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Stotts: It all 'unraveled' once Wes Matthews got hurt

For much of the 2014-15 regular season, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the league's best teams by nearly every measure. Under head coach Terry Stotts, Portland found a way to shore up their defense while maintaining an offensive style that led to plenty of success. With Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge leading the way, the Blazers looked like a real threat to emerge...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge best highlight moments from 2014-15 season

Although the Portland Trail Blazers fell short of the NBA championship this season, they have plenty of things to be thankful for including big man LaMarcus Aldridge. During Aldridge’s amazing season, LaMarcus averaged over twenty-three points per game, grabbed over ten rebounds per game, and was named to his fourth All-Star team. Check out some of his best season highlights in...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Fans Have A New Favorite Sportswriter

In today’s NBA, it’s those who contribute in a variety of capacities who provide the most value. Everyone loves a three-point specialist or a dunking dynamo, but opportunities to shine the brightest appear most often for those who exhibit a certain level of mastery in multiple categories. Consider C.J. McCollum one of these players. Not only is he a lethal spot-up shooter, but...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Here's how much LaMarcus Aldridge can make by waiting a year to sign a max contract

Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, meaning he'll be able to sign wherever he chooses. While it's unknown whether or not Aldridge will come back to Portland, there is a clear path he can take to earn a much more significant amount of money on his new contract going forward. Here's Daniel Leroux of the Sporting News with...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is a Nicolas Batum trade a possibility this offseason?

The Portland Trail Blazers are entering an offseason period that could potentially alter the direction of the franchise completely. With star forward LaMarcus Aldridge heading to unrestricted free agency, there could be quite a few moving parts this offseason if Aldridge leaves outright.One of those moving parts could be Nicolas Batum, who is coming off a disappointing, injury-marred...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Every Damian Lillard slam dunk from the 2014-15 season

Although the Portland Trail Blazers lost in the first round of the playoffs, Blazers guard Damian Lillard had another All-Star season in the Pacific Northwest. In the regular season, Lillard averaged twenty-one points, six assists, and four rebounds per game and earned his second All-Star appearance in his career. For those of you who missed his best slam dunks of the season, check...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cursed Portland Trail Blazers

Luck is an underrated and underappreciated concept in sports. Players, coaches and the front office will often refuse to accept “luck” as the determining factor in a game, a series, or a season; rather, they will point to effort, energy and tactics as the deciding factor. However, none of these can explain the absurd history of the Portland Trail Blazers. Starting after Portland...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Time Is Now For The Portland Trail Blazers To Trade Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after all. According to CSNNW.com’s Jabari Young, Neil Olshey may look to package Nicolas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Would Be Smart To Rely Heavier On C.J. McCollum Next Year

The Portland Trail Blazers already have a star point guard in Damian Lillard and hope to retain his backcourt mate, soon-to-be free-agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews, who might be the team’s most valuable player. Given the franchise’s desire to keep this duo intact, backup guard C.J. McCollum is left with less than ideal minutes. While that might be the case, he has the...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

PDX Carpet adidas Basketball D Lillard 1

Ever been to Portland?PDX Carpet adidas and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard today unveiled a commemorative PDX Carpet inspired edition of the D Lillard 1 basketball shoe. Paying homage to Portland International Airport’s iconic teal print carpet the shoe is a must have for fans of Damian and all things Portland. The PDX carpet pattern is printed across the shoe...
Via Inside The Sneakerbox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is DeAndre Jordan Coming to Town?

The Western Conference Finals are locked up with the Golden State Warriors playing against the Houston Rockets. But what about the other teams in the West that can now begin to sift through potential free agent scenarios? The Portland Trail Blazers obviously need a little more than they had in the 2014-15 season to reach the spot Houston finds itself in. Many would say that the injuries...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Perfect Offseason

Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers got a lot of love as a very good team this season, and justifiably so. They were never genuine title contenders, but they had star power, good chemistry, and the record to show that they were a few pieces away from being top tier. It was really great for a franchise...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge undergoes surgery on left thumb

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery on his thumb Monday, the team announced. Aldridge need to have the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb repaired.  Dr. Thomas J. Graham performed the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Aldridge is expected to be able to return basketball...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Damian Lilliard delivers great graduation speech

Former Weber State basketball player Damian Lillard left school a year early when he decided to enter the 2012 NBA draft. It was a gamble, especially with him coming from a small school. It also paid off, as Lillard was selected by the Portland Blazers with the sixth pick that June. Three years later, and Lillard’s NBA career has taken off. He’s helped turn the Blazers into...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Last night, the Portland Trailblazers fell in game three to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The loss marked their third straight resulting in Portland going down 3-0 to Memphis.  On the brink of LaMarcus Aldridge with teammate Damian Lillard elimination yet again, could Portland’s star forward be considering his options in the free agency? After all, if the Grizzlies do knock...
Via isportsweb.com
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers post 'we don't lose to Spanish players' in locker room

The Portland Trail Blazers had a motivational sign in their locker room before their first playoff game against the Memphis Grizzlies that some may find offensive. The sign included the phrase “We don’t lose to Spanish players,” among other things. What does this mean? It’s probably not a coincidence that All-Star center Marc Gasol, who...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

The 2005-06 men’s college basketball season was basically the Adam Morrison and J.J. Redick show.  The Gonzaga and Duke stars battled for the scoring title – Morrison won, averaging 28.1 points a game – and were named co-national players of the year. It was a friendly rivalry – their teams didn’t meet that season – and the competition between the two players basically...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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