Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The Kings won 103-88. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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.