Report: Carmelo Anthony re-signing with Trail Blazers — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Carmelo Anthony, on the verge of slipping from the NBA, resuscitated his career with the Trail Blazers.

Report: Carmelo Anthony re-signing with Trail Blazers — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Enes Kanter Appears Happy About Heading Back To Portland After Celtics Trade — NESN.com

Sign In Enes Kanter, like Kyrie Irving, won’t be the last person to wear No. 11 for the Celtics. Boston reportedly traded the center to the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team deal involving the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. This will be Kanter’s second stint in Portland after appearing in 23 games for the Trail…

Enes Kanter Appears Happy About Heading Back To Portland After Celtics Trade — NESN.com

Report: Trail Blazers getting Enes Kanter as Celtics and Grizzlies complete draft-day trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Unloading Kanter gives the Celtics more breathing room below the luxury-tax line/hard cap.

Report: Trail Blazers getting Enes Kanter as Celtics and Grizzlies complete draft-day trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Rockets trading Robert Covington to Trail Blazers for draft picks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

While James Harden reportedly pushes for a trade to the Nets, the Rockets have been posturing as if they’ll keep him.

Report: Rockets trading Robert Covington to Trail Blazers for draft picks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

LeBron James, Anthony Davis dazzle as Lakers top Trail Blazers in first-round series — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It took three days longer to close the series than the Lakers expected, and for three-and-a-half quarters, the Trail Blazers kept hope alive that it would take more. But that very faint flame was extinguished by a cruising Anthony Davis, driving into a clear lane in transition on the other…

LeBron James, Anthony Davis dazzle as Lakers top Trail Blazers in first-round series — Daily News

LeBron James scores 38 as Lakers knock out Blazers in Game 3, take 2-1 series lead — Daily News

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is defended by Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is helped off the…

LeBron James scores 38 as Lakers knock out Blazers in Game 3, take 2-1 series lead — Daily News

Alexander: Lakers fans, it’s been a long wait — Daily News

OK, Laker fans, you can breathe. Yes, I know. After all of those pre-bubble expectations, all those dreams of title No. 17, it took one loss to put this fan base that has waited so long to get back to the playoffs on the verge of a nervous breakdown. After all, with seven years of…

Alexander: Lakers fans, it’s been a long wait — Daily News

Lakers say they aren’t pressing panic button after loss to Blazers in Game 1 — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Kyle Kuzma may be a newcomer to the NBA playoffs, but after his first-ever postseason game, a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, he grasped an essential truth of this time of the year: Don’t show weakness. Is he changing his routine after an iffy shooting night for him and…

Lakers say they aren’t pressing panic button after loss to Blazers in Game 1 — Daily News

Morning Wrap: Are the Lakers in trouble after Game 1 loss? Dodgers win seventh straight — Daily News

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group. … Sign up to have our top sports stories delivered to your inbox with our daily newsletters ONE: The Trail Blazers continued to be one of the hottest teams in the Orlando bubble, shocking the Lakers in…

Morning Wrap: Are the Lakers in trouble after Game 1 loss? Dodgers win seventh straight — Daily News

Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He had just finished scoring 61 points in a needed win for his Trail Blazers. But Damian Lillard wasn’t done. He puffed out his chest and shouted toward press row, “Put some (expletive) respect on my name!” Of course, the people actually present for Lillard’s performance probably didn’t need any…

Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever — Daily News

Celtics Wrap: Jaylen Brown’s Heroics Help Hold On Vs. Trail Blazers — NESN.com

After enjoying a comfortable 20-point lead through most of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the fourth quarter of the Boston Celtics’ 128-124 win was quite uncomfortable. Jursuf Nurkic (30 points, nine rebounds) and Damian Lillard (30 points, 16 assists) ate away at the Celtics advantage slowly in the third, and took the lead…

Celtics Wrap: Jaylen Brown’s Heroics Help Hold On Vs. Trail Blazers — NESN.com

Damian Lillard Won’t Play In NBA Return If Blazers Don’t Have Playoff Shot — NESN.com

As the NHL on Tuesday announced its plan to scrap the regular season and delve right into a 24-team postseason, the NBA hasn’t gotten as far with its comeback in regards to return-to-play formats. The league surveyed its GMs to get a feel for how each team feels, but some players are taking it upon…

Damian Lillard Won’t Play In NBA Return If Blazers Don’t Have Playoff Shot — NESN.com

As the NHL on Tuesday announced its plan to scrap the regular season and delve right into a 24-team postseason, the NBA hasn’t gotten as far with its comeback in regards to return-to-play formats. The league surveyed its GMs to get a feel for how each team feels, but some players are taking it upon themselves to publicly voice their opinions too. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, for example, on Tuesday made it known that if the NBA doesn’t return with a structure that gives his team a shot at the playoffs, he won’t participate. “If we come back and they’re just like, ‘We’re adding a few games to finish the regular season,’ and they’re throwing us out there for meaningless games and we don’t have a true opportunity to get into the playoffs, I’m going to be with my team because I’m a part of the team,” Lillard told Yahoo Sports. “But I’m not going to be participating. I’m telling you that right now. And you can put that in there.” It makes sense that he wouldn’t want to risk injury, or the chance of getting sick, for meaningless basketball. The Blazers currently sit at No. 9 in the Western Conference, 3.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot currently inhabited by the Memphis Grizzlies. “If we come back and I don’t have an opportunity to make the playoffs, I will show up to work, I’ll be at practice and I’ll be with my team. I’m going to do all that and then I’m going to be sitting right on that bench during the games,” Lillard said. “If they come back and say it’s something like a tournament, play-in style, between the No. 7 and No. 12 seeds, if we’re playing for playoff spots, then I think that’s perfect.” There is no return format that will please everyone while still putting safety concerns at highest priority, but until it nails those logistics down, no other big decisions can really be made. We’ll see what the league comes up with.

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