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  1. Blazers’ Meyers Leonard, Sixers’ Daniel Orton each suspended one game for altercation

    Dec 15, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Daniel Orton, Meyers Leonard

    Portland’s Meyers Leonard and Philadelphia’s Daniel Orton were each suspended one game without pay on Sunday for their roles in the altercation that took place between the two players on Saturday, the league announced. Leonard body-slammed Orton to the floor (that’s the term used in the official release, so it must be true), and then…

  2. Sixers’ Daniel Orton, Trail Blazers’ Meyers Leonard ejected after scuffle (VIDEO)

    Dec 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Meyers Leonard

    This was just frustration, because by this point in the fourth quarter the game itself was all but over — Portland was up 34 and cruising in for a win. Philadelphia’s Daniel Orton was trying to back down Portland’s Meyers Leonard in to the post while the ball was on the other side of the…

  3. LaMarcus Aldridge has quad injury, will be out for “a few days” at least

    Oct 3, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus  Camby

    UPDATE 8:12 pm: The Trail Blazers are now saying this is not a quadracept injury, not a hip flexor. We’ll assume that is true, but I’m not sure it changes much. LaMarcus Aldridge will be out for a little while but the Trail Blazers need to let this rest because they don’t want this to…

  4. Monday And-1 Links: SNL cast member Taran Killam has NBA Jams arcade game in his office

    Sep 30, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    NBA-Jam-Cabinet

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than we loved the Breaking Bad finale (and we liked that a lot)….…

  5. Thomas Robinson says he feels “wanted” in Portland

    Aug 20, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Dallas Mavericks

    One year ago Thomas Robinson was the No. 5 overall pick, now he enters he second NBA season already on his third team. He was drafted into the mess that was Sacramento, was traded to Houston where he showed some flashes but where he was mostly an asset to be moved in the Rockets’ Dwight…

  6. C.J. McCollum hits the floater after dazzling off the dribble at Summer League (VIDEO)

    Jul 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    C.J. McCollum

    LAS VEGAS — The overall quality of play in Saturday’s Summer League game between the Suns and the Blazers was among the best we’ve seen over the event’s first couple of days, and a quick look of the rosters makes it easy to understand why. Phoenix started four players that played heavy minutes in the…

  7. Report: Trail Blazers trying to land traditional center, target Pekovic, Splitter

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Tiago Splitter,  Earl Clark

    LaMarcus Aldridge is a four. A big four, an All-Star four, but he has been forced to play a lot of five — a lot of center — over the course of his career and that can be hit and miss for him. So the trail Blazers are targeting a real center this off-season to…

  8. Nicolas Batum off-the-backboard alley-oop to Meyers Leonard (VIDEO)

    Mar 5, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

    Meyers Leonard

    If the Miami Heat do something like this, we all just kind of expect it. But when the Portland Trail Blazers are doing a bit of showtime it catches your attention — this is Nicolas Batum going off the backboard to Meyers Leonard for the dunk. Pretty impressive. Blazers coach Terry Stotts was less than…

  9. Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: The Knicks are comeback kings

    Mar 5, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT

    New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire dunks during their NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while listening to a Trent Reznor/Carly Ray Jepson mash up… Knicks 102, Cavaliers 97: The Knicks had to really work for this win — they trailed by 22 in the second quarter and lost Carmelo Anthony for the game around the same time…

  10. Meyers Leonard did not respect his elder, dunked on Andre Miller (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

    Meyers Leonard

    These kids today, they have no respect anymore. Not for their elders, not for the guys with some great old man game. Andre Miller may have the best old man game in the league — he is just smart out there on the court — but even his young man game was not going to…

  11. The Extra Pass: Rookie Report

    Jan 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we ask you to put down your TPS report and pick up the Rookie Report: Since we’re near the halfway point of the season, it’s time to revisit the rookie class…

  12. The Extra Pass: The All-Value Team

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we’ll put together a squad featuring some of the league’s most valuable contracts.  Signing players to any substantial contract during the offseason free agency period is like tap dancing through a…

  13. Blazers center Leonard out a couple weeks with ankle sprain

    Jan 7, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT

    Meyers Leonard

    Rookie Meyers Leonard, who has played solidly for the Trail Blazers this season, will be out at least a couple more weeks with a sprained ankle. Leonard rolled his ankle on Dec. 29. Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com spoke with Leonard who said it would take a couple weeks for him to get back. “I would…

  14. Dwight Howard says it will be “weird” to face Magic Sunday

    Dec 2, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard All-Star

    Dwight Howard looked like a guy getting healthy Friday night, like a guy finding his footing with a new team in a brand new offense — 28 points and 20 rebounds. He started to look like the best center in the game. And now on Sunday night he gets to take another step against a…

  15. Blazers coach Stotts calls out Meyers Leonard

    Nov 22, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

    Meyers Leonard

    The Suns had no problem with the Blazers on Wednesday, and Portland’s front line defense, or lack thereof, was the main reason why. Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O’Neal combined for 39 points on 18-of-23 shooting, and a lot of those buckets came at the expense of Meyers Leonard. Leonard is a rookie who now has…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers, Celtics both lose; it’s not the ‘80s anymore

    Nov 22, 2012, 5:22 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Our nightly recap of the games from around the NBA. Or, what you missed while going out tonight because you have to deal with your family tomorrow… Thunder 117, Clippers 111 (OT): Nobody stops Chris Paul, but the Thunder did a better job of slowing him down than anyone has this season and that’s how…

  17. Video: Meyers Leonard was throwing it down on Clippers

    Nov 9, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    You don’t get a Los Angeles Clippers game without some monster dunks. We know what to expect, and we got it… From Meyers Leonard. Wait, what? Yup, it was Trail Blazers rookie Meyers Leonard who got four of his eight points on the night with powerful dunks. I’m not sure this game was exactly a…

  18. Blazers to start Hickson at center. They open against Lakers.

    Oct 23, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    J.J.Hickson

    It’s looked more and more through the preseason like this was the direction things were headed. At 6’9” J.J. Hickson is not a traditional center by any means, but he is going to get the starting five job in Portland this season. At least on opening night. New coach Terry Stotts announced his decision Tuesday…

  19. Video: Meyers Leonard, Damian Lillard do the dougie

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Damian Lillard

    Well, at least it’s not someone doing the Gangnam Style horsey dance. I’m over that. These are your Portland Trail Blazer rookies, primarily Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard, doing the Dougie as part of some on-court hazing by LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard has got some moves. Leonard dances like a 7’1″…

  20. Video: Meyers Leonard with impressive dunk, weak celebration

    Oct 18, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Meyers Leonar, Metta World Peace, Antwon Johnson, Pau Gasol

    That is Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard showing he has hops and can finish around the rim. He’s going to get the chance to prove himself, he’s going to get the run this season. Hopefully we see more of that — now that’s how you close the sale. The “flex” celebration afterwards… not so impressive.…

  21. NBA season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Last season: Nothing will push you toward rebuilding like disappointment, and their 28-38 record was that. This was a 48 win team a couple seasons ago, but last season a team that should be playing fast and pressuring teams was average in pace and threatening nobody. Point guard Raymond Felton took the blame from fans…

  22. Coach’s assessment: Blazers’ Leonard is a work in progress

    Oct 8, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Leonard from Illinois University shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Stern after he was selected by the Portland Trailblazers as the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NBA basketball Draft in Newark

    Portland is rebuilding their team. They will not be terrible because LaMarcus Aldridge won’t let them be (and because I think Damien Lillard is going to be pretty good), but they have time to let young players learn and develop. Like rookie center Meyers Leonard. He has a lot of developing to do. Blazers assistant…

  23. Blazers new coach plans to use Aldridge like Nowitzki

    Sep 12, 2012, 8:18 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks - Game One

    For the past few years, Terry Stotts was an assistant coach to Rick Carlisle in Dallas. Now, he’s the head coach in Portland. But he’s bringing a little of Texas to the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, he wants to use LaMarcus Aldridge like Dallas uses Dirk Nowitzki. Something that could mean more minutes and opportunity for…

  24. Tuesday And-1 links: Proving Chris Paul is very, very good

    Sep 4, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like your mother-in-law loves the Lifetime Movie Network. • How much better does Chris…

  25. Tuesday And-1 links:

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    pau gasol tweet photo

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Pau Gasol is in Chad right now, working with UNICEF on important food…

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