10:45 PM EDT, Thu April 15, 2021
Rip City Project 53 mins ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Rick Adelman 2021 Hall of Fame candidate

Rick Adelman, one of, if not the most popular coaches of the Portland Trail Blazers, was announced as a 2021 finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. Adelman was drafted as a player in the 7th round of the 1968 draft out of Loyola Marymount by the San Diego Rockets. The […] Portland Trail Blazers: Rick Adelman 2021 Hall of Fame candidate - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 4 hours ago
Why the Blazers Should Have Gotten Aaron Gordon

Why the Blazers Should Have Gotten Aaron Gordon

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Dave and Dia podcast takes a long look at the value of Portland’s guards while answering plenty of listener questions! Portland Trail Blazers podcasts don’t come more jam-packed than Dave and Dia, one of the shining jewels in your NBA podcasting week! Today hosts Dave Deckard and Dia Miller share a super-sized version of the show with listener questions about Portland’s isolation offense, Head Coach Terry Stotts dodging funky media queries, and why Enes Kanter should (or shouldn’t) start. Plus they talk about the record over the...
Rip City Project 4 hours ago

Examining the Portland Trail Blazers playoff outlook

We are down to 19 games remaining in this pandemic shortened season. The playoffs are in sight, and the contenders have separated themselves from the rest of the field for the most part. The Portland Trail Blazers are currently 31 – 22 and sitting 6th in the Western Conference two games behind the injury-riddled Los […] Examining the Portland Trail Blazers playoff outlook - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge 6 hours ago
Damian Lillard Praises LaMarcus Aldridge, Says “It’s Time For Blazers to Retire No. 12”

Damian Lillard Praises LaMarcus Aldridge, Says “It’s Time For Blazers to Retire No. 12”

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via In the wake of LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement, Damian Lillard says it’s time to hang his No. 12 in the Moda Center rafters. Seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement from the NBA today after another bout with an irregular heartbeat. As players and fans reminisce on some of his more memorable performances, former Portland Trail Blazers teammate Damian Lillard took to ESPN’s Jalen and Jacoby to campaign for the retirement of Aldridge’s No. 12 jersey in Portland. “It’s time for the Blazers to retire No. 12....
Blazer's Edge 7 hours ago
Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey Issues Statement On LaMarcus Aldridge’s Retirement

Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey Issues Statement On LaMarcus Aldridge’s Retirement

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via “He will go down as one of the best players in the history of the franchise and while it is sad to see his career cut short, he will always be a member of the Trail Blazer family and we wish him the best in all future endeavors.” Portland Trail Blazers’ President of Basketball Operations has issued a statement regarding the sudden retirement of LaMarcus Aldridge, per Trailblazers.com. Aldridge retired after disclosing an irregular heartbeat. “LaMarcus had a storied NBA career and his time as a Trail Blazer will always be...
Blazer's Edge 7 hours ago
Remembering LaMarcus Aldridge with the Trail Blazers

Remembering LaMarcus Aldridge with the Trail Blazers

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement today after a 15-year NBA career. Here’s what we’ll remember. Today NBA All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement due to an irregular heartbeat, a recurring health issue which had followed him throughout his 15-year career. Aldridge played for the Portland Trail Blazers during his first nine seasons in the NBA, appearing in 682 games. He’ll go down as one of the great forwards in franchise history. On the day of his retirement, we share memories of Aldridge and his...
Blazer's Edge 8 hours ago
Enes Kanter Dominates On The Glass

Enes Kanter Dominates On The Glass

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Let’s run the numbers and see what the big man brings to the Blazers. The move from starter to bench player in the NBA is not always easy, but it’s one that Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter has handled gracefully. After doing well filling in for the oft-injured Jusuf Nurkic earlier this season, the Turkish big man has continued doing what he does best on the court — getting boards and getting buckets — while coming off the bench. Since Nurkic’s return, Kanter has come off the bench in eight of the last ten Blazer games. He’s...
Blazer's Edge 11 hours ago
LaMarcus Aldridge Announces Retirement

LaMarcus Aldridge Announces Retirement

Photo by Elsa/ The seven-time All-Star made the announcement after dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Former Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge has announced his retirement from the NBA following an incident with an irregular heartbeat. He made the announcement on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/q69S0VhdFf— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) April 15, 2021 The Portland Trail Blazers acquired Aldridge on draft night in 2006. He played for the Blazers for nine seasons in total, followed by six seasons for the San Antonio Spurs.
Blazer's Edge Apr 14, 2021
Injuries Cause Concern Around Compressed Schedule

Injuries Cause Concern Around Compressed Schedule

Photo by Harry How/ General managers and health officials around the NBA are worried about the rising number of injuries. General managers and team health and performance staff around the NBA are sounding an alarm around the NBA’s compressed schedule and a rising tide of injuries due to so many games being played in so little time, reports Baxter Holmes of ESPN. The schedule, which is built to minimize contact and exposure, has taken a toll on teams around the league. It is something the Portland Trail Blazers have experienced, though they are finally fielding a...
Rip City Project Apr 14, 2021

Portland Trail Blazers: Overreaction to the Boston Celtics Loss

Let’s break down the Portland Trail Blazers loss on Tuesday to the Boston Celtics with an instant over-reaction. Jayson Tatum for threeeee…wow, a truly great shot. A great shot by an outstanding player. Rest easy Rip City, this is the exact feeling that many teams have when Dame does this to them. Don’t worry, this […] Portland Trail Blazers: Overreaction to the Boston Celtics Loss - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Apr 14, 2021
During First Take Appearance, Wallace Gave Lillard the MVP Nod

During First Take Appearance, Wallace Gave Lillard the MVP Nod

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via During an appearance on ESPN, Rasheed Wallace gave Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard a slight edge in his current MVP prediction. Trail Blazers legend Rasheed Wallace stopped in for an appearance on ESPN’s First Take this week and delivered an MVP prediction that should sit well with fans of his former team. In the middle of his seven-minute appearance, Wallace explained that Lillard is his current pick for MVP inside a tight race. In case you missed it on air, Wallace’s MVP comments begin around the 3:20 mark. Through 52 outings...
Blazer's Edge Apr 14, 2021
Jokic, Lillard Set to Battle for MVP Honors

Jokic, Lillard Set to Battle for MVP Honors

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports CBS Sports analyst Brad Botkin discussed the burgeoning battle between Damian Lillard and Nikola Jokic for the NBA MVP award. As the NBA enters the final run of the 2020-21 regular season, the NBA MVP race between Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard and Nuggets maestro Nikola Jokic is heating up. On Wednesday, CBS Sports analyst Brad Botkin mentioned the tight awards race that is unfolding in the Northwest Division. In the story, Botkin explained that Jamal Murray’s unfortunate knee injury has set the stage for Jokic to pull away from...
Blazer's Edge Apr 14, 2021
Lillard Encouraged by Blazers’ Energy Against the Celtics

Lillard Encouraged by Blazers’ Energy Against the Celtics

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard talked about the Trail Blazers’ improved energy following Tuesday’s loss to the Celtics. The Portland Trail Blazers dropped their fourth game in five outings on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop Damian Lillard for mentioning the clear improvements that his squad made against the Boston Celtics. Following the loss, NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson highlighted Lillard’s comments tied to the Blazers’ improved effort. “I think our past few efforts was kind of like – it felt like the energy was just taking out of us...
Blazer's Edge Apr 14, 2021
Melo Acknowledges Tatum’s Late-Game Heroics After Celtics Win

Melo Acknowledges Tatum’s Late-Game Heroics After Celtics Win

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony commented on Jayson Tatum’s game-clinching three-pointer following Tuesday’s result. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum notched 32 points in Tuesday’s victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Three of those 32 points came in the final moments of the contest—leading to the Celtics’ narrow 116-115 win. After the game, The Oregonian’s Aaron Fentress highlighted Carmelo Anthony’s praise of Tatum’s late-game heroics. “Not many people can make that play at that time, that shot, that Tatum...
Blazer's Edge Apr 14, 2021
Lillard, Carmelo Come Up Big in Narrow Blazers Loss to Celtics

Lillard, Carmelo Come Up Big in Narrow Blazers Loss to Celtics

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Portland lost by one, but the game was still memorable for a couple of future Hall-of-Famers. The Portland Trail Blazers almost pulled out a win against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. Carmelo Anthony came up big off the bench while Damian Lillard put on his customary fourth-quarter display. Sadly, Jayson Tatum and the Celtics would do them one better, eking out a 116-115 win. Dave Deckard has the Instant Recap with your quarter-by-quarter game flow here. Here are some other things you might have missed during the nail-biting...

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