The Portland Trail Blazers fired former general manager Neil Olshey after reports of the toxic workplace he oversaw emerged. Blazer star Damian Lillard spoke to reporters and reacted to the firing of Olshey. I have a lot of thoughts, but ya know, in short, I always had a really good relationship with Neil.
The Boston Celtics face a quick turnaround as they play the second of five games on their Western Conference road trip on Saturday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Despite a game-high 37 points from star Jayson Tatum, the Celtics were unable to keep up with the free-firing Utah Jazz in a 137-130 defeat on Friday in Salt Lake City. The loss was Boston’s third in five games after the Celtics won six of eight.
Entering into the 2021-22 NBA Season, the Portland Trail Blazers promised better defense under new Head Coach Chauncey Billups. games into the campaign, they have yet to deliver. As of December 4th, the Blazers rank 30th in defensive efficiency, 29th in opponent shooting percentage, and 28th in opponent three-point percentage.