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VIDEO: McCollum Grills Commissioner Silver On White House Visits, Gambling, Legalized Marijuana

When CJ McCollum and Adam Silver sat down for their first one-on-one interview back in 2013, McCollum had not yet been drafted by the Trail Blazers while Silver was still acting as understudy to...

Swanigan Makes NBA’s Rookie Ranking After Strong Summer League

Outside of Damian Lillard's run in Las Vegas in 2012, it's hard to think of another Trail Blazers rookie who had a better summer league than forward Caleb Swanigan, who Portland selected with the...

Despite Injury, Collins Says First Summer League Was ‘All Positive’

The Las Vegas Summer League did not go the way that Zach Collins would have preferred. Selected by the Kings with the 10th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft and later traded to...

Podcast: Rip City Report, Episode 108

With the Trail Blazers' historic run to the Las Vegas Summer League tournament finals over after losing 110-98 to the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night at Thomas & Mack Arena on the campus of...

Swanigan Joins Elite Company With Summer League Double-Doubles

With five double-doubles in seven games, Trail Blazers rookie forward Caleb Swanigan had more double-doubles than any other player in the Las Vegas Summer League, capping it off with 25 points, 12 rebounds and...

Portland’s Summer League Cinderella Run Ends With Loss To Lakers In Tournament Final

The Portland Trail Blazers, as the 16-seed in the Las Vegas Summer League tournament, had a daunting road to the final versus the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night at the Thomas & Mack Center...

Caleb Swanigan Named to All-NBA Summer League First Team

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 17, 2017) – Caleb Swanigan of the Portland Trail Blazers was named to the All-NBA Summer League First Team, it was announced today. Swanigan, the 26th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, averaged 14.9 points (43.6% FG,...

Trail Blazers Set Out To Beat L.A. In Summer League Tournament Final

After starting their stay in Las Vegas well over a week ago, the Portland Trail Blazers finish up summer league Monday night by facing the Los Angeles Lakers in the tournament finals at Thomas...

Blazers Rally From 19 Down To Advance To Summer League Tournament Finals

When staying in Las Vegas, you never walk away from the table when you’re on a heater. That same adage could be applied to the Portland Trail Blazers run during tournament play of the...

Wojnarowski: Blazers Interested in Trading For Carmelo Anthony

For the past week or so, there have been reports that the Knicks and Rockets have been engaged in trades talks with the goal of moving forward Carmelo Anthony to Houston. At least one...

Layman’s Second Half Lifts Blazers Past Spurs And Into Summer League Semifinal

The Portland Trail Blazers got a little payback while extending their stay in Las Vegas by defeating the San Antonio Spurs 94-87 in the quarterfinals of the Summer League tournament Saturday afternoon at Thomas...

SI: Swanigan ‘Turning Heads’ At Summer League

The Portland Trail Blazers advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League tournament by beating the No. 1 seeded Toronto Raptors 91-85 Thursday night at COX Pavilion on the campus of...

Lillard, McCollum Named Most Underrated By NBA Peers

Alex Kennedy over at Hoopshype recently asked a number of NBA players, both working and retired, who they thought qualify as the most underrated players in the league. The opinions range from relatively unknown...

Blazers Bench Comes Up Big In Summer League Upset Over Raptors

The Portland Trail Blazers ensured their stay in Las Vegas would extend for at least a few more days by upsetting the No. 1 seeded Toronto Raptors 91-85 in the second round of the...

ESPN’s Pelton on Swanigan: ‘He’s More of That Traditional, Bruising Power Forward’

Perhaps the brightest spot of the Trail Blazers' play in the Las Vegas Summer League has been the performances of No. 26 overall pick Caleb Swanigan. The 6-9, 250 lb. forward out of Purdue...

Trail Blazers Advance In Summer League Tournament Behind Layman, Swanigan

LAS VEGAS -- After two straight losses, the Portland Trail Blazers started tournament play at the Las Vegas Summer League the same way they started the preliminary round: by overcoming a slow start while...

Connaughton (Hamstring), Collins (Quad) Hope To Return For Summer League Tournament

LAS VEGAS -- After making it through the first two games of their Las Vegas Summer League schedule relatively unscathed, the Portland Trail Blazers suffered two injuries during Tuesday afternoon’s loss to the San...

Another Swanigan Double-Double Not Enough To Overcome Slow Start, Injuries Versus Spurs

LAS VEGAS -- The Portland Trail Blazers finished preliminary play at the Las Vegas Summer League with a 99-85 wire-to-wire loss to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday afternoon at COX Pavilion on the campus...

Trail Blazers Foundation Announces Live, Learn and Play Grants Nonprofit Organizations Benefitting Youth

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 10, 2017) – In the largest single distribution of grant dollars since its conception, the Trail Blazers Foundationhas awarded more than $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations supporting underserved youth in Oregon and...

Slow Start Ends With Loss To Celtics In Second Summer League Outing

LAS VEGAS -- The Portland Trail Blazers focused primarily on defense during their practices prior to summer league. There's only so much a team can learn in four days, so rather than try to...

VIDEO: Olshey Talks Collins, Swanigan On ESPN

During the second quarter of Portland's 72-63 win versus the Utah Jazz at the Las Vegas Summer League, president of basketball operations Neil Olshey joined Mike Breen and Seth Greenberg on ESPNU’s broadcast to...

Swanigan On Fan Favorite Fast Track With Summer League Double-Double Debut

LAS VEGAS -- Talking to Trail Blazers rookie forward Caleb Swanigan after Portland’s 72-63 victory versus the Utah Jazz in their first game at the Las Vegas Summer League, one didn’t get the sense...

Swanigan, Layman Lead The Way In Summer League Debut Victory Versus Jazz

LAS VEGAS -- The Portland Trail Blazers, unlike their opponent Saturday afternoon, did not have the luxury of playing in previous summer league games prior to their debut in Las Vegas. But in the...

Summer League Gets Underway Saturday Versus Jazz

After four days of practice, the Portland Trail Blazers begin their Las Vegas Summer League odyssey by facing the Utah Jazz Saturday afternoon at COX Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. Tipoff is scheduled...

Collins Set for Vegas Homecoming at Summer League

There's a certain type of feeling for an NBA rookie when he gets his first chance to go back to his roots and play for in front of a hometown audience. Unusually for Trail...

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