Beno Udrih, Damian Lillard
Memphis Grizzlies guard Beno Udrih, right, of Slovenia, is defended by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 100-86. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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.