2020 SeasonAll times ET
The NBA has told teams that they cannot have scouts at practices involving LaMelo Ball and RJ Hampton, a source told ESPN.
The Trail Blazers aren't planning to follow the NBA trend of load management this season, with guard CJ McCollum saying the team can't afford to take nights off in pursuit of the postseason.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard responded to Shaquille O'Neal's rap song with one of his own that suggests the Hall of Fame center rode on the coattails of his teammates throughout his career.
Although the analytics point to a new-look Trail Blazers team finishing at or below .500, star guard Damian Lillard has much higher expectations. "We're coming in, our focus is to win a championship. I think our mentality has to shift to that," he said.
With the battle for Los Angeles almost underway, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne begin by outlining how the Lakers and Clippers can make a deep playoff run this season. Then, they discuss the chances for the new-look Warriors and how continuity can help the Blazers get over the hump (15:20). Plus, the crew takes a look at the Russell Westbrook/James Harden dynamic in Houston (24:46) before diving into the Jazz and Nuggets.
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz rank their Five Most Confusing Teams for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Stugotz talks to Blazers guard C.J. McCollum about his contract extension, Team USA's disappointing performance at the FIBA World Cup, and his favorite and least favorite NBA cities. Plus, fast food tips in frugality from Guillermo.
The Trail Blazers will wear jerseys resembling those from their NBA title season of 1976-77 in five home games this season.
Points Per Game114.76th
Rebounds Per Game48.03rd
Assists Per Game23.025th
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