August 5, 2020, 12:14 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. had another excellent game in the bubble, finishing Tuesday's win with 16 points, a steal and four more 3-pointers in 35 minutes off the bench.
Trent has now canned 15 threes in his three Orlando games, playing 26, 34 and now 35 minutes in the process. Terry Stotts is running an eight-man rotation and Trent is soaking up huge minutes as a primary perimeter defender. He's more than just a catch-and-shoot guy too, as Trent busted out a few step-backs against the Rockets tonight. If he's still free in any of your resumption leagues, he shouldn't be — even if he's bound to cool off after shooting .548 in the bubble so far.
August 4, 2020, 9:11 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers’ game on Tuesday night against the Rockets could call for Gary Trent Jr. to start in place of Zach Collins.
The return of Collins and Jusuf Nurkic has certainly paid off for Portland, but the smaller Rockets with their relentless pace of play might be best countered with a smaller Blazers lineup. Collins and backup big man Hassan Whiteside have not been very effective through two games, while Trent on the other hand has been a revelation scoring in double-digits in both games so far. There is nothing official yet but we should get a better idea about the rumored lineup change later today.
Source: Oregon Live
August 2, 2020, 6:16 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. had another outstanding game on Sunday, hitting seven 3-pointers for 21 points (7-of-12 FG) while adding a steal and a block.
Trent played 34 minutes and has looked great in the bubble, emerging as Portland's top option on the wing as far as shooting and defense goes. He's locked into a healthy role and should be scooped up if he's on the wire in any resumption leagues.
July 31, 2020, 8:41 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. was a force off the Blazers' bench on Friday, delivering 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting, plus one rebound, four 3s, two assists and one block in 26 minutes.
Trent's production was critical in helping the Blazers down the gritty Grizzlies in OT. The Blazers only played eight players tonight, so if that continues, there's a good chance that we could see Trent keep this up, or at least production close to this, moving forward.
July 28, 2020, 8:23 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. started in place of C.J. McCollum on Tuesday and took advantage of the opportunity, racking up 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, five 3s and one steal.
While Trent Jr. showed some significant improvement this season, he does not get enough minutes and usage while both Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are healthy, to make an impact in restart leagues.
July 23, 2020, 6:06 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. continues to impress Blazers fans and NBA fans as he scored 12 points (5-of-12 FG, 1-of-5 3PM, 1-of-3 FT) off the bench in Thursday's loss to the Pacers.
He added three rebounds, three assists, three steals and one turnover in 20 minutes. Trent saw his fantasy value rise towards the end of the suspended season and should continue to operate as one of the team's primary playmakers off the bench. He could be worth a look as a late-round flier in resumption points leagues and should definitely be on watch-lists for resumption leagues.
July 18, 2020, 7:27 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. had a productive second season in 2019-20, jumping from 7.1 to an even 20.0 mpg and returning top-270/230 (8/9-cat) fantasy value.
Trent became a consistent rotation player when it became clear that Kent Bazemore wasn't getting the job done, and he should be in the mix to soak up Trevor Ariza's vacated minute when the season resumes. The sophomore chipped in 7.7 points, 0.7 steals and 1.5 threes per contest, and if he continues to improve he may be a viable selection in 20-team formats. Fantasy prospects aside, Trent's improvement is a big win for a cap-strapped Blazers squad.
July 2, 2020, 2:57 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
In a conference call with Portland media, Terry Stotts revealed that Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins are likely to return to their starting jobs and won't be under minutes restrictions when the NBA resumes.
It should be a huge defensive lift for a Blazers squad that gave up points like crazy, though this will throw a wrench into plans for DFS players. Stotts mentioned that he's considered starting Nurkic next to current starter Hassan Whiteside, though that fit would likely only be tenable in certain matchups. This, plus news of Trevor Ariza's absence during the restart, also has big effects on the wing rotation, where it sounds like Carmelo Anthony and Gary Trent Jr. are competing to start with Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja also in the mix off the bench. This is a big blow to Hassan Whiteside's fantasy appeal — a top-15 player in 31.3 mpg this year– as his minutes should sink into the mid twenties. Anyone participating in a short league that covers the restart may want to view Whiteside as more of a middle-round, blocks specialist type, though this all obviously hinges on how Nurkic and Collins look when games begin.
Source: The Athletic
March 2, 2020, 9:44 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. was excellent on Monday, producing 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and a block in 34 minutes.
Trent has been useful in most of the six games he's started in place of Damian Lillard (right groin strain), but that starting streak looks like it's about to end. If you're rostering Trent, you might want to hang onto him until we hear Lillard's status for Wednesday.
February 29, 2020, 10:34 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with one 3-pointer in 29 minutes on Saturday.
Trent had an empty line tonight but his steals should bounce back in the next game as he's averaging 1.6 per game over the past two weeks. Trent is a late-round option for points, threes and steals while Damian Lillard (groin) is out and will get an additional boost with Anfernee Simons looking at missed time after spraining his ankle on Saturday.
February 29, 2020, 9:43 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons (left ankle sprain) will not return on Saturday vs. the Hawks, finishing with 10 points and two threes in 16 minutes.
The Blazers will need to lean more on Gary Trent Jr., who has already stepped up with Damian Lillard (right groin strain) out. Trent Jr. is worth owning in standard leagues for points, threes and steals while the Blazers are injured. Nassir Little and Mario Hezonja may see extra minutes, but they are a bad streaming option, even in deeper leagues.
Source: Orlando Sanchez on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 9:30 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons (ankle) headed to the locker room on Saturday vs. the Hawks.
Simons rolled his ankle and had to exit the game shortly after, leaving to the locker room with a trainer. He played 15 minutes before leaving the game and Gary Trent Jr. may get more minutes down the stretch if Simons can't return.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 10:52 pmGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. played a game-high 41 minutes on Thursday, scoring 20 points and hitting five 3-pointers in a loss to the Pacers.
Trent Jr. has been very useful in this short run without Dame Lillard. Hopefully for the Blazers, Lillard returns in short order which would greatly mute Trent's production. Still, he may manage to hold late-round value like he has over the last two months in 25 minutes per game. At that point, he'll likely be a streaming option.
February 24, 2020, 8:19 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
This will be game number three of Lillard's absence, which was expected. Thursday's game at Indianapolis will be his next chance to return. C.J. McCollum came up huge on Sunday in his place. Watch for young guards Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons to get a few extra minutes.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 22, 2020, 1:25 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. started in place of the injured Damian Lillard on Friday and chipped in 15 points (5-for-11 shooting), three triples, two assists, one rebound and one steal.
It sounds like Lillard is set to miss anywhere from four to six games so feel free to add Trent while Lillard is on the shelf. Expect production in threes and points mainly.