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Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) watches as head coach Terry Stotts draws a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-98.

Now equals, Stotts and Kidd learn from each other

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) watches as head coach Terry Stotts draws a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Washington. The Trail Blazers won 108-98.

February 2, 2016, 7:05pm Blazers

Coaches in similar boats when it comes to defense Read story

Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns, center, keeps the ball away from Portland's Mason Plumlee, right, and Noah Vonleh during the first half Sunday.

Blazers top T’wolves, and it wasn’t pretty

Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns, center, keeps the ball away from Portland's Mason Plumlee, right, and Noah Vonleh during the first half Sunday.

January 31, 2016, 10:36pm Blazers

If the evolution of the Blazers is to continue in the direction they want, the ways they win will have to come in different forms and Sunday, the circumstances gave them no choice but to win ugly. Read story

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The Blazers won 112-97.

Blazers week in review 1/31

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The Blazers won 112-97.

January 31, 2016, 5:40pm Blazers

A look back at what worked, what didn't and who is up next for the Blazers. Read story

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) has his shot blocked by Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Blazers adjusting while winning

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) has his shot blocked by Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

January 30, 2016, 6:49pm Blazers

Following their third straight win of 15 points or more, the Blazers now turn their attention toward doing something they haven't done all season: have a win streak of four games or more. Read story

Portland's Damian Lillard (0) drives to the basket on Charlotte's Spencer Hawes during the second half of Friday's game. Lillard scored 22 points to go with five rebounds and six assists in the Blazers' 109-91 win.

Blazers sting Hornets, 109-91

Portland's Damian Lillard (0) drives to the basket on Charlotte's Spencer Hawes during the second half of Friday's game. Lillard scored 22 points to go with five rebounds and six assists in the Blazers' 109-91 win.

January 29, 2016, 11:09pm Blazers

The Blazers walked away with a 109-91 win over the Charlotte Hornets and former Blazer Nicolas Batum. It was Portland's third straight win of 15 points or more. Read story

Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum shoots over Portland Trail Blazers' Cliff Alexander during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Nicolas Batum discusses “special, weird” return to Portland

Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum shoots over Portland Trail Blazers' Cliff Alexander during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

January 29, 2016, 11:48am Blazers

¬†After Friday night, the season of reunions of beloved Blazers past will have its final welcome back moment when Nicolas Batum and his Charlotte Hornets play Portland Friday. It will be Batum’s first game in the Moda Center as a visitor after spending seven seasons with the team. Read story

C.J. McCollum, left, and Damian Lillard have shown they can co-exist in the Portland Trail Blazers backcourt.

Don’t be baited by trade talk; Keep McCollum and Lillard together

C.J. McCollum, left, and Damian Lillard have shown they can co-exist in the Portland Trail Blazers backcourt.

January 28, 2016, 6:51pm Blazers

Commentery: Erik Gundersen Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard high-fives guard C.J. McCollum, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The Trail Blazers won 115-110.

Damian Lillard left off NBA All-Star team

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard high-fives guard C.J. McCollum, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The Trail Blazers won 115-110.

January 28, 2016, 4:24pm Blazers

When the reserves were announced for the Western Conference All-Stars on Thursday afternoon, Damian Liillard's name was not called. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis (17) and Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) go after a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Blazers run weary Sacramento ragged

Portland Trail Blazers center Ed Davis (17) and Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos (41) go after a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

January 26, 2016, 11:25pm Blazers

Damian Lillard's biggest contributions Tuesday didn't come on the stat sheet, but rather via text message. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard in action during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 114-89.

For Lillard, it’s all or nothing for All-Star Game

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard in action during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 114-89.

January 25, 2016, 4:33pm Blazers

"If I don't make (the All-Star Game), I'm not going," Damian Lillard said definitively after Monday's practice where he fielded several questions about his All-Star candidacy. Read story