Meyers Leonard Instagrammed a sneak peek of the new Blazers uniforms set to be announced on Monday, October 1st. IG: @meyersleonard11
The D-League's Idaho Stampede, now in a single affiliation with the Portland Trail Blazers, released a new black and red logo on Monday. The Stampede named high school coach Michael Peck as their head coach last week following a search conducted by Blazers assistant GM Bill Branch and other team executives. -- Ben Golliver | email@example.com | Twitter
Did anyone notice how unenthused Damian seemed when his name was called at #6 by the Blazers? Obviously this isn't breaking news, but I was just thinking about this and it seemed odd at the time. He's from the west coast, played at a small college in Utah. Portland shouldn't be that much of a let down right? Who knows what was going through his head that night though.
Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com has a collection of new Portland Trail Blazers basketball cards by Panini, including this gem, an autographed Luke Babbitt that comes complete with a "snippet of game-worn fabric." The more timely and relevant pictures of the rookie cards for Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard and Will Barton are included in the gallery too. -- Ben Golliver | firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter
Portland Trail Blazers rookie guard Will Barton tweeted this photo of his busted face with the caption: "Today in open run. 3 stitches but I'm all good. Going hard to the rim... Look what my teammate did to me lol. 3 stitches... no pain no game." A number of Blazers are in town for what GM Neil Olshey called "voluntary offseason workouts" organized by Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge. -- Ben Golliver | email@example.com | Twitter
Trey Kerby of The Basketball Jones found this photograph of Portland Trail Blazers forward Jared Jeffries and former NBA player Brad Miller with a dead alligator, the result of a hunting trip for a television show called Country Boys Outdoors. ed: text edited, bumped to front page