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Source: Blazers getting Nance Jr. as part of three-way trade

August 27, 2021, 10:35am Blazers

The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire restricted free agent forward Lauri Markkanen from Chicago in a three-way trade that will send forward Larry Nance Jr. from Cleveland to Portland. Read story

Blazers tip-off 52nd season on Oct. 20 vs. Kings

August 20, 2021, 3:58pm Blazers

The full schedule for the NBA’s 75th anniversary season was released Friday, and the Portland Trail Blazers will start the 2021-22 season at Moda Center against Sacramento on Wednesday, Oct.… Read story

Blazers edged out by Rockets in summer league finale

August 17, 2021, 6:52pm Blazers

Armoni Brooks made nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help the Houston Rockets close out their NBA Summer League schedule with a 95-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers' Greg Brown III, right, fouls Indiana Pacers' Chris Duarte during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Duarte helps Pacers beat Blazers summer squad

Portland Trail Blazers' Greg Brown III, right, fouls Indiana Pacers' Chris Duarte during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas.

August 12, 2021, 7:27pm Blazers

Rookie Chris Duarte scored 19 points and had six assists, four steals and four blocked shots to lead Indiana to a 97-64 win over Portland on Thursday in the NBA Summer League. Read story

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon will be entering her eighth season as an assistant and has been interviewed for several head coach positions but hasn't gotten an offer yet to be the first female to lead a NBA team.

Hammon hopes it becomes normal for women to get NBA jobs

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon will be entering her eighth season as an assistant and has been interviewed for several head coach positions but hasn't gotten an offer yet to be the first female to lead a NBA team.

August 11, 2021, 5:17pm National Sports

Becky Hammon can’t wait for the time when it’s normal for women to interview for head coaching positions in the NBA and their gender isn’t the story. Read story

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reads with the championship trophy after defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The Bucks won 105-98.

Bucks’ 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reads with the championship trophy after defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The Bucks won 105-98.

July 20, 2021, 9:12pm Latest News

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win the NBA Finals series 4-2. Read story

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top, dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D.

Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top, dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals, Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D.

July 17, 2021, 8:58pm National Sports

Jrue Holiday's steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5 and gave the Bucks a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Read story

United States' Damian Lillard (6) brings the ball up court against Argentina during the first half of an exhibition basketball game in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Lillard wants Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

United States' Damian Lillard (6) brings the ball up court against Argentina during the first half of an exhibition basketball game in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

July 16, 2021, 6:03pm Blazers

Damian Lillard said Friday he has not requested a trade but wants the Portland Trail Blazers to be more urgent in their pursuit of a championship. Read story

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, center, drives to the basket between Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne, left, and forward Jae Crowder, right, during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Milwaukee.

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton, center, drives to the basket between Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne, left, and forward Jae Crowder, right, during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Milwaukee.

July 14, 2021, 9:14pm National Sports

Khris Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns, 109-103 on Wednesday night to tie the series 2-2. Read story

United States' Damian Lillard (6) defends the ball against Nigeria during an exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Shocker as U.S. falls to Nigeria 90-87 in pre-Olympic basketball opener

United States' Damian Lillard (6) defends the ball against Nigeria during an exhibition basketball game Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas.

July 10, 2021, 7:47pm National Sports

If there was any expectation of invincibility for USA Basketball heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s already gone — after Nigeria shocked the Americans 90-87 on Saturday night. Read story