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  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum, who battled a vertebral fracture in the postseason, expects to be back to "full activity" in November.

    McCollum's following a rehab plan that's slowed down somewhat by the pandemic, and given the fact that he played so well in the bubble we're not very concerned about his long-term outlook. Expect McCollum to enter next season at full strength and you can count on him for the typical middle-round production as one of the league's most fun scorers.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard's right knee has been reevaluated and there's confirmation of a mild sprain per Shams Charania.

    Lillard left the bubble before Portland's Game 5 loss and surgery was quickly ruled out as a possible treatment, which was great news. We'll keep our eyes out for more Lillard updates over the offseason but for now he's fully expected to be ready for next year.

    Source: Stadium on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Marc Berman of the NY Post is reporting that Knicks’ president Leon Rose has had Carmelo Anthony "on his radar" ever since he took over the job in March, but Anthony is coming off a revival with the Blazers and his first choice is returning to Portland.

    Anthony did indeed turn into a reliable third wheel behind backcourt stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, while earlier in the bubble, Melo stated that Lillard was the best player he’s ever teamed with. The Blazers’ bubble performance meanwhile in which they lifted themselves into the playoffs has changed minds, and the Oregonian reported their players have expressed nothing but love and admiration for Anthony, many of whom grew up idolizing him. Carmelo made the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million and the Blazers surely would want him for that price, but it’s unclear if he will seek a vast payday.

    Source: NY Post

  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkic (left shin splint) logged 37 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Lakers, putting up 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with 10 rebounds, six dimes, one trey, five steals and one blocked shot.

    Nurkic has put up a strong showing since the league resumed in late July and all the way into the first round of the playoffs. He's showed a tantalizingly diverse stat set and a clear indicator that he's healthy – aside from a couple of occasions where he was gassed. At the end of the day, Nurkic was able to salvage his fantasy outlook for 2020-21.

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony put up 27 points (9-of-16 FG, 6-of-7 FT), seven rebounds, three triples and one assist on Saturday as the Blazers fell to the Lakers 122-131 in Game 5, ending their post-season run.

    Melo committed five turnovers and was slowed in spots thanks to his five fouls late in the game. The Blazers put up a strong effort, but in the end they didn't have enough to defeat the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside, who suffered a dislocated finger in Saturday's Game 5 loss to the Lakers, saw just 16 minutes of action and produced two points, seven rebounds and one assist.

    Whiteside failed to make much of an impact and the injury he sustained in the game could be partly blamed for his lackluster showing. That said, he's been a fantasy eyesore since Jusuf Nurkic returned to action in the Orlando bubble.

  • Gary Trent Jr.
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Gary Trent Jr. started for Damian Lillard (right knee sprain) on Saturday and was solid in 40 minutes as he put up 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting, including three 3s, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    GTJ made a strong statement in this series, likely cementing what should be a big role on the Blazers' rotation in 2020-21. He's been a force off the bench and a steady source of points and threes, something we can count on next season.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (vertebral fracture) leads Blazers with 36 points (13-of-25 FG, 7-of-8 FT), six rebounds, seven dimes, three triples and one steal in Saturday's Game 5 loss to the Lakers.

    It's over. The Blazers are now out of the playoffs and props go out to McCollum and the rest of the Blazers who put up an impressive effort against one of the toughest duos in the league. McCollum was a trooper, playing through a vertebral fracture tonight and hopefully, he'll be able recover well before the 2020-21 season begins.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside, who suffered a dislocated finger on Saturday, got it taped up in the locker room and is available to return.

    It's good news for the Blazers, who really need his body in the paint to hopefully slow down Anthony Davis. We should see Whiteside check back in soon.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside hurt his finger in Saturday's game vs. the Lakers and left the court to get it looked at by trainers.

    His pinky finger looked out of place, so it's highly possible that he might have dislocated it. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Wenyen Gabriel
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Updating an earlier blurb, Wenyen Gabriel has now been ruled out of Saturday's game.

    Gabriel apparently is not well enough to give it a go, so the Blazers will have to make do with a different eight-man rotation tonight.

    Source: Blazers on Twitter

  • Wenyen Gabriel
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Wenyen Gabriel (right quad tendinitis) is available to play vs. the Lakers in Game 5 on Saturday.

    The Blazers are dealing with a handful of injuries, but while Gabriel is available to play, he may not necessarily utilized vs. the Lakers.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkic (left shin splint) is available to play in Game 5 on Saturday.

    Nurkic will have tough task to slow down Anthony Davis on his bum shin, but will be giving it his all in this must-win game. Hassan Whiteside, who isn't on the injury report, will likely be tasked to be the body on AD tonight.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (vertebral fracture) is available to play for the Blazers on Saturday.

    The Blazers will be leaning heavily on McColum tonight with Damian Lillard sidelined. He's going to be up for a big game as he tries to spearhead his team's offense versus a tough Laker squad.

    Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter

  • Gary Trent Jr.
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Gary Trent Jr. will get the starting nod for the Blazers on Saturday, in place of an injured Damian Lillard (right knee sprain).

    Trent will see a slightly heavier workload tonight and will be tasked to help carry the scoring burden for the Blazers. Lillard's shoes will be tough to fill, but the young guard should be able to muster a good amount of points and threes tonight, given the opportunity.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter