The team won't officially announce which players are participating in pre-draft workouts until right before media availability. But these things have a way of slipping out, which is why we know that Memphis guard/forward Adonis Thomas will be one of the players participating in Portland's first pre-draft workout on Thursday
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The day after the 2013 Draft Lottery, Bill Simmons of ESPN, ESPN.com and Grantland.com proposed a trade that would send LaMarcus Aldridge to the Cavaliers in exchange for the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft and second-year power forward Tristan Thompson. As far as I can tell, Trail Blazers fans weren't too high on the suggesti
ESPN.com's Chad Ford has re-ranked the players in the 2013 Draft for the first time since the NBA Combine wrapped up a week ago. And at No. 10, Ford has Indiana center/power forward Cody Zeller.
Damian Lillard possesses various traits one needs to excel as he did during his rookie season, but none may be more vital to his success this season than his unflappability. Very infrequently was he unprepared or phased by whatever situation was thrown at him, from lining up opposite future Hall of Fame point guards Steve N
ESPN.com Insider Amin Elhassan, who used to work in Phoenix's front office, put together a 2013 draft guide for the Trail Blazers, all of which is worth checking out. But the most interesting part is probably the three players from this draft who would be the best additions to the current roster ...
I don't get much of my music news from the Portland Business Journal, but they come through today with news that team owner Paul Allen and his band, The Underthinkers, have a record entitled "Everywhere At Once" dropping in August.
I've heard a number of Trail Blazers fans argue that the Trail Blazers should make Victor Oladipo their target in this year's draft. And with his combination of athleticism, defensive prowess and motor, it's not hard to see why. But according to Chad Ford at ESPN.com, moving up to acquire Oladipo might take more than you'r
Grantland editor and ESPN television personality Bill Simmons spent part of his morning on Twitter concocting fake trades involving draft picks now that the order has been set. Simmons always likes to mix it up with Trail Blazers fans, so it figures he'd suggest a potential move featuring our most important player.
The Portland Trail Blazers were not able to beat tremendous odds to get either the first, second or third pick in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery. But all is not lost. The 10th pick, even in a what many consider a weak draft, still has plenty of value, especially when considering that the current collective bargaining agreement
Damian Lillard joined Courtside from New York to discuss representing the Trail Blazers at the NBA Draft Lottery and Portland getting the 10th pick. Lillard talked about the experience, how he doesn't consider himself the "face of the franchise" and which players he likes in this year's draft class.
Damian Lillard is in New York to represent the Trail Blazers at the Draft Lottery (5:30 PM on ESPN), but he's getting in a few other pieces of business as well, like showing up on BET's "106 & Park" to talk basketball and give away some Adidas CrazyQuicks to at least one caller with a very tenuous grasp on Portland's roster
Some interesting speculation on the part of ESPN.com's Chad Ford on the eve of the NBA Draft Lottery. Ford goes through each lottery team and makes his best guesses as to who each team would take should they end up with the first, second or third pick in this year's draft. And when it comes to the Trail Blazers, Ford wonder
Some great behind-the-scenes footage from Damian Lillard's Rookie of the Year press conference in this short "NBA Rooks" clip from the NBA. I love Damian's mom saying she expected him to win Rookie of the Year because that's what he told her he would do when he was 12. Moms don't forget.
It's Day Two at the NBA Combine in Chicago, and we learn from The Oregonian's Jason Quick that the Trail Blazers, after conducting interviews yesterday with UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad, Indiana's Cody Zeller, Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams and San Diego State's Jamaal Franklin, will interview Georgia shooting guard Kentavio
So it's fitting that adidas, to celebrate his 2012-13 Rookie of the Year season, has released a limited-edition "player exclusive" of yet another shoe, the adidas Real Deal. The shoe incorporates various elements that pay homage to Lillard's past and present.
An interesting tidbit from The Oregonian's Jason Quick in his story about the first day at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. According to Quick, the Trail Blazers might be looking for a team willing to trade for what is projected to be the 10th pick.
Portland's front office staff have been busy during the first day of the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. They've interviewed Shabazz Muhammad and Cody Zeller and now we hear from Jason Quick that they've also interviewed Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams.
UCLA guard/forward Shabazz Muhammad discusses his interview with the Portland Trail Blazers at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. Some of his comments specific to his interview with the Blazers ...
More NBA Combine news via Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com, who follows up this report this morning about the Trail Blazers interviewing UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad with another name: Indiana big man Cody Zeller.
The Draft Combine starts today in Chicago, during which draft eligible players will be measured, drilled and interviewed by front office staff. And according to Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com, the Trail Blazers have already conducted at least one interview ...
Chris Mannix over at SI.com has posted his final NBA Draft "big board," which will morph into a mock draft after the draft order is decided on Tuesday. I'm not entirely sure what the difference is, at least if you prescribe to the notion that teams, especially teams selecting in the lottery, go with the best player availabl
The Trail Blazers wasted no time hiring a new assistant to replace Kaleb Canales, who parted with the team last week to join Rick Carlise's staff in Dallas. Today, the team has announced that Nate Tibbetts, who most recently spent time as an assistant in Cleveland, will join the Trail Blazers as an assistant.
Some behind-the-scenes footage from the "Quick Ain't Fair" TV spot courtesy of our friends at adidas. Damian Lillard handles most of the narration as you see how the spot featuring Lillard, John Wall, Jrue Holiday and rapper A$AP Rocky was put together.
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The fine folks at adidas basketball have released a video short for the "Quick Ain't Fair" campaign to celebrate Damian Lillard winning Rookie of the Year. Rapper A$AP Rocky delivers the following verse:
A truly great video from Brian Grant's "Powering Forward" campaign to fund Parkinson's research. Grant, one of the all-time most beloved Trail Blazers, and five other people with Parkinson's climb Mount St. Helens together. Beautiful visuals to go along with a beautiful story. And a reminder that Grant's annual "Shake It T
Damian Lillard really put work in on his trip to Atlanta. First, he was on Game Time on NBA TV, then he finished the night off by joining Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neil and Kenny Smith on Inside The NBA on TNT. Damian talks about growing up in Oakland and how it shaped his approach to the game, the benefit
ESPN.com's NBA Draft guru Chad Ford has released the second version of his 2013 Mock Draft. And with the 10th pick, Ford has the Portland Trail Blazers selecting ...
2012-13 will go down as the season in which the inevitable finally caught up with Wesley Matthews. After playing through various injuries throughout the course of his NBA career, injuries that would have sidelined most of his contemporaries, Matthews finally had to relinquish his consecutive games played streak at 250 after
Damian Lillard, the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year, joined Brian Wheeler and Antonio Harvey via phone on this week's edition of Trail Blazers Courtside. Lillard talked about winning the award and the reaction of his family and friends, what activities he enjoys doing in the offseason, where Kobe Bryant and Lebron James rank