Trail Blazers player profiles: Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Writer Blair Thomas brings us a Northwest Athlete profile of Trail Blazer Wesley Matthews, a key player as Portland looks towards the future. Born October 14, 1986, Wesley Matthews Jr. was given birth to a pair of athletes in their own right. Pam Moore was a two-sport athlete and track standout at the University of Wisconsin and in a member of the Badgers’ 2006 Hall of Fame class…

Portland Trail Blazers 2011/12 final season player grades

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writer Steve Lee has grades for the 2011/12 Blazers. RIP City finished the season 8 games out of a playoff spot. Jamal Crawford’s return to the Northwest did not end with as much fanfare as it start with. There wasn’t much that LaMarcus Aldridge did that could be classified as negative this season. Raymond Felton’s report card was a blueprint of a roller coaster.

Northwest 2012 NBA Draft Watch – Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre

Rob Sacre, Gonzaga

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.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 24th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Note to Paul Allen: will you please re-sign JJ Hickson this offseason, and not let him back in to the free agency pool?

Playing for jobs in Portland: Future rip city roster spots up for grabs

Nolan Smith

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee weighs in today with a piece on the 2012/13 roster spots that are open for RIP City. He talks about J.J. Hickson, Joel Przybilla, Luke Babbitt, Nolan Smith, and Nic Batum. The future for these five gentlemen is up in the air.  Hickson and Felton have the opportunity to resign.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

J.J. Hickson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 17th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. I know what you’re thinking, how could Hasheem Thabeet ever get mentioned in a best-of column? J.J. Hickson, taking the place of the ailing LaMarcus Aldridge has been great.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Kaleb Canales

Kaleb Canales

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Portland Trailblazers interim head coach Kaleb Canales. Blair Thomas one of our Portland sports area bloggers points out the rise of Caneles to NBA head coach has been propelled and complimented with testimonies from former Blazers personnel that support both of Canales’ best qualities: Brandon Roy, and Dante Cunningham for starters.

Let’s Try to Make Sense of Portland’s Deadline Day

Gerald Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella tells us the Trail Blazers have made the decision to part ways with Nate McMillan, it was announced today by Team President Larry Miller. McMillan will no longer serve as Portland’s head coach. Assistant Coach Kaleb Canales has been named interim head coach. Also Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby were moved to New Jersey and Houston.

TrailBlazers Camby Trade Analysis: Love ‘em & Hate ‘em style…

Camby Trade

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas tells us keeping Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton indicates that the team will go point guard shopping in the off-season after their contracts come off the books. Marcus Camby was already looking ahead to a Caribbean vacation at this point in the season. He was traded for Hasheem Thabeet and Jonny Flynn the Houston Rockets.

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