Damian Lillard

Over/Reasonable Reaction Recap – Game 1 – Thunder 89, Blazers 106

When I was a kid, I wrote a running diary about every game of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 1991-1992 campaign. Reading every recap was like reading how every game was either the best day of my life or the end of civilization. Rarely was I levelheaded unless I was running down the stat line of […]

LaMarcus Aldridge

And So Begins Another Portland Trail Blazers Journey …

It’s often said that every journey begins exactly the same. Whether it’s a triumphant Lord of the Rings-esque journey ending in untold riches and life affirming self-discovery, or it’s a Billy Bob’s fateful trip to the local mini-mart that ends in a botched robbery, police standoff and a once promising life now spent behind bars, […]

Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets - Game Two

Portland Trail Blazers Week In Review – 10/27

The Portland Trail Blazers’ season starts on Wednesday, just two days away. On Monday mornings, we’ll preview the upcoming Blazer games for that week (Monday-Sunday). I’ll also mention games after that period in passing if they happen on a back-to-back, or four games in five nights basis, punishing parts of the NBA schedule that all […]

NBA: Preseason-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers

Exploring Chris Kaman

The Portland Trail Blazers open their 2014-2015 season on October 29 and Rip City is hoping to see the team build on last year’s 54-win season and second round playoff appearance. Much of the discussion is centered on the development of the bench, which was practically invisible last year unless you count ex-Blazer Mo Williams […]

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers

Will The Portland Trail Blazers Have A “Top-Ten Defense” This Season?

During this time of year for teams in the NBA, each team sets a few goals for each player, as well as for the team overall. For the Portland Trail Blazers’ individual players, this ranged from learning to shoot three-point shots better (LaMarcus Aldridge, who said he’s extended his range comfortably to the corners) to […]

Steve Blake

NBA Preseason Rankings – Where Did The Portland Trail Blazers End Up?

Doing a Power Rankings type of thing is something I’ve been debating about doing. On the one hand, I’m a rabid fan of not just the Trail Blazers, but the whole NBA; I care almost as much about what percentage Kyrie Irving shot on Monday, how many minutes the Greek Freak played for Milwaukee on […]

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

Who On The Portland Trail Blazers’ Bench Will Step Up This Season?

In my first articles, I gave explanations and breakdowns on the five starting players for the Portland Trail Blazers. They were first because they’re the best and most important players on the team; this is why, to be bluntly obvious, they’re starters. No one on the bench, on the other hand, doesn’t figure to play […]

Damian Lillard

A New Era Of Portland Trail Blazers Basketball

The Championship team of 1977. Up-and-down 80’s. Clyde the Glide. There have been a whole variety of eras in Portland Trail Blazers basketball history. Some good, some bad. One title, numerous playoff runs, fourteen head coaches, and a lot of headaches. In the moment, it is hard to name recognize the era we are in. […]

Robin Lopez

Portland Trail Blazers 2014 Player Spotlight – Robin Lopez

As the 2014-15 NBA season opener inches closer, I’ll be breaking down each player on the Trail Blazers expected to contribute to the team’s success. Today, we feature Sideshow Bob…or as most of you know him, Robin Lopez. (Stats provided by How Did He Do Last Year? When Portland General Manager Neil Olshey traded […]