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Analysis: Lillard shows NBA players have power to stay, too

Jul. 11, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To understand why Damian Lillard is still with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2022, examine why he enrolled at Weber State in 2008. Weber State showed serious interest in Lillard before any other school. That resonated with Lillard, and when higher-profile schools...

Lillard signs extension, looks forward to re-tooled Blazers

Jul. 09, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

Damian Lillard's new contract with the Trail Blazers is a point of pride for the six-time All Star who has spent his entire career in Portland. “I don’t think that you earn something like this just by going out there and scoring a bunch of points," he said. "Something that’s...

Former Beavers Payton, Eubanks reunited with Trail Blazers

Jul. 07, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A little more than six years ago, guard Gary Payton II and forward Drew Eubanks were teammates at Oregon State, leading the Beavers to an NCAA Tournament appearance after a 26-year drought. Now they're teammates once more — and back in Oregon — with the...

Clippers and Blazers to play preseason game in Seattle

Jun. 29, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The NBA is returning to Seattle — for the preseason, that is. The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers will play a preseason game at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on Oct. 3, the teams announced Wednesday. It will be the first NBA event...

Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams

Jun. 02, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s an annual occurrence in the NBA. Teams change head coaches and the roster of candidates who should get those jobs starts getting bandied about, and especially in recent years those lists almost always included Black candidates. Case in point: Ime Udoka,...