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Damian Lillard To Participate In Three-Point Contest

Feb 17, 2021 3:14 PM

Damian Lillard will participate in the Three-Point Contest on March 7th.

The Three-Point Contest and Skills Challenge will take place before the All-Star Game on the same day.

Lillard will almost certainly be named an All-Star for the sixth time of his career.

Lillard is third in the league in 3-pointers made (105) while shooting 38% from that range.

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NBA Postpones Blazers-Grizzlies For Contact Tracing

Jan 20, 2021 3:18 PM

The NBA has postponed Wednesday's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies due to contract tracing. The contract tracing is focused on the Memphis side.

The NBA had previously postponed a game on Wednesday between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

This is the 16th game to be postponed so far this season.

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Jusuf Nurkic Undergoes Wrist Surgery, To Be Re-Evaluated In Six Weeks

Jan 20, 2021 1:02 AM

Jusuf Nurkic underwent wrist surgery on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The news comes on the heels of CJ McCollum's fractured foot, which will keep him out at least four weeks. 

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CJ McCollum Started Shooting More Three-Pointers To Extend Career

Jan 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Hours before CJ McCollum fractured his foot, he talked with Michael Pina of Sports Illustrated about the decision he made this offseason to change the way he plays in hopes of extending his career.

McCollum’s three-point rate is 55.0, a whopping 25 points higher than when he was 25 years old.

“I think for the rest of my career I’m gonna shoot a lot of threes and I’m gonna shoot them very accurately,” McCollum said. “I’m also gonna shoot midrange shots, but three points is more than two and if you can shoot them at 44 percent, which is where I’m at, I think you’re in a great spot to get a lot of points per possession and really change how the defense has to guard you.”

The percentage of his shots attempting at the rim was half of what it was last season.

“Why go in there with a 7-footer when I can shoot over a 6' 3" guy or a 6' 4" guy?” McCollum said. “They want you to play in those spaces. I’ve gotta be very strategic about how I use my body. The ground is undefeated.”

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CJ McCollum To Be Re-Evaluated In Four Weeks Due To Hairline Fracture In Left Foot

Jan 19, 2021 1:08 AM

CJ McCollum will be re-evaluated in four weeks due to a small hairline fracture in his left foot and a mid-foot sprain. 

McCollum suffered the injury after Clint Capela stepped on his foot during the first half of Saturday's game against the Hawks.

Rodney Hood will take McCollum's place in the starting lineup. 

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Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 18, 2021 4:02 PM

Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 4 (Jan. 11-Jan. 17).

Lillard averaged 30.3 points, 7.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers went 3-1.

Durant averaged 34.0 points and 8.0 assists as the Brooklyn Nets went 3-0.

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MRI Confirms CJ McCollum Has Sprained Left Foot

Jan 17, 2021 12:34 AM

An MRI confirmed that CJ McCollum suffered a sprained left foot, sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

McCollum suffered the injury on Saturday night against the Hawks.

There is no timetable for McCollum's return. 

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Jusuf Nurkic To Undergo Surgery On Fractured Right Wrist, Out Eight Weeks

Jan 15, 2021 3:58 PM

Jusuf Nurkic will undergo surgery on his fractured right wrist and miss at least eight weeks.

Nurkic suffered the injury during the Portland Trail Blazers' 111-87 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Nurkic came back from a broken leg last season.

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Jusuf Nurkic Suffers Fractured Right Wrist, No Timetable For Return

Jan 15, 2021 12:55 AM

Jusuf Nurkic fractured his right wrist during the Portland Trail Blazers 111-87 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

The Blazers did not release a timetable for Nurkic's return. 

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Zach Collins Out Indefinitely With Ankle Surgery

Dec 30, 2020 2:17 PM

Zach Collins underwent revision surgery to repair a left medial malleolus stress fracture.

The procedure was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

Collins previously underwent ankle surgery on September 1.

Collins is out indefinitely and his status will be updated accordingly.

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Carmelo Anthony Does Not Travel To Los Angeles Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Blazers Exercise Options On Anfernee Simons, Nassir Little

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

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Zach Collins Hopeful For Mid-Late January Return

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Gary Trent Jr. Intends To Become Restricted Free Agent

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Blazers Close Practice Facility After Three Positive COVID-19 Tests

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Carmelo Anthony Agrees To One-Year Deal To Re-Sign With Blazers

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Derrick Jones Agrees To Two-Year, $19M Deal With Blazers

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Rodney Hood Agrees To Two-Year, $21M Deal With Blazers

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Blazers Acquire Enes Kanter In Three-Way Deal With Celtics, Grizzlies

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Rodney Hood Declines $6M Option With Blazers To Become Free Agent

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Blazers To Acquire Robert Covington From Rockets For Trevor Ariza, Two First Round Picks

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Blazers To Pursue Paul Millsap

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Gary Trent Jr. Signs With Klutch Sports

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Damian Lillard Diagnosed With Minor Sprain Of Right Knee

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Spurs Could Revisit LaMarcus Aldridge Trade Talks In Offseason

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Carmelo Anthony Expects To Be 'Back In The Fray Of Things' Next Season

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Former Blazer Cliff Robinson Passes Away At 53 Years Old

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Damian Lillard To Leave Orlando Bubble To Receive Further Examination On Knee Injury

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Lakers, Blazers Decide To Strike For Game 5 In Protest Of Police Shooting

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