They are going to blame this loss solely on Russell Westbrook

The Lakers fell to 0-3, losing 106-104 to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon. There are plenty of reasons that the Lakers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, mostly stagnant, fruitless offensive possessions and non-existent defense down the stretch. However the narrative was, and will be reiterated/forced down the collective throat of basketball fans by mainstream sports media, that this play was why the Lakers lost: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Basketball News (@basketballnews) However they will say very little, if anything about this…

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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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Lauri Markkanen headed to Cleveland in three-way swap

The Lauri Markkanen saga has finally come to an end. In a three-team trade between the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, the Bulls sent the fourth year power forward to the Cavaliers in a sign-and-trade. The Markkanen deal is four years, $67 million. The Blazers will receive forward Larry Nance Jr and the Bulls will get wing Derrick Jones Jr and a lottery protected first round pick from the Blazers and a 2023 second round pick from the Cavs. The picks could be crucial for the Bulls…

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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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