2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
49-33, 1st in Northwest
Walton reflects on the time Dr. J dunked on him (1:00)
LeBron: Everyone saw Durant's potential 'besides Portland' (1:14)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Anfernee Simons, named by his parents after Penny Hardaway, worked out for the Lakers today and is eager to show teams that he is NBA-ready despite skipping one year of college for the IMG Prep Academy. The 6-4 guard averaged 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 45% from 3 for the post-grad team and he turns 19 on June 8. Simons — who has worked out for Chicago, Phoenix and Portland and has visits scheduled with Utah, Orlando, the Knicks, Philadelphia and Milwaukee — said he made an impression on Lakers president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka. "They said you played really well and they were impressed by me coming in being so young and playing like I'm older than everybody else," Simons said.

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21dNick DePaula

How signature sneakers have taken over the NBA

Draymond Green stopped wearing LeBrons before the 2015 Finals, but more than two-thirds of the NBA laced up another player's sneakers in 2017-18.

Is Damian Lillard underrated? (1:57)
Is Lillard deserving of All-NBA nod over Westbrook? (1:59)
Stephen A. to McCollum: Portland should trade you or Lillard (2:50)
McCollum: Warriors on the cusp of something special (2:18)
CJ McCollum breaks down mistakes in Pelicans series (2:31)
41d

Joe Namath and CJ McCollum join Get Up

Joe Namath joins Get Up to talk Saban and Bear Bryant, Sam Darnold and fashion. CJ McCollum drops by to break down the NBA Playoffs and the Blazers' season.

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46d

McCollum talks dealing with rumors, playing with Lillard and more with Bomani

Bomani Jones is joined by Trail Blazers G CJ McCollum to dish on a wide variety of topics, such as the relationship between NBA players and the media (4:08), dealing with trade rumors (8:56), his past as a "short guy"(16:44), coming out of Lehigh (19:23), this postseason (23:53) and much more.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: Phoenix has removed Jay Triano from consideration for its head coaching position. Triano served as the interim coach. Assistant coach Ty Corbin has been relieved of his duties.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Orlando has been granted permission to interview Portland assistant David Vanterpool for its vacant head coach position, league sources tell ESPN. Under Vanterpool, Trail Blazers finished seventh in defensive efficiency.

54d

The "LeBrance" saga; Omar Epps joins

Kayla Johnson, Justin Tinsley, Tesfaye Negussie & Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on the NBA playoff drama, predict who goes No. 1 in the NFL draft, share their thoughts on Adrien Broner's comments and more. Plus, actor Omar Epps joins the show!

Jerome Kersey's legacy extends beyond Blazers basketball (4:27)
Blazers lack flexibility to improve team (1:55)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Portland GM Neil Olshey: "You don't take four games and overreact and diminish what you've accomplished over 82 games...I would rather trust the team that I saw over 82 games than the team I saw over four games."

Pelicans take care of business at home to sweep Portland (1:06)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry opened his postgame press conference by thanking Kobe Bryant — since guard Jrue Holiday was wearing Kobe 1 shoes when he barely kept his toes in bounds in a critical moment late in the game. ... Gentry also thanked his own megastar, Anthony Davis, who scored a career playoff high 47 points Saturday to finish off the Blazers in Game 4. "In a close-out game and with the magnitude of the situation, this was probably the best game he's played since I've been here," Gentry said. "He just was not gonna let us lose."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

It's over. Pelicans complete the sweep with a 131-123 win over Portland -- as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday become the first pair of teammates to score 40-plus points in a playoff game since LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in 2016. ... Before that, no duo had done it since Reggie Miller and Jalen Rose in 2000.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.616th
Rebounds Per Game45.5Tied-3rd
Assists Per Game19.530th
Points Allowed103.05th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184933.598
2016-174141.500
2015-164438.537
2014-155131.622
2013-145428.659