NBA announces Players of the Week

Monday the NBA announced the Players of the Week for the first week of the season. Jayson Tatum was named Eastern Conference P.O.T.W., while Damian Lillard took honors for the Western Conference. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Western Conference Damian Lillard led the Portland Trail Blazers to a surprising 3-0 opening week. In victories over the Kings, Suns and Lakers, Lillard put 34.0 ppg, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists on .471/.364/.929 splits. Jason Tatum and the Celtics had a 3-0 and the budding superstar was a driving force behind that.…

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Damian Lillard signs 2, year, $122.2 million extension

Though was only on the court for 29 games, ( he averaged 24. 0 points , 7.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds in those 29 games) and is under contract for another three seasons, and due $136.9 million, Damian Lillard signed a two-year , $122.2 million extension Friday. Havingg been the subject of trade rumors, because of course if you don’t win a championship in a few years, then the club must be blown up and the best player on the team needs to bolt for greener (easier ) pastures, Lillard…

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Pistons trading Jerami Grant to Trail Blazers for 2025 1st-rounder

After long being the subject and speculation of trade rumors, Jerami Grant appears to finally have been moved/ According to Adrain Wojnarowski, of ESPN, the Detroit Pistons are trading forward Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a 2025 first-round draft pick, proteced 1-4, via the Milwaukee Bucks,. In addition to the 2025 first, the Blazers and Pistons will swap second-round picks in 2022- Portland’s 36 for Detroit’s 46. Portland will also send a 2025 second-round pick, as well as the most favorable second-pick in 2026 between…

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Blazers’ Nurkic fined $40k by NBA over fan confrontation

Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusef Nurkic will be $40,000 lighter in the wallet after he was fined by the NBA. In an announcement released Tuesday morning the league said the fine was being levied due to Nurkic confronting a fan and going Peyton Manning on the guy’s cellphone. Video of the incident can be seen below:

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Spurs, Blazers and Jazz engage in three way

The Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and the Utah Jazz have engaged in a three-way trade. According to Adrian Wojnarowski: The Spurs gets: Tomas Satoransky (POR) a second-round draft pick (Utah) The Trail Blazers get: Joe Ingles (Utah) Elijah Hughes (Utah) a second-round draft pick (Utah) The Utah Jazz get: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (POR) Juancho Hernangomez (SAS)

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Trail Blazers and Pelicans agree on McCollum trade

The CJ McCollum trade that was reported on earlier Tuesday morning has been agreed on by the Trail Blazers New Orleans is receiving : CJ McCollum Larry Nance Jr Tony Snell Portland is receiving: Josh Hart Tomas Satoransky Nicke Alexander-Walker Didi Louzada Protected 2022 1st round pick Two future second round draft picks This brings the Lillard -McCollum backcourt era to an end. The winner of the 2015-15 Most Improved awards brings his career average of 19.0 ppg to a Pelicans team desperate to return to the playoffs ( and…

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CJ McCollum deal to Pelicans nearly done

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to be the busiest team in the league as we head toward the NBA trade deadline. Having already traded wings Normal Powell and Robert Covington to the LA Clippers for questionable compensation ( Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future 2nd round draft pick ), the Blazers are still at work and it seems that CJ McCollum’s time in the Rose City may be coming to an end. According to the Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Trail Blazers and the New Orleans Pelicans are…

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Blazers send Powell and Covington to Clippers in trade

We have our first notable trade of the pre-deadline frenzy in the NBA. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in swap in which LA is sending Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future second rounder in exchange for Norman Powell and Robert Covington. The move seems to be more financially driven rather than focused on performance, as according to Bobby Marks, the trade puts the Blazers under the luxury tax. This is a move that could be a setup…

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Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo named Conference Players of the Week

Monday the NBA announced their Western and Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week. Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named Western Conference Player of the Week, with Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo took the honors for the Eastern Conference. In leading the Bucks to a 3-0 records last week, Giannis put up 33.3 points, 16 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game, Lillard also lead his Trail Blazers to am identical 3-0 record and averaged 28.3 points, 8.3 assists, and shoot 100% from the foul line, connecting on…

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Damian Lillard says he’s not leaving Rip City….for now

The name of Portland Trail Blazers superstar guard Damian Lillard has been the subject of trade talks and rumors for months and they have continued even into the offseason. Despite the winds of trade speculation swirling about him, Lillard has consistently maintained his desire to remain a Blazer. He was asked the same question once again on a live and he quelled the speculation……sort of. While on said live, Lillard responded to a question from one of the chatters asking if he was leaving the PDX, to which Dame gave…

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