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Portland Trail Blazers Super Preview – 12/19

Although Christmas time and the New Year that comes shortly afterwards features playoff football at both the collegiate and professional levels, and all the riveting sudden-death drama that comes with it, Christmas time is also a major part of the NBA schedule. Christmas Day itself has become for the NBA what Thanksgiving is to the […]

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Thomas Robinson Salvages My Year

Did you see it? Were you a witness to the greatest 9 minutes of this young NBA season? It happened during Monday night’s Portland Trail Blazers-San Antonio Spurs game, a fully fledged Thomas Robinson sighting. For me, and perhaps for Thomas Robinson as well, it was like an early Christmas present, a moment that I […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 12/15

Looking at the big picture, the road has been kind to the Portland Trail Blazers so far this season. I mean, even though the competition has been Eastern Conference-heavy on the road, 8-4 is still a very good record, especially after a 3-2 road trip that included a four-games-in-five-nights stretch. Every team goes through that […]

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Can The Portland Trail Blazers Become San Antonio North?

Gregg Popovich has been an anomaly in the NBA for years. One of the best coaches ever, yet at the same time, one of the most unorthodox. The goodwill and reputation that Popovich has built in his time in San Antonio has given him the ability to make moves and do things on his team […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 12/8

At 16-4, the Portland Trail Blazers have just about hit the quarter mark in the 2014-15 NBA season. Anybody and everybody can declare that kind of record a resounding success, and while Portland did fatten up on the impotent East (9-0 against Eastern Conference opponents, including home victories against Cleveland and Chicago), the Golden State […]

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What Portland Trail Blazers Fandom Means To Me

As a denizen of Rip City, I couldn’t be happier about the start the Portland Trail Blazers have embarked on this season. The first month was filled with blowouts on a historic scale, nip-and-tuck victories on the road, and disappointing failures against the few teams (Golden State, Memphis) above the Blazers in the NBA pecking […]

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The Portland Trail Blazers Have Some Work To Do

So far the Portland Trail Blazers are 13-4 and off to a decent start. They’re tied for third best record in the league and still going strong. Things look better than last year and the team is deeper. But in order to win a championship, they need to fix a few things. First of all, […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 12/1

With a record of 13-4, the Portland Trail Blazers have done what they needed to do in October and November. Getting off to a quick start was paramount to their success last year, and despite the NBA being more aware of how good Portland really is, the Blazers were able to jump on teams again. […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 11/24

The Portland Trail Blazers are making a habit of keeping things interesting this season. Although they whupped on the shorthanded Chicago Bulls on Friday, the other two games they had last week were close games against inferior teams, teams with great chances to win late. The negative view is that the Blazers were sluggishly coasting, […]

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Jared Wright’s NBA Thanksgiving Rankings – 11/21

Thanksgiving. The word usually invokes turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, gravy, green bean casserole, and football. The Portland Trail Blazers, however, are always my focus (mostly because it’s a job now), and it’s time for a Turkey Day Edition of NBA Power Rankings. If you haven’t read my preseason rankings, the reasons I don’t do this […]