Portland Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo shoots during NBA basketball practice in Portland, Ore., Friday, April 24, 2015. The Memphis Grizzlies lead the Trail Blazers 2-0 in the first-round series heading into Saturday’s Game 3 in Portland. Afflalo is to play in Saturday’s game after sitting out the first two games because of a right shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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.