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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 3/3

The Portland Trail Blazers stringing together a 3-0 week is something they haven’t done in a solid month. Before beating the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder at home, and stomping the Boogie Cousins-less Kings in Sacramento, the Blazers were scuffling along as a sub-.500 pace since MLK Day. I admit to not watching […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Hate Power Rankings – 3/3

The Western Conference is nearing the last lap of a highly entertaining season and the playoffs are suiting up to be the biggest bloodbath since, well, last year’s playoffs. Eight teams woke up this morning thinking they have a chance at a championship and none are wrong (although I’m pretty skeptical of Dallas). Barring a […]

Robin Lopez

What The NBA Has Lost Due To Injuries

With 26 games left in the season, it seems like the Portland Trail Blazers are as close to full strength as they have been all year. The big man in the middle, Robin Lopez is back after missing 23 games, and he has changed the team’s defensive mindset. LaMarcus Aldridge decided to tough out a […]

Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo Could Be The Sixth Man The Portland Trail Blazers Has Long Desired

During the 2011-2012 season, the Portland Trail Blazers thought they had it with Jamal Crawford: a jolt off the bench that could greatly help a team with title aspirations. Despite his undeniable ability to score, he was too inconsistent and didn’t provide the defense the bench unit needed to satisfactorily compliment the efforts of the starting five. […]

Jerome Kersey

Jerome Kersey – Portland’s Biggest Fan

Portland lost a local legend on Wednesday night, as Jerome Kersey was pronounced dead, the cause reported to be a blood clot in his calf that moved in to his lung. Kersey was just 52, and just six months from turning 53 at the time of his death. Kersey was known mostly for playing basketball […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 2/20

The Portland Trail Blazers actually did it. They finally pulled the trigger and brought over shooting guard Arron Afflalo in a trade with their division rival, the Denver Nuggets. The fact that they did it isn’t in the least surprising; the whole league has known of GM Neil Olshey’s man crush on Denver’s multitude of […]

Arron Afflalo

Portland Acquires Arron Afflalo During NBA Trade Deadline Frenzy

Needing a boost off the bench and a potential starter if and when Wesley Matthews leaves town this summer, Portland Trail Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey pulled the trigger on a deal that brought Denver sharp shooter Arron Afflalo and reserve defensive specialist Alonzo Gee to the Rose City. Afflalo, known mostly for his outside shooting […]

Jerome Kersey

Gone Too Soon, Jerome Kersey

It was 1990 or 1991. My parents loaded me into my car seat and we embarked on the seemingly endless trek from our SE Portland home to Washington Square in SW Portland. It seemed like we would never arrive. The anticipation was rising. We were headed across town to stand in line, in hopes of […]

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Five Reasons To Love The Blazers, Five To Unlove

LOVE THE BLAZERS Paul Allen. We’ve seen how other computer billionaires handle their teams. Mr. Allen is no Steve Ballmer? That’s good because Ballmer’s more than one of a kind. He’s one of a different kind. If computer guys didn’t like the nerd label, or didn’t before they got rich, this guy shows why. Hey […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Trade Deadline Preview

Now that the flash and spectacle of All-Star break is squarely in the rearview mirror, it’s suddenly time to get serious about basketball, as the race for playoff positioning will begin in earnest once teams return to action later this week. Of course, with the Western Conference race maybe the most competitive in the history […]

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Nic Batum – Less Bang, For More Buck

If you think this is going to be a Nic Batum “slam-fest”…you’re right. I’m tired.  Tired of waiting for the blossoming All-Star this organization gambled on two-and-a-half years ago, to become the player he said he wanted to be and the Portland Trail Blazers and their fans hoped he would become. The player who no-longer […]

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The NBA Games

There has been a lot of talk the last couple of years about improving the current NBA playoff format in order to remove some of the weaker teams (any Eastern Conference team not above .500) in favor of more deserving teams (any 9-12 ranked Western Conference teams). For example, it is possible that a team […]

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A Plea To All 12s – Support The Portland Trail Blazers

All-Star Week shenanigans proved to be fairly productive and immaterial to the Portland Trail Blazers. Though LaMarcus Aldridge was the first Blazer to start an All-Star Game since Clyde Drexler in 1994, and though he and Damian Lillard both had unusually good games considering the All-Star format (Aldridge in particular looked smooth in the first […]

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