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Blazer's Edge: 2019 NBA Draft Profile: Nicolas Claxton
The Trail Blazers' memorable postseason run might be over, but the the 2019 NBA Draft is right around the corner. Portland's President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey currently has the No. 25 pick in the draft at his disposal and he will look to supplement the Blazers' roster with a talented prospect in the latter stages of the first round. Today we look at Georgia Bulldogs center Nicolas Claxton.Nicolas Claxton Height: 6'11.75"
Fansided: Portland Trail Blazers: Ranking the best No. 25 draft picks of all time
While Portland Trail Blazers fans scour the internet looking at draft prospect profiles and possible moves to immediately make the Blazers better with the No. 25 overall selection in this year's draft, now seemed a great time to turn our eyes towards the past instead of the future.
Instead of looking for what might be, how about we take a moment to examine what has been?
Well, after taking the time to conduct a little research the answer becomes quite clear. Simply because there just haven't been many successful NBA players picked at No.
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Blazer's Edge: What if Anthony Davis Joined the Nuggets?
Anthony Davis trade suggestions are dust motes floating through the NBA atmosphere as free agency, 2019 approaches. They're everywhere. Cleaning them up seems like too much bother, so you watch them settle lazily on shelves and furniture, insubstantial, but clingy.
Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report adds his two cents to the conversation this morning with a trade suggestion he says would "terrify the NBA", and for good reason. He proposes the Denver Nuggets clear out most of their house to land Davis alongside center Nikola Jokic and guard Jamal Murray to create a young, powerhouse contender.
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Fansided: Portland Trail Blazers rank No. 10 in ESPN's Offseason Power Ranking
ESPN's "way-too-early" edition of offseason power rankings heading into the NBA Draft and free agency dropped earlier this morning. A collective team of six analysts put their heads together to give an early indication as to which teams would be the biggest threats for title contention before next season kicks off. Evidently they weren't thinking too hard, considering the Portland Trail Blazers were ranked tenth among the NBA's 30 teams.
After a Western Conference Finals appearance in which the Blazers bested some of the NBA's best in the Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets, it seems strange to exclude the Blazers from the top four, five or even six teams.
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Fansided: Portland Trail Blazers: Best case 2019 NBA Draft scenarios
With the 2019 NBA Draft inching closer, the excitement is growing around what the Portland Trail Blazers will do with their one and only pick in the draft. Whether they keep the pick or move it, many fans in Rip City want to see some action on June 20 (the night of the draft).
Whatever the Trail Blazers front office, led by general manager Neil Olshey, plans to do, they must be flexible. With many other NBA teams looking for similar additions from the draft, Portland must prepared to execute its secondary options.
What are the Blazers best case scenarios on the draft night and what could Portland do based on these different options?
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Blazer's Edge: Three Lessons from the 2019 NBA Finals
The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions, courtesy of a 114-110 Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors last night. Blazer's Edge offers congratulations to the Raptors and their fans. It's the first NBA title for a great city with an impassioned base of support. Enjoy!
As we move on from the series and the season, I was left with a couple take-aways.<strong>There's nothing like a championship</strong>
The Raptors have gone deep in the playoffs before. Under Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, they made the Eastern Conference Finals while winning 50+ games and advancing to at least the second round of the playoffs for three straight years.
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Fansided: Portland Trail Blazers: 3 takeaways from Toronto's NBA Finals victory
The stage was set perfectly. The Golden State Warriors were coming off the heels of an emotional victory to redeem Kevin Durant's devastating injury. The Warriors were getting a Game 6 in the hallowed Oracle Arena. In the last game that would ever be played in Oracle, the Warriors were prepared to take the next step in an improbable comeback series victory.
Alas, the Toronto Raptors had other plans. Faring far better than the Portland Trail Blazers did last time they set foot in Oracle, the Raptors delivered a final blow to possibly end the Golden State dynasty and legendary reign over the league.
Fansided: 3 last minute trades to bring Anthony Davis to the Portland Trail Blazers
Recently, the Portland Trail Blazers were reported as dark horses in the race for Anthony Davis. However, the last 24 hours have been filled with a flurry of rumors and tweets suggesting teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn nets may be nearing completing a deal.
For all the potential trades discussed in the following slides, they will all hinge around the New Orleans Pelicans requested package in return. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported on Pelicans' president of basketball operations David Griffin's desires in a deal for Davis.
Official Site of the Blazers: Trail Blazers Host Third Workout A Week Before 2019 Draft
WIth the 2019 NBA Draft set to take place a week from today at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Portland Trail Blazers are hosting their third predraft workout at their practice facility in Tualatin featuring Quinnipiac guard Cameron Young, Kent State guard Jaylin Walker, Washington guard David Crisp, Tulane forward Samir Sehic, Stanford forward KZ Okpala and forward/center Matur Maker. The Trail Blazers own the 25th overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft.CAMERON YOUNG
Birthdate: March 24, 1996
High School: Westchester (Los Angeles, CA)
Career Highlights: Played three seasons at Quinnipiac, averaging 19.