Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot in the first quarter of an NBA basketball pre-season game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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.