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Blazer's Edge Mar 6, 2021
Could Blake Griffin Land in Portland?

Could Blake Griffin Land in Portland?

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports After his buyout from the Detroit Pistons, where will the big man end up? The Portland Trail Blazers are short on bodies with Jusuf Nurkic still out with a broken wrist, so could six-time All-Stars Blake Griffin end up with the Blazers? According to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports, Griffin could bring a lot to the table as a veteran playmaker for the Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard needs help, and although a prime Griffin would be a much better fit than this version, any little bit can help around the margins while Portland is without CJ...
Rip City Project Mar 5, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers give updates on CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic

The Portland Trail Blazers have given updates on the key injured pair of Jusuf Nurkic and CJ McCollum. McCollum has been out since he broke his foot on January the 16th. McCollum had actually broken that foot before, once in his rookie year, and another time before he was in the NBA. Portland Trail Blazers […] Portland Trail Blazers give updates on CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Mar 4, 2021
McCollum Cleared For Practice, Nurkic Making Progress

McCollum Cleared For Practice, Nurkic Making Progress

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The two starters were recently re-evaluated following their injury. The Portland Trail Blazers have been waiting, wishing, and hoping for good news where CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are concerned as the two continue to recover from their injuries. According to AJ McCord of KOIN, McCollum will now be allowed to participate in contact practices. McCollum suffered a broken foot in mid-January. Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum has been cleared for contact practice. He will be reevaluated “later next week” according to the team— AJ McCord...
ClutchPoints Feb 26, 2021
CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic react to hilarious 2k video clowning Blazers

CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic react to hilarious 2k video clowning Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are currently fifth in the Western Conference with an 18-13 record. Though the team has lost three straight games, including a 32-point drubbing at the hands of the team directly ahead of them in the standings (the Phoenix Suns), their offense has been fairly impressive despite CJ McCollum only playing 13 […] The post CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic react to hilarious 2k video clowning Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Feb 24, 2021
McCollum, Nurkic Set To Be Evaluated In Early March

McCollum, Nurkic Set To Be Evaluated In Early March

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The two are working on coming back from injuries. Portland Trail Blazers fans have another date to look forward to: March 2nd, the day when CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are supposed to be evaluated after their respective injuries, according to Jason Quick of the Athletic. McCollum broke his foot during a match-up against the Atlanta Hawks in mid-January, while Jusuf Nurkic broke his wrist in the game prior to that versus the Indiana Pacers. Asked about Nurkic’s rehabilitation, Coach Terry Stotts was optimistic. “He’s not doing much,”...
Rip City Project Feb 24, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers:3 Games that Prove Damian Lillard is an MVP

Despite not being picked as an All-Star starter, Damian Lillard has continued to light up the NBA with an MVP year. He has led the Portland Trail Blazers on a Western Conference conquest without key teammates. The Blazers are currently 18-11 and hold the fifth spot in the Western Conference. After teammates Jusuf Nurkic and […] Portland Trail Blazers:3 Games that Prove Damian Lillard is an MVP - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Feb 24, 2021
Blazers star Damian Lillard gets candid on carrying team without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic

Blazers star Damian Lillard gets candid on carrying team without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic

Whenever an important player gets injured for a team, their mentality usually shifts to “next man up,” and believing that other teammates can step up in their absence. That’s exactly what Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard has done this season. Big man Jusuf Nurkic has missed time due to a broken wrist, while guard […] The post Blazers star Damian Lillard gets candid on carrying team without CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Feb 23, 2021
Visualizing the Trail Blazers’ season

Visualizing the Trail Blazers’ season

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports What do the Blazers look like so far? Despite losing CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic for several weeks, Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers have kept winning games. Portland currently has a record of 18-12, good enough for No. 5 in the Western Conference so far. Let’s take a look at four visuals that illuminate the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Damian Lillard is the entire offense This chart comes as no surprise — Lillard is practically the entire offense for the Blazers. Dame is directly involved in the outcome of...
Blazer's Edge Feb 23, 2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Preview

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via The Blazers look to bounce back on the road. Portland Trail Blazers (18-12) vs. Denver Nuggets (16-14) The Portland Trail Blazers head to Denver to take on the Nuggets after a tough loss in Phoenix in their first of three games on the road. With starters Zach Collins, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic still injured and unable to play, the Trail Blazers have beat the odds and everyone’s expectations as they’ve maintained a winning schedule. This road trip won't be an easy one, and the Nuggets will be a solid opponent for Portland. How to...
Blazer's Edge Feb 19, 2021
Damian Lillard Ranking Highly in 2021 NBA MVP Battle

Damian Lillard Ranking Highly in 2021 NBA MVP Battle

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports According to writers at The Score, few players in the NBA are better this season. Damian Lillard might not be a starter in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, but he’s tight in the race for NBA MVP this season, according to Michael J Chandler and Jonathan Soveta of The Score. The duo compile a regular ranking of MVP candidates, and Lillard’s recent play is moving him up the list. They explain Lillard’s accomplishments in the absence of fellow starters CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic: In 14 contests without both McCollum and Nurkic,...
Blazer's Edge Feb 19, 2021
Gary Trent Jr Should Start at Forward When CJ McCollum Returns?

Gary Trent Jr Should Start at Forward When CJ McCollum Returns?

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports What happens to the Blazers’ wing rotation when CJ McCollum’s left foot mends? Another season, another list of injuries plaguing the Portland Trail Blazers. But unlike previous years, the Blazers have managed to keep their heads above water, despite losing their second and third most important players for the same six-to-eight week period. I’m not going to argue about whether he’s more important than Jusuf Nurkic, but CJ McCollum was playing like an All-Star before Clint Capela devastatingly stepped on his left foot on Jan. 16. As...
ClutchPoints Feb 17, 2021
Damian Lillard is the NBA MVP today, per Blazers teammate Jusuf Nurkic

Damian Lillard is the NBA MVP today, per Blazers teammate Jusuf Nurkic

It’s usually Damian Lillard dishing out the dimes for the Portland Trail Blazers, but this time around, Jusuf Nurkic has turned the tables. The 6-foot-11 big man just came out with a huge assist for Lillard by boldly campaigning for his teammate’s MVP bid this season. According to Nurk, there’s no doubt in his mind […] The post Damian Lillard is the NBA MVP today, per Blazers teammate Jusuf Nurkic appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Feb 16, 2021
Jusuf Nurkic calls out Jonas Valanciunas on ‘dangerous play’ that injured Kings forward Chimezie Metu

Jusuf Nurkic calls out Jonas Valanciunas on ‘dangerous play’ that injured Kings forward Chimezie Metu

On Valentine’s Day, Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas delivered a cheap shot on Sacramento Kings big man Chimezie Metu after a dunk. As a result of the play, Metu broke his wrist and will now be out for a few weeks. After the report of Metu’s injury surfaced, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic called […] The post Jusuf Nurkic calls out Jonas Valanciunas on ‘dangerous play’ that injured Kings forward Chimezie Metu appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Rip City Project Feb 15, 2021

The Portland Trail Blazers should sign Blake Griffin if he gets bought out

The Portland Trail Blazers still lack some size and shot creation at the big men spots. With injuries to Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, and now Harry Giles, they need size and creation at the big spot. In Detroit Pistons big man Blake Griffin, there could be an option to get another back up big. The […] The Portland Trail Blazers should sign Blake Griffin if he gets bought out - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Feb 15, 2021
A Way-Too-Early Look at Trade & Buyout Targets

A Way-Too-Early Look at Trade & Buyout Targets

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Three Blazer’s Edge contributors delivered their target lists for the upcoming trade deadline. The Trail Blazers are on the cusp of claiming homecourt advantage in the Western Conference with a 16-10 record. As the season progresses, Portland’s roster is due for a boost in the form of CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic’s return to the lineup. Outside of that duo, the Blazers possess the potential to bolster their depth by making a move at the trade deadline. With that in mind, we asked a trio of contributors to highlight a trade and buyout...

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