Heat send Whiteside to Portland for Harkless and Leonard

The Miami Heat have sent center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard. Whiteside, who averaged 12.3 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, can provide a defensive presence in the middle that can help to erase mistakes made on the perimeter. For Miami, Leonard can provide shooting from the center position, while Harkless’ length and athleticism on the perimeter can help defensively and he can also be a respectable three point shooter.

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Terry Stotts and Trail Blazers agree to new multiyear deal

What a difference a year can make. After embarrassingly getting swept out of last year’s playoffs by the New Orleans Pelicans, there was some speculation that Stotts’ job could be in trouble. A report by the Sporting News’ Mitch L:awrence indicates that late owner Paul Allen had denied Stotts request for a contract extension only fueled those fires. Blazers GM Neil Olshey stuck with Coach Stotts and the team enjoyed their deepest playoff run since 2000, unfortunately ending in a sweep to two-time defending champion Golden State. According to Joe…

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Damian Lillard and Trail Blazers “expected” to agreed to supermax deal

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Damian Lillard is expected to sign a four-year $191 million supermax extension sometime this summer. He would qualified for the beefed up extension provided he makes one of the three All-NBA Teams, which, based on the level of play Lillard showed this season, seems to be a forgone conclusion. There are two years and $62 million owed to Lillard on his current deal. The extension would kick in after the 20-21 season and he would be 35 when that potential contract would expire. Lillard…

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May 15, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Stephen CurryGSW vs. POR 36 6 7 9-15 3-pt Klay ThompsonGSW vs. POR 26 1 3 3 stl, 2 blk Rodney HoodPOR @ GSW 17 3 1 M. HarklessPOR @ GSW 17 4 1 3 blk Draymond GreenGSW vs. POR 12 10 5 2 stl, 3 blk Enes KanterPOR @ GSW 10 16 3 Jonas JerebkoGSW vs. POR 9 5 2 Damian LillardPOR @ GSW 19 4 6 Kevon LooneyGSW vs. POR 6 2 1 3 stl Andre IguodalaGSW vs. POR 4 3 5 2 stl Yesterday’s Scores  Portland Trail…

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Blazers’ Hood has Bone Bruise

After hyperextending his left knee in the Trail Blazers’ game seven win over the Denver Nuggets, there was concern over if and when Hood would be available for the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. Hood underwent an MRI, and much to everyone’s relief, it came back clean and his status has been listed as day-to-day for the conference finals. Trail Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl reported that Hood has a bone bruise in his left knee. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian also reported Hood’s status. Though he only has…

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May 1, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Enes KanterPOR @ DEN 15 9 1 2 stl, 2 blk Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 16 14 7 Paul MillsapDEN vs. POR 14 11 0 2 stl, 2 blk Rodney HoodPOR @ DEN 15 3 0 3 blk CJ McCollumPOR @ DEN 20 6 6 Al-Farouq AminuPOR @ DEN 11 10 1 Malik BeasleyDEN vs. POR 13 3 2 Jamal MurrayDEN vs. POR 15 7 1 Zach CollinsPOR @ DEN 10 6 1 Damian LillardPOR @ DEN 14 4 4 2 stl Yesterday’s Scores Portland Trail Blazers  97…

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Blazers’ Enes Kanter (shoulder) uncertain for Conference Semis

According to the AP, Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter has a separated his shoulder and his status for the Western Conference semifinals remains uncertain. The big man had this to say about his shoulder and how the team is treating it: “I think the Blazers are doing a very good job taking care of it. But, I mean obviously, I’m not going to lie, it hurts pretty bad. I mean I’m having a hard time changing my shirt or eating food. So it’s a process. We’re just taking it…

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Blazers’ Nurkic suffers severe leg injury

The Portland TrailBlazers defeated the New Jersey Nets 148-144 in double overtime Monday night but it came at great cost. Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a grusesome leg injury ( which we will not show images of or post links to, because we have couth) in the second overtime when he was attempting to tip in a missed shot when he landed awkwardly in traffic causing the leg to bend between the knee and ankle. He was stretchered off the court. It put a damper on not only a very…

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Damian Lillard out against Hawks

According to The Oregonian and Oregon Live’s Joe Freeman, Portland Trailblazers star guard Damian Lillard will not play in the team’s game tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Coach Terry Stotts says it is due to soreness in Lillard’s right knee and that his injury is not serious and the hope is that he will only miss once game.

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