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CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year extension with Trail Blazers

The 27-year-old McCollum averaged 21.0 points last season, helping Portland make it to the Western Conference finals.

Trail Blazers sign six-time All-Star Pau Gasol

The Portland Trail Blazers have added six-time All-Star Pau Gasol to their roster. President of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced Gasol’s signing Thursday. The 39-year-old Gasol has averaged 17.0 points, …

UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 10:31 p.m.

Damian Lillard gets Supermax, Kevin Durant chooses Brooklyn Nets as NBA free agency period gets underway

Damian Lillard wasn’t a top-five pick. Tobias Harris wasn’t a lottery pick. Khris Middleton wasn’t even a first-rounder. Their bank balances won’t know the difference soon.

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season

The extension was first revealed the day after the Trail Blazers were eliminated from the postseason by the Golden State Warriors.

Trail Blazers’ cohesiveness helped them to conference finals

The Portland Trail Blazers faced a number of challenges on the journey to their first Western Conference finals in 19 years. They won 53 games after losing owner Paul Allen …

UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

Warriors beat Trail Blazers 119-117 in OT for 5th straight NBA Finals berth

Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight …

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:39 p.m.

Ex-Zag Zach Collins proving he belongs in NBA

Zach Collins didn’t know what to expect when he joined up with the Portland Trail Blazers as a gangly 7-foot rookie in the summer of 2017. Would he play right …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Draymond Green, Warriors beat Trail Blazers for 3-0 lead in Western Conference finals

Draymond Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8 p.m.

Former Gonzaga star Dan Dickau’s ties to Portland Trail Blazers go back to his childhood

Dan Dickau has experienced the Portland Trail Blazers organization in several capacities.

NBA Tipoff: Blazers head home for Game 3, down 2-0 to Golden State

Damian Lillard says the Warriors did their job and protected home court. Now it’s time for the Trail Blazers to do the same. The Western Conference finals between the upstart …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Warriors rally from 15 down at halftime, hold off Blazers to take 2-0 series lead

CJ McCollum missed a driving jumper with 32 seconds left and Draymond Green scored on the other end for the Warriors, giving Portland one final chance with 12.3 seconds to …

NBA Tipoff: Warriors look to build off strong, well-balanced Game 1

The Golden State Warriors were strong in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against Portland. Stephen Curry got hot and the Warriors moved the ball crisply as the two-time …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Before dominating in the NBA, ‘unguardable’ Damian Lillard was a nightmare matchup for Eastern Washington

Damian Lillard played six games against Eastern Washington in his four-year career at Weber State. The Wildcats won all six matchups.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Stephen Curry, Warriors take Game 1 of Western Conference finals

Curry shot 12 for 23 in his fourth 30-point performance this postseason, finding far more open looks than he had in the last round against Houston.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

U.S. senator seeks safe passage for Turkish Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland center Enes Kanter, whom Turkey wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be able to safely travel to …

Warriors’ Kevin Durant likely out for first two games against Blazers

Kevin Durant watched from home in the Bay Area as the Golden State Warriors finished off James Harden and the Houston Rockets on the road. The two-time reigning NBA Finals …

UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

CJ McCollum leads Trail Blazers past Nuggets 100-96 in Game 7

CJ McCollum scored 37 points in leading the Portland Trail Blazers into the Western Conference Finals with a 100-96 victory at Denver in Game 7 of their hard-fought series. The …

NBA fires Turkish company that left Enes Kanter off a tweet

The NBA reacted in support of Portland’s Enes Kanter, not long after the league’s Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter’s efforts in the Trail Blazers’ win over Denver in …

CJ McCollum leads Blazers past cold Nuggets, 97-90

CJ McCollum picks up for a cold-shooting Damian Lillard and scores 20 points in Portland’s 97-90 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets missed 23 of 29 3-pointers but trimmed …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 1:57 p.m.

Portland’s Enes Kanter uncertain for 2nd round with hurt shoulder

Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter’s status for the second round of the playoffs remains uncertain as Portland waits to learn its opponent. Kanter says he separated his left shoulder early …

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

If Damian Lillard’s series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it’s because he’s done it before. His buzzer-beating 3 sent Houston packing back in 2014. Portland bested the …

Back as a 3 seed, Portland looks to avoid another early exit

For the second straight season the Portland Trail Blazers earned the third seed in the West and home-court for the playoffs. This year, they’re hoping for a better outcome than …

Trail Blazers breathe sign of relief over CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum says he was relieved that his left knee injury was not serious, especially this close to the playoffs.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Trail Blazers sign center Enes Kanter

Center Enes Kanter has joined the Portland Trail Blazers. Kanter was waived by the New York Knicks along with Wesley Matthews following the trade deadline last week. He was once …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Gonzaga pride always apparent with Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins

Even though it’s only early December, Zach Collins admits there’s something special about seeing Gonzaga ranked No. 1.

LeBron James to make Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18

LeBron James will make his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers at Portland on Oct. 18 and play in front of the home fans for the first time two days …

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.

Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …