Damian Lillard

NBAPA Names Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers’ Teammate Of The Year

In what may be the least-surprising end-of-year superlative across the entire NBA, Damian Lillard has been named the Portland Trail Blazers’ teammate of the year. The recognition is, of course, nice to see. But there’s really only one way Rip City can analyze this news. “Duh.” Not to take anything away from the other guys […]


Breaking Down Portland Trail Blazers’ 2016-17 Preseason Schedule

Get ready, Rip City. Real-life basketball is just around the corner, and we’re not talking about the Olympics. We’re talking about preseason NBA basketball! The Portland Trail Blazers announced their annual mini slate Monday, and while it’s easy to brush aside the concept of meaningless contests, this year’s agenda has a number of exciting showdowns […]

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Portland, Stop Hating Meyers Leonard!

Shortly after the 2012 NBA Draft, Portland Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey said, “He’s over 7-foot tall, he runs like a deer, he jumps out of the building, he’s got great timing on blocked shots, he’s got touch. He’s a unique physical talent… We’re going to be patient with Meyers. We just think he’s […]

Mike and Mike

Warning Signs For Portland Trail Blazers After Broadcasting Shakeup

By now, you’ve seen the Welcome to Your Nightmare-inspired Freddy Kruger tifo that took the Timbers Army worldwide on Sunday afternoon. What you might not have caught, though, was a smaller banner that was unveiled in the 200-level of the Army during the second half of the Timbers’ 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders. The […]

Dame Dolla

The Night Damian Lillard Spent His Birthday With Rip City

Damian Lillard has been a household name in Portland for the past four years as he has quickly risen to super-stardom on the NBA. On Friday night, Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A., became an absolute legend. The night of his 26th birthday, Lillard performed his first hip-hop concert in front of a sold out crowd of […]

Damian Lillard

Where Portland Trail Blazers Stand Post-Free Agency In National Power Rankings

With both the NBA draft and free agency behind us, multiple national outlets have begun putting together their versions of the traditional way-too-early power rankings. Although you could argue the “way-too-early” portion makes these analyses moot, it’s also worth noting that the landscape of the Association isn’t going to shift drastically between now and the […]

Kevin Calabro

The Seattle-Portland NBA Connection

When I heard the news that Kevin Calabro, long-time Seattle Supersonics play-by play announcer was hired to call Portland Trail Blazers games, I had mixed feelings.  I grew up in Seattle watching the Sonics.  My greatest memory is when the Sonics played the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals.  It’s also the most memorable event […]

Evan Turner

Portland Trail Blazers Free Agency Mailbag

Yesterday I put out a call to Portland Trail Blazer fans for any of their free agency questions. I got a lot of questions from fans and I will address a few below. I will occasionally be doing a mailbag like this. Join the conversation by following me on Twitter @PortlandGarrett. “WTF can’t we sign […]

Love McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers – Draft-Day Trade Rumors Are Swirling, What Are The Right Moves?

The NBA draft is tonight, and with a perceived lack of depth (some calling it the shallowest draft pool in years), many teams are looking to the trade and free agency markets for impact players. If Portland is interested in improving its roster overnight, there are plenty of potential deals to be had if Neil […]

Gary Payton II

Draft Strategy 2016 – Portland Trail Blazers (Part Three)

In the past couple days, I have covered the Portland Trail Blazers’ situation heading into the draft and some possible areas of need that they have on the roster. Wednesday, there was a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that the Blazers were one of a few teams that would look to move […]

Adam Silver

Draft Strategy 2016 – Portland Trail Blazers (Part Two)

As I covered in Part One, the Portland Trail Blazers are entering the 2016 NBA Draft without a draft pick. In a lot of markets that would basically make Thursday just another day on the calendar. But like GM Neil Olshey said, “We always have a draft pick, we work for Paul Allen.” In the […]