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Lillard In Top 10 Of NBA2K20 Rankings

On Monday, the folks at 2K released the first round of rankings for the upcoming game, NBA 2K20. The entire rankings will be released at a date closer to release in September, but the...

Lillard On Role In Upcoming Space Jam 2 Movie: ‘It’s Not A Cameo’

As is usually the case, it’s been a busy offseason for Damian Lillard. He spent some time vacationing in Mexico, signed a super max contract extension in Las Vegas, recorded his third full-length album...

Simons Named Second Team As Trail Blazers Start To Move Past Summer League

The Portland Trail Blazers’ defense of their 2018 Las Vegas Summer League tournament championship didn’t go the way they had hoped, but they’re still returning home with a little bit of hardware. Despite appearing in...

Trail Blazers Radio Play-By-Play Broadcast Brian Wheeler Will Not Return For the 2019-20 NBA...

PORTLAND, OR (July 12, 2019) -- Brian Wheeler, the long-time voice of the Portland Trail Blazers, will not return as the team's radio play-by-play broadcaster next season, it was announced today by Trail Blazers President...

Trail Blazers Fall To 1-3 In Las Vegas With Loss To Thunder

LAS VEGAS -- The Portland Trail Blazers, shorthanded due to injury, finished up preliminary round play at the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League with a 92-87 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday at...

PODCAST » Rip City Report, 2019 Offseason Trade And Free Agency Edition

Greetings from Las Vegas! After a few weeks, your humble podcast crew of Joe Freeman, fresh off of a Hawaiian vacation, and I, Casey Holdahl, finally had a chance to get together to discuss,...

Simons Puts On A Show Before Suffering Injury, Loss To Jazz

LAS VEGAS -- Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons gave fans plenty to be excited about in the first 39 minutes of Portland's contest versus the Utah Jazz Tuesday afternoon at the Las Vegas Summer League. But...

By Re-Signing With The Trail Blazers, Hood Prioritizes Happiness

LAS VEGAS -- After Rodney Hood's performance in the 2019 postseason, particularly versus the Denver Nuggets, it was reasonable to assume that the 6-8 guard/forward had done enough to price himself out of Portland. With...

Trail Blazers Complete Trade With Minnesota Timberwolves

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 8, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired the rights to forward/center Bojan Dubljevic in a sign-and-trade agreement that sends Jake Layman to Minnesota, it was announced today by president...

After A Challenged By The Coaching Staff, Trent Jr. And Simons Respond Versus Rockets

LAS VEGAS -- After the Trail Blazers suffered a blowout loss to the Pistons in their first game of the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League, the coaching staff challenged a number of players, most notable...

In An Era Marked By Movement, Lillard Insists On Staying

LAS VEGAS -- It was 2012 when a 21-year-old named Damian Lillard out of a little-known Weber State introduced himself to Trail Blazers fans with a number of impressive performances that would ultimately result in...

Portland’s 2019 Summer League Starts With Loss To Detroit

LAS VEGAS -- After going undefeated on their way to winning last year’s Las Vegas Summer League tournament, the Portland Trail Blazers started their 2019 campaign in the desert with a 93-73 loss to the...

Trail Blazers Acquire Hassan Whiteside from Miami in Multi-Team Deal

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 6, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired center Hassan Whiteside from the Miami Heat in a four-team deal that will send forward Maurice Harkless to the LA Clippers and...

Trail Blazers Sign All-Star Guard Damian Lillard To Multi-Year Contract Extension

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 6, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Damian Lillard to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. The four-year extension keeps...

Trail Blazers Re-Sign Guard/Forward Rodney Hood

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 6, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed guard/forward Rodney Hood, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. “Rodney became an impact player for us as soon...

Summer League Starts Saturday Afternoon Versus Pistons

LAS VEGAS -- The 2019 Summer League edition of the Portland Trail Blazers begin their slate of games in Las Vegas with a tilt versus the Detroit Pistons Saturday afternoon at Thomas & Mack arena...

Blazers Continue To Reshape Roster By Signing Hezonja, Tolliver

There's not much official business that NBA teams can finalize during the yearly July moratorium. Anyone who has paid attention to NBA free agency over the last decade knows that teams and players "unofficially"...

Trail Blazers Sign Forward Anthony Tolliver

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 3, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent forward Anthony Tolliver, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Tolliver, 34, spent the 2018-19 season with...

Trail Blazers Sign Forward Mario Hezonja

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 3, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent forward Mario Hezonja, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Hezonja (heh-ZONE-yuh), 24, holds career averages of...

Quest To Repeat As Summer League Champs Begins Tuesday In Tualatin

While potential trades and free agent signings were conceivably being considered in the office section of the Trail Blazes’ practice facility in Tualatin, out on the two courts, the team held their first practice...

Trail Blazers Announce 2019 NBA Summer League Roster

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 1, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers today announced their roster for the 2019 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, highlighted by second-year guards Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr., forward...

Trail Blazers Sign Jaylen Hoard to Two-Way Contract

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 1, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Jaylen Hoard to a two-way contract, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey. Hoard, 20, went undrafted out...

Trail Blazers Sign Nassir Little

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 1, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed rookie forward Nassir Little, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.   The 25th overall pick in this year’s NBA...

Trail Blazers Finalize Coaching Staff for 2019-20 Season

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 1, 2019) – The Portland Trail Blazers have finalized their coaching staff for the 2019-20 season by promoting Nate Tibbetts to associate head coach, moving Jim Moran to the front of...

In Trading For Bazemore, Blazers Acquire Athleticism And Options

The Portland Trail Blazers recently had success acquiring a player years after they had previously expressed interested, signing center Enes Kanter, who they tendered a restricted free agent offer sheet to in 2015, after...

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