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Portland Trail Blazers center Deandre Ayton poses for a portrait during the NBA basketball team's media day in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.

Deandre Ayton is embracing fresh start with Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers center Deandre Ayton poses for a portrait during the NBA basketball team's media day in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.

October 7, 2023, 6:01am Blazers

Center Deandre Ayton came to the Trail Blazers in the three-team trade that sent Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was all smiles as he was introduced this week, mugging for cameras and looking forward to a fresh start after five years with the Phoenix Suns. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson poses for a portrait during the NBA basketball team's media day in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.

Blazers begin new era without Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers guard Scoot Henderson poses for a portrait during the NBA basketball team's media day in Portland, Ore., Monday, Oct. 2, 2023.

October 2, 2023, 3:51pm Blazers

The recent flurry of trade activity and the void left by Damian Lillard means the Portland Trail Blazers are building a new identity with different players looking to emerge as leaders. Read story

Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday moves the ball down the court during the first half of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, April 22, 2023, in Miami. Holiday is being traded to the Boston Celtics, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Sunday, Oct. 1 2023, a move that comes just four days after being sent to the Portland Trail Blazers in the deal that sent Damian Lillard to the Bucks.

Blazers trade Jrue Holiday to Boston for reigning Sixth Man of Year

Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday moves the ball down the court during the first half of Game 3 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, April 22, 2023, in Miami. Holiday is being traded to the Boston Celtics, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Sunday, Oct. 1 2023, a move that comes just four days after being sent to the Portland Trail Blazers in the deal that sent Damian Lillard to the Bucks.

October 1, 2023, 3:02pm Blazers

Jrue Holiday was out of the Eastern Conference for just a few days, and now it’s the Boston Celtics who will hope that the Olympic gold medalist and NBA champion can help deliver them another title banner. Read story

FILE - Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

Damian Lillard traded from Blazers to Bucks, ending long saga

FILE - Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

September 27, 2023, 12:29pm Blazers

Damian Lillard is being traded by Portland to play alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. Read story

Blaze the Trail Cat waves a flag around the court Friday, March 31, 2023, before the Blazers’ 138-114 loss to the Kings at Moda Center.

Blazers Fan’s Fest coming Oct. 8

Blaze the Trail Cat waves a flag around the court Friday, March 31, 2023, before the Blazers’ 138-114 loss to the Kings at Moda Center.

September 13, 2023, 5:37pm Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers fans can start making their plans for a first-look opportunity at the team. Read story

Fans watch a game between Portland and New Orleans on  Monday, March 27, 2023, during the Trail Blazers’ 124-90 loss to the Pelicans at Moda Center.

Blazers to open 2023-24 regular season at Clippers on Oct. 25

Fans watch a game between Portland and New Orleans on  Monday, March 27, 2023, during the Trail Blazers’ 124-90 loss to the Pelicans at Moda Center.

August 17, 2023, 1:05pm Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers will begin the 2023-24 regular season at the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, Oct. 25 before returning to Moda Center for their home opener against Orlando on Friday, Oct. 27. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, drives to the basket between New York Knicks guard Miles McBride, right, and center Isaiah Hartenstein during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

NBA sends letter to all teams about Blazers’ Lillard and Miami Heat

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, center, drives to the basket between New York Knicks guard Miles McBride, right, and center Isaiah Hartenstein during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

July 28, 2023, 5:05pm Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has never said publicly that he wants to be traded and that he wants to be traded only to the Heat. Read story

FILE - Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

No rush to trade Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers GM says

FILE - Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

July 10, 2023, 4:44pm Blazers

Damian Lillard wants to be traded to the Miami Heat. The Portland Trail Blazers know this yet haven't abandoned hope that the seven-time All-Star changes his mind. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Matisse Thybulle, right, blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Blazers sign restricted free agent Thybulle after matching Dallas offer

Portland Trail Blazers guard Matisse Thybulle, right, blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

July 10, 2023, 4:42pm Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have re-signed restricted free against Matisse Thybulle after matching an offer from the Dallas Mavericks. Read story

Houston Rockets' Jabari Smith Jr., right, fouls Portland Trail Blazers' Scoot Henderson during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 7, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Two top-5 picks hurt as Rockets beat Blazers at buzzer in summer league action

Houston Rockets' Jabari Smith Jr., right, fouls Portland Trail Blazers' Scoot Henderson during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Friday, July 7, 2023, in Las Vegas.

July 7, 2023, 7:29pm Blazers

Jabari Smith Jr. hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to rally the Houston Rockets to a 100-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA Summer League game Friday that saw two top-five picks unable to finish the game due to injuries. Read story