Blazers AM Rundown Wednesday 7/14/2021

Is Carmelo Anthony’s Time with the Blazers Nearing its Conclusion?

This week’s episode of The Church of Roy looks at the two new coaches on the Trail Blazers’ coaching staff and what that could mean for veteran forward Carmelo Anthony. - Read More

Defector Publishes More Complete Details of Billups Sexual Assault Case

Legal documentation reveals events of the evening in question, victim’s statements, and subsequent media coverage. - Read More

Ball Movement, Balanced Scoring Push Team USA Past Argentina

Damian Lillard laid the groundwork in the first half, and watched as his teammates followed on the way to a 108-80 win over Argentina. - Read More

Kawhi Leonard has Surgery on Torn ACL

The multi-time All-Star could be out for an extended period. - Read More

5 Free Agent Point Guard Targets for the Trail Blazers

Danny Marang tackles one of the big questions facing Portland: who backs up Dame? - Read More

NBA Draft Profile: Neemias Queta

Neemias Queta is a paint-patrolling center and a potential second-round steal in the 2021 NBA Draft. - Read More

NBA Trade Talk Heating Up Around Simmons and Sexton

A couple of Eastern Conference stars are deeply embroiled in trade speculation. - Read More

Stein: Sixers Want Lillard, Not McCollum, for Ben Simmons

The veteran analyst says that Daryl Morey isn’t interested in anything but the best in return for his All-Star. - Read More

Get Your Damian Lillard Back-to-Back 50 Burger Shirt

Celebrate Dame’s monumental accomplishment in style. - Read More

WHAT About the Bubble?

Listen to a special edition of the WHAT Podcast, with Tara and Cassidy talking bubble Blazers, Gary Trent Jr, Damian Lillard, how LeBron might talk himself out of a championship and of course, a Disney Bubble Playlist. We’re getting all set for the NBA Playoffs! - Read More

WHAT About the Playoffs: Part 3

In the final installment of the WHAT Podcast 2020 Championship Bracket, we determine a winner for the season and fantasize about a Damian Lillard vs LeBron James playoff series. - Read More

Blazers Top 100: Sorting the Top 3 and Different Lists

A look at the 100 players and personnel who have influenced the Trail Blazers’ 50-year history. - Read More

Blazers Top 100: The Complete List

A look at the 100 players and personnel who have influenced the Trail Blazers’ 50-year history. - Read More

Blazers Top 100: The MVP

A look at the 100 players and personnel who have influenced the Trail Blazers’ 50-year history. - Read More

Haynes: No Need for Team USA to Panic

A pair of exhibition losses has tongues wagging, but Chris Haynes argues against boots shaking for now. - Read More

Blazer’s Edge Radio Live Tuesday

Tune-in at 1 p.m. on XRAY FM as the guys discuss the NBA Finals, additions to Chauncey Billups’ coaching staff, and Damian Lillard’s first games with the USA Olympic team. - Read More

Damian Lillard’s Strong Start Wasted as Team USA Loses to Australia

For all of their talents, failed to string together stops and scores when they needed them most. - Read More

Game Day Thread: Team USA vs. Australia

Join us as Damian Lillard and Team USA look to bounce back against Australia. - Read More

Pelicans Expected to Hire Coach Willie Green

New Orleans looks set to name the Phoenix Suns assistant as Stan Van Gundy’s replacement. - Read More

NBA Salivating Over Potential Damian Lillard Trades

The Athletic’s NBA staff brainstormed which teams could craft the best packages for Damian Lillard. - Read More

NBA Draft Profile: Kessler Edwards

Pepperdine forward Kessler Edwards is a burgeoning two-way talent that is flying under the radar as the NBA Draft approaches. - Read More

Game Day Thread: Suns vs. Bucks Game 3

The NBA Finals has turned to Milwaukee where the Bucks will look to avoid dropping three straight games to the Suns. - Read More

The need to think clearly about the decision to hire Billups

Many fans are disappointed, hurt, angry, and even disgusted by the team's decision to hire Chauncey Billups.  For the moment, I want to set aside the question of Billups the coach.  I want to... - Read More

In an interview with CNBC’s Jabari Young, Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon reflected on her role in the Trail Blazers’ coaching search. - Read More

Popovich on Loss to Nigeria, ‘Means Nothing If We Don’t Learn From It’

Team USA Head Coach Gregg Popovich plans to use Saturday’s loss to Nigeria as pre-Olympics motivation. - Read More

Keep or Yeet: Jusuf Nurkic

Portland’s center has been up and down. Are Nurk and the Blazers a long-term match? - Read More

Team USA Stunned by Nigeria in Pre-Olympics Loss

Nigeria claimed a 90-87 victory over Damian Lillard and Team USA in Saturday’s exhibition contest. - Read More

Game Day Thread: Team USA vs. Nigeria

Join us and chat as Damian Lillard and Team USA begin their journey to the Tokyo Olympics. - Read More

Are Late First Round Picks Overvalued In Trades?

As we edge closer to this month’s draft we ask what happens to the value of a first-round pick once it is used. - Read More

Lillard, Team USA Open Exhibition Schedule Saturday

Team USA starts its pre-Olympics exhibition schedule on Saturday against Nigeria. - Read More

The soundtrack for Space Jame: A New Legacy is here and Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is featured in the lineup. - Read More

Damian Lillard Speaks on Team USA Experience, Playing with Teammates

The high-powered Team USA squad will give Portland’s star a chance to play in a new way. - Read More

Blazers Bringing on Clippers Assistant Roy Rogers

The defensive-minded Clippers assistant will join Chauncey Billups’ staff. - Read More

Dwight Jaynes Praises Scott Brooks Hire

A veteran Blazers columnist likes Portland’s new assistant coach. - Read More

Lillard Relishing Opportunity to Learn From Decorated Team USA Coaches

Title winners Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr are heading Team USA’s coaching staff and Damian Lillard is seeking to learn from them. - Read More

Orlando Magic Taps Mosley For Head Coaching Role

Mavericks Assistant Coach Jamahl Mosley is set to become the next coach of the Orlando Magic. - Read More

Brooklyn Nets Hiring Former Blazers Assistant Coach David Vanterpool

The much-praised assistant goes to a premier NBA team. - Read More

Do the Tantalizing Skills of Zach Collins Outweigh his Injury History?

Potential vs. Health: which one will the Trail Blazers lean on when deciding the forward’s future? - Read More

Fresh NBA Trades to Shake Up Stale Rosters

Summertime is the season of change across the  NBA , but some teams need to hit refresh a little more than others... - Read More

BS Meter on Latest NBA Draft, Free-Agency and Offseason Rumors

Now that's more like it.   After an uncharacteristically long stretch of relative quiet, the  NBA 's rumor mill is heating back up in advance of the 2021 draft, free agency and the start of Trade Season: Summertime Edition... - Read More

Damian Lillard's Future Cloudier Than Ever Heading into Tokyo Olympics

Damian Lillard  knew the questions were coming. Questions about his involvement, or lack thereof, in the Portland Trail Blazers' coaching search that led to the    controversial hiring of Chauncey Billups   ... - Read More

1 Trade for Every NBA Team Not in the 2021 Finals

As the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks tussle for an  NBA  title, the other 28 teams are busy building their blueprints for championship contention... - Read More

Report: Blazers Didn't Talk to Accuser, 'Several Primary Sources' in Billups Probe

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Chauncey Billups as their head coach despite rape allegations made against the former NBA star in 1997, when he was a member... - Read More

NBA Free Agents Who Can Put Contenders Over the Top

Making a dent in free agency can be difficult for the  NBA 's mightiest contenders.   Title hopefuls are atop the Association's food chain because they're already really good, and being really good costs a bunch of money most of the time... - Read More

Damian Lillard Trade Rumors: Warriors 'Already Internally Discussed the Idea' of Deal

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly considered a potential destination for Damian Lillard if the Portland Trail Blazers star is traded this offseason.... - Read More

NBA Starters Likeliest to Be Traded This Offseason

Change is coming to the  NBA . It happens every offseason.   Sometimes, the roster restructurings are so dramatic and unexpected, they can break the internet—or at least send NBA Twitter into a frenzy... - Read More

Becky Hammon on Not Getting Blazers Job: 'I Knew I Was 2nd; I Knew Who They Wanted'

Becky Hammon interviewed for the Portland Trail Blazers head coaching vacancy, but she knew all along Chauncey Billups was the favorite for the job. "I knew I... - Read More

ESPN's NBA Basketball Power Index

ESPN's NBA Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength developed by the ESPN Analytics team. - Read More

ESPN's NBA BPI Playoff Odds

ESPN's NBA BPI Playoff Odds estimate the likelihood for each team to make the playoffs, win the NBA title and finish in the top three of the NBA lottery. - Read More

Basketball Hall of Fame: Everything you need to know about the Class of 2021

The Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021. We have all the news and names you need, including Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber and Ben Wallace. - Read More

NBA trade deadline: Aldridge joins loaded Nets squad

Miami added an All-Star while Toronto and New Orleans held on to their point guards. What's next? Get all the latest buzz from the NBA trade deadline. - Read More

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant: Remembrances and reaction

The NBA world remembers the life and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died Jan. 26, 2020. - Read More

NBA Finals 2021: Complete coverage of Suns vs. Bucks

Keep it here for all the news, intel, analysis and matchup info all postseason long. - Read More

Welcome to the 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' soundtrack featuring Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard a.k.a Dame D.O.L.L.A. a.k.a Chronos is ready to jam. The Portland Trail Blazers star headlines a star-studded soundtrack for "Space Jam: A New Legacy." - Read More

Sources: Brooks finalizing deal as Blazers asst.

Former Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a deal with the Trail Blazers to become Chauncey Billups' top assistant coach, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. - Read More

Lillard to keep thoughts on Blazers in-house

Lillard stopped short of denying reports that he could ask for a trade, saying Thursday that he hasn't made any such feelings public. - Read More

Melo wins NBA's 1st Kareem social justice award

Trail Blazers guard Carmelo Anthony is the inaugural winner of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award for "pursuing social justice ... for individuals and groups who have been historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged." - Read More

Blazers' Billups: Incident in 1997 'shaped my life'

New Blazers coach Chauncey Billups on Tuesday addressed the controversy surrounding his hiring and said the 1997 rape allegation against him was an experience that "shaped [his] life." A presser moderator later cut off a reporter's follow-up question. - Read More

Blazers name Billups coach; sources: 5-year deal

The Blazers offered Chauncey Billups the job on Friday and negotiated a five-year deal over the weekend, sources told ESPN. - Read More

Sources: Blazers continue Billups, Hammon talks

Chauncey Billups, Becky Hammon and Mike D'Antoni have advanced to second interviews in the Trail Blazers' search for a head coach, sources told ESPN. - Read More

Six NBA head-coaching jobs are available -- which one is the most attractive?

Add the Pelicans and Wizards to the list of franchises searching for a new head coach. - Read More

MVP Jokic, Steph highlight All-NBA selections

Nikola Jokic and Stephen Curry were joined on the first team by Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard as the All-NBA selections were announced Tuesday night. - Read More

Sources: Blazers to interview D'Antoni for HC job

Nets assistant Mike D'Antoni will interview Monday for the Trail Blazers' vacant head-coaching position, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. - Read More

GM: Blazers still building list of coach candidates

The Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts, general manager Neil Olshey said Monday, adding that he hopes to start virtual interviews this week. - Read More

NBA playoffs MVPs: Ranking the best performances from the first round

Luka? Kawhi? Trae? Which superstar was the MVP of the opening round? Our expert panel chooses a winner. - Read More

Kidd says he won't vie to become Blazers' coach

Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Blazers' head-coaching vacancy. - Read More