Are the Blazers too un-sexy for NBA fans?

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NWSB Blogger and Portland Trail Blazers insider Steve Lee asks the question today…. Are LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Kaman, Damian Lillard, Nic Batum and Robin Lopez to un-sexy for the NBA? Steve says the Trail Blazers are more of that girl next door type of sexy, rather than the smoking hot chick at the club type deal.

The Trail Blazers Bench

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger gives us a preview of the bench in Rip City entering the 2014-15 NBA season and training camp. Featured are: Thomas Robinson, CJ McCollum, Dorell Wright, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman.

Vince Carter ‘open’ to signing with Portland Trail Blazers?

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down a recent report from CSNNW.com’s Chris Haynes that Vince Carter is “open” to signing in Rip City during NBA Free Agency. Carter is also on a short list of free-agent targets that Damian Lillard put together, also comprising Channing Frye, Trevor Ariza, Spencer Hawes and, of course, Mo Williams.

Was 2013-14 a starting point or a high point for the Portland Trail Blazers?

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 season while asking the question: Have they hit their ceiling? Knox looks at guys such as Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo Williams and Dorell Wright while determining the best-case, worst-case and realistic scenarios moving forward.

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.

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.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 7

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 7, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 4-0, taking down the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons. LaMarcus Aldridge deserves credit for his MVP performance against Dwight Howard. Damian Lillard also gets recognition for his shooting against Philly.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 7

Dorell Wright

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 7, honors go to Dorell Wright. In contests against the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets, the forward averaged 7.5 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the three-point line.

Trail Blazers: Should we expect possible Rip City struggles?

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee gives us a few things to watch out for entering the Trail Blazers’ third week of the 2013 NBA preseason. Steve urges caution Rip City. If Damian Lillard was the engine that drove the Blazers last year, any sort of falters this season could be detrimental to the club. Last season the Blazers were among teams in the bottom of the standings, this year, the additions of Dorell Wright, C.J McCollum, Allen Crabbe should bump numbers up.

Trail Blazers given 100/1 odds to win 2014 NBA championship

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox evaluates the 100/1 odds the Portland Trail Blazers have been given to win the 2014 championship (via Bovada.lv). For fans looking to put money down on Portland, understand that the odds are against you. This team is young and inexperienced, and quite frankly, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are hardly the stars that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are for the Miami Heat. That said, if you’re feeling optimistic, you can focus on the fact that Nicolas Batum has a chance to round out Rip City’s Big Three, and that CJ McCollum, Mo Williams and Thomas Robinson will be solid additions to the bench.

2013 Training camp roster spotlight – 5 PDX Vets

Portland Trail Blazers, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers 2013-14 roster, with an emphasis on the veterans. The Blazers are a relatively young roster, so for the sake of this assignment, we look at the top-five players with at least five years experience. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Mo Williams, Robin Lopez and Dorell Wright all make the cut. Earl Watson earns an honorable mention for his off-court presence and leadership.

Power ranking the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 roster

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NWSB Insider Bryant Knox power ranks the entire Portland Trail Blazers roster entering the 2013-14 NBA season. The top two names should be no surprise. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are the top scorers on this roster, which means they’ll lead the way in the new season. The question is: Where do players like Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Nicolas Batum fall? And where do Thomas Robinson and Robin Lopez, the team’s newest big men, land as well?

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