Tag: Portland Trail Blazers

CJ McCollum from the Portland Trail Blazers is eager to return to the hardwood after missing the last four weeks with a scary injury. (Image: Getty)

CJ McCollum Returns to the Banged-Up Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers finally got a bit of good news when they learned guard CJ McCollum will return to the team this weekend after recovering from a lung injury. McCollum has been out since early December. He initially thought he had a rib contusion, but suffered breathing problems, which […]

Damian Lillard struggled this season due to an ab injury, but so have the Blazers who have a losing record at 16-24. (Image: Cameron Browne/Getty)

Rip City ER: Damian Lillard (Ab Injury) to Miss Upcoming 6-Game Road Trip

Damian Lillard, the All-Star guard with the Portland Trail Blazers, will miss an upcoming six-game road trip while he meets with specialists to determine a course of action to deal with his abdominal tendinopathy injury. Lillard developed an ab injury last summer during the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics. He […]

CJ McCollum from the Portland Trail Blazers defends Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers. (Image: Getty)

Ben Simmons Trade Update: Pacers, T-Wolves, Trail Blazers in Mix; But No Dame

The Philadelphia 76ers engaged in trade discussions for emo point guard Ben Simmons with multiple teams including the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Portland Trail Blazers. However, the Trail Blazers were very clear when they declared that All-Star Damien Lillard is off the table in any trade negotiations for Simmons. […]

Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers got knocked to the floor after a foul by the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. (Image: Rick Bowmer/AP)

Dame Down: Blazers Damian Lillard Out 2 Weeks with Lower Ab Issue

Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers will miss at least 10 days, and probably two weeks, with a lower abdominal tendinopathy injury. Lillard initially suffered the injury leading up to the Tokyo Olympics. He aggravated the area, located just above the groin, over the weekend. Lillard sat out one […]

Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz throws down a dunk. (Image: Getty)

NBA Northwest Division Odds: Utah Jazz or Denver Nuggets?

The NBA Northwest Division looks like a two-way race this season with the Utah Jazz the top favorite at -250 odds to win back-to-back division crowns, and the Denver Nuggets their closest competition at +320 odds. The Utah Jazz jumped out to a hot start last season and, despite a […]

Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers struggled offensively in the postseason, which is why the team is open to trade offers while he works on his shooting deficiencies in the offseason. (Image: Getty)

NBA Rumors: Will the Philadelphia 76ers Trade Ben Simmons to Portland Trail Blazers?

After a disappointing postseason, especially during the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Philadelphia 76ers are exploring trade options for their point guard Ben Simmons, which includes the Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls, and Golden State Warriors. Simmons became a liability in the fourth quarter for his atrocious free-throw shooting and unwillingness […]

Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, seen here elevating for one of his record-setting 12 3-point shots, evades Austin Rivers of the Denver Nuggets. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Blaze On: Damian Lillard Sets NBA Record with 12 Treys in 2 OT Loss

Dame struck again, this time with a dozen daggers. Damian Lillard exploded for 55 points for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 147-140 double-overtime loss against the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of their back-and-forth series. Lillard set a new NBA playoff record with 12 made 3-point shots, but if […]

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies defends Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks in a heads-up battle between two of the top young guards in the NBA. (Image: Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports)

NBA Weekend Betting Preview: Grizzlies/Knicks, Hawks/Hornets, Heat/Blazers

With fewer than 20 games remaining in the 70-game NBA schedule, numerous bubble teams are in must-win situations this weekend, including the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, and Golden State Warriors. Plus, the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks […]

Damian Lillard pulls up for a 3-pointer in a comeback victory for the Portland Trail Blazers over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Moda Center in Portland. (Image: Soobum Im/USA Today Sports)

NBA High Guys: Dame Lillard Sparks Comeback Win in Rip City (VIDEO)

Dame strikes again. The Portland Trail Blazers erased a 17-point deficit with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, thanks to 50 points from Damian Lillard and two clutch free throws to ice the game and defeat the New Orleans Pelicans. The Portland Trail Blazers improved to 23-16 on the […]