Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

Chris Kaman Steve Blake

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger looks at the roster in Rip City for the 2014-15 NBA season and projects who will be rotation players and who will not. Featured are: LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Joel Freeland, CJ McCollum, Steve Blake, Will Barton, Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe, Victor Claver and Will Barton.

How Portland Trail Blazers can advance further in 2015 playoffs

LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down how the Portland Trail Blazers can advance past the second round of the 2014-15 NBA playoffs. With the 2014 Finals underway, its clear Portland isn’t Miami or San Antonio. Improving defense and bench play could make the biggest difference. Featured in this article is: Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum, Mo Williams, Dorell Wright, Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard and Robin Lopez.

Rip City Recognition: 2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers awards

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the 2013-14 NBA season by handing out awards to certain players on the Portland Trail Blazers. Featured awards are: MVP, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man, Rookie of the Year, Best Newcomer and Best Moment. Featured players are: Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Mo Williams,

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 15

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 15, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-2, taking down the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge starred, but Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Robin Lopez earn recognition as well.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 11

CJ McCollum

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 11, honors go to CJ McCollum, as we recognize his NBA debut after breaking his foot in training camp. In two games, he averaged seven points, and he showed a glimpse of what he can do alongside Mo Williams playing behind Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 11

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 11, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic, while falling to the Sacramento Kings. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge stood out for Portland, but Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez and CJ McCollum had noteworthy performances.

Portland Trail Blazers’ New Year’s Resolution: Sustain success

Portland Trail Blazers vs. 76ers

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down how the Portland Trail Blazers can achieve their New Year’s Resolution: sustaining the success they’ve found during the 2013-14 NBA season. Players such as Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge have been hot, but keeping guys like Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum hot from three is important. The team must also force more turnovers, get more production off the bench and win winnable games.

Who is the Portland Trail Blazers’ X-factor this season?

CJ McCollum, Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at who might be considered the X-factor for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2013-14 NBA season. Needless to say, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are out, as they’re hands down the stars of the team. That brings Wesley Matthews, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez and CJ McCollum into the conversation. You might be surprised at who earns the nod…

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 3

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went a perfect 5-0, taking down the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of letting his roster play its game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are all allowed to take quick shots, and they take full advantage. Unfortunately, the coach is falling into the trap of playing his starters too many minutes.

Portland Trail Blazers: What to expect during Week 2 of the 2013 preseason

Damian Lillard, Chris Paul

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a few things to watch out for entering the Portland Trail Blazers’ second week of the 2013 NBA preseason. Despite seeing players like LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams return from injury, expect Nicolas Batum (and CJ McCollum with a broken foot) to miss time. Allen Crabbe, Will Barton and Victor Claver will earn time in his place. When it comes to Damian Lillard, look for a solid defensive outing. Offensively, the team must commit fewer turnovers.

Early takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers’ preseason

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his opinion of the Portland Trail Blazers after their first two preseason games. So far, we’ve seen LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo Williams, Nicolas Batum and CJ McCollum fall to injuries. As a result, the bench hasn’t looked nearly as good as it was supposed to be. The good news is that Thomas Robinson has shown he can be an enforcer on the boards, even if he did get tossed for throwing an elbow against the Phoenix Suns.

Trail Blazers: 5 things to watch for in training camp

Thomas Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us five things to watch for as the Portland Trail Blazers begin training camp. The 2013-14 NBA season will be an intriguing one for Rip City. Along with the development of Damian Lillard, it will be interesting to watch how the rotation is set with a crowded backcourt comprising Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Mo Williams. When it comes to LaMarcus Aldridge, expect to hear about trade rumors. Also, Robin Lopez will help the team defensively.