NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers. J.J. Hickson was a great pickup by the Blazers and he is showing his value. Jamal Crawford has been disappointing of late. This is a guy who has carried teams in the past with scoring ability, but he is in a major slump.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers. Raymond Felton and LaMarcus Aldridge both played well for the Blazers while Jamal Crawford, Wesley Matthews and the Portland bench failed to show up. The Blazers pulled it out in the end, though.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers. The Blazers took the Lakers down to the wire, but just couldn’t pull it out in this one. LaMarcus Aldridge and newcomer J.J. Hickson both played well while Jamal Crawford continued to slide.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 21st, 2012 edition. With 23 games left at the time of the trade day implosion, it didn’t make a lot of sense for a team in search of an identity to get rid of two of the three pieces that fans have been attached to Gerald Wallace & Marcus Camby…did it?
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.
NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us news of deadline day trade between the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Jersey Nets. The Blazers receive Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and the Nets first round pick. The Blazers gave up Gerald Wallace for that, uh, haul. The first rounder is projected to be a lottery pick, does that count for anything?
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.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 5th, 2012 edition. Greg Oden is out again. This has been Oden’s fourth knee surgery in his career and has been officially shut down. Did I mention that this week Kevin Love worked LaMarcus Aldridge to the tune of 42 points and 10 rebounds?
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us the latest NBA trade rumor coming out of Rip City. Rajon Rondo in a Blazers uni? Hey it could happen one day. The Blazers need a jolt in the worst way possible. Blair discussed how the shadow of Brandon Roy still lingers at One Center Court and Rondo’s arrival at PDX would give the fan base something positive to talk about.
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his 2011-2012 Portland Blazers report card. He looks at positives like being on the Clippers heels at the top of the West and the re-emergence Jamal Crawford. He looks at concerns like the team’s inconsistency and Raymond Felton’s poor performance as of late. He also hands out his mid-season awards.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The February 23rd, 2012 edition. Nice win over the Spurs minus their stars, and big news Greg Oden was undergoing a minor procedure on February 20th to clean out debris in his left knee, when the surgeon determined that there was additional damage. Surprise.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella wants to know what needs to change in RIP City to stop this inconsistent 2011/12 season. Does Nate McMillan need to leave? Does a trade need to be made? Lots of NBA rumors are out there, including a trade for Steve Nash. How is LaMarcus Aldridge’s ankle? Are these midseason hurdles most teams endure? The Blazers find themselves falling out of playoff contention.