Portland Trail Blazers

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  • Keljin Blevins
    SF, Free Agent

    On Friday, the Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey, announced the waiving of Keljin Blevins, Troy Caupain and London Perrantes.

    The team had already used their two two-way contracts, and with the regular season approaching the Blazers management had some tough decisions to make. As the Blazers have no G League affiliate to land on, we'll have to see if Blevins, Caupain and Perrantes pop up on another G League roster or elsewhere down the line.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Moses Brown
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers have converted Moses Brown's training camp deal into a two-way contract.

    It's a nice climb for Brown, who went undrafted out of UCLA. Portland's center depth could be tested if Hassan Whiteside misses time because of his sprained ankle but we'd be surprised if Brown saw much action at the NBA level this year.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons started Thursday's preseason tilt with the Nuggets, coming away with 11 points (5-of-13 shooting), four rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in 32 minutes of action.

    Simons is looking like Portland's backup point guard this season, and talk out of the Blazers blogosphere has us optimistic that he'll look like a real player after spending most of his rookie season watching action from the bench. That said, he's still only really a handcuff for those of you who draft Damian Lillard.

  • Zach Collins
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Zach Collins delivered 13 points, 11 rebounds and a 3-pointer on Thursday but shot 5-of-12 from the field and committed six turnovers.

    Collins was tasked with a heavy load tonight as most of Portland's regulars got either the full night off or very limited minutes, and it was a mixed bag of a performance. Although Collins is likely to start for the Blazers this season, we'd like to see more out of him as a shot-blocker and shooter before endorsing him as more than a late-round flier in standard leagues. Skal Labissiere got some extra run with Hassan Whiteside absent tonight and produced 12 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block but he's only a handcuff in extremely deep formats.

  • Mario Hezonja
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Mario Hezonja took full advantage of the Blazers' thin lineup on Thursday night, posting 18 points, five rebounds, six assists a block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Portland's star guards were out, as was Hassan Whiteside, and rotation wings Rodney Hood and Kent Bazemore only played 12 minutes apiece. Super Mario will need to give the Blazers effective minutes off the bench with the team's two starters at forward leaving town in the offseason, but it would take an injury to give him minutes that result in legitimate fantasy value.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Thursday's preseason game.

    Whiteside left Wednesday's game multiple times, and although a finger injury wasn't serious, the ankle injury appears to be enough to keep him off the court. This would put some extra pressure on Zach Collins, and maybe elevate someone like Anthony Tolliver or Skal Labissiere if Whiteside missed time into the regular season. Keep an eye out for any updates on Whiteside's health in the coming days.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum (rest) will sit out of Thursday's preseason finale.

    No need to think too hard about this one — both Dame and C.J. are good for the end of the first round and the middle rounds, respectively, as we get closer to opening night.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and will not return to the Blazers' game against the Jazz.

    The second injury of the night for Whiteside proved to be too much to play through, and he will likely be reevaluated in the next couple of days. There is mild cause for concern considering that he was already dealing with a sprain to this ankle. If he misses extended time, Zach Collins will soak up a ton of minutes in the middle while Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere could see extended run as well. Whiteside finished his night with 11 rebounds and five points in 16 minutes.

    Source: Portland Trail Blazers PR

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game again, this time tweaking his left ankle.

    This is cause for much more concern than the finger jam from earlier, as he had been dealing with a sprain with this ankle since before the preseason started. Hopefully we'll learn more about the extent of the injury soon.

    Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (finger) returned to Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    The injury was apperently non-serious and Whiteside is back out there. Whiteside will look to continue warm up with the new season on the horizon.

    Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside left Wednesday's game early after jamming his finger on the rim on a block attempt.

    It's possible that he doesn't return to this one as the Blazers need to be cautious with their lack of depth in the middle. We'll update this situation as it progresses. Zach Collins figures to get a lot of burn while he is out.

    Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Coach Terry Stotts said that rookie Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) will not play in either of the team's remaining preseason games.

    Little is battling for backup wing minutes with a host of players and is unlikely to see enough time this year. Little can safely be ignored in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol will not play in the Blazers' two remaining preseason games and his status for opening night is in question.

    Gasol has been banged up for quite a while, and this isn't an encouraging start to his time with the Blazers. The main thing Gasol has in his favor this season is a very thin center depth chart in Portland. Deep-leaguers in need of blocks should keep an eye on him.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum scored 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting adding three rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Suns.

    McCollum not only played a team high 31 points for the Blazers but also put up 17 shots. Both he and teammate, Damian Lillard, played 30-plus minutes for the Blazers leading to a competitive game against the Suns. Even though he is a offensive focal point for the team McCollum offers very little beyond points and 3PTs for fantasy teams

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard scored 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting adding two rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in Saturday's loss.

    After sitting out Thursday's game, Lillard played a large portion of the game picking up where he left off in the postseason. He continues to serve as a great source for points, 3PTs, assist and elite FT%.