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Blazers Rumors: Jaylen Adams to Sign Contract After Trevor Ariza Opt-Out

NBA Photos/Getty ImagesThe Portland Trail Blazers have added All-NBA G League first-team member Jaylen Adams to the roster in place of forward Trevor Ariza, who opted out of the NBA's scheduled restart because of family reasons, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Adams was the best player on the league's No. 1 team, leading the Herd to a 33-10 record in…

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playAriza opting out of NBA restart for his son (0:57)Adrian Wojnarowski says Trevor Ariza is going to sit out the NBA restart so he can commit to a one-month visitation window with his son. (0:57)5:48 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiSenior NBA Insider CloseHost of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017Portland Trail Blazers forward Trevor Ariza is…

More Trail Blazers players join Portland protests against racial injustice, police brutality

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (center, black X shirt) joined protesters who marched toward the downtown area in Portland, Oregon, during the eighth consecutive day of demonstrations demanding equal rights and protesting against racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in…

Path Blazers Video Assistant Zach Cooper Passes Away at Age 32

David Zalubowski/Associated PressThe Portland Trail Blazers announced Monday that video assistant Zach Cooper died unexpectedly at the age of 32, according to Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic. Portland president of basketball operations Neil Olshey and head coach Terry Stotts each commented on the situation:Shams Charania @ShamsCharaniaA video assistant on the Portland Trail Blazers, Zach…

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