@ChrisBHaynes "Pittsburgh C Steven Adams & C Rudy Gobert will work out for #Blazers Thursday, I'm told. Will be a good one. Paul Allen appearance worthy." @ChrisBHaynes "The #Blazers wanted this matchup in a workout to occur for some time: Steven Adams' bulk vs Rudy Gobert's length."
Cool graph that illustrates who can create their own offense efficiently. Spoiler: Lebron and Durant are insane
The Portland Trail Blazers worked out six players at the team's practice facility today: Myck Kabonbgo, PG, Texas; Phil Pressey, PG, Mizzou; Archie Goodwin, SG, Kentucky; EJ Singler, G-F, Oregon; Mason Plumlee, PF-C, Duke; and Dewayne Dedmon, C, USC.
Looks like a fun series of interviews with potential lottery selections. I'm not sold on McCollum as "the guy" for the Blazers at 10, but you have to admire his demeanor and attitude.
C.J. McCollum Portland Trail Blazers Analysis: The Blazers also are in need of a shooter and would have strong interest in Caldwell-Pope if he doesn't go at No. 9. McCollum is another good option. While he's a bit undersized to play the two (Damian Lillard has the point guard spot on lockdown) his shooting and driving ability should complement Lillard nicely. The Blazers also are looking at bigs, and Pittsburgh's Steven Adams looks like a potential fit here as well.
The case for drafting Gorgui Dieng at #10. He has been linked to the Celtics at #16 in SI's mock draft.
The article from ESPN TrueHoop's "Ball in Europe" includes video footage of yet another escalation between the two major teams in Athens (like last year, and the year before, and...) with pyrotechnics being shot into the stands and on the bench. Seemingly fans and players of Olympiacos felt disrespected by the refs and thus by extension by league authorities, as well as by doping allegations. "Game three therefore ended with refs calling the match with 87 seconds remaining; a request from the officials to clear the building went unheeded." With some quotes by the Blazers' own Kostas KP3 Papanikolaou.