The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

By Marty Patail November 3, 2014 Published in the November 2014 issue of Portland Monthly

Joel Freeland

Power forward/center, 27, Farnham, England

Restaurant: Bamboo Sushi. Indoor activity: PS4 (Game: Destiny). Familiar touch: Whenever it rains I’m reminded of home (London). Doughnut: Voodoo. Timbers or Winterhawks: Timbers. Favorite player: Michael Harrington(he lives in my apartment block). Love about Portland: The people

Terry Stotts

Head coach, 56, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Groceries: Whole Foods, Zupan’s, Albertson’s. Doughnut: Krispy Kreme. Timbers or Winterhawks: Both. Favorite player: Diego Valeri. Change about Portland: That summer would either start sooner or last longer.Love about Portland: The summers.

CJ McCollum

Shooting guard/point guard, 23, Canton, Ohio

Restaurant: Departure, Tasty & Sons, Portland City Grill, and El Gaucho. Indoor activity: I like putting on my NormaTec, watching Game of Thrones, and taking a napGroceries: Whole Foods and HaggenDoughnut: Voodoo. Love about Portland: The scenery is beautiful, and so is the food.

Meyers Leonard

Center, 22, Robinson, Illinois

Restaurant: Ox. Outdoor activity: Taking my Jeep off-roadGroceries: Whole FoodsDoughnut: Chocolate Long John at VoodooFavorite Timbers player: Diego Chara.Change about Portland: The rainLove about Portland: The food.

Damian Lillard

Point guard, 24, Oakland, California

Restaurant: Benihana. Outdoor activity: Swimming. Indoor activity: Going to Sky High Sports. Groceries: Albertson’s. Doughnut: Bacon maple bar at Voodoo. Timbers or Winterhawks: Timbers.

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