NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas talks about RIP City’s GM Neil Olshey’s possible interest in bringing in Chauncey Billups to Portland for Jamal Crawford. What could be a struggle for Olshey is trying to convince Billups to take a secondary role for a team that failed to make the playoffs in 2012.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee chimes in with a some destinations he sees fit for Jamal Crawford’s talents. With Ray Allen rumored to go to Miami, Boston would be an ideal fit for Crawford. He could come in and start, and help them with another deep run in the playoffs. Or there is the Timberwolves, they could rival the Trail Blazers as a northwest favorite with all of the northwest talent on their squad.
NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us five teams that should draft Terrence Jones in this years upcomming draft. Of course number 1 on this list it the Portland Trail Blazers, as Jones is a native Oregonian, but other than Portland, Steve tells us that the Phoenix Suns would be a nice place for him to land as well. Complementing Marcin Gortat, Markieef Moris, and Jared Dudely in a big lineup. In Portland, Jones could run the wing with Nic Batum moving to shooting guard.
NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us an NBA draft preview piece today. Where will the University of Washington’s Tony Wroten land in this year’s 2012 NBA Draft? Steve lists 5 possible destinations. Many envision Wroten to fall into the role of a player similar to that of Larry Hughes, Gilbert Arenas or Seattle grown Michael Dickerson when he hits the bigtime. Could it be for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012?
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.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Thursday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Spurs by -5.5. The over/under is set at 197. This season the Blazers are 31-33-1 ATS with an O/U record of 35-30. Wesley Mathews and J.J. Hickson have played well in the last few games
NWSB Insider Rick Stella brings a story out of Portland surrounding the Blazers and Jamal Crawford. In a game at Phoenix, Crawford expressed his interest in joining the Suns next season…during the game. Blazers fans have every right to feel like they’ve been slapped across the face the same way they felt during most of the season.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Monday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Spurs by -13.5. The over/under is set at 207.5. The 5-game losing streak is the longest for the Blazers this season and they have not dropped 6 straight since the 2010 season. J.J. Hickson has played great of late.
Jason Green weighs in with his Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Jazz by -4. The over/under is set at 198. The Blazers are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 games as an underdog. With playoff hopes dashed, look for rookies Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt to contribute more to the team while Wesley Matthews and Jamal Crawford will have to continue to play well.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns Monday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Suns by -10.5. The over/under is set at 200.5. The Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. These 2 teams have split the season series with each blowing out the other on their home floor.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Sacramento Kings Sunday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Kings by -3. The over/under is set at 207.5. The Blazers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games facing the Kings in Sacramento. Raymond Felton, Wesley Matthews, and 6th man Jamal Crawford all scored in double figures in the Blazers last loss to the Mavs.
Jason Green weighs in with his Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trailblazers Friday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Mavs by -2. The over/under is set at 191. Jamal Crawford and J.J. Hickson combined for 57 points in the Blazers most recent win. They along with guards Wesley Matthews and Raymond Felton will have to take up the scoring slack with LaMarcus Aldridge out.