Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) battles for a loose ball against Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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.