Preseason Primer: Blazers in Boise to take on Jazz

The Portland Trail Blazers continue their exhibition season tonight in Boise, Idaho against the Utah Jazz.

Meyers Leonard did not practice yesterday in Portland as he a strained right foot and was deemed questionable to play tonight against the Jazz.

Casey Holdahl of, who is in Boise with the team, reports that Coach Stotts might increase the minutes for LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard in tonight’s game.

Holdahl also reports that Nicolas Batum (concussion) will not play for the second straight game and that there’s been no change in Leonard’s status. ┬áThe list of those sitting tonight’s game with injuries includes forward/music video star Dorell Wright (right middle finger), Earl Watson (left calf contusion) and of course, CJ McCollum (broken foot).

You can listen to the radio broadcast on 620 AM as there will be no television coverage of the game. Tip-off will be at 6 P.M. local time.

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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