Portland Trail Blazers Rumors
Warriors coach Steve Kerr officially ruled guard Stephen Curry out of Game 1 on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers, but left open a crack of hope that he could possibly play in Game 2 on Tuesday night. “I’d be shocked if he played Tuesday because he hasn’t even been out on the floor yet,” Kerr said. “I’m not going to rule him out for Tuesday, but not much of a chance he’d play then.”
Kerr did say Curry would likely get back on the floor in the next few days and it would be an easier situation to evaluate. “If he can progress throughout the week, fortunately Game 3 isn’t until Saturday,” the coach said. “Maybe we’ll get a chance to see him on the court for a couple of days and see what it looks like. That’s all I can tell you.”
“You don’t expect us to win, right?” Davis said, referring to the semifinal matchup with the Warriors. One by one, the journalists shook their heads, offered a quiet “no” or blurted out a laugh. “We have nothing to lose,” Davis said. “If we go out and get swept, that’s what everyone is expecting. So that’s how we’ve got to play it. Just give it all we’ve got … and see what happens. But we really have nothing to lose. Because all y’all expect us to lose. The only people who believe that we are going to win it are the 15 people on the roster and the coaching staff. We’re going to fight until the end.”
“We thought this team was tough without CP and Blake,” Lillard said of the Clippers. “That’s a championship team. Even without Steph, they’re still a championship team. So we’ve got to keep our mind right, compete, play together. We can’t be worried about who’s not out there, because we just watched them beat Houston by 25 twice without Steph. We’ve just got to keep improving on things we’ve done well and be locked in for that series.”
Oregon expects to issue its first batch of recreational marijuana licenses Friday to an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs including longtime marijuana growers and others new to the industry like former Trail Blazer forward Antonio Harvey who still works for the franchise as a popular radio personality. Among others in the state’s newest crop of licensed pot growers: John Plummer, an owner of the trendy Doug Fir Lounge in Portland.