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6 hrs ago | Rip City Project

Wesley Matthews: Skills Camp and Team Update [Audio]

Apr 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews dribbles the ball during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Wesley Matthews, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez

11 hrs ago | The Columbian

Haynes: Damian Lillard First Alternate For USA If Derrick Rose, Other Player Opt Out

Prior to being left off of the final 12-man roster last week, the Portland Trail Blazers' All-Star point guard was informed that there could be a possibility he'd be added to the roster if one of their players, in particular Derrick Rose who has been dealing with knee soreness, was unable or opted not to continue the journey, a league source told ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Petteri Koponen

12 hrs ago | USA Today

Anthony Davis through the years

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, along with his infamous unibrow, has emerged as one of the brightest young players in the NBA.

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Related Topix: Sports, University of Kentucky NCAA, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Kentucky Wildcats NCAA Basketball, Anthony Davis, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Bobcats, NBA Basketball

14 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

FIBA World Cup 2014 preview: Weakened USA Basketball team vulnerable, but still the favorite

Some stars couldn't play. Others wouldn't. Then the losses really started piling up for the U.S. national basketball team.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), LeBron James, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

18 hrs ago | Rip City Project

Trail Blazers: Worried about the Timberwolves?

Aug 26, 2014; St. Paul, MN, USA; The newest Minnesota Timberwolves display their new jerseys guard Andrew Wiggins, forward Anthony Bennett, forward Thaddeus Young, and guard Zach LaVine at Minnesota State Fair.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Zach LaVine, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Kevin Love, Ronny Turiaf

20 hrs ago | Blazers Edge

Lillard-less World Cup Preview

Not even a former coach. With Damian Lillard among the last cuts on the team put together by Coach K for the FIBA World Cup beginning this weekend in Spain, probably not as many Trail Blazers fans are very interested in watching this.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Victor Claver, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Wed Aug 27, 2014

BleacherReport

5 Squads Who Could Cause Major Problems for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

Big men Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge joined them. Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook cited health concerns preventing their involvement.

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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Clippers, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, NBA Players

Blazers Edge

NBA Creates More Space Under Basket

The NBA cleared an extra foot around the basket, increasing the "escape lanes" from 3 feet to 4 feet on both sides of the stanchion.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball

Sir Charles in Charge

NBA Power Rankings: Best Power Forwards in the NBA

Jan 25, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love posts up against Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the fourth quarter at the Moda Center.

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Rip City Project

Chris Kaman's transition to supporting role suits Trail Blazers

Dec 23, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman and center Pau Gasol sit on the bench against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Chris Kaman, NBA Players, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, Robin Lopez

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Rip City Project

What would it take for the Trail Blazers to win the Northwest Division?

Dec 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge handles the ball while guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

The Columbian

Trail Mix: Lillard's USA Snub, NBA Live Cover

Welcome back! We took a little vacation over the past week to recharge our batteries but the Blazers-world has kept on turning.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Kyrie Irving

Blazers Edge

Which Portland Trail Blazers Bench Player Has the Most to Prove?

The Portland Trail Blazers will be depending on their young bench players to improve themselves and the team this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, C.J. McCollum, Meyers Leonard, NBA Players, Will Barton, Joel Freeland, Thomas Robinson

BleacherReport

What Marcus Smart Has to Do to Contend For 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year

While the NBA 's Rookie of the Year award is somewhat of a booby prize, often going to a youngster who found plenty of playing time on a NBA cellar-dweller, it is also a decent predictor of future success.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls

Rip City Project

Could Wesley Matthews or Nicolas Batum become a third All-Star in Portland?

Mar 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews and small forward Nicolas Batum talk between plays against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at Moda Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Wesley Matthews, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez

MSNBC

Flip Saunders says he thinks Anthony Bennett can be part of Minnesota's rotation

We wrote about Anthony Bennett out of summer League - he showed having lost weight, ready to crash the boards and do the dirty work.

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Related Topix: Sports, Anthony Bennett, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia 76ers, Wally Szczerbiak, Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, Mo Williams, Sam Mitchell

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Blazers Edge

Former Blazers Center Joel Przybilla Retires

Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press reported yesterday that long-time Blazer Joel Przybilla has officially retired from the NBA.

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Blazers Edge

Moving the D - League season to summer

Would it make sense to move the D-League season to the NBA off season? I would argue that it would give more young NBA players a chance to take part in the league and not worry about being away from their teams.

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USA Today

Damian Lillard graces cover of 'NBA Live 15'

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will grace the cover of Electronic Arts pro basketball simulation NBA Live 15. The All-Star point guard confirmed the news through Twitter on Monday.

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BleacherReport

Are Portland Trail Blazers Being Bypassed in Western Conference?

It seems every season, no matter how much a team improves or develops, there's another team there to kick them down.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Steve Blake, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson

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