Portland Trail Blazers: 10 prospects who could join team on NBA draft night

Harrison Barnes

NWSB Insider Bryant Knox brings us reason to hope next year in Portland. It’s his 2012 NBA draft preview. And some possible #6 and #11 draft selections who could find their way onto the 2012 Portland Trailblazers roster. A top player could be Bradley Beal, the shooting guard from the University of Florida is considered a top-three pick in the upcoming draft.

Moments in time: Portland Trail Blazers draft busts

Sam Bowie

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee Stella tells us all about what true Rip City hoops fans already know. The Blazers have drafted poorly in their history. Possibly the poorest of all NBA teams. Many fans are well aware of the wisdom and success that was put into and come out of selecting such memorable names as Sebastian Telfair, Martell Webster, Greg Oden, LaRue Martin and Sam Bowie.

Happy Birthday to former Vancouver Grizzlies 1995 draft bust Bryant Reeves

bryant reeves

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Grizzlies blogger Steve Lee brings us a fun story about the 1995 NBA Draft. Remember this guy? Big Country they called him. Bryant Reeves. With the recent rumours of Vancouver once again getting an NBA team, NWSB and Steve Lee decided to take this look back and at the same time, wish the big man a happy 39th birthday. Maybe the Aquilini’s can hire this guy as GM when they own the new franchise.

Five moves Portland GM Neil Olshey needs to make

Neil Olshey

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella tells us the 5 moves new Blazers GM Neil Olshey needs to make for the Blazers to be competitive in 2012-13. By resigning JJ Hiskson, Olshey will have a player that is already comfortable with the system, and the core group of players. Of course if everybody in Rip City had their way, the newest Blazer this summer will be Steve Nash. Just look at his track record and ask yourself why you wouldn’t want this guy?

Can the Trailblazers make the right moves with picks 6 and 11?

LaMarucs Aldridge, Jamal Crawford

What might Portland do? Greg Oden or Kevin Durant? This question lingered for months leading up to the 2007 NBA Draft where the TrailBlazers overcame a 5% chance at the #1 overall pick in that year’s Draft lottery. The pick, used on Ohio State center Greg Oden, would later come back to haunt the Trail […]

Northwest 2012 NBA Draft Watch: Washington’s Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross

NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us an NBA draft preview piece today. Where will the University of Washington’s Terrence Ross land in this year’s 2012 NBA Draft? Steve lists 5 possible destinations. Many envision Ross falling to the New Orleans Hornets, the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, or Boston Celtics. Pegged as a mid first round selection when he first declared for June’s draft.

Northwest 2012 NBA Draft Watch: Washington’s Tony Wroten

Washington Huskies mens hoops

NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us an NBA draft preview piece today. Where will the University of Washington’s Tony Wroten land in this year’s 2012 NBA Draft? Steve lists 5 possible destinations. Many envision Wroten to fall into the role of a player similar to that of Larry Hughes, Gilbert Arenas or Seattle grown Michael Dickerson when he hits the bigtime. Could it be for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012?

Five big men the Trail Blazers should pursue for 2012-13

J.J. Hickson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writers Blair Thomas has an opinion on what the 2012 Rip City folks should do this off-season. He targets the Big Men. Andre Drummond, J.J. Hickson, Kris Humphries, Omer Asik are just a few of the names he says the Trail Blazers need to go after. Portland’s front line was as thin as tracing paper and will unlikely get any better in the 2012 NBA draft.

I’m a diehard fan of Washington Huskies basketball because…

Pac-10 champs! Just one of the reasons why I love the Huskies

NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell tells us why he is a die hard fan of the University of Washington Huskies basketball team. A kid from Friday Harbor who watched one of his fellow Friday Harbor Wolverines make the Huskies basketball team. Plus, the talent that has come out of UDUB, like Brandon Roy, and Detlef Schrempf is what makes the Huskies better than cross state rivals Wazzu.

Northwest 2012 NBA Draft Watch – Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre

Rob Sacre, Gonzaga

NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us an NBA draft preview piece today. Where will Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre land in this year’s 2012 NBA Draft? Steve lists 5 possible destinations, including the team closest to where he grew up and went to college, the Portland Trail Blazers. It seems like a bit of a stretch to see Sacre in a Detroit Pistons uniform for some reason and yet at the same time it makes a lot of sense.

Hello NBA! Jared Cunningham takes the biggest leap of his life

Jared Cunningham, Oregon State Beavers

NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us his take on the announcement that Oregon State Beavers basketball player Jared Cunningham is going to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. While fans may be upset with the decision, history shows it was probably a good bet. Now that he’s leaving Oregon State, though, can players like Roberto Nelson and Ahmad Starks step up to fill the void Cunningham leaves behind?

Washington Huskies dealt double blow this week (Wroten + Ross)

Tony Wroten & Terrence Ross

NWSB Insider and UW Huskies basketball writer Clinton Bell tells us there are three returning freshman guards for next season, Andrew Andrews, Hikeem Stewert, and Alex Wegner, and yes, they were all under the recruiting eye of coach Romar. Why do we care you ask? Because Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten have both declared for the 2012 NBA draft and will go pro. Too early in Clinton’s opinion.

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