Nicolas Batum

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 […]

Trail Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers Free Agent Targets – Wings & Point Guards

If you’re an Oregon sports fan, and you frequent sites like this, chances are you’ve read dozens of articles about the Portland Trail Blazers’ free agents. You’ve seen every argument for and against keeping this player or that player, heard every opinion about whether the Blazers have the core to go all the way (they […]

CJ McCollum

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 […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Fan Burden – Who To Cheer For

Sports fans watch. Maybe they have some game. Maybe they used to have some game. Either way they mostly watch. By watching they can compare their game to the players they see on TV. Most sports fans compare favorably; way too many of them think Michael Jordan could beat The King one on one. Today. […]

RJ Hunter

2015 Draft Season Is Here – R.J. Hunter Scouting Report

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Rondae Hollis-Jefferson One of my favorite memories of the 2015 NCAA March Madness is the Georgia State upset of 3rd seed Baylor in the second round. R.J. Hunter hit a deep three-pointer to win the game, his dad and Coach Ron Hunter celebrated the shot by throwing his hands in […]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

2015 Draft Season Is Here – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Scouting Report

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Last Thursday the Portland Trail Blazers began interviewing draft prospects at the NBA Combine. One of their first interviews was Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from the University of Arizona. In his interviews with reports Hollis-Jefferson said, “Right now, I’ll say I’m a couple steps ahead of my generation (defensively). I’m playing chess […]

Meyers Leonard

Increasing Meyers Leonard’s Role Crucial For Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are two weeks away from the official beginning of an offseason worth dreading. Much of their roster will be free to sign wherever they please, including two of their stars, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews. There is a great deal up in the air, and, while that is the case, it […]

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers – LaMarcus Aldridge And The $115 Million Dollar Question

During his nine seasons in Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge has been associated with the number twelve. If things go as expected, he’s going to be considering another number – 115. $115 million dollars, that’s what it could cost the Trail Blazers to keep their captain and longest-tenured player around for five more seasons. He’s an elite […]

Joseph Young

2015 Draft Season Is Here – Joseph Young Scouting Report

As much as I love covering a 4 quarter, 48 minute game in the Moda Center, covering the NBA Draft is almost just as intriguing for me. One of my dreams is to sit in the Portland Trail Blazers draft room in Tualatin and just observe the happenings of a draft night. The speculation and […]

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Portland Trail Blazers’ Frenzied Offseason Has Been Part Of The Plan All Along

If it’s true that we sometimes fear what we don’t understand, Portland Trail Blazers fans are justifiably shaking in their boots. Following a disappointing end to the 2014-15 NBA season, free agency is on the horizon, and there are far more questions than answers. LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the most-coveted free agents to hit […]

Portland Oregon

NBA Fans Need More Portland

How many times did you see the San Antonio River Walk last year during the Spurs run? The Alamo? After four playoff rounds, what else is there to see? From the first series to the last the River Walk looked better and better, but it got a little monotonous even by Texas standards. Fortunately the […]

Blazers Offseason

Oregon Sports News Roundtable – Portland Trail Blazers Offseason

The 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers season ended with a lot of raised eyebrows and questions, and that they finished with a limp was magnified after their superb start to the season. Injuries, depth, and fatigue gradually ate away at the starting players, and by the time the playoffs rolled around, this group looked tired, injured, […]

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Think Positively, Portland Trail Blazers Fans

The Portland Trail Blazers’ 2014-2015 season was filled with all kinds of ups and downs. Unfortunately in the “what have you done for me lately” society that we live in, the downs often overshadow the ups. Coming into this season there was a lot of excitement and anticipation of what this team could do after […]

Marc Gasol

The West Playoffs Round Two – Is It Christmas Morning Yet?

Late April is Christmas time for basketball fans, especially those lucky enough to live out west where last year we were treated to a fantastic playoff season that gave us this gift that will be replayed forever. However, Christmas seems to have been delayed this year. Instead of waking up to presents and goodies under […]