Portland Trail Blazers

The Bench Can Be an Asset for the Portland Trail Blazers Once Again

A big game from the bench carried the Trail Blazers to a potential season-changing win against the Raptors on Friday, showing how special it can be. The bench was a major reason the Trail Blazers were off to a blistering 10-3 start and sat atop the Western Conference standings as late as November 21...

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Should the Portland Trail Blazers Trade for Jabari Parker?

Jabari Parker is reportedly on the trade block. Is he the piece that the Portland Trail Blazers have been looking for? Jabari Parker has had an interesting journey in the NBA, thus far. He entered the league with sky-high expectations. In fact, Bleacher Report compared him to Carmelo Anthony and Paul...

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3 hours ago, Rip City Project, Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers: Bench Steps Up Big in Statement Win Over Raptors

Led by the strong play of their bench, the Portland Trail Blazers picked up an impressive win against one of the best rosters in basketball. The Portland Trail Blazers have gone as the team’s bench has gone so far in the 2018-19 season. At one point during the team’s 10-3 start, the bench...

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6 hours ago, Rip City Project, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors: Grades from shootout loss to Portland Trailblazers

After two impressive victories against the class of the Western Conference, the Toronto Raptors suffered a tough loss to the Portland Trailblazers. How did the players fare individually? Here are our grades. The Toronto Raptors were riding high after impressive wins against the Golden State Warriors...

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9 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers’ Game-Day Posters Are Often First Shot Against Opponents

Sometimes playful, sometimes poignant, the posters drawn by local artists take aim at opponents and play up Portland’s aesthetic.

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9 hours ago, The New York Times, Portland Trail Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic Trade Proved Pivotal for Nuggets, Trail Blazers

The Athletic takes an inside look at the trade that brought Portland their starting center and confirmed Denver in theirs. Before the February, 2017 trade that brought center Jusuf Nurkic to the Portland Trail Blazers, he was paired with Nikola Jokic in a big-man lineup long on height, short on experience...

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10 hours ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets

NY Times Profiles Trail Blazers Game Day Posters

The Blazers’ foray into game-night art is going swimmingly. Over the last two seasons the Portland Trail Blazers have commissioned Game Night Posters, producing a limited run of prints for each home game. Local artists get a chance to showcase their work, while the Blazers get an exclusive collectible...

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10 hours ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers

Toronto Raptors: 3 takeaways from loss against Blazers, including JV’s absence

The Toronto Raptors faced off against a hungry Portland Trailblazers team, looking to prove themselves as the Western Conference’s elite last night. The Toronto Raptors are in the midst of a tough four-game Western Conference road trip. While Western conference teams are no pushovers (arguably...

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11 hours ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers

Five thoughts on last night: Trailblazers 128, Raptors 122

It seemed unlikely the Raptors would remain undefeated on the road against the West, and down two key players, found themselves on the losing end of a high-scoring affair in Portland. The absences of Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas were keenly felt last night, as the Toronto Raptors looked shaky on...

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13 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers

Blazers Guard Nik Stauskas Learning to Operate Within a Role

It’s taken a few stops, but Stauskas is getting comfortable in the system and in his own skin. Portland Trail Blazers guard Nik Stauskas is averaging 7 points in 17 minutes per game this season, shooting 42% from the field and 36% from the three-point arc. Those numbers are a far cry from what might...

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14 hours ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers

Marks: Watch Blazers Draft Picks at Trade Deadline

The ESPN analyst suggests Portland’s picks might be in play. The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline hits on February 7th, and ESPN analyst Bobby Marks suggests that the Portland Trail Blazers might be willing to put future draft picks in play this season to strengthen their lineup. In an article running down the...

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14 hours ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers

Former Blazers Forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim Named G-League President

The star from the 2000’s will oversee business and basketball operations for the developmental league. Shareef Abdur-Rahim—former star forward for the Trail Blazers, Hawks, and Grizzlies—has been named the new G-League President. Abdur-Rahim will take over the developmental league from current president...

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14 hours ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers Should Stay Far Away from Jabari Parker

Bad shooting and worse defense? Not what Portland needs. Even if the Chicago Bulls are willing to trade him, the Portland Trail Blazers should go nowhere near the tire fire that is Jabari Parker. If you’ve followed me for any period of time you’d know that I’ve been a proponent of breaking up the Blazer’s...

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14 hours ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers

Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

Lillard scores 24, Blazers hold off NBA-best Raptors 128-122

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18 hours ago, FOX Sports, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers

Kyle Lowry Won't Play vs. Trail Blazers After Thigh Injury Diagnosed as Bruise

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will miss Friday night's showdown against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center because of a thigh bruise, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski ...

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22 hours ago, Bleacher Report, Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers: Once a source of pride, the bench has become an Achilles’ heel

The Portland Trail Blazers second-unit used to be what made this team strong. Now, it appears to be one of their greatest weaknesses. When the Portland Trail Blazers were 10-3 and life was good, one of the biggest stories was their revamped bench. Where a team like the Toronto Raptors, who had experienced...

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1 day ago, Rip City Project, Portland Trail Blazers

Bench Revival Guides Blazers Past Lowry-Less Raptors

Portland snapped a two-game losing skid to capture a 128-122 victory over Toronto. The Trail Blazers snapped a two-game losing streak with a much-needed 128-122 victory over the Raptors. Portland’s bench recovered from a stretch of subpar performances to produce 58 points on Friday. Without Kyle Lowry,...

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1 day ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors

Recap: Bench Leads Blazers To Win Over Raptors, 128-122

The Blazers’ bench came to life in a fun, wild victory over Toronto. A wild one in Portland Friday night, as the Blazers led most of the night until a late Raptors rally put everything in doubt. But buoyed by a key late steal by Damian Lillard, Portland held on to grab a win against one of the NBA’s...

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1 day ago, Blazer's Edge, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors

Three Wing Players For the Portland Trail Blazers To Target In Trade Talks

On December 15th, players who signed contracts this off-season will be eligible to be traded, and the trade market will heat up. Who can the Portland Trail Blazers acquire that will elevate their team? The Portland Trail Blazers have struggled recently. They have a star in Damian Lillard and great team...

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1 day ago, Rip City Project, Portland Trail Blazers

Toronto Raptors: Without JV, 3 keys to beating Blazers are different

The Toronto Raptors try to stretch their west coast winning streak to 3 with a stop in Portland. The Trail Blazers will be tough, particularly if Toronto is short-staffed. The Toronto Raptors need to learn how to continue their winning ways without center Jonas Valanciunas. The hard-working and well-liked...

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1 day ago, Raptors Rapture, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers

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