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Blazer's Edge Apr 5, 2021
Lillard on Covington’s Defensive Presence, “His Style is very Disruptive”

Lillard on Covington’s Defensive Presence, “His Style is very Disruptive”

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via The Athletic’s Jason Quick spoke with Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard about Robert Covington’s impact on defense. Regardless of the Trail Blazers’ lagging overall defensive output this season, Robert Covington’s individual contributions on that end of the floor have not gone unnoticed by his coaches and teammates. On Monday, The Athletic’s Jason Quick produced a lengthy feature that touched base with Damian Lillard and coach Terry Stotts in regards to Covington’s presence. Lillard, who has endured a carousel of new faces in...
Blazer's Edge Mar 29, 2021
Covington on his Defense-First Role, “ I was Brought Here to be a Disrupter”

Covington on his Defense-First Role, “ I was Brought Here to be a Disrupter”

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Following a third quarter where the Trail Blazers only surrendered 10 points to the Raptors, veteran forward Robert Covington sounded off on his defense-first mentality. The Trail Blazers rallied around a strong defensive performance in the third quarter of Sunday’s contest to secure a 122-117 victory over the Raptors. After surrendering 70-plus points in the first half, Portland’s defense held Toronto just four field goals and 10 points in the third frame. Robert Covington was at the heart of that defensive turnaround. Against the...
Blazer's Edge Mar 28, 2021
7 Observations from the Blazers’ 122-117 Win in Tampa

7 Observations from the Blazers’ 122-117 Win in Tampa

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Buoyed by Robert Covington’s defense in the second half, the Trail Blazers extended their current winning streak to three games with a win over the Raptors. The Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to three games with a 122-117 victory of the Raptors on Sunday. Today’s game featured plenty of offense, but it was Portland’s defense in the third quarter that proved to be the difference. On the offensive end, CJ McCollum led the way with 23 points and Damian Lillard recorded a game-high 11 assists. For the Raptors, Fred VanVleet and...
Blazer's Edge Mar 26, 2021
Nurkic Returns, Powell Appears as Blazers Beat Magic

Nurkic Returns, Powell Appears as Blazers Beat Magic

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Normal Powell has an auspicious debut for his new team in a 112-105 victory. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the woefully shorthanded Orland Magic 112-105 Friday. Anything short would have been a disaster, with Orlando suiting up everyone but the coaching and arena staff after shipping off essentially the upper-third of its roster yesterday at the trade deadline. Jusuf Nurkic made his long-awaited return. Robert Covington was great. So was Enes Kanter, returning to his bench role. But that’s not what we’re here for today. Like a...
Blazer's Edge Mar 20, 2021
Love & Hate: The Blazers’ Rumored Pursuit of Aaron Gordon

Love & Hate: The Blazers’ Rumored Pursuit of Aaron Gordon

Photo by Scott Audette/NBAE via A look at the potential positives and pitfalls of the Trail Blazers’ pursuit of Magic forward Aaron Gordon. The NBA Trade Deadline is less than a week away and the Trail Blazers are rumored to have interest in Magic forward Aaron Gordon. This is nothing new for the Blazers. According to a report prior to the 2020-21 season, Portland approached Orlando in the offseason before executing a trade for Robert Covington. Even with the fruitless negotiations of the past in mind, this current pursuit feels like it carries significantly more...

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