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Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Questionable with knee injury
Swanigan is questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans due to a right knee injury, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Swanigan has been in the G League since late December, playing three games for the Texas Legends. It appears he picked up a knee injury along the way, however, and is questionable to suit up for the Blazers contest Friday. That said, he hasn't appeared in an NBA game since Dec. 30, and is averaging only 8.4 minutes across 16 games. His absence wouldn't change Portland's rotation significantly.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Questionable for Friday
Harkless (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Harkless continues to miss time due to left knee soreness, which has been a nagging issue for him all season. If he ends up sidelined Friday, it would mark his sixth straight absence.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Returns from G League
Swanigan was recalled from the G League on Thursday.
Swanigan played three games for the Texas Legends, averaging 8.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 block across 22.6 minutes. He hasn't seen more than 10 minutes of NBA run since Nov. 21.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Nik Stauskas: Scores five points in 16 minutes
Stauskas supplied five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), one rebound, and one steal in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 win over the Cavaliers.
Stauskas has seen double-digit minutes in three of the last five games, this after being a healthy scratch in three of the first four games in January. Stauskas had been limited to single-digit minutes just three times through October, November, and December, but he has already seen less than 10 minutes in three of six appearances thus far here in January.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Gary Trent: Scoreless in two minutes
Trent saw two minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 win over the Cavaliers.
Trent has seen the floor in three of the last five games. With that being said, he combined to play just 12 minutes across those three tilts, before which he hadn't appeared in a game since Dec. 6. The rookie is yet to exceed seven minutes once thus far this season.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jake Layman: Scores 18 points in win
Layman accumulated 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one block in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 win over the Cavaliers.
Layman has reached double figures in scoring in three straight games, combining for 44 points on just 26 field-goal attempts. Maurice Harkless (knee soreness) has missed five consecutive contests, but could return for Friday's bout with the Pelicans. If Harkless is held out though, Layman could once again be a decent dart throw in daily leagues against a weak defensive club.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Scores 33 points in win
Lillard totaled 33 points (11-19 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six assists, and two rebounds in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 win over the Cavaliers.
Lillard was superb, exceeding 30 points for the second straight game despite having been listed as questionable with a hand injury. Lillard has poured in 30-plus points 15 times through 46 appearances this season, and he remains a consistent source of assists (6.1 per game), and to a lesser extent rebounds (4.4).... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Out Wednesday
Harkless (knee) won't play in Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Harkless will miss his fifth straight game with left knee soreness. He'll have another shot at returning Friday against New Orleans, but for now and until he returns Jake Layman should will presumably continue starting.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Will play Wednesday
Lillard (hand) will play in Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.
Lillard was listed as questionable coming into Wednesday's game, however his hand is feeling well enough to go. He will continue to start and barring any setbacks, he should see his usual role.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Questionable Wednesday
Harkless (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against Cleveland, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Harkless has missed six of the past nine games due to lingering left knee soreness, which kept him out for a 12-game stretch from Oct. 29 through Nov. 20. It's possible he makes his return Wednesday, but if not, then Jake Layman would presumably draw another start.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Deemed as questionable Wednesday
Lillard is listed as questionable heading into Wednesday's game against Cleveland due to a right hand strain, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
It's currently unknown when Lillard suffered the hand strain and how severe the injury may be, but nevertheless, he is officially listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup. Lillard will likely be a game-time decision and more news regarding the Weber State product's status for the contest against the Cavaliers should surface rather soon. Guards Seth Curry and Evan Turner will likely compete for most of the minutes if Lillard is inactive Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Scores 11 points in 19 minutes
Leonard supplied 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 19 minutes during Monday's 115-107 loss to the Kings.
Leonard reached double figures in scoring for the seventh time through 42 appearances this season, and for the first time since Dec. 23. He's only a viable option in deeper leagues.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Scores six points in Monday's loss
McCollum managed six points (2-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 30 minutes during Monday's 115-107 loss to the Kings.
McCollum has been up and down this season, struggling to adjust to spending the vast majority of his minutes alongside Damian Lillard. With Evan Turner taking hold of the primary playmaking responsibilities off the pine, McCollum doesn't have the ball in his hands as much, which has resulted in dips in his scoring and assist averages. However, the most noticeable drop-off has been from beyond the arc, as McCollum is shooting a career-low percentage from distance.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Scores 35 points in Monday's loss
Lillard totaled 35 points (11-27 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 9-9 FT), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 115-107 loss to the Kings.
Lillard salvaged an inefficient shooting night by earning his way to the line and sinking his freebies. With that being said, he finished with more turnovers (six) than assists. Lillard will look to bounce back during Wednesday's matchup with the lowly Cavaliers.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Delivers double-double in loss
Aminu accumulated 13 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 26 minutes during Monday's 115-107 loss to the Kings.
Aminu collected his seventh double-double of the season, putting him on pace to easily shatter his previous career-best of 10 double-doubles back in 2012-13. Aminu is a strong rebounder and the team's most versatile defender, and he has also handed out at least two assists in 11 of the last 12 games while draining 15 threes during the same stretch.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Ruled out Monday
Harkless (knee) won't play Monday against the Kings, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Harkless is slated to miss his fourth straight game while nursing a left knee injury. He appears to be trending in the right direction and was upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, but he evidently doesn't feel healthy enough to give it a go. Jake Layman figures to notch another start with Harkless on the shelf.... See More ... See Less