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  1. 2014 PBT Awards: Executive of the Year

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT

    Ryan McDonough

    Two general managers make all three ballots, one tops each

  2. After fourth straight loss Trail Blazers hold team meeting

    Mar 13, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

    Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard

    Portland has lost four in a row and is 7-9 in their last 16 games. In a tight Western Conference, that is trouble — gone is home court advantage in the first round as the hot Clippers and Rockets shot past them. Portland is now the five seed with Golden State just 1.5 games back.…

  3. Damian Lillard fed up with Patrick Beverley

    Mar 10, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard

    This 15-second sequence tells you all you need to know about the Rockets point guard.

  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo blocks shot, gets behind-the-back assist in transition

    Mar 4, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    ANTETOKOUNMPO, MAHINMI

    Giannis Antetokounmpo ranks: Just below Raymond Felton and just above Mo Williams in PER Just below Andrea Bargnani and just above E’Twaun Moore in win shares Just below Toney Douglas and just above Luc Mbah a Moute in win shares per 48 minutes So, why does everyone go gaga over the Greek Freak? 1. He’s…

  5. PBT NBA Power Rankings: New York teams rising but Pacers on top still

    Jan 13, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers

    Here are the weekly PBT power rankings, with some improving teams out of New York. For you fans in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Minnesota and Memphis — teams with dreams of the Western Conference playoffs — know that the pace right now is 47-48 wins just to get the 8 seed. Plan accordingly.   1. Pacers…

  6. Mo Williams says he will opt out this summer, hopes to re-sign in Portland

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Portland Trail Blazers

    It’s not that Mo Williams wants to leave Portland, it’s that he wants to get paid. Williams signed this summer in Portland on a two-year, $5.4 million contract (the full cap-room mid-level exception) with the second year as a player option. He confirmed to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com what we all expected — Williams will…

  7. Blazers rookie C.J. McCollum will play his first professional game in the D-League

    Jan 1, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    CJ McCollum

    The Blazers selected C.J. McCollum with the 10th overall pick in this summer’s draft, not necessarily knowing just how good the team’s guard play would be to this point in the season. Portland, of course, has been one of the year’s biggest surprises, and has a won-loss record that places them among the league’s elite…

  8. Warriors’ Andrew Bogut, Blazers Mo Williams suspended for altercation, others fined

    Nov 25, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

    It was an odd “fight” (all NBA fights have to have that word in parenthesis as a “West Side Story” dance fight generally is more intimidating). Andrew Bogot and Joel Freeland got tangled up under the basket, then in his effort to get away Bogut throws a forearm at Freeland’s head. Mo Williams jumped in…

  9. Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors scrap on the court (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Well, that escalated quickly. No one threw a trident (Anchorman references are acceptable again, right?), but there were big ramifications from the on-court scuffle between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors. The tussle started when Andrew Bogut and Joel Freeland got tied up in the paint, and things went to another level once…

  10. Trail Blazers headed toward same trouble as last season

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard

    I was the only member of this site’s staff to predict the Trail Blazers would make the playoffs. Now, Portland is 8-2, the NBA’s third-best record behind only the Spurs and Pacers. Time to gloat? Not quite. The Trail Blazers started 20-15 last season, heavily relying on their starting lineup. At that point of the…

  11. The Extra Pass Wednesday Roundup: Talking tanking (or not) in Phoenix

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

          PHOENIX — After the Suns traded their projected starting center in Marcin Gortat to the Wizards in exchange for an injured player who might not play this season and a future first round draft pick, and did so less than a week before the start of the regular season, it doesn’t exactly…

  12. Report: Gordon Hayward, Jazz remain far apart in contract talks with deadline approaching

    Oct 26, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Gordon Hayward

    The deadline for teams to agree to contract extensions with players in the final year of their rookie contracts is Oct. 31, and Gordon Hayward is someone that the Jazz would like to lock up with a long-term deal before that date passes. Utah already signed big man Derrick Favors to an extension worth $49…

  13. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Utah Jazz

    Oct 11, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Jazz Scrimmage

    Last season: The Jazz finished 43-39, but they missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Nobody really knew what direction Utah was headed, perhaps including Utah itself. The Jazz kept Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap, both on expiring contracts, past the trade deadline to make a playoff push. All they got was…

  14. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Portland Trail Blazers

    Oct 10, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Hornets Trail Blazers Basketball

    Last Season: The Blazers spent the first half of the season threatening for a playoff spot, but one of the worst benches in NBA history ultimately sunk the team’s chances. Damian Lillard‘s scoring prowess made him the fourth unanimous Rookie of the Year winner in NBA history, and it simulatenously provided hope that Portland’s current core…

  15. Blazers’ Nicolas Batum suffers concussion, out for a bit

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Nicolas Batum, Willie Green

    The basketball gods continue to torment Portland, for reasons unknown. Reports surfaced Tuesday afternoon that Portland’s Nicolas Batum had left practice after a hard fall — he had gone up for a dunk that was contested by Will Barton and ended up hitting the deck. However, it can be hard to read too much into…

  16. Stephen Curry’s new post-three dance (okay, not really)

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Stephen Curry, Isaiah Thomas

    Stephen Curry is not going to actually break this out in a game, because if he did even injured Mo Williams could beat him down the court. But this new ad made my chuckle, so I pass it along. Also, nice to see Curry getting some endorsements — the guy is poised for a breakout…

  17. Jamal Crawford says there’s ‘no question’ Eric Bledsoe will be a star

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe, Jerryd Bayless

    The Clippers loved what they got from Eric Bledsoe last season, an explosive 6’1″ guard who was dubbed “mini-LeBron” by none other than King James himself. Bledsoe is still on his rookie contract, however, and at some point soon he’s going to get an extension commensurate with what he brings to the table. L.A. has…

  18. LaMarcus Aldridge admits to extreme frustration, but not trade request

    Aug 31, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge

    LaMarcus Alrdridge earned a second consecutive All-Star appearance last year, but it essentially went to waste as his Portland Trail Blazers finished 33-49 in spite of their big man’s best efforts. That led to multiple reports saying Aldridge was looking to be moved this summer, but the player himself denied everything once the original report…

  19. When you vote for West All-Star guards, who you going to snub?

    Aug 24, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - Game Three

    When you sit down to fill out your All-Star ballot this year (or you may not sit down, you can do it from your phone while standing) who are you going to select as the starting guards in the West? Are you going to take Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant, like last year? Smart money…

  20. Batum says Aldridge doesn’t want to be traded, just wants team to improve

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Nicolas Batum

    What else was Nicolas Batum going to say? That his team’s best player wants out? Rumors have swirled this summer that Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge wants out of Portland and his people have asked for a trade. Aldridge has denied this but the talk has continued to swirl. Nicolas Batum was asked about those rumors, speaking…

  21. Damian Lillard hopes to see minutes reduction this season

    Aug 21, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook

    Damian Lillard racked up a lot of minutes last season — a league high 3,167. He averaged 38.6 minutes per game for a full 82 games. That’s a lot of time on the court. Understandably, he would like that number to go down, he told Sean Highkin of the USA Today. “Sometimes when you’re out…

  22. 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…

  23. Blazers GMs says Aldridge is happy, scoffs at trade rumors

    Aug 9, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Portland has a LaMarcus Aldridge issue to deal with — there are reports he is unhappy and his people have come to the Blazers proposing trades. Aldridge has denied all of this. Of course, if you’re an unhappy player it is best to have your agent and others do this kind of legwork while you…

  24. Mo Williams says he could have started elsewhere, wanted to win in Portland

    Aug 8, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

    Mo Williams

    Mo Williams had some options, there were a number of teams that had interest in him — at Summer League you heard teams surprised he was available. The Miami Heat were among the teams that wanted him. Williams wanted a chance to win plus more than just the league minimum salary. He got it in…

  25. Report: Portland reaches deal to bring in Mo Williams

    Aug 7, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Mo Williams

    Damian Lillard to start then Mo Williams off the bench? That’s a pretty good combination. That’s what Portland has now — the Blazers have reached a two-year $5.6 million deal with Williams, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The second year is a player option. This is a great get for Portland, they now have…

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