Trail Blazers News

C.J. McCollum    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

The Blazers snapped a five-game losing streak in Miami on Wednesday, led by C.J. McCollum's 28 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. C.J. sank 9-of-16 shots and 7-of-7 free throws in 41 minutes of action, and he's scorching the nets over Portland's past three games with combined 28-of-51 shooting (54.9 percent). He's dipped from last season in scoring (21.0 points), FG percentage (45.1%, down from 48.0%) and assists (2.7, down from 3.6), but that hasn't stopped him from returning top-40 value.

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Dec 14 - 12:30 AM

Ed Davis    F/C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Ed Davis stepped up on Wednesday, playing a season-high 26 minutes to finish with 11 points (4-of-6 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), five rebounds and one steal. Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) was ruled out well in advance of this game, which usually indicates that more DNPs are coming, but we'll consider him questionable for games on Friday (at Orlando) and Saturday (at Charlotte). Davis earned more minutes because Meyers Leonard (illness) was also out and Portland needed to counter Bam Adebayo's inside presence, so don't read too much into tonight's playing time.

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Dec 14 - 12:29 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu    F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Al-Farouq Aminu recorded his second double-double of the season on Wednesday with 15 points and 13 rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Aminu hit 5-of-10 shots with all of his makes coming from downtown, and he's now made 15 triples in the Blazers' past four games. High-volume perimeter shooting, combined with Aminu's knack for rebounds and defensive stats, makes him a solid addition to most fantasy rosters.

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Dec 14 - 12:29 AM

Damian Lillard    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

Damian Lillard made 5-of-14 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs to score 18 points on Wednesday, adding six assists, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. Dame did appear to tweak his right foot/ankle tonight, which was already "a little sore" before he dropped 39 points vs. the Warriors on Monday. He's no stranger to playing hurt and has yet to miss a game this season, but we'll keep an eye on him for Friday's game in Orlando. Barring a pessimistic update, though, he belongs in every active lineup.

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Dec 14 - 12:28 AM

Moe Harkless    G/F  Trail Blazers

 

 

Moe Harkless (quad) returned to action on Wednesday but played only nine minutes, going scoreless with two assists, one rebound and one steal. Harkless missed the past two games, but even before the injury his role was barely worth monitoring -- he averaged 7.7 minutes in his previous three games. He hasn't scored double-digit points in a game since Oct. 28 and there's no reason to own him anywhere while guys like Al-Farouq Aminu, Evan Turner and Pat Connaughton are all healthy.

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Dec 14 - 12:27 AM

Shabazz Napier    G  Trail Blazers

 

 

Shabazz Napier was back in the Blazers' rotation on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with three steals, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes. Napier was coming off two straight DNP-CDs, and lately it's been Pat Connaughton (10 minutes) earning playing time when the Blazers go with smaller lineups. This has all the hallmarks of a matchup-specific move by coach Terry Stotts, making Napier impossible to trust while the Blazers' starting backcourt is healthy.

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Dec 14 - 12:27 AM

Meyers Leonard    F/C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Meyers Leonard (illness) didn't play vs. Miami on Wednesday. Leonard said that he was available in case of "emergency," but didn't feel capable of playing a big role due to the illness, which left him dehydrated and exhausted. We'll consider him questionable for consecutive games this weekend vs. the Magic (Friday) and Hornets (Saturday).

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Dec 14 - 12:26 AM

Zach Collins    F/C  Trail Blazers

 

 

Zach Collins earned his first NBA start on Wednesday and finished with nine points (4-of-9 FGs, 1-of-4 FTs), three rebounds and one block in 21 minutes Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) was out tonight, while Meyers Leonard (illness) never left the bench, so coach Terry Stotts put his trust in the Blazers' lottery pick. This is the fourth time all season that Collins has logged double-digit minutes, and his role will likely evaporate once Nurkic is healthy, so this is just something to file away in deep leagues.

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Dec 14 - 12:26 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu    SF  Trail Blazers

 

 

Aminu provided 15 points (5-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt) and 13 rebounds in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 102-95 win over the Heat. Aminu delivered his second double-double of the season while earning a season high minute total. This was the fourth time in 2017-18 that Aminu sunk five treys (and third in the last four tilts), and he has seen 30-plus minutes in seven of 14 appearances. While he remains an inconsistent offensive contributor overall, Aminu is a solid source of boards (7.4 per game) and threes (2.2 per on 48.4 percent) who receives plenty of playing time thanks to his defensive versatility.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 10:55 PM

Maurice Harkless    SF  Trail Blazers

 

 

Harkless had zero points (0-1 FG), two assists, one rebound, and one steal in nine minutes during Wednesday's 102-95 win over the Heat. Harkless returned from a two-game absence due to a calf injury. However, he has seen less than 10 minutes in three of his last four appearances. After scoring in double figures in three of the first six games of 2017-18, Harkless has failed to surpass eight points a single time since Oct. 28, and his role has diminished every month.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 10:46 PM

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Pos Name
C Zach Collins    
C Terry Stotts    
C Jusuf Nurkic    
C Meyers Leonard    
F Maurice Harkless    
F Jake Layman    
F Noah Vonleh    
F Ed Davis    
F Omari Johnson    
F Caleb Swanigan    
F Al-Farouq Aminu    
F Thomas Robinson    
F Victor Claver    
F/C Mehmet Okur    
F/C Chris Kaman    
F/C Joel Freeland    
G CJ McCollum    
G Shabazz Napier    
G Damian Lillard    
G Pat Connaughton    
G Earl Watson    
G Steve Blake    
G C.J. McCollum    
G/F Coby Karl    
G/F Dorell Wright    
G/F Evan Turner    
SG Evan Turner