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Depleted But Not Done, Portland Trail Blazers Need Lillard Time, All The Time

The first two games of the Portland Trail Blazers first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies put their issues under a magnifying glass that told harsh truths. Their depleted roster has result in heavy burdens on the shoulders of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, not nearly enough firepower on the wings to combat Memphis’s stodgy defense on both […]

Meyers Leonard, Marc Gasol

Calm Down – This Portland Trail Blazers Season Was Defined By Injury

The Portland Trail Blazers were lit up in Memphis. Pounded on Sunday, then again on Wednesday. They return home down two games in the series lost by a combined 29 points. What’s been said, written about, and thought about in the aftermath of two of the worst games in franchise playoff history has been ugly. […]

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard Will Not Quit On The Portland Trail Blazers

The last playoff game in Memphis didn’t go well. Neither did the first. That’s the NBA. Teams click, then they don’t, and everyone finds a player to blame. In Portland that player is Damian Lillard. The poor guy becomes a household name, gets a ton of press, and he’s now the biggest problem? Lillard faced […]

Damian Lillard, Mike Conley

Defining Success For The Portland Trail Blazers

Just a little over a month ago, the nation was starting to jump on the Portland Trail Blazers bandwagon. They were starting to get recognition as possibly one of the contenders in the West, some analysts were even picking them to advance to The Finals. This is all following a hot start to the season […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Home Ticket Prices Dwarf Prices At FedEx Forum

With a season-ending injury to Wesley Matthews, the Portland Trail Blazers knew any playoff series would have to be won by their two stars, LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard. Aldridge scored enough points, 32, but it took a lot of shots to get there, shooting 13-for-34 from the field. Lillard, quite frankly, put up a […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Versus Memphis Grizzlies First Round Preview

I’ve spent the last four days looking back at a Portland Trail Blazer season rife with success, fraught with tribulations, and was both rewarding and disappointing. The rewards were making the playoffs for the second straight year, winning 50+ games for the second straight year (in the very difficult West, both achievements shouldn’t be taken […]

Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

Portland Trail Blazers Season Ending Player Report Cards

It’s that time of year again. Playoff time, you ask? No not quite, yet. We’re still a day away from arguably the most highly anticipated NBA playoffs since Magic and Bird were queued up for the Finals. Things have been so crazy out West in fact, that the San Antonio Spurs won 21 of 24 […]

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Four Keys To Beating A Team That Has Beat You Four Times

Coming into the final day of the regular season, the Portland Trail Blazers were still unsure of who they would face in the First Round of the playoffs this weekend. The convoluted mess of the Western Conference Playoff scenarios were solved by about 9 o’clock when the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Indiana Pacers. The Western […]

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2014-2015 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Bench Grades

Today, each Portland Trail Blazer bench player who’s played significant time with the team will get a grade on their season. I know it’s a wee bit cliché to do grades when everybody else does, but this is a Blazer-centric space, and I’ll toss in some player-specific analysis to explain why that player got the […]

Blazers Starters

2014-2015 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Starters Grades

Today and tomorrow, each Portland Trail Blazer who’s played significant time with the team will get a grade on their season. I know it’s a wee bit cliché to do grades when everybody else does, but this is a Blazer-centric space, and I’ll toss in some player-specific analysis to explain why that player got the […]

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