Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 29 matchup against the Utah Jazz. This game has major playoff implications, but at this point in the year, it appears as if both squads are headed toward the lottery. Portland needs to recover following the debacle against the Brooklyn Nets. Rebounding is going to be a focal point for the Blazers. The key matchup will be between Damian Lillard and Mo Williams.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 27 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. Portland is coming off of a five-game road trip; one in which saw the team go 2-3 against playoff opponents and one near-playoff team. The push for the playoffs begins now, and a win at home is the best way to start. The key matchup is going to be at the small forward position. Gerald Wallace and Nicolas Batum used to fight for the starting spot in PDX, but when the team turned Wallace in Damian Lillard, it instantly became Batum’s.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 25 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take their first trip to the East Coast this Sunday, and it will begin a seven-game stint where the team will be away from the Rose Garden. They key matchup in this one will be in the pain between J.J. Hickson and Brook Lopez, but the battle between Damian Lillard and Deron Williams will be fun to watch.

Who fills the gap at Center for the Portland Trail Blazers?

NWSB Writer Jonathan Irwin gives you his take on who can fill the role at center for the Portland Trail Blazers. It’s been a whirlwind week for the Portland Trail Blazers. Desperately trying to fill the void at center, it was announced Monday the team’s offer to RFA Roy Hibbert is going to be matched by Indiana. Then comes Wednesday, when it was announced that Euro league big man Joel Freeland will officially be making his way to Portland on a three-year deal.

Northwest 2012 NBA Draft Watch – Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre

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.

A New Set Of Twins In Vancouver?

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee tells us the newest Twins that could take the ice for the Canucks with Daniel Sedin out. No longer able to lineup beside his brother, Hank may to see time on the second line, or sandwiched in between what could be Vancity’s newest fan favorite duo.

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