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China controversy may soon affect the Portland Trail Blazers

The NBA’s tricky relationship with China may have residual effects that make a big impact on the Portland Trail Blazers in the very near future. Although the Hong Kong riots have been raging for over half a year now, they have just recently begun to make a difference across the Pacific over in...

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NBA Tip-Off Must-Haves: Portland Trail Blazers

The NBA season is just around the corner. That means there’s no better time to gear up for the 2019-20 season. You know what to do, Portland Trail Blazers fans. Before you know it, the Portland Trail Blazers will be playing meaningful basketball games. But before they hit the hardwood, you need...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Bazemore is a great addition

When the Portland Trail Blazers traded Evan Turner for Kent Bazemore, they added a player that is a great fit on this roster. How can he help this team in 2019? The Portland Trail Blazers sadly said goodbye to Evan Turner after three years of great service. By trading him to the Atlanta Hawks they […] Portland...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Player grades from blowout loss to Phoenix

The Portland Trail Blazers dropped another preseason contest to the Phoenix Suns, 134-118. Here are player grades from last night’s game. Last night the Portland Trail Blazers tied their shoes and prepared for a track race, but accidentally showed up to compete in the long-range archery event instead....

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What Weaknesses Must the Blazers Address?

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report says the Blazers need to force turnovers. A potential weakness faced by the Portland Trail Blazers in the upcoming season is their ability to force turnovers, suggests Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report. Hughes recognizes that...

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Blazers Did Not Improve From Three in Off-Season

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images Zach Harper of the Athletic addresses what Portland gained and lost at the three-point line in free agency. As a team, the Portland Trail Blazers rely heavily on outside shooting as a feature of the offense. Zach Harper of the Athletic digs into whether...

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Will this be the Year the Blazers Score on the Break?

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Portland has scored minimally in transition during the Terry Stotts era. Could new athletes and a new defense produce more easy buckets? Today we continue our series on questions facing the Portland Trail Blazers as they enter the 2019-20 regular season. We know guards...

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Three-Point Defense, Turnovers Undo Blazers Against Suns

PORTLAND -- One of the purposes of preseason games is to figure out what areas you need to work on before the start of t

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Blazers’ Defense Suffers Preseason Jitters, Suns Cruise to Win

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports The Suns connected on 24 three-pointers in a 134-118 victory over the Trail Blazers. The Portland Trail Blazers continued to shake off the cobwebs in a 134-118 loss to a Phoenix Suns team missing Devin Booker, Ricky Rubio and DeAndre Ayton. CJ McCollum led the team in...

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Recap: Suns bomb Blazers, 134-118

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Without their three top starters, the Suns blasted the Blazers from long range The Phoenix Suns rebounded after a tough 105-88 loss to the Kings with a 134-118 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The team played with precision and aggressiveness and it led to the Suns’...

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Preseason Final: Suns 134, Blazers 118

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images The rebuilt Blazers looked like a serious work-in-progress during a lackluster preseason loss to Phoenix. The Suns held out DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker and Ricky Rubio. The Blazers were without Rodney Hood and Nassir Little. Portland increased the minutes...

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Preview/Thread: Phoenix Suns stay in the Northwest to face off against the Trailblazers

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports What: Phoenix Suns at Portland Trail Blazers (Preseason) When: Saturday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. AZ Time Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon. Radio: 98.7 FM Watch: NBA TV Lineups During their second preseason game Thursday, Mikal Bridges, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Aron Baynes...

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Could the Portland Trail Blazers be getting their own G League team soon?

The Trail Blazers and Nuggets are the only NBA franchises without a G League affiliate. Could Portland finally be getting a G League team of their own soon? Here is what we know so far.  The craziest NBA offseason in recent memory has finally come to a close. Now, the clock is ticking towards the...

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Pre-Game: Portland Trail Blazers take on the Phoenix Suns

The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take on the Phoenix Suns in their third preseason bout, here’s how to tune into the action. Following their 36-point blowout victory over Maccabi Haifa on Thursday, the Portland Trail Blazers will try to carry the positive momentum into tonight’s preseason...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Can Zach Collins unlock his offense?

The Portland Trail Blazers need front-court offense. With Jusuf Nurkic still sidelined, can Zach Collins step up and fill the role? The Portland Trail Blazers are fresh off the back of their first Western Conference Finals appearance since the year 2000.  For years, Portland’s trademark has...

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Lowe: ‘Blazers are the Quality Control Dividing Line’

Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images ESPN’s Zach Lowe explains that the Trail Blazers are gatekeepers to the top teams to watch in his annual League Pass Rankings. The Trail Blazers are determined to claim a spot alongside the NBA’s elite teams and they have all the ingredients to make that pursuit an...

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Offseason Moves Pose Pitfalls in Latest Rankings

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Sports Illustrated’s Michael Shapiro places the Trail Blazers right outside of the top ten in his latest power rankings. Outside of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, the Trail Blazers re-shaped their roster over the summer in hopes of producing another deep...

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Do the Blazers Have a Starting Forward?

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Portland revamped their roster this summer, but they still don’t have clear-cut answers at the three and four spots. Today we continue our series on questions facing the Portland Trail Blazers as they enter the 2019-20 regular season. We know guards Damian Lillard and...

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Portland Trail Blazers: Can Hassan Whiteside return to his best

When the Portland Trail Blazers traded for Hassan Whiteside they were hoping he could return to top form. What makes him such an intriguing addition? Five years prior to being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, Hassan Whiteside had a brief stint as the best rim protector in basketball. After bouncing...

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Portland's New Additions All Agree: The Weather Ain't That Bad

There's an argument to be made that, of all the obstacles the Portland Trail Blazers have endured over nearly a half century of existance

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