Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers: The Rise, Fall, (and Rise?) of Gary Trent Jr.

Gary Trent Jr. has become one of the feel-good stories of the Portland Trail Blazers season. But he had to overcome quite a bit to get to this point. Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr. has been a star for majority of his young career. With myself growing up in Minnesota, I was able […] Portland...

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Blazer’s Edge NBA Draft Big Board: The Murky Top Tier

Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Steve Dewald delivers the first 20 prospects on his 2020 NBA Draft Big Board. The date for the eventual arrival of 2020 NBA Draft might be up in the air, but our preparation at Blazer’s Edge is pressing forward. The Trail Blazers, as the standing currently sit,...

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Blazers Top 100: The Big Scoring Power Forward at #10

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images A look at the 100 players and personnel who have influenced the Trail Blazers’ 50-year history. The Trail Blazers’ 50-year anniversary season is temporarily on pause as the NBA goes on hiatus to slow the spread of COVID-19. During that break, Blazer’s Edge...

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WHAT About the Playoffs: Part 3

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images In the final installment of the WHAT Podcast 2020 Championship Bracket, we determine a winner for the season and fantasize about a Damian Lillard vs LeBron James playoff series. Finally! Tara and Cassidy join Sasha Ashall and Jannelle Moore to declare...

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Portland Trail Blazers: What do Drexler, Roy and Lillard have in common?

Portland Trail Blazers legends Clyde Drexler, Brandon Roy and Damian Lillard shared more than the same team, a talent for scoring and vicious dunking ability. On May 21, sports network ESPN finished its list of all-time starting lineups for every NBA team.  For the Portland Trail Blazers, NBA writers...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Lillard is better than Westbrook, and it’s not close

Damian Lillard versus Russell Westbrook will be argued about until the end of time. But for now, the Portland Trail Blazers guard is a long way ahead Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. The quiet long-range shooter and the brash rim punisher. This rivalry only became a thing over the last two seasons,...

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NBA Confirms Conversations with Disney About July Season Start

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The league reveals “exploratory” talks to resume the season in July at a single site. The NBA had confirmed that the league and the NBA Player’s Association are in “exploratory conversations” with the Walt Disney Company regarding resuming the 2019-20 season interrupted...

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GM Survey Points to Potential NBA Restart Avenues

Photo by Carlos Garcia Granthon/Fotoholica Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania revealed that the NBA has asked organizations to fill out a survey featuring several return-to-play options. Clear signs that the NBA is headed toward a return to action continued...

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Trevor Ariza Should Be a Keeper for the Blazers

Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images Portland might have to pick and choose between their own free agents this summer, but there’s one they should consider keeping. The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in a precarious position this offseason. Along with all the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus...

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Portland Trail Blazers: 3 reasons trading CJ McCollum has never made sense

Since reaching stardom, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been subject to media-driven trade rumors. Here’s why that has never made much sense. In some form or another, this isolation has planted the seed for growth in every one of us. For many it came through knowledge and expertise,...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard reacts to death of Jerry Sloan

Coaching legend Jerry Sloan’s death impacts Blazers’ star Damian Lillard, who played college basketball just miles away from Salt Lake City at Weber State. Today, former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, 78, died due to complications with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia according...

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Lowe: Lillard is an MVP Candidate, Strikes Fear in Opponents

Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images The ESPN columnist spends a few words in praise of Portland’s point guard. Zach Lowe chimed in this morning with a truncated version of his “Ten Things I Like (and Don’t Like) about the NBA” column and it featured Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard prominently....

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NBA Hall-of-Fame Coach Jerry Sloan Passes Away at 78

Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images Sad news for Utah fans and NBA admirers from the 1990’s and 2000’s. Former Utah Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan, a member of the NBA Hall-of-Fame, has passed away at the age of 78. He led the Jazz for 23 seasons, compiling a .623 winning percentage with...

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Thoughts on the NBA Resuming the 2019-20 Season

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports There might be ways to make the conclusion of the year safer. This probably isn’t it. The NBA is reportedly making serious strides towards resuming the 2019-20 regular season and heading into the playoffs this summer. They’re signaling the sports world that they’re...

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Trail Blazers: Gary Trent Jr wants to be Defensive Player of the year

Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Trent Jr appeared on the Blazers Edge podcast recently and discussed how he would like to win Defensive Player of the Year We all know how great of a defender Gary Trent Jr. is, in just his second year in the league the Portland Trail Blazers guard went from out […] Trail...

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The Portland Trail Blazers should attempt to re-sign everyone

The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in yet another off-season that poses a lot of difficult free agency questions. As the Portland Trail Blazers look to make some difficult free agency decisions this summer, it could be time to see some new fan favourites walk. In a previous article we discussed...

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Portland Trail Blazers: 3 realistic targets in free agency

There are plenty of intriguing NBA players that will hit free agency this offseason. Here are three that the Portland Trail Blazers should target. The Portland Trail Blazers regressed markedly in 2019 after reaching the Western Conference Finals last season. Before live sports went dark as the coronavirus...

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Who’s Your Favorite Blazers Underdog Ever?

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images For SB Nation’s theme week, we ask for your favorite Blazers underdog. SB Nation’s theme for this week is underdogs. The Portland Trail Blazers have had their fair share of lovable underdogs throughout the franchise’s history. Jerome Kersey, for example,...

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Blazers Top 100: The Consummate Coach at #11

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images A look at the 100 players and personnel who have influenced the Trail Blazers’ 50-year history. The Trail Blazers’ 50-year anniversary season is temporarily on pause as the NBA goes on hiatus to slow the spread of COVID-19. During that break, Blazer’s...

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Reports: Practices Could Restart In June With Games In July At Centralized Location

A number of states, including Oregon, have started to "re-open" after spending the better part of the last two months under stay-at-home

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