Report: Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard to undergo (not necessarily season-ending) surgery — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

If Damian Lillard’s extended absence for an abdominal injury didn’t portend surgery, his re-extended absence gave even more reason for concern.

Report: Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard to undergo (not necessarily season-ending) surgery — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Chauncey Billups: Kyrie Irving most-skilled point guard of all-time — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Kyrie Irving called himself a basketball genius.

Chauncey Billups: Kyrie Irving most-skilled point guard of all-time — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

NBA postpones Nets at Trail Blazers Thursday; Brooklyn roster still short due to COVID — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Will the Nets be able to dress eight healthy players for their Christmas Day game against the Lakers?

NBA postpones Nets at Trail Blazers Thursday; Brooklyn roster still short due to COVID — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Trail Blazers players frustrated with Chauncey Billups’ demeanor — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups has called out his players again and again for not competing hard enough.

Report: Trail Blazers players frustrated with Chauncey Billups’ demeanor — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Warriors overcome dud vs. undermanned Blazers, but Curry’s record has to wait — Monterey Herald

SAN FRANCISCO — With Steph Curry, anything is possible. But with each subsequent misfire it became clearer that a new 3-point king would not be crowned Wednesday at Chase Center. Airfare will now be required to witness history. It was not for a lack of effort on the part of Curry, who hoisted 17 attempts…

Warriors overcome dud vs. undermanned Blazers, but Curry’s record has to wait — Monterey Herald

Report: Lillard received cortisone injection, could return this weekend — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

He’s missed four games with an abdominal issue, but he hasn’t been himself all season.

Report: Lillard received cortisone injection, could return this weekend — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Question facing Portland owner, new GM: Extend Lillard or trade him? — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Lillard wants a max extension this summer, but is that Portland’s best long-term move?

Question facing Portland owner, new GM: Extend Lillard or trade him? — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Balanced Clippers outlast depleted Blazers — Orange County Register

Both teams needed this one. The Clippers got it. A pair of teams playing at less than full strength and, largely because of that, less than optimally of late, met Monday night hoping the matchup against the other might help them get on track. Neither side led by more than seven points until the Clippers…

Balanced Clippers outlast depleted Blazers — Orange County Register

Billups again rips Trail Blazers players: “I want us to compete harder” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I want us to be more competitive in every game. I don’t feel like we do that, and it concerns me.”

Billups again rips Trail Blazers players: “I want us to compete harder” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Lillard gets hot late, leads Trail Blazers comeback to beat Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Zach LaVine had 30 points and DeMar DeRozan added 22 for the Bulls.

Lillard gets hot late, leads Trail Blazers comeback to beat Bulls — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Billups rips Blazers after loss, “I don’t think we came to compete in this game” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Billups suggested it may be time to shake things up in Portland.

Billups rips Blazers after loss, “I don’t think we came to compete in this game” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports