Dwight Howard, Joel Freeland
Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard (12) knocks the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers’ Joel Freeland in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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.