Portland Trail Blazers Wiretap

Blazers Hope To Have Anfernee Simons Back For Next Game

Dec 5, 2023 9:08 AM

Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons is nearing a return from a broken thumb. Simons practiced with the Blazers on Monday and reportedly went through most of practice, seemingly without any issue.

Portland coach Chauncey Billups was enthusiastic about Simons' upcoming return, saying “I’m hoping the next game!” when asked when his starting guard might play. Malcolm Brogdon added that Simons looked great in practice.

The sixth-year guard was injured in the Trail Blazers first game of the season. Simons was expected to miss six weeks, putting his return right on schedule.

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Jerami Grant Enters NBA's Concussion Protocol

Dec 4, 2023 3:14 PM

Jerami Grant has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.   

Grant left Saturday night’s game at Utah during the fourth quarter and did not return.   

Per the NBA’s Concussion Policy, Grant will now begin the NBA-mandated Return-to-Participation Protocol. 

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Blazers Granted $5.8M Disabled Player Exception For Robert Williams III

Dec 1, 2023 1:37 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have been granted a $5.8 million Disabled Player Exception for the season-ending injury to Robert Williams III.

The Blazers acquired Williams as part of the Jrue Holiday trade with the Boston Celtics.

Williams is out for the season with knee surgery.

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Blazers Waive Jamaree Bouyea

Nov 22, 2023 11:09 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jamaree Bouyea from his two-waive contract, the team announced on Wednesday.

Bouyea appeared in six games for the Blazers.

The Blazers signed Ibou Badji to a two-way deal to replace Bouyea. 

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Ibou Badji, Blazers Sign Two-Way Deal

Nov 22, 2023 3:34 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to sign Ibou Badji to a Two-Way contract.

Badji was previously on a Two-Way contract with the Blazers.

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Malcolm Brogdon, Scoot Henderson Close To Returning

Nov 20, 2023 8:32 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have been down to one healthy point guard. Head coach Chauncey Billups said that should change soon.

Malcolm Brogdon is "really close" to returning for Portland. He's missed the last five games with a strained hamstring.

Rookie guard Scoot Henderson is also closing in on a return. Billups said he could be back in the next week. Henderson has missed the last eight games with a sprained ankle. Henderson's return was further delayed when it was discovered he also had a bone bruise.

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Ish Wainright Out 4-6 Weeks With MCL Sprain

Nov 18, 2023 5:06 PM

Portland Trail Blazers wing Ish Wainright has a sprained MCL in his left knee. Wainright is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

The Blazers claimed Wainright off waivers from the Phoenix Suns before the season started. He's appeared in two games so far this season.

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Scoot Henderson To Miss Additional 2-3 Weeks Due To Bone Bruise

Nov 11, 2023 6:25 PM

Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Scoot Henderson will miss an additional two-to-three weeks after imaging revealed a bone bruise in his right ankle. Henderson has already missed time due to a sprained right ankle.

The third overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft was injured against the Detroit Pistons on November 1. Henderson has missed the Trail Blazers last three games. He'll now be out until late-November or early-December.

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Blazers, Jamaree Bouyea Agree To Two-Way Contract

Nov 11, 2023 2:47 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers and Rip City Remix are signing Jamaree Bouyea to a two-way contract. Bouyea is replacing Skylar Mays, who Portland is converting to a standard contract.

Bouyea spent last season with the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards in the NBA, as well as the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G League. Bouyea was set to return to the Skyforce for this season, before being signed by the Trail Blazers.

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Blazers Converting Skylar Mays To Standard Contract

Nov 11, 2023 2:24 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are converting guard Skylar Mays to a standard contract. Mays has been with Portland on a two-way deal this season.

Mays has appeared in seven games this season. He's averaging 14.3 minutes per game of the Blazers bench. He's averaged 6.1 points and 2.7 assists per game.

Mays has taken on a bigger than expected role with injuries to Scoot Henderson, Anfernee Simons and Malcolm Brogdon in Portland's backcourt.

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Robert Williams III To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Right Knee

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Kevin Knox, Pistons Agree To One-Year Deal

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Robert Williams III To Undergo Knee Surgery

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Scoot Henderson Out Friday With Sprained Ankle

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Malcolm Brogdon Signs With Klutch

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Anfernee Simons Out 4-6 Weeks With Surgery To Repair Torn UCL In Right Thumb

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Clippers Want James Harden More Than Malcolm Brogdon

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Duop Reath, Blazers Agree To Two-Way Deal

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Portland Claimed Ish Wainright Off Waivers; Waive Kevin Knox, Duop Reath

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Justin Minaya, Blazers Agree To Two-Way Deal

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Rockets Have Trade Interest In Alec Burks, Talen Horton-Tucker, Malcolm Brogdon

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Blazers Exercise Option On Shaedon Sharpe, Waive Antoine Davis

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Blazers Sign George Conditt, Waive Malachi Smith

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Tyler Herro: I'm Glad Portland Didn't Want Me

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Blazers Owner Jody Allen Wanted To 'Turn The Page' With Damian Lillard Trade

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Heat Had Planned Throughout Offseason For Probability Of Not Trading For Damian Lillard

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Blazers Sign Kevin Knox, Antoine Davis, Justin Minaya, Duop Reath, Malachi Smith

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Heat, Clippers Were Other Two Teams Close On Trade With Blazers For Jrue Holiday

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Blazers Sign-And-Waive Ashton Hagans

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Skylar Mays Signs Two-Way Contract With Blazers

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