NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us news of deadline day trade between the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Jersey Nets. The Blazers receive Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and the Nets first round pick. The Blazers gave up Gerald Wallace for that, uh, haul. The first rounder is projected to be a lottery pick, does that count for anything?
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 5th, 2012 edition. Greg Oden is out again. This has been Oden’s fourth knee surgery in his career and has been officially shut down. Did I mention that this week Kevin Love worked LaMarcus Aldridge to the tune of 42 points and 10 rebounds?
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us the latest NBA trade rumor coming out of Rip City. Rajon Rondo in a Blazers uni? Hey it could happen one day. The Blazers need a jolt in the worst way possible. Blair discussed how the shadow of Brandon Roy still lingers at One Center Court and Rondo’s arrival at PDX would give the fan base something positive to talk about.
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his 2011-2012 Portland Blazers report card. He looks at positives like being on the Clippers heels at the top of the West and the re-emergence Jamal Crawford. He looks at concerns like the team’s inconsistency and Raymond Felton’s poor performance as of late. He also hands out his mid-season awards.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past Seattle Supersonics and current Portland Trailblazers bench boss Nate McMillan. Steve Lee one of our northwest hoops bloggers points out with a little luck on his side, chances are, the Trail Blazers and McMillan will soon reap the rewards of all their efforts and hard work.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies basketball blogger Clinton Bell tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include Todd MacCulloch, Jon Brockman, Quincy Pondexter, Brandon Roy, and Isaiah Thomas. That sounds like a dream team to me!
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas reacts to the news out of RIP City recently for people calling for Coach Nate McMillen’s head. Portland fans are hopeless romantics when it comes to their Blazers. and the innocence is cute in a way. This blog post is not an excuse for McMillian but rather a legitimate reason for his inability to win with his roster.
NWSB Managing editor and Northwest NBA hoops blogger “Q” tells us the Portland Trailblazers 2012 NBA Championship Odds, the 2012 Western Conference odds, and provides NBA betting futures lines from Bovada sportsbook for all NBA teams in 2012. The Blazers have talent, but what they also have are a lot of question marks on the roster.
NWSB insider Steve Lee tells us If the Blazers ever need to dip into the PAST to grab an all-star team, he would choose these 5 guys. Brandon Roy, Clyde Drexler, Greg Oden, Jerome Kersey and Arvydas Sabonis. The Blazers would give any team fits with this lineup. Plus check out Steve’s bonus selection, the one guy he doesn’t want back in JR Rider.
Clinton Bell one of our Washington Huskies bloggers tells us If the Dawgs ever need to dip into the PAST to grab players for their future the five guys he’d call upon would be. Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy, Spencer Hawes, Isaiah Thomas and Detlef Schrempf. He does have faith though with the likes of Tony Wroten, C.J. Wilcox, and Terrence Ross, the Huskies can be unstoppable!
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current University of Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar. Clinton Bell one of our Washington Huskies bloggers points out Coach Romar has been a perfect fit for the University of Washington men’s basketball program for the last 10 seasons. He can also be remembered for his short NBA career and playing for AIA.
Steve Lee one of our Portland Trailblazers bloggers tells us After serving Kevin Pritchard a pink slip one year earlier, Paul Allen said goodbye to his replacement Rich Cho, here are more top moments of the 2011 Trail Blazers. Wesley Matthews found himself inserted into the starting five when Roy was on the bench in street clothes. Here’s to the 2011 Portland Trailblazers memories. Our Year In Review. Cheers.