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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Damian Lillard agrees with Luka Doncic, says it is easier to score in the NBA

Damian Lillard echoed the sentiments of fellow nba star Luka Doncic, who said that scoring in Europe was more difficult than in the NBA. The current face of the Portland Trail Blazers in this brief statement echoed many of the critiques of the modern nba that is shared by fans , mostly older ones, and many former players. Here is our take on Dame’s comments below

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Could Damian Lillard be on the verge of requesting a trade?

In this current NBA where player movement is more fluid than ever, Damian Lillard has been the torch bearer for sticking it out with a team. Despite first round exits in the postseason’s opening round in four of the past five seasons, Lillard has started numerous times that he desires to remain with the Trail Blazers. Check out this piece from yahoo sports’ Chris Haynes that may cast some doubt on that stance.

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Damian Lillard wins NBA Teammate of the Year

Thursday afternoon Portland Trail Blazers superstar guard Damian Lillard was announced as the 2020-21 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year. The award, which was established in 2012-13 is selected by the players and according the league , “, recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team.” Lillard was also a finalist for The award in 2020 win New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday took it home. Previous winners…

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Blazers and Grizzlies game postponed due to Health and Safety Protocols

In what is becoming more commonplace, it seems yet another NBA game has been postponed due to covid-related issues, or as it now commonly known, “Health and Safety Protocols.” From the NBA NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2021 – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Grizzlies, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with…

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Bulls edge Portland, 111-108

Tuesday night’s Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers went from a game that seemed it would be a large serving of garbage time basketball to a very competitive game that literally came down to the last possession , as the Bulls were able to get a quality win on the road , without four vital players, including Lauri Markkanen, 111-108. In the first quarter Portland came out and went right to work, shooting 56% in the period , including 8-15 from three point land, to build an 18-point lead. They…

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Trail Blazers shut down facilities amid positive COVID-19 tests

From the AP: The Portland Trail Blazers have closed their facility for deep cleaning after three positive COVID-19 tests came back in a span of four days. Sunday was to have been the first full day of training camp for the Blazers. They, along with all other NBA teams, began having players back in their facility for individual workouts last week. The team did not say if the positive tests involved players, staff or some combination of the two. Portland is scheduled to open its preseason slate at home Friday…

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Blazers and Harry Giles agree on one-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers and agent Harry Giles have agreed one a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Highly touted as the number coming out of high school, a series of knee injuries have stymied what many thought would be an ascent to stardom. Last season in 46 appearances, including 17 starts, Giles averaged 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in just 14.5 minutes per contest.

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