NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Spurs vs. Blazers matchup. The Headline: Nicolas Batum asks for the ball in the fourth and delivers, but not even that saves Portland from falling just short. Batum and L.A. have solid nights, but still can’t match a small Parker-less Spurs.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox previews who the Portland Trail Blazers will take on in their next 5 games. The team has made it through its first five games of the season, and while the results weren’t always what you want to see, they remained competitive in each and every contest. The Spurs, Hawks, Kings, Rockets and Bulls are coming up. Tim Duncan, Josh Smith, DeMarcus Cousins and James Harden await.
NWSB Insider and Northwest basketball blogger Steve Lee asks the question, which current NBA team could make the move to Seattle? With the thought that Seattle would be aquiring a current NBA team that will relocate to Seattle once Chris Hanson’s new SODO arena is built. Sacramento would bring Tyreke Evans, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins. And then there’s the thought of expansion, but who really wants that to happen?
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.
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?
Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks game on Wednesday night. Joe Johnson scored 24 points and led the host Atlanta Hawks to their fourth straight victory, a 92-89 win. Jamal Crawford led Portland (8-6) with 22 points. LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points for Portland.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current NBA Free Agent but former NY Knicks, Atlanta Falcons, and Golden St. Warriors guard Jamal Crawford. From Seattle Washington, attended Rainier Beach High School, and then played college hoops at Michigan. In 2009/10 he won the NBA 6th man of the year award.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current NBA basketball player Jason Terry from Seattle. Matt Larkin points out that Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry has been a winner at every level since high school. The 1999 NBA Sixth Man Award winner came up big for the Dallas Mavericks in last year’s NBA Finals.