PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland’s development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime executives.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A few different versions of Paul George have been showing up lately for the Indiana Pacers. The dominant one made an appearance Wednesday night against Portland.
The Portland Trail Blazers’ bench has helped the team pick up its scoring – and get back into the win column – after a rough start to their longest trip of the season.
You guys aren’t going to believe this, but getting one win didn’t solve all of the Washington Wizards’ issues. Following an 84-82 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers that gave the District dozen their first mark on the “W” side of the ledger, the Wiz came out Friday night and promptly got smoked by the New York Knicks, 108-87 , running their record to a league-worst 1-13 and endin the team’s season-high winning streak at one game.
The Wizards went to battle on Friday without forward Trevor Booker, who had missed the prior four games with a strained right knee that will also cost him “another couple of weeks” and, more notably, point guard John Wall. The former No. 1 overall pick hasn’t seen the floor yet this year as he works his way back from a left knee injury suffered in late September; while the Wizards figured to be a middling team that would have a tough time scoring this season anyway, they’ve been awful without their offensive engine, ranking dead last in the league in points scored per 100 possessions and field goal percentage, and among the bottom five in 3-point accuracy, share of possessions that end with assists and team turnover rate.
As you’d expect, then, everybody interested in the success and watchability of the Washington Wizards is very eager for Wall’s return, and as you’d expect, that leads to head coach Randy Wittman fielding a lot of questions about his recovering point guard … including some from inquirers you might not expect. From Ben Standig at CSNWashington.com :
“Until the doctor says he’s ready to go full bore, I don’t know what to tell you guys,” said Wittman, repeating his usual mantra about Wall — and done in good spirits despite the bummer of the situation. Clearly, the coach of the 1-13 team wants his fast-breaking leader back. This time, Wittman added a line for emphasis to show he’s not simply deflecting.
Wittman said, “I’m serious. I tell my mom, ‘I don’t know.’ She asks me every day, too. ‘When’s John coming back?’ ‘I don’t know, Mom.’”
CLEVELAND — Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum had a close miss at the end of the first overtime period.
CLEVELAND — Portland forward Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer with :00.2 remaining propelled the Trail Blazers to an 118-117 double overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
The Portland Trail Blazers already have fallen to the NBA’s worst team and suffered a pair of double-digit defeats during their disaster of a road trip.
BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Green scored 19 points, Jason Terry added 17 and the Boston Celtics cruised to a comfortable win without Rajon Rondo, topping the Portland Trail Blazers 96-78 on Friday night.