Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams, right, shoots over Sacramento Kings defenders Isaiah Thomas (22) and Rudy Gay (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
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 ESPN.com'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.