Steve Nash – Does he deserve better?

Steve Nash didn't experience the euphoria he thought he would with the Lakers during the 2012-13 season.

NWSB Insider and NBA Blogger Steve Lee breaks down whether or not Victoria BC’s Steve Nash is in a good situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. The expectations of the 2012-13 season were not met by Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Mike D’Antoni. The team underperformed, Nash’s performance (and health) were questionable and the future of the team is in flux. There’s certainly ways for Nash to be more involved…

Kelly Olynyk – Big man has the “Luck Of The Irish!”

A Canadian big man who has the ability to step out and hit from deep. (Photo: The Province)

NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down how Northwest BC Boy Kelly Olynyk will look in 2013 for the Boston Celtics. Steve points out with the ability to run the pick and roll/slip/pop etc in a variety of effective fashions, starting Olynyk on opening night as your man in the middle is not that bad of an option. OK, his defensive intensity and lack of “mean mugging” a’la KG may not place him on the All-NBA Defensive team…

Northwest NBA PROspects

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NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down which of the Northwest’s college hoops stars have a chance to hear their names called in the NBA draft. Although not a NW guy, per se, Shabazz Muhammed (UCAL) is the odds-on favorite from the Pac-12 to be taken in the lottery. Kelly Olynyk, CJ Wilcox, Eric Moreland and Devon Collier highlight the rest of the top 5, which Mike Moser, Peyton Siva, Brock Motum, Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi round out the top 10.

Northwest madness time…Homegrown talent checklist

Kelly Olynyk's Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the Big Dance as a #1 seed

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament. He says the PAC12 had a relatively lackluster regular season, but the conference tournament was one of the best in recent memory. Homegrown talent either matched preseason expectations or came out of nowhere to surprise everyone. He says watch Kelly Olynyk, Peyton Siva, Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and more this week.

Oregon Ducks vs. UCLA Bruins Pac 12 tournament finals preview

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NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament final. On Saturday its the Bruins vs. the Ducks for all the marbles. With multiple story lines present on Saturday night, the PAC12 Championship game has the makings of a great evening of hoops, one that will hopefully kick start putting the conference back on the NCAA basketball map.

Ducks vs. Utes Pac 12 Tournament Preview – Day 3

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NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. On Friday its the Pac 12 Semi Finals. GAME 10 – 6:00pm #1 UCLA Bruins vs. #4 Arizona Wildcats, and then GAME 11 – 8:30pm #3 Oregon Ducks vs. #10 Utah Utes. Even though the two teams split their regular season meetings, the Ducks are entering the second semi-final game as favorites.

Pac 12 Tournament Preview – Day 2

Washington vs Oregon

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. On Thursday, the top four seeds in the PAC12 will see their first on court action in Vegas taking on the winners from Wednesday night’s matchups. UW plays Oregon tonight in the best matchup on paper. Let’s get it on.

Pac 12 Tournament Preview – Day 1

Pac-12 Tournament Logo

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. Other than NW sports fans (besides Ducks fans) hoping for Cinderella to show her lovely face in Vegas this year, there’s nothing new to report for the tournament. Arizona, and UCLA are the favorites, with Oregon and Colorado the most likely to pull off an upset special. Beavers, Huskies, and Cougars will need more than a glass slipper to pull this one off.

Vancouver Canucks trade bait…more than Luongo?

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee peels up the court and steps out on to the ice for his latest piece. Steve points out that even if it would be a “bad move” in the eyes of most Canucks fans, trading Ryan Kesler actually makes more sense than one would think. Just take this season alone for example. The Canucks were playing great hockey without Kesler, then once he finally came back from yet another injury, the losses started piling up. Coincidence? Steve thinks not.

NCAA HOOPS: 2013 UW Huskies conference schedule – Part III

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies basketball blogger Steve Lee previews the next portion of UW’s 2013 Pac-12 conference schedule, the final three games. Steve knows that this team has the talent to go 3-0 the rest of the way and get into the Pac-12 Tournament on a high note, but the question here is will they? With games against the Cougars, Trojans, and Bruins (nationally televised), the Dawgs definitely have a shot at doing so.

Northwest Athlete Spotlight – Brenden Dillon

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NWSB Insider Steve Lee brings us a piece of trivia today via his Northwest Athlete Spotlight. Coming out of Surrey, Brenden Dillon wanted nothing more to be in the NHL. After a stint in the Junior Hockey League and then with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Dillon finally impressed the Dallas Stars enough to bring him in.

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star all stars

The Trail Blazers could have had these two guys on the same team. (Photo: Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee breaks his best of the best of the NBA All-Star performances from the Blazers history. As the past weekend showed us all, the Blazers weren’t highly publicized during the festivities. That’s okay though, Steve has brought us the days of yore, back when the Blazers were relevant in the NBA world.

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