. It’s mostly precipitated by fatigue, as the slog of an 82-game season inevitably begins to take its toll. It often manifests itself in shooting droughts and/or nagging injuries. On t…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Oct 10Before the Utah Jazz’s Gordon Hayward posterized Joel Freeland for the dunk of the preseason in his team’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers last night, teammate Alec Burks made a strong submission of his own. And while Burks’ slam isn’t quite on …Upvote Share Tweet
Gordon Hayward hammers two-hand poster dunk on Joel Freeland as Jazz beat Blazers in preseason (Video)yahoo.com Oct 10I'm a fan of Lang Whitaker's #MUSCLEWATCH feature, so I already knew that Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward celebrated his four-year maximum contract extension by getting extra swole: Gordon Hayward said he's able to "bully" guys around more n…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Oct 9The Chris Kaman web television show you’ve been waiting for is finally almost here. Wait, what? Nobody was waiting for that? Well, “Exploring Kaman” debuts on October 17 anyway, and looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen involving an NBA player. This tra…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 8Daryl Morey does not plan to improve steadily. When the Houston Rockets entered this offseason, fresh off 54 wins and a very tight but ultimately disappointing first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, they planned to build a conference fav…Upvote Share Tweet
Kevin Garnett’s Amusing Update On Rasheed Wallacedimemag.com Oct 6For a certain generation of basketball fan, Rasheed Wallace is everything you’ve ever wanted in an NBA player. The former Pistons, Blazers and — on the downside of his career — Celtics and Knicks forward was eminently quotable and probably the most uniq…Upvote Share Tweet
LaMarcus Aldridge Is “All In” With Trailblazers This Season and Beyonddimemag.com Oct 3It’s hard to imagine that it was just over a year ago that there were rumors floating around that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge had demanded a trade, but that’s exactly the scenario the Portland Trailblazers were facing after a disastrous end to th…Upvote Share Tweet
Damian Lillard Is Feeling Benefits Of Summer Diet, Toodimemag.com Oct 2The offseason diets and weight loss of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have made the most headlines, but they aren’t the only All-Stars that cut back this summer to take a step forward this season. The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard also change…Upvote Share Tweet
Lovable Weirdos Chris Kaman and Robin Lopez Are Right At Home in Portlandiadimemag.com Oct 1Robin Lopez, or “ROLO” as he’s affectionately called these days, became a fan favorite here in Portland almost overnight. Rip City loves its weirdos, and ROLO fits right in here with his unwieldy hair, his nerdist tendencies (comic books, video games, D…Upvote Share Tweet“Hungry.” That’s the word Damian Lillard used to describe his mentality toward the coming season as the Portland Trailblazers opened training camp Monday at the Moda Center. Since bursting onto the scene two years ago, the intrepid point guard has quick…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: The Raja Bell-Kobe Bryant Rivalrydimemag.com Sep 19When you think about Kobe Bryant‘s greatest individual rivals, the list is pretty short. Ruben Patterson called himself “The Kobe Stopper,” but the Blazers never defeated the Lakers in the playoffs. Tracy McGrady might have been a rival in terms of tale…Upvote Share Tweet
Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramasdimemag.com Sep 17The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Here are some miscellaneous notables this time around: Good Wall Hunt…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Rasheed Wallace Ejected For Shouting “Ball Don’t Lie”dimemag.com Sep 17Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today. When you think about ‘Sheed, the first thing you probably think about are the technicals and ejections, which were a running theme throughout his career. You also remember his famous sayings, including “ball don’t lie” an…Upvote Share Tweet
Danny Ferry's recent remarks have allowed us to look back at an alleged 2002 racial incidentyahoo.com Sep 11It’s a rumor at worst and a distressing anecdote at best. Chatter started to swirl on Twitter on Wednesday about an alleged in-game remark former San Antonio Spurs forward Danny Ferry said to Portland Trail Blazers swingman Bonzi Wells in 2002, and by t…Upvote Share TweetIt’s a rumor at worst and a distressing anecdote at best. Chatter started to swirl on Twitter on Wednesday about an alleged in-game remark former San Antonio Spurs forward Danny Ferry said to Portland Trail Blazers swingman Bonzi Wells in 2002, and by t…Upvote Share Tweet
Robin Lopez: “I Would Play For The Philippines”dimemag.com Sep 11Robin Lopez spent three days this week in the Philippines at a basketball training camp. The country appears to have left a very strong impression on Lopez, as he has declared his interest in joining the national team as a naturalized citizen. Via Karlo…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: Damon Stoudamire Beats Jordan And The Bulls, Wins ROYdimemag.com Sep 4Damon Stoudamire turned 41 yesterday. Because he’s officially in his 40′s, we take a look back at his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he won Rookie of the Year and led the expansion team to a victory over Michael Jordan and a Chicago Bu…Upvote Share Tweet
Rookie Randle Lifts Lakers Past BlazersOct 22Julius Randle scored a team-high 17 points in the Lakers' 94-86 win over the Blazers.
Lillard, Aldridge SportsCenter ConversationOct 15Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Damian Lillard discuss their connection, expectations for the upcoming season, and what they learned from last year's playoff run.
Blazers Season PreviewOct 8Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge discuss Portland's playoff run and look ahead to this season
Clippers' New Owner Is Richest In American Team SportsSep 29ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the heavy presence of sports owners on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans.
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.