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Why It Might Be A Good Thing For The Portland Trail Blazers If Damian Lillard Gets Left Off Of Team USA

After 2 mostly unremarkable exhibition games for Team USA, it seems as if Damian Lillard’s status with the team is firmly up in the air. There appear to be a group of 7 or 8 “locks” to make the squad, leaving the remaining 8 players to battle over the final 4 roster spots. Even with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and a majority of the top-level superstars staying home for this...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness?

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff.. The Blazers did their best to address their two biggest weaknesses this offseason but whether they did enough to see a substantial difference in play is up for debate. Portland fans should still expect to see issues with the team’s overall defense and quality bench play...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

It’s official. The NBA has released its schedule for 2014-15, and there are numerous contests to get excited for. The Miami Heat host LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 25, the Kevin Love-less Minnesota Timberwolves host those same Cavs Jan. 31 and the San Antonio Spurs travel to Cleveland on Nov. 19. From a league-wide perspective, there’s plenty of anticipation for...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Talent Over Exposure – The Debate Between Damian Lillard And Kyrie Irving

There are certain questions with simple answers. Australia or Oakland? Duke or Weber State? Number 1 or number 6 overall? 4th rated player in the country or a 2-star guard out of high school? These are all questions in which, other than the lifelong Ogden resident or some guy with an obsession with the number 6, could be answered with ease. If the answers to these questions were...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Submits Bid For NBA All-Star Game

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of three teams to submit a bid to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game. "It's going to be the biggest event from a sports perspective hosted in Oregon's history, I think," Blazers' president Chris McGowan said. The Charlotte Hornets have also submitted a bid, along with a third unnamed team. Portland recently hosted a hugely...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazer Nicolas Batum found in contempt of court, must pay ex-wife $216,000

A Clackamas County judge found Portland Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum in contempt of court and breach of contract Thursday for failing to make divorce settlement payments to his ex-wife. The ruling clears the way for Batum's ex-wife, Melanie Pimentel, to garnishee his wages. Batum, 25, and Melanie Pimentel, 26, divorced in October. Batum agreed to pay her $5 million. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Five Portland Trail Blazers Who Need To Step Up For The Team To Become Contenders

The Portland Trail Blazers had maybe the most surprising team in the NBA last season, as they made the leap from lottery afterthought to spending a majority of the season in a heated battle atop the Western Conference standings. While they eventually slipped to 5th place, their upset victory over the Houston Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs announced to the world that the Blazers...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Brandon Roy

Man, what if. A Lillard-Aldridge-Roy Big Three? Unstoppable. Just imagine how formidable the Portland Trail Blazers would be if, in addition to their star tandem of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, they had the likes of Brandon Roy on the wing. A potent scorer who posted nightly averages of 19.1 points per game in 2007-08, 22.6 per game in 2008-09, and 21.5 per game in 2009...
Via The League News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez sketches Aubrey Plaza for Woman Crush Wednesday

If you happen to be a person whose life revolves around Twitter/Instagram, you probably know what Woman Crush Wednesday is but for the rest, it reveals to your social networking friends what female you have a crush on. Earlier today, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez decided to do something special for his WCW as he did a sketching of noted actress Aubrey Plaza. Rolo also...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum Ready For More Playing Time

Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum Ready for More Playing Time By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Blazers’ head coach Terry Stotts ranks right up there with Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau when it comes to playing his starters mega-minutes. Rarely did one of the Blazers’ starting five see less than 33 minutes per games last season. With the Portland bench bringing...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Signed Chris Kaman to a two year/$9.8 million deal Signed Steve Blake to a two year/$4.2 million deal Let Mo Williams Sign with Timberwolves Strongest Move: Signing Kaman. There would some that would say that the Blazers overpaid for a backup big man who...
Via HoopStuff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers could look to acquire David West?

The Indiana Pacers are still in shock following the horrific leg injury that Paul George suffered last Friday night, and are still deciding what to do in the aftermath of the injury. They have been rumored to be pushing hard to sign Shawn Marion, but they have also considered making some trades and trying to break up the core of the team and start over. If the Pacers do decide to...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard dealing with a heavy heart when it comes to Paul George

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard spoke to CSNNW.com for the first time since witnessing Paul George succumbing to a brutal right leg fracture that shook the basketball world Friday night. He says the scene was unlike anything he’s ever seen before. “Any time you have superstar in this league go down like that, it’s something you don’t ever want to see again,”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

Looking Ahead. The 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League has come and gone, and the only big event standing between the Portland Trail Blazers and the 2014-15 regular season is training camp. With all significant moves now in the past (and more likely, all moves altogether), the Blazers’ roster is set. We know who will be there come the season opener, and we have a good idea of who...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Finds Its Big Man. The Portland Trail Blazers entered free agency knowing one thing: It needed to improve its bench. That could be done in a number of different ways, but as it turns out, general manager Neil Olshey spent his energy looking for big men, and a big man he found in Chris Kaman. On Thursday night, Portland came to terms with Chris Kaman on a two-year, $9...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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