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3 Trade Targets For Portland Trail Blazers Entering Training Camp

While they did make some additions to their roster this offseason, the Portland Trail Blazers were definitely one of the biggest losers of the 2021 NBA offseason because of the rumors surrounding Damian Lillard. As of right now, Dame is committed to staying in Portland and trying to win with...
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Boston Celtics: CJ McCollum traded to Cs in B/R’s latest piece

When it comes to offseason shakeups and maneuverings, the Boston Celtics have proven to be one of the most active organizations in the entire league. From the resignation of Danny Ainge as President of Basketball Operations early on to the most recent key transaction that landed the Cs this year’s biggest free agency steal in Dennis Schroder, Boston has been unbelievably busy and, though we may be just over a month away from tip-off to 2021-22, there is still plenty of time to see some more entertaining moves be made.
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The NBA and Nike Drop a New Blazer Mid "Trail Blazers"

In line with the celebration of its 75th Anniversary, the NBA organization continues to honor its treasured franchises such as the Portland Trail Blazers with the debut of the. Blazer Mid that takes on the classic black, white and red colorway. The inception of both the team and sneaker silhouette coincide in the same decade during the 70s which makes the perfect amalgamation to commemorate the Diamond Anniversary.
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Four Blazers Crack First Half of SI’s Top 100 Players for 2021-22

Earlier today, Sports Illustrated released their ninth annual “Top 100 NBA Players” list, starting with players ranked No. 100 to 51. The Portland Trail Blazers made frequent appearances in the rankings, with four different players. Jusuf Nurkić, Norman Powell, Robert Covington, and Larry Nance Jr. all made the cut for today’s portion of SI’s list.
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The Trail Blazers’ Neil Olshey problem is only growing bigger

Neil Olshey clearly took it as a source of pride. Carmelo Anthony, without a job for more than a year when the injury-ravaged Portland Trail Blazers signed him in November 2019, re-upped before last season despite knowing he’d be moved to the bench—the same gut-check demotion that previously left him out of the league in the first place. But unlike his ill-fated tenure as a first-time reserve with the Houston Rockets to begin 2018-19, Anthony knew exactly what he was getting into with Portland, and the trust he had in Olshey was one of the biggest reasons why.
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Celtics Would Facilitate ‘Next Superteam’ in Blockbuster 4-Team Trade Proposal

The Boston Celtics have maneuvered through the summer with one eye on the future — mainly in hopes of finding an eventual third wheel to support their All-Star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. However, in Bleacher Report’s latest trade proposal, the Celtics aren’t the ones buffing out their roster. Nope, instead, they are helping create a pseudo superteam for an opposition, all while taking a major chunk out of their core.
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Submit Questions for Tonight’s Dave and Dia Podcast!

It’s a slow season here at Blazers’ Edge. The off-season is well underway, the trades have slowed down, the news is scarce, and as the season gears up to start in October. Let’s be honest, some of us always have things to say, but sometimes a little help is good!
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Rockets Have ‘Serious’ Interest In Ben Simmons Trade

The Rockets are “seriously interested” in a trade for Ben Simmons and may be looking to acquire the 76ers star/guard forward ahead of training camp, sources told Evan Dammarell of Fear The Sword. Simmons has been at the center of trade rumors all offseason, following a subpar playoff outing vs....
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Poll: Will Damian Lillard Finish 2021/22 Season With Blazers?

Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard recently pledged his commitment to Portland — at least to start the season — in a post shared to his Instagram account. “Back for more… #RipCity is my city”, Lillard posted, including a photo of him high-fiving Blazers fans. A six-time All-Star, Lillard has seen...
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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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Rotation squad analysis Portland Trail Blazers season 2022

When you have been with a medium-high level project for many years, but with little margin to make the final qualitative leap, you run the risk of reaching a total exhaustion and sports collapse. Is what you face Portland Trail Blazers this season, having saved an ultimatum from Damian Lillard in which he hinted that he was contemplating going out. The boredom of the great star of the team for the inability for Oregonians to explore their limits beyond a conference semifinals, can put in trouble the continuity of one of the most solvent dynasties of recent times. But patience is not infinite and a change of course may be brewing in Portland, advanced with the arrival of Chauncey billups to take over from Stotts.
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Nurkic 'optimistic' about role with Blazers after Billups hire

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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Maurice Lucas Foundation's golf tourney raises $189,000 for youth academic and athletic programs in Portland area

The Maurice Lucas Foundation raised almost $100,000 to support academic and athletic programs for underserved middle school students in the Portland area at a recent celebrity golf tournament. The golf tournament is one of the nonprofit foundation’s major sources of funds. It continues a tradition started by the late Maurice Lucas, the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team.
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Blazers Favored to Land Ben Simmons

The Ben Simmons sweepstakes aren’t over just yet and while no trade is in the works, oddsmakers are doing their best to project where the three-time All-Star ends up in the wake... The post Blazers Favored to Land Ben Simmons appeared first on FortyEightMinutes.
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