Damian Lillard

Should Damian Lillard Be An All-Star? A Look At The Numbers

When the NBA All-Star ballot returns were announced on January 21st, it was no surprise to Trail Blazers fans that point guard Damian Lillard was not among the five players selected by fan vote to start the All-Star game, with Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook […]

Milwaukee Bucks' Jabari Parker drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 90-88. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 2/2

The Portland Trail Blazers are on a roll heading into the All-Star break, winning nine out of their last 11 games, and have slid into eighth in the Western Conference. Right now, they would qualify for their third straight playoff berth in three years, which would be astounding considering that Portland GM Neil Olshey had […]

CJ McCollum

Should The Portland Trail Blazers Trade CJ McCollum?

Starting with tonight’s game against Charlotte, Portland has seven games remaining before the NBA Trade Deadline on February 18th. And if some fans and pundits get their way, Portland’s first game after the deadline could look very different. And that starts with the question of whether GM Neil Olshey should seriously consider moving CJ McCollum, […]

Nicolas Batum

Portland Trail Blazers Weekend Preview & Predictions – 1/29

The Portland Trail Blazers won their game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, and now improbably hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference as of today. Will they hold on against the Kings and Utah Jazz, who are a mere three-tenths of a percentage point behind the Blazers? That question won’t […]

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge Deleting Twitter, Instagram Is A Bigger Deal For The San Antonio Spurs Than You Think

Following Monday’s beatdown by the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge shunned the world by deleting his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Amazingly, Gregg Popovich still has a job today, but many more heads were turning to the news of Aldridge eradicating his social media accounts. No doubt, some pretty harsh things were […]

Kings Blazers

Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers – Game Preview & Prediction

Welcome to the first part of the Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview. Due to time constraints today, I can only preview tonight’s game. I’ll take a look at the other two games on the Blazers’ schedule later this week. Apologies for the weird format this week Now, on to tonight’s game! Tuesday, Jan 26: vs. […]

Feb. 27, 2015 - Portland Trailblazers general manager, NEIL OLSHEY before the game. The Portland Trail Blazers play the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Moda Center on February 27, 2015

Neil Olshey, Portland Trail Blazers Won’t Talk ‘Playoffs, Lottery’

On Jan. 15, Oregon Sports News’ Patrick McEachern came to the conclusion that the Portland Trail Blazers “simply cannot make the playoffs this year.” That decision, which was intended to mean they should choose not to make the playoffs, stemmed from an internal debate regarding the postseason versus the lottery—a debate that general manager Neil […]

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard’s All-Star Candidacy Is Too Close To Call

The NBA will announce its starters for the 2015-16 All-Star Game on Thursday, January 21, and spoiler alert: Damian Lillard will not be one of the fortunate five starting for the Western Conference. When the league released its most recent voting count on Jan. 14, the Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard found himself sitting in […]

Terry Stotts

It’s Time For The Portland Trail Blazers To Commit To Terry Stotts

Don’t look now, but the Portland Trail Blazers are one half game out of eighth place in the Western Conference. The team in front of the Blazers is the Utah Jazz, and so, as we head towards the NBA All-Star break, it looks entirely possibly that Portland will be in a playoff race all spring. […]

Kobe Bryant

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 1/18

Welcome to this week’s OSN Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview! Always on Mondays, always your first, best spot to see what your beloved Blazers will go up against this week, and review what they did right or wrong last week! Volatility. To be volatile, or to change drastically from one state to another. That word […]

McCollum Matthews

When Fates Collide – The Paths Of Wesley Matthews And CJ McCollum

The date is January 6, 2016. Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is left off the teams’ active roster, the result of an accidental “clerical” error, which left Portland surprised and confused for most of its game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was all too happy to comply with NBA rules, […]

CJ McCollum

CJ McCollum Bucking NBA Trend Finding Success As A Small-Ball, Four-Year Product

When it comes to NBA draft boards, everybody loves one-and-done prospects from prominent programs. The last six No. 1 picks have fallen into those categories, all of whom were freshmen from Kentucky, Kansas, Duke or the one possible exception to the rule, UNLV (still large in its own right). Although there’s no crystal ball that […]

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 1/13

Sitting at a bar in the Pearl District on Sunday, I watched a very good, very close game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder. It was basketball just how I like it: some good things to rejoice at, some blown defensive assignments and missed shots to complain about, and big time performances […]

Damian Lillard

2016 NBA All-Star Game – Is It Too Late For Dame?

Damian Lillard has been putting up some pretty numbers lately, but it may be too little too late to get him into the 2016 NBA All-Star Game.  He put up a season-high 40 points against Golden State and scored 17 points in the last three minutes to earn a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, […]

Heat Check

Portland Trail Blazers’ Playoff Heat Check – January Edition

The Portland Trail Blazers showed their youth Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. They struggled to score, they fell behind … and then they decided they didn’t care about the deficit by picking up the pace, getting physical and refusing to accept defeat despite trailing by 18 entering the fourth quarter. The Blazers’ late run, […]

Dec. 3, 2015 - ALLEN CRABBE (23) shuffles off a pass. The Portland Trail Blazers hosted the Indiana Pacers at the Moda Center. (Photo by David Blair/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 1/4

Welcome to this week’s OSN Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview! Always on Mondays, always your first, best spot to see what your beloved Blazers will go up against this week, and review what they did right or wrong last week! We’re baaaaaaaack! Well, I am. The Blazers of yesteryear…not so much. That’s not to say […]

Dec 11, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum (3) dribbles the ball in the second half against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Trail Blazers won 106-96. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers EOY Preview & Predictions – 12/18

As the Portland Trail Blazers are currently mired in a five-game road trip before Christmas (that started most ignominiously in Oklahoma City on Wednesday), it’s time for the annual Holiday Break at Oregon Sports News. Our benevolent founder/editor has seen fit to provide his lowly peons a respite from writing. Does this mean that you’ll […]