Portland Trail Blazers

Northwest | 0-0
  • Field Goal %
    45.0 FG%
  • 3-point %
    37.0 3P%
  • Points Scored
    105 PPG
  • Total Rebounds
    45.5 RPG
  • Every 8-24 will be Kobe Bryant Day
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    Every 8-24 will be Kobe Bryant Day

    Los Angeles announced today, August 24, 2016 would be Kobe Bryant Day – presumably because he wore Nos. 8 and 24 with the Lakers, not because 8-24 feels like a common shooting night for him. But that press release understated the honor. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN: Kobe had a great career, and he’s beloved in Los Angeles. Honoring him with a day is a nice gesture. But as the luster of his retirement tour dims, this will seem overreaching if it’s not just forgotten. The latter is far more likely, but when it’s remembered, Kobe Bryant Day will mostly lead to questions: Why not an annual Magic Johnson Day? Why not an annual Sandy Koufax Day? Why not an annual…

  • 76ers butt of Daily Show joke about Donald Trump’s plan
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    76ers butt of Daily Show joke about Donald Trump’s plan

    This is why the 76ers fired Sam Hinkie. They’ve become a national laughingstock, even beyond NBA circles. Philadelphia’s younger players developing and the addition of a couple veterans should help the team become regularly, rather than historically, bad. But the 76ers haven’t yet escaped the dismal reputation that became an embarrassment to ownership (which will still reap the rewards of Hinkie’s Process). See this clip from The Daily Show on Donald Trump’s policing plan for the latest example (hat tip: CSN Philly).

  • Jazz guarantee more than $1 million to No. 52 pick Joel Bolomboy, a rare commitment to someone drafted so low
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    Jazz guarantee more than $1 million to No. 52 pick Joel Bolomboy, a rare commitment to someone drafted so low

    In the first five years of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, two players drafted in the 50s received a $1 million guarantee the same offseason they were selected. This year, the list has doubled. The Cavaliers guaranteed $1 million to No. 54 pick Kay Felder, and No. 52 pick Joel Bolomboy – just signed by the Jazz – will get even more. Bolomboy’s $600,000 salary this season is fully guaranteed, and $452,625 of his salary next season is guaranteed, according to Basketball Insiders. That’s a grand total of $1,052,625 guaranteed on a three-year contract. Only Tornike Shengelia (No. 54 pick in 2012 from Nets) and Kris Joseph (No. 51 pick in 2012 from Celtics) got more as players picked