The Portland Trail Blazers offseason has been eventful, yet somehow uneventful. The franchise acquired the rights to draft Scoot Henderson when it landed the No. 3 pick in June’s draft, but that, at least in part, led to a trade request from franchise centerpiece and beloved superstar Damian Lillard.
Re-signing Jerami Grant to an extravagant contract and matching an offer sheet to keep Matisse Thybulle were newsworthy, but otherwise it’s been a summer full of crickets.
Dame wants to go to Miami, but Portland General Manager Joe Cronin seems to have no interest in what the Heat are offering in exchange.
Things have picked up a bit more on that front with training camp approaching, but nothing has gotten anywhere near the finish line. The two franchises may not even be running the same race.
With the Lillard trade rumors being one of the main storylines of the NBA’s summer, the fact that there’s been no real progress in two and a half months means things have been fairly quiet in the Northwest.
But assuming Lillard is still in a PDX jersey and shows up to training camp (both of which are incredibly likely), this year’s Trail Blazers’ Media Day is sure to have some serious fireworks as players, coaches and front office members are peppered with Dame questions.
But when is it?
When is the Portland Trail Blazers’ NBA Media Day?
Media day is usually held the day before training camp opens, which for Portland is Oct. 3. That would put Blazers Media Day on Oct. 2 – although that has yet to be officially announced.
Blazers 2023 NBA preseason dates to know
The start of camp, as mentioned, is Oct. 3. Portland then has just four preseason games to get ready for the regular-season opener at the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 25.
Portland Trail Blazers preseason schedule:
- Oct. 10, home against New Zealand Breakers
- Oct. 12, home against Phoenix Suns
- Oct. 14 at Utah Jazz
- Oct. 16 at Phoenix Suns
There’s no reason to expect Lillard will be anywhere other than Portland on Oct. 2, so fortunately for the media and fans (not so much for everyone else), get ready for a national frenzy and a quote-filled day.