Portland Trail Blazers

Dylan Guest - Mar 15, 2022

For much of the Damian Lillard era, the Portland Trail Blazers have essentially been playoff guarantees. This season, however, is different. Portland kept Lillard but hit the reset button. They traded a boatload of players including the likes of CJ McCollum, Norman Powell, and Robert Covington. Although Lillard remains on the roster, he’s out for the rest of the season. […]

James Piercey - Jan 16, 2022

The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of a profoundly disappointing season. They spent this summer fending off Damian Lillard trade rumors. While he remains on the roster, upheaval still consumes the organization. Longtime head coach Terry Stots was controversially replaced with Chauncey Billups. It’s hard to say that it’s worked out to date. […]

Mac Smith - Oct 20, 2021

This is the second half of my October 20 NBA predictions. The early games can be found here. The interesting late games include 76ers vs Pelicans, Kings vs Trail Blazers, and the ESPN game of Nuggets vs Suns. Both the Nuggets and the Suns are championship contenders, so it should be a good early season […]

Last Word Staff - Oct 18, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers’ All-pro point guard Damian Lillard is on the shortlist of MVP candidates going into the 2021-22 NBA season. Will the six-time All-Star be able to push Portland to a title run? Are the Trail Blazers 2021-22 Championship Contenders? MVP Darkhorse Lillard finished the 2020-21 campaign seventh in the NBA MVP race. […]

Isaac Doctor - Oct 12, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers made the playoffs for the eighth straight season. They were booted out in the first round again, this time by the Denver Nuggets. Will things be different this season?  Portland Trail Blazers 2021-22 Season Preview 2020-21 Season Recap Last season was rough for the Blazers. While Damian Lillard is the centerpiece […]

Ryan Moody - Sep 28, 2021

Ben Simmons, the 2017-2018 Rookie of the Year and three-time NBA All-Star reportedly is in the sights of the Portland Trailblazers. Simmons made it abundantly clear that he has no intentions of ever playing another game for the Sixers. Portland has shown interest in trading for Simmons throughout the early summer and as recent as […]

James Ennis is one of the best remaining free agents available in the NBA. With teams looking to fill their final roster spots, Ennis has been linked to several franchises in recent weeks. Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have moved on from Marc Gasol, rumors of Ennis signing with his hometown team have resurfaced. […]

Lawrence George - Sep 15, 2021

Over the past decade, the Northwest Division has been known as the most competitive division in the NBA. This season is set to be no different with the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, and Utah Jazz all set to compete against each other to assume the divisional crown. NBA 2021-22 Win/Loss […]

Cameron Cornell - Aug 27, 2021

After almost a month into free agency, Lauri Markkanen has finally found a new home. On Friday he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team sign and trade. The Cavaliers get Markkanen on a new four-year, 67 million dollar contract (16.75 mil per year). The Cavaliers also sent forward Larry Nance Jr. to […]

Cameron Cornell - Aug 22, 2021

The Portland Trailblazers beat the odds (5.3% chance) in the summer of 2007 when they were awarded the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. They would have their choice between two “future All-Star” prospects. Greg Oden, the center out of Ohio State, and Kevin Durant, the small forward out of Texas. The Trailblazers would […]

Norman Powell re-signed with the Portland Trail Blazers Friday. The two sides agreed to a 5-year contract worth $90 million, or $18 million per season. Re-signing Powell was a high priority for the Blazers this offseason. This contract locks him down through the 2026 season. Norman Powell Re-Signs With the Portland Trail Blazers Powell spent […]

Thomas J. Brown - Jul 22, 2021

Recently, reports have surfaced that Portland Trailblazers superstar, Damian Lillard, will request a trade upon returning home from the Olympics in Tokyo. While he told reporters that this is not true, stranger things have happened. Often times star players deny rumors of being disgruntled in their current situation only to confirm the reports months later. […]

Keith Watkins - Jun 29, 2021

Has Dame Time run its course in Portland? In the wake of Chris Haynes’s eye-opening report on the disgruntled superstar, let’s explore three possible trade destinations for Damian Lillard. Three Damian Lillard Trade Destinations Yahoo Sports NBA Insider, Chris Haynes, is known to have a close relationship with Damian Lillard. Which is why, late on […]

The NBA Coaching Carousel is in full swing for the 2021 NBA Off-Season

The NBA playoffs are in full swing and so is the NBA coaching carousel. As the Conference Finals come to a close, teams that have been eliminated are busy making moves to get back to the NBA’s promised land. The Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and Indiana Pacers have hired new head coaches to lead them […]

Dylan Guest - Jun 6, 2021

The Denver Nuggets emerged triumphant over the Portland Trail Blazers in their six-game series. Portland stole game one in Denver, the Nuggets followed up with two wins then won another two after their next loss. All in all, the series was packed with a punch of offense and stellar superstar play. Denver Nuggets vs Portland […]

Portland Trail Blazers
Dylan Guest - Jun 4, 2021

After another disappointing playoff outing, it’s clear that something needs to change for the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard is more than capable of being the best player on a championship team. His accompanying roster, however, is not suited for that journey. Two overtimes in Game Five versus the Denver Nuggets show this. In those overtimes, Lillard […]

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