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Chauncey Billups On Lillard, Nurk, Upcoming Season

In his interview at Portland Trail Blazers’ media day, new head coach Chauncey Billups had a lot to say about his relationship with Damian Lillard, the growth of Jusuf Nurkic, and what can be expected from the 2021-22 squad. During the interview, Billups emphasized that he was about communication with players, as well as accountability, noting that he is not afraid to call players out by name during film sessions.
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Nurkic Looking Forward To Season

After last year’s first round playoff exit, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic expressed uncertainty about whether he would return for the 2021-2022 season. Today at Trail Blazers Media Day 2021, he expressed his excitement for new head coach Chauncey Billups and the season ahead. Nurkic said that he was...
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The best Portland Trail Blazers trades in recent memory

With the NBA season rapidly approaching and rumors of, a Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers trade scenario increasing, here are some recent memorable trades that were good for the Blazers, and quite likely they got the better end of them. 2021, Larry Nance Jr.:. The most recent trade Portland...
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5 storylines to watch from training camp: Blazer Focused podcast

The most interesting offseason in Portland’s recent history is coming to a close and the season itself is just around the corner. On this week’s episode of the Blazer Focused podcast, beat writer Aaron Fentress and podcasts editor Andrew Theen discuss some of the big storylines as training camp begins. Media day is Monday and preseason games start just afterwards.
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Three reasons Quinn Cook will earn the Trail Blazers’ final roster spot

The Portland Trail Blazers added another journeyman on Tuesday, signing Quinn Cook to a non-guaranteed contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Though the disclosure of Cook’s deal made it seem like he’s a shoo-in for Portland’s final roster, his contract is essentially no different from similar ones recently signed by fellow veterans Patrick Patterson, Marquese Chriss and Dennis Smith Jr., each of whom will enter training camp next week auditioning for a permanent job. Expect Cook’s initial role with the Blazers to be the same, particulars of reporting notwithstanding.
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The real reasons Jusuf Nurkic is poised to breakout under Chauncey Billups

Jusuf Nurkic, entering a crucial contract year that could double as Damian Lillard’s swan song with the Trail Blazers, isn’t feeling the pressure as 2021-22 fast approaches. The seven-year veteran has never looked forward to an NBA season more than he has this one, in fact, despite an immediate future in Portland that seemed uncertain as recently as June and a cloud of drama hanging over his team that won’t be lifting anytime soon.
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Ranking the top 50 NBA players of the 2021-2022 season: 50-41

For the second consecutive NBA season, we will be ranking the top 50 players heading into the regular season. Part of these rankings will be looking back to the season that was. However, most of the weight will be given to projecting the season ahead to determine what sort of impact they will have on their team and the league at large.
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Can Nurkic Reach a New Ceiling?

It’s a Mail Bag Monday on Jacked Ramsays and hosts Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague are back to focus on center Jusuf Nurkic. With training camp just days away, is it time to start getting hyped about the big fella’s outlook for the 2021-22 season?. The Athletic’s Jason Quick released...
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Can Blazers Center Jusuf Nurkic Reach a New Ceiling?

It’s a Mail Bag Monday on Jacked Ramsays and hosts Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague are back to focus on center Jusuf Nurkic. With training camp just days away, is it time to start getting hyped about the big fella’s outlook for the 2021-22 season?. The Athletic’s Jason Quick released...
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Despite Roster Moves, There Is Still Room For Improvement

After a dramatic offseason which saw a head coaching change and discontent from their franchise star, the Portland Trail Blazers head into the 2021-22 NBA season facing uncertain storylines. In his ongoing series in which he gives offseason grades and team goals for the upcoming season, The Athletic writer Zach Harper gave the Blazers’ offseason a C+ and listed the team’s end-of-season status as “Playoff Hopeful.”
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Nurkic excited about more ball movement, aggressive defense from Trail Blazers

Portland didn’t make the bold personnel moves Damian Lillard called for this offseason; the only significant change was letting coach Terry Stotts go and bringing in Chauncey Billups in his place. Whether that is enough will be decided over the course of the next season — Lillard is not pushing for a trade right now. He wants to be in Portland. But a re-evaluation will be coming.
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Trail Blazers Notes: Nurkic, Brown, Offseason Grade

Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is optimistic about his role on the team after the hiring of Chauncey Billups as head coach, writes Jason Quick of The Athletic. Billups mentioned Nurkic during his introductory press conference, telling reporters, “I want to get more out of Nurk this year. He’s a weapon that most teams don’t have.” The new coach talked about installing an inside-out offense that will take advantage of Nurkic’s low-post scoring abilities as well as the team’s shooting prowess.
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