Blazers send Bazemore, Tolliver and picks to Kings for Ariza, Swanigan and Gabriel

from Katu news and blazers edge: PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers traded Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two second-round pics to the Sacramento Kings Saturday in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel, and Caleb Swanigan, a source tells ESPN. According to ESPN reporter, the trade will save the Trail Blazers $12.3 million and will cut the team’s luxury tax bill in half. The Portland Trail Blazers are ranked 10th in the West as they head into their game Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tolliver scored a season-high 16…

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CJ McCollum out for game against Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum will not be in the lineup tonight when the Blazers meet up with the Oklahoma City Thunder. NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson reports that it is a right ankle sprain that will keep him out of tonight’s contest. McCollum suffered the sprain in the Blazers’ 120-112 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Friday night. With McCollum and his 21.5 ppg absent, the Blazers will need even more contributions from Carmelo Anthony, but this presents an opportunity for young guys like Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little…

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Melo hits game winner against Raptors

The legend of Carmelo Anthony as a Portland Trail Blazer added another chapter Tuesday night in Toronto. In a tied game late in the fourth quarter, Anthony canned the basket that proved to be the game winner. Anthony finished the evening with 28 points.

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Carmelo Anthony out against Timberwolves

Carmelo Anthony will not be available for the Trail Blazers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night. Melo suffered a knee contusion in the first half of the team’s game Friday night against the Orlando Magic that kept him out of the second half. Since being signed by the Blazers earlier this season, Anthony, for the most part, has played pretty good basketball, averaging 16.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.

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Pau Gasol is newest addition to Trail Blazers coaching staff

Tuesday night Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stots let reporters know that the recently waived Pau Gasol would join the coaching staff after he returns from Spain. Gasol, 39, was waived November 20 to focus more on recovery from the foot surgery he had back in May. This confirmed rumblings that the two-time champion and six-time All-Star would be taking a coaching role with the team.

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Blazers’ Collins out four months after shoulder surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that forward Zach Collins will be out for approximately four months after undergoing a procedure to repair his left labrum. In a release the Blazers said their young big man will begin a treatment and rehabilitation process and will be re-evaluated in about four months. Collins suffered a dislocated shoulder in the third quarter of their game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 27. Collins had been averaging nine points and three rebounds in the three games he’d play in prior to his…

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Portland Trail Blazers unveil special court for upcoming season

This coming season will mark the fiftieth for the Portland Trail Blazers and the court the club unveiled today will commemorate their golden season. Seventies styled font are at the end lines and side lines ( the Blazers won their sole NBA title in 1977) with a specially designed 50 logo at half court. The photos are via Steve Dewald of Blazers Edge:

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May 7, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Nikola JokicDEN vs. POR 25 19 6 Kawhi LeonardTOR vs. PHI 21 13 4 2 stl Paul MillsapDEN vs. POR 24 8 2 2 blk Pascal SiakamTOR vs. PHI 25 8 3 2 stl Jimmy ButlerPHI @ TOR 22 5 7 10-11 ft Jamal MurrayDEN vs. POR 18 5 9 Kyle LowryTOR vs. PHI 19 6 5 Danny GreenTOR vs. PHI 17 5 0 5-7 3-pt Damian LillardPOR @ DEN 22 6 4 Gary HarrisDEN vs. POR 16 6 2 Yesterday’s Scores  Portland Trail Blazers 98 Denver Nuggets.…

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Portland and Denver Western Conference Semifinal Series Schedule

The Denver Nuggets won a hard-fought game seven 90-86 over the San Antonio Spurs in their opening round playoff series. They won’t have long to celebrate, as they will face Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round on Monday night in game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Here is the series schedule via @RipCityRadio620

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