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    Free Agency Primer: Where The Blazers Stand Heading Into The Moratorium

  • article-image: Draft Grades » Blazers Get Good Marks For Sharpe, Walker Selections

    Draft Grades » Blazers Get Good Marks For Sharpe, Walker Selections

    Imagine showing up to register for your first day of school and rather than getting your schedule for the upcoming semester, you’re given a grade despite the fact classes haven’t actually started yet. That, my friends, is real world equivalent of grading NBA Draft picks.

  • article-image: PODCAST » SHARPE, WALKER AND REPORTED TRADES ON THE BLAZERS BALCONY, PRESENTED BY SOLESAVY

    PODCAST » SHARPE, WALKER AND REPORTED TRADES ON THE BLAZERS BALCONY, PRESENTED BY SOLESAVY

    Greetings podcast enthusiasts. After covering Trail Blazers' exploits at the 2022 NBA Draft, Brooke Olzendam, she of Trail Blazers TV, and I, Casey Holdahl of Trailblazers.com, fired up the mobile studio to record the 53rd edition of The Blazers Balcony podcast, presented by SoleSavy, which you can listen/subscribe to below...

  • article-image: Trail Blazers Draft Sharpe And Walker But The Work Is Far From Over

    Trail Blazers Draft Sharpe And Walker But The Work Is Far From Over

    The Trail Blazers continued what they hope will be a transformative offseason by selecting two players -- one at the top of the first round and the other near the end of the second -- during Thursday’s night’s NBA Draft at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn. Portland’s first order of business Thursday night was selecting Shaedon Sharpe, a 6-6, 200 pound guard out of Kentucky, with the seventh overall pick.

  • article-image: REPORT » Blazers Acquire Jerami Grant From Pistons For 2025 First Round Pick

    REPORT » Blazers Acquire Jerami Grant From Pistons For 2025 First Round Pick

    The Trail Blazers have reportedly made their first move of the offseason, and it's a big one.  According to Adrian Wojnowski , the Trail Blazers are sending Milwaukee's 2025 first round pick, which the team acquired as a part of the trade with the New Orleans Pelicans at the 2022 trade deadline, and some various second round draft capital for combo forward and Portland native Jerami Grant...

  • article-image: The Latest Rumblings And Rumors Heading Into The 2022 Draft

    The Latest Rumblings And Rumors Heading Into The 2022 Draft

    There are lies, damn lies and statistics, as the saying goes, but there's also at least one other common source of misinformation: the run up to the NBA Draft. Between teams' attempts at guarding their true intentions, agents pumping up the value of their respective clients and those who just want people to believe they're in the know, it's all but impossible to parse out what is real and what is fabrication as the NBA Draft inches closer and closer.

  • article-image: PODCAST » Draft Predictions On The Blazers Balcony, Presented By SoleSavy

    PODCAST » Draft Predictions On The Blazers Balcony, Presented By SoleSavy

    After much preparation, the 2022 NBA Draft is finally upon us. And after watching the Trail Blazers' preparation for the last month as they've determined the best way to maximize the seventh, 36th and 57th picks, a Brooke Olzendam, she of Trail Blazers TV, and I, Casey Holdahl, sat down to make some predictions about how things might go down Thursday on the latest edition of The Blazers Balcony, presented by SoleSavy... 

  • article-image: Mock Draft Roundup » Familiar Names And The Prospect Of Trades

    Mock Draft Roundup » Familiar Names And The Prospect Of Trades

    While there is some strong consensus among those taking a stab at predicting the 2022 NBA Draft about who the Trail Blazers might select with the seventh overall pick -- five of the examples below have Portland taking the same player -- the prospect of potentially trading the pick also gives the sense they’re one of the biggest wildcards selecting in the lottery.

  • article-image: First-Rounders Try To Prove A Point In Portland's Most Talented Workout Thus Far

    First-Rounders Try To Prove A Point In Portland's Most Talented Workout Thus Far

    PORTLAND -- Every player who participates in a pre-draft workout is trying to prove something to those in attendance. A select few, usually those expected to be taken within the first few picks, might feel as if there’s nothing to gain by working out, and sometimes, that’s true. But for just about everyone else hoping to hear their name called at the 2022 NBA Draft, being able to answer the questions teams may have about your skills and abilities through the course of a workout is just about the best way for individuals to improve their position.

  • article-image: Trail Blazers Workout Roundup: Five First Round Picks So Far

    Trail Blazers Workout Roundup: Five First Round Picks So Far

    The Trail Blazers front office has been putting in work with less than two weeks to go before the 2022 NBA Draft.

  • article-image: Trail Blazers Cap Week Of Workouts With More First-Round Talent

    Trail Blazers Cap Week Of Workouts With More First-Round Talent

    The Portland Trail Blazers continued to host workouts -- some solo, some group -- this week at their facility in Tualatin with just under two weeks to go before the 2022 NBA Draft. After bringing Arizona guard Bennedict Mathurin and Memphis center Jalen Duren last Sunday and Monday, respectively, the Trail Blazers continued to host players expected to be selected in the first round at the end of the week. Duke forward A.J. Griffin participated in a solo workout Thursday followed by a group workout headlined by LSU forward Tari Eason on Friday.

  • article-image: After Relocating And Reclassifying, Jalen Duren Is Once Again Ready To Level Up

    After Relocating And Reclassifying, Jalen Duren Is Once Again Ready To Level Up

    Jalen Duren’s career thus far has been an exercise in leveling up. At 15, Duren was the youngest player on the USA’s 2019 FIBA Americas U16 team that won gold in Brazil while averaging 10.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. After winning a championship his freshman year and runner up the next season at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, he transferred to prep powerhouse Montverde Academy, where he helped the Eagles win their first National Interscholastic Basketball Conference championship.