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Blazers Roundup: Lillard, Collins, Mock Draft, Announcer Rankings

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Here’s your latest dose of Blazer news.

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With the season suspended, news involving the Portland Trail Blazers is scarce, but members of the team are keeping busy in their own ways. Here’s what they’re up to and what others are saying about the team:

  • Damian Lillard joined Ernie Johnson of NBA on TNT for an interview that touched on his daddy daycare duties, his upcoming mixtape and the suspension of play. He also teased that he’s going to pull up from half-court when games resume.
  • Zach Collins was the latest guest on Olzengram Live, an interview show hosted on Instagram by Blazers sideline reporter Brooke Olzendam. Among the topics touched upon, Collins mentioned that he stills gets hate mail from Warriors fans regarding his dust up with Klay Thompson in 2019.
  • ESPN’s latest mock draft (Insider required) has Portland selecting North Carolina guard Cole Anthony.
  • The Blazers’ broadcasting duo of Kevin Calabro and Lamar Hurd was ranked No. 4 on Awful Announcing’s list of the best local announcers.
  • In league news, players will receive their full checks on April 15 after league deliberation on the topic.