The Portland Trail Blazers and Trail Blazers Foundation announced the organization’s Racial Injustice Fund committed to fighting racial injustices, racial inequities and racism at a local and national level. An initial donation of $200,000 was split between both local and national organizations fighting for racial justice and police reform.
The Oregonian/OregonLive is taking a player-by-player look at the Portland Trail Blazers roster heading into the offseason. Previous posts: Anfernee Simons. Trevor Ariza.
The Portland Trail Blazers will have to move personnel if they hope to shake things up in the offseason, and Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report suggests that if the Blazers choose to make an improvement at small forward, they should look at making a play for Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic. Swartz notes that Ross’s perimeter production would elevate Portland’s game, though they would likely have to give up Trevor Ariza and Gary Trent Jr. to make the move happen.
In what surely comes as obvious news to the Rip City faithful, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report names Greg Oden as a draft bust for the Portland Trail Blazers. While Oden is not the worst draftee on Ellis’s list. he sits squarely in the middle.
Before we turn the page on the longest season in the Blazers’ 50-year history, let’s take another look at the players that populated the roster during that journey. Our most-recent installment looked at a pair of starters that suffered season-long injuries. Today’s post highlights Hassan Whiteside’s first season with the Blazers.
NBA superstar and social activist Carmelo Anthony is launching a new initiative aimed at highlighting Black fashion designers. Anthony told Gayle King he hopes this new program will give under-represented designers a platform for years to come.