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John Jenkins To Play On Portland's Summer League Team

Jun 23, 2018 11:05 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers plan to add John Jenkins to their Summer League team.

Jenkins was a first round pick in 2012 by the Hawks.

Jenkins played in Spain last season.

Chris Haynes reports that there's a good chance Jenkins will be on an NBA roster next season.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results

Jun 21, 2018 7:37 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway in Brooklyn.

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley

3. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta): Luka Doncic

4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.

5. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Trae Young

6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba

7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr.

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Collin Sexton

9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox

10. Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia): Mikal Bridges

11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit via Clippers): Miles Bridges 

13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson

14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.

15. Washinton Wizards: Troy Brown

16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Phoenix/Miami): Zhaire Smith

17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker

19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota): Kevin Huerter

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City): Josh Okogie

21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen

22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans): Chandler Hutchison

23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons

25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland): Moritz Wagner

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet

27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams

28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto): Dzanan Musa

30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston): Omari Spellman

Second Round

31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo

32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter

33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson

34. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham

35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier

36. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

37. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento): Gary Trent Jr.

38. Detroit Pistons (via Philadelphia): Khyri Thomas

39. Los Angeles Lakers (via Philadelphia): Isaac Bonga

40. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs

41. Denver Nuggets (via Orlando): Jarred Vanderbilt

42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown

43. Orlando Magic (via Denver): Justin Jackson

44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon

45. Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn): Hamidou Diallo

46. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton

47. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop

49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu

50. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson

51. New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr

52. Houston Rockets (via Utah): Vince Edwards

53. Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall

54. Philadelphia 76ers (via Dallas): Shake Milton 

55. Charlotte Hornets: Arnoldas Kulboka

56. Dallas Mavericks: Ray Spalding

57. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey

58. Denver Nuggets: Thomas Welsh

59. Phoenix Suns: George King

60. Dallas Mavericks: Kostas Antetokounmpo

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Rodney Stuckey To Attend Veteran Minicamp With Blazers

Jun 11, 2018 11:27 AM

Rodney Stuckey will participate in a veteran minicamp with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Stuckey last played in the NBA during the 16-17 season with the Indiana Pacers.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Approached Damian Lillard About Trade Back To Blazers

May 10, 2018 4:29 PM

Last offseason, LaMarcus Aldridge called Damian Lillard and asked him to approach Neil Olshey about a potential trade back to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Aldridge was not happy with his situation with the Spurs after leaving the Blazers in 2015.

Aldridge and Gregg Popovich were able to mend their issues and he signed an extension before the start of the season.

Aldridge became an All-Star again this season as his role grew with Kawhi Leonard out for most of the season.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Hawks Targeting Several Current Assistants For Head Coaching Vacancy

Apr 25, 2018 10:23 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have parted ways with Mike Budenholzer and a list of candidates has already emerged.

The Hawks are believed to be targeting a number of assistants, including Charlotte's Stephen Silas, Portland's Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool, San Antonio's Ime Udoka and James Borrego.

Budenholzer had been in the job with the Hawks since 2013 after replacing Larry Drew.

Sam Amick of the USA Today reports David Fizdale is also expected to be a candidate for the job.

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Jusuf Nurkic Wants To Re-Sign With Blazers

Apr 23, 2018 10:59 AM

Jusuf Nurkic will be a restricted free agent this offseason, which will be the most critical order of business for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Nurkic has played the best basketball of his career with the Blazers since his trade from the Nuggets during the 16-17 season.

"Everybody knows I want to be here," Nurkic said. "I found my home here. But I can't control those things. It needs to be both sides. I did my part on the court. My agent and (Portland management) need to do the rest."

The market for a center of Nurkic's ability is unclear as fewer teams have cap space than they had in the two first offseasons after the cap spike.

Kerry Eggers/Portland Tribune

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Damian Lillard Sees Blazers As Capable Of Replicating Warriors' Trajectory

Apr 23, 2018 10:44 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers finished the regular season with the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference but were swept in the first round by New Orleans Pelicans.

Lillard believes the Pelicans did an excellent job of taking him out of the offense.

"The reality of it is, their game plan was to take me out," said Lillard. "I come across halfcourt and there are two guys guarding me. There's really no excuse on my behalf. You've got to take the good with the bad. I can accept the credit when I do great things and I accept the criticism."

Lillard believes the Blazers currently have potential to hit another level the way the Warriors did after their first round exit to the Clippers in 2014.

"I honestly feel like our team is capable of something like that," Lillard said.

Lillard also disagrees with the suggestion that the Blazers may be better off breaking up his backcourt pairing with CJ McCollum.

"I mean, I don't agree with it. I think it's that simple. That's the easiest thing to say, but I don't agree with it."

Sean Highkin

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 17): Raptors/Wizards, Celtics/Bucks, Pelicans/Blazers

Apr 18, 2018 10:04 AM

What happened in three snapshots in the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday, April 17.

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Blazers Could Put G League Affiliate At Nike World Headquarters

Apr 17, 2018 4:13 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are considering having their G League affiliate play their home games at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

There had also been suggestions of putting the team in Seattle until that market gets an NBA team again.

The Blazers and Pelicans are the final two NBA teams without a dedicated G League affiliate.

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules

Apr 13, 2018 1:29 PM

The following graphics show the Net Rating, Offensive Rating and Defensive Rating rankings for all 16 teams in the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

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Damian Lillard Suffers Left Ankle Injury
Damian Lillard was carted out of the arena to the Blazers' team bus after suffering an ankle sprain.

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Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week
Victor Oladipo averaged 26.0 points and 6.7 assists as Pacers went 3-0.

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Maurice Harkless To Undergo Surgery On Left Knee
A timeline for Maurice Harkless' return will be set after his surgery.

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Blazers Sign Georgios Papagiannis For Remainder Of Season
The Blazers initially signed Georgios Papagiannis to a 10-day contract.

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DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard Named NBA Players Of The Week
DeMar DeRozan averaged a team-high 24.8 points along with 4.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds as the Raptors won an NBA-best four games last week.

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Blazers Agree To Sign Wade Baldwin To Contract For Remainder Of Season
Wade Baldwin initially joined the Blazers on a two-way contract in October.

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Blazers Sign Georgios Papagiannis To 10-Day Contract
Georgios Papagiannis has averaged 13.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 2.24 blocked shots and 30.6 minutes in the G League.

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Georgios Papagiannis Signs 10-Day Contract With Blazers
Georgios Papagiannis was waived by the Kings at the trade deadline to create a roster spot

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Brandon Rush Signs 10-Day Deal With Blazers
Brandon Rush didn't make the Bucks regular season roster in training camp.

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Blazers Trade Noah Vonleh To Bulls, Drop Below Luxury Tax
The Blazers will also send cash in the deal to the Bulls.

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Blazers Not Considering C.J. McCollum Trade
C.J. McCollum has been linked to a trade involving the Cavaliers for Kevin Love.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.


Blazers, Clippers Discuss DeAndre Jordan Trade
The Clippers have been seeking a first round draft pick and financial flexibility for DeAndre Jordan.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Damian Lillard, Paul Allen Discussed Blazers' Future During Meeting
Paul Allen had feared Damian Lillard would request a trade.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid Named Players Of The Week
Damian Lillard averaged 29.3 points and 8.0 assists per game.

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Blazers Interested In Trading For DeAndre Jordan
The Clippers have yet to receive a serious offer for DeAndre Jordan.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Damian Lillard Still Believes Market Size Still Matters For National Attention
Damian Lillard is committed to the Blazers and wants to become their best player in franchise history.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Pistons, Jazz, Blazers Interested In Nikola Mirotic
The Bulls are seeking a first round pick for Nikola Mirotic.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Blazers Assign Caleb Swanigan To G League
Caleb Swanigan has fallen out of Portland's rotation in November after even starting three games.

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Damian Lillard Targeted With Slurs Leaving Minnesota's Arena
A pair of fans shouted anti-gay slurs at Damian Lillard when he was walking to Portland's bus.

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