Meyers Leonard, Gordon Hayward
Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard, right, pulls down a rebound as Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward, left, defends during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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.