Last Game
Sun, Apr 10
vs Utah Jazz (49-33)
  • Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
111
Final
80

Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
49-33 4-6 W1
48-34 6-4 L1
46-36 4-6 L1
27-55 0-10 L11
24-58 4-6 L3

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 12.1 3.5 32.6 1.6 0.6

Top Elijah Hughes News

  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Plays 30 minutes off bench

    Hughes produced eight points (3-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes during Friday's 128-78 loss to the Mavericks.

    Greg Brown sprained his left ankle during the contest, which allowed Hughes to play his most minutes since Jan. 7. If Brown remains sidelined for the Trail Blazers' regular-season finale Sunday against Utah, Hughes would be a likely candidate to draw his fifth start of the season.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Back to bench

    Hughes will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.

    With Greg Brown (eye) picking up his first career start, Hughes will move back to a reserve role on Wednesday. He recorded five points, three assists, one rebound and two steals across 28 minutes as a starter in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Starting Wednesday

    Hughes is starting Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.

    Hughes had only one point (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, two steals and one block in 19 minutes Monday against the Timberwolves, but he'll make his third start of the season Wednesday. He's averaged 3.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.9 minutes across seven games since joining Portland

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Will return Monday

    Hughes (illness) is available for Monday's contest against the Timberwolves, Jamie Hudson of KOIN 6 News Portland reports.

    Hughes missed Saturday's loss to Minnesota due to a thumb injury, but he landed on the injury report Sunday with a non-COVID illness. Regardless, he appears to have cleared both issues and should return to his usual reserve role Monday.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Expected back Monday

    Hughes (illness) is considered probable for Monday's game against Minnesota, Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

    Hughes missed Saturday's game against Minnesota with a thumb injury, but it's apparently a non-COVID illness that lands him on the injury report this time. Either way, the Blazers are expecting Hughes to return to availability for Monday's rematch.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Downgraded to out

    Hughes is out Saturday against the Timberwolves, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.

    Hughes was initially thought to be available, but that's ultimately not the case. His absence could lead to more minutes for CJ Elleby, Keon Johnson and Ben McLemore.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Not on injury report

    Hughes (thumb) isn't on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Hughes sustained a left thumb sprain during Wednesday's game against the Suns, but he should be able to play through the issue Saturday. He's averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game across his last six appearances.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Suffers thumb sprain

    Hughes exited Wednesday's game at Phoenix with a sprained left thumb, Jamie Hudson of KOIN 6 News Portland reports.

    Hughes made his first start for Portland on Wednesday but struggled with three points (1-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt) and one turnover in 23 minutes before leaving the contest. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with Minnesota until the team updates his status.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Starting Wednesday

    Hughes will start Wednesday's game against the Suns, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.

    With Justise Winslow (Achilles) remaining sidelined for a second straight contest, Hughes will make his second start of the season. The 23-year-old hasn't been a major part of Portland's rotation since joining the team in early February, but he did post 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals across 41 minutes in his last start on Jan. 7 as a member of the Jazz.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Expected to play Saturday

    Hughes is expected to play Saturday against the Knicks, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    It's pretty unclear what Hughes' role will be for this newly-barren Portland rotation, but he has a chance to make more of an impact than he did in Utah. He may be in real contention for reserve minutes on the wing.

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  • Trail Blazers' Elijah Hughes: Traded to Portland

    Hughes, along with Joe Ingles (knee) and a second-round pick, was traded from the Jazz to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that includes Juancho Hernangomez and Nickeil Alexander-Walker heading to Utah, while San Antonio receives Tomas Satoransky and a second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Hughes made 14 appearances for the Jazz this season, and averaged 3.1 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game. The second-year forward out of Syracuse now joins a Portland team that appears to be in the midst of a rebuild after trading away CJ McCollum, Norman Powell and Robert Covington this week. With so many new faces in Portland, it's hard to project what the Trail Blazers' rotation will look like moving forward, but the 2020 second-round pick doesn't have a clear path to consistent playing time.

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  • Jazz's Elijah Hughes: Takes advantage of absences

    Hughes logged 14 minutes off the bench in Monday's 115-109 loss to the Suns, turning in six points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Hughes cleared the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols a week ago, but it wasn't until Monday that he received the opportunity to play his first minutes for the Jazz since Jan. 7. The second-year forward was able to crack the rotation only because six of the Jazz's top seven players -- Donovan Mitchell (concussion), Rudy Gobert (calf), Mike Conley (rest), Bojan Bogdanovic (finger), Royce O'Neale (knee) and Joe Ingles (ankle) -- were sidelined. Utah could conceivably get all six players back for their rematch with the Suns on Wednesday, so Hughes won't be a lock to stick in head coach Quin Snyder's rotation.

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  • Jazz's Elijah Hughes: Cleared for Monday

    Hughes (COVID-9) is available for Monday's game against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Hughes has missed the last four contests while in the league's health and safety protocols, but he'll be ready to roll off the bench Monday evening. He erupted for 26 points in his last game Jan. 7 against Toronto, but other than that standalone performance, he's failed to crack the team's rotation so far this season.

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  • Jazz's Elijah Hughes: Listed as questionable

    Hughes (conditioning) is questionable for Monday's game against the Lakers.

    Hughes has cleared the NBA's health and safety protocols and is listed as questionable. However, even when available, he's unlikely to crack the rotation, as he's played more than five minutes just once during the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Jazz's Elijah Hughes: Not ready to play

    Hughes (COVID-19 protocols) remains out for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    A week after the Jazz placed him in the protocols, Hughes hasn't made enough meaningful progress in his recovery from the virus for the team to clear him for conditioning work. The second-year player isn't a key reserve for the Jazz when healthy, as he's appeared in 10 games all season while averaging 6.2 minutes.

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  • Jazz's Elijah Hughes: Lands in COVID-19 protocols

    Hughes (illness) entered the league's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Sunday and won't be available for Monday's game against the Pistons.

    Hughes sat out Saturday's game with an illness, so it appears likely that he's tested positive for COVID-19. He'll now be forced to isolate from the team, which could lead to slightly more playing time for Danuel House.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, NY
Age: 24
School: Syracuse
Experience: 1