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Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas, 17, and Norman Powell, 24, guard Indiana Pacers’ Paul George, 13, during first half, round one NBA basketball playoff action in Toronto on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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.