Memphis Grizzlies guard Beno Udrih looks on during an NBA basketball practice in Portland, Ore., Sunday, April 26, 2015. Udrih did not play in Game 3 of the Grizzlies playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a sprained ankle, but he said he plans to play on Monday for Game 4 in Portland. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)
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.