3:57 PM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
Blazer's Edge 3 hours ago
Blazers’ First Month Performance Earns Passing Grade

Blazers’ First Month Performance Earns Passing Grade

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes gave the Trail Blazers a barely passing grade for their output in the first month of the 2020-21 season. The Trail Blazers’ record sits at two games above .500 after the first month of the season. Portland’s start to the 2020-21 season was defined by amazing backcourt performances, a leaky defense and significant injury setbacks. With those factors in mind, Bleacher Report’s Grant Hughes gave the Blazers a “C-” grade for the first month of the season. When discussing the Blazers’ grade, Hughes looked to...
Blazer's Edge 3 hours ago
The Signing the Blazers Should Make After Nurkic, McCollum Injuries

The Signing the Blazers Should Make After Nurkic, McCollum Injuries

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Get your weekly dose of Dave and Dia, a podcast covering a solid dozen hot Trail Blazers topics. CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic injuries, the kind of minimum-level signing the Blazers should make under these circumstances, Derrick Jones, Jr. perking up, the missing magic of Gary Trent, Jr., Damian Lillard being called upon to be superhuman again, and the hidden subtexts of fielding a depleted roster...these are just a few of the topics covered in the latest edition of Dave and Dia, a podcast about the Portland Trail Blazers. In addition...
Blazer's Edge 4 hours ago
Friday’s Blazers-Grizzlies Game Also Postponed

Friday’s Blazers-Grizzlies Game Also Postponed

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Like Wednesday’s contest, Friday’s game between the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies will also be postponed as part of the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. Friday’s contest between the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies has been postponed. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the NBA has postponed the next three games for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies‘ next three games against Portland and Sacramento have been postponed.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 21, 2021 ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski added context the latest coronavirus-related...
Rip City Project 5 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Multiple Blazers crack ESPN’s “leading scorer by zone” chart

If Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey is ever in need of some new décor around his home, ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry likely has him covered. In the most recent edition of his annual “Leading Scorers by Zone” chart, memorable Blazers, both past and present, dominated the left side of it. Leading Scorers By Zone […] Portland Trail Blazers: Multiple Blazers crack ESPN’s “leading scorer by zone” chart - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 7 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 trades to keep the season afloat

The Portland Trail Blazers have suffered one setback after another this season but still hold the sixth spot in the Western Conference. Now without star CJ McCollum, the pressure is just as much on Neil Olshey as it is on the roster. The Blazers are showing a clear lack of quality depth and their offense […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 trades to keep the season afloat - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 19 hours ago
Start Time For January 30th Blazers-Bulls Game Changed

Start Time For January 30th Blazers-Bulls Game Changed

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via The game, scheduled for January 30th will now begin at 5 p.m. PT, according to a team-issued press release. The game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls scheduled for Saturday, January 30th at the United Center will now begin at 5 p.m. PT, according to a team press release. Per the release, PORTLAND, Ore. (January 20, 2021) – The Portland Trail Blazers game at Chicago on Saturday, January 30 will now start at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, the NBA announced today. The game will still be televised by NBC Sports Northwest...
Blazer's Edge 20 hours ago
Postponed Blazers-Grizzlies Game to be Re-Scheduled in Season’s Second Half

Postponed Blazers-Grizzlies Game to be Re-Scheduled in Season’s Second Half

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ According to the Trail Blazers, Wednesday’s postponed game will be re-scheduled for later this year. Wednesday’s postponed matchup between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers is set to be re-scheduled for the second half of the season. Following the news regarding the postponement of tonight’s game due to the NBA’s COVID-19 contact tracing, the Blazers revealed how today’s events will impact the schedule. With health and safety at the forefront this year, tonight's game vs. Memphis has been postponed. Because of ongoing contact tracing...
Rip City Project 21 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Recent injuries present a perfect time for Rodney Hood’s resurgence

The Portland Trail Blazers have been ravaged by injuries. But as a potential blessing in disguise, it could pave the way for a Rodney Hood resurgence. In the wake of recent injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkić, optimism has been a difficult sell this week. An opportunity to evaluate which lineups coalesce best alongside […] Portland Trail Blazers: Recent injuries present a perfect time for Rodney Hood’s resurgence - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project 21 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: 3 best players from first quarter of regular season

The NBA regular season is a quarter of the way through. Which 3 Portland Trail Blazers players have been their best at the start of the season? The Portland Trail Blazers are now a quarter of the way through the 2021 NBA regular season. Though it has been an up and down season for the […] Portland Trail Blazers: 3 best players from first quarter of regular season - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
Blazers vs. Grizzlies Game Postponed Due to Contact Tracing

Blazers vs. Grizzlies Game Postponed Due to Contact Tracing

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Wednesday’s contest between the Grizzlies and the Trail Blazers has been postponed. Wednesday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed as the NBA conducts contact tracing as part of its COVID-19 protocol for the 2020-21 regular season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered the news prior to the evening slate of games. Portland-Memphis is postponed tonight because of contact tracing, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 20, 2021 The Grizzlies last played on Monday against...
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
Pelton: Frazier & Napier are Options for the Blazers

Pelton: Frazier & Napier are Options for the Blazers

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via ESPN NBA Analyst Kevin Pelton highlighted a handful of options that the Trail Blazers could turn to as they wait for CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic to return from injury. The Trail Blazers’ injury woes have captured the attention of both fans and pundits. Following the news regarding CJ McCollum (foot fracture) and Jusuf Nurkic (wrist fracture), ESPN NBA analyst Kevin Pelton detailed the free agent and trade options that Portland could turn to in the coming weeks. After highlighting the hurdles that the Blazers must navigate, Pelton touched...
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
How Do the Trail Blazers Deal with McCollum, Nurkic Injuries?

How Do the Trail Blazers Deal with McCollum, Nurkic Injuries?

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Is there any way out of this mess or does it represent a watershed moment for the season...or longer? In a refrain at once familiar and painful, the Portland Trail Blazers have suffered significant injuries to key players—CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, and Zach Collins—that threaten to derail their season and their progress towards the playoffs. Dave Deckard and Dia Miller had planned to talk about something else today, but you can’t miss the elephant in the boot cast sitting in the corner of the room, so here we go... Dave: Let’s start...
Blazer's Edge Jan 20, 2021
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies Preview

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers look to bounce back as they take on the Grizzlies for the first of two games in a row. Portland Trail Blazers (8-6) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7-6) The Portland Trail Blazers will match up against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night at the Moda Center. The undermanned Trail Blazers will play their second straight game without the pairing of CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic. The Blazers are coming off of a loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. The Grizzlies are looking to extend their winning streak by winning their sixth straight...
Blazer's Edge Jan 19, 2021
What’s Next for the Trail Blazers?

What’s Next for the Trail Blazers?

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Can the Blazers overcome injuries to two of their top three players? It’s been a rough couple weeks for Blazers fans. Jusuf Nurkic will be out for at least eight weeks with a broken wrist and news broke on Monday night that CJ McCollum would be out about four weeks with a broken foot. For a team with preseason ambitions of a deep playoff run these two injuries are a devastating blow. Especially given how well McCollum had played to start the season. Can the rest of the roster hold down the fort? Unfortunately, the Blazers’ problems...
Blazer's Edge Jan 19, 2021
Nurkic Undergoes Surgery, to be Evaluated in Six Weeks

Nurkic Undergoes Surgery, to be Evaluated in Six Weeks

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Trail Blazers big man could be back earlier than expected, after going under the knife on Tuesday. Jusuf Nurkic has undergone surgery to repair a fracture in his right wrist, the Portland Trail Blazers announced today. The team also said that Nurkic would be re-evaluated in six weeks and the big fella would be in a splint for four weeks leading up to that evaluation. Four days ago, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Nurkic’s recovery time might be as long as eight weeks. Roughly, that updated six-week timeline puts Nurkic’s...

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