My 5 Northwest Current All-Star Five + One

Isaiah Thomas

NWSB Insider Steve Lee gives us a look at his 2014 NBA-All Stars from the Northwest. Isaiah Thomas, Jamal Crawford, Martell Webster, Terrence Jones and Spencer Hawes all make the starting lineup, while Tony Wroten comes in as the sixth man off the bench.

Kelly Olynyk – Big man has the “Luck Of The Irish!”

A Canadian big man who has the ability to step out and hit from deep. (Photo: The Province)

NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down how Northwest BC Boy Kelly Olynyk will look in 2013 for the Boston Celtics. Steve points out with the ability to run the pick and roll/slip/pop etc in a variety of effective fashions, starting Olynyk on opening night as your man in the middle is not that bad of an option. OK, his defensive intensity and lack of “mean mugging” a’la KG may not place him on the All-NBA Defensive team…

Players the Trail Blazers should target with #10 pick

Kentavius Caldwell-Pope is as good as his name sounds (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers’ blogger Jason Hartzog talks about what five players he would like to see drafted by the Blazers with the No. 10 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. There is a mixed bunch drafted at number 10, but judging by history, the odds of drafting at least a role player is pretty high. All the Blazers need is a role player. They need someone to come off the bench and score some points. Targets look like Shabazz Muhammad, Cody Zeller, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The national media predicts the Portland Trail Blazers draft…

Muhammad could potentially become a Blazer (US Presswire)

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down who the Portland Trail Blazers are expected to draft according to the national media. ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated and Hoopsworld are just a few of the publications. Players on Portland’s radar are Shabazz Muhammad, Cody Zeller, Alex Len, Kantavious Caldwell-Pope and the Northwest’s own Kelly Olynyk. With money to spend, free agency will be a hot topic around PDX as well this offseason. Stay tuned.

Northwest NBA PROspects

Kelly O

NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down which of the Northwest’s college hoops stars have a chance to hear their names called in the NBA draft. Although not a NW guy, per se, Shabazz Muhammed (UCAL) is the odds-on favorite from the Pac-12 to be taken in the lottery. Kelly Olynyk, CJ Wilcox, Eric Moreland and Devon Collier highlight the rest of the top 5, which Mike Moser, Peyton Siva, Brock Motum, Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi round out the top 10.

Northwest madness time…Homegrown talent checklist

Kelly Olynyk's Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the Big Dance as a #1 seed

NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament. He says the PAC12 had a relatively lackluster regular season, but the conference tournament was one of the best in recent memory. Homegrown talent either matched preseason expectations or came out of nowhere to surprise everyone. He says watch Kelly Olynyk, Peyton Siva, Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and more this week.

NCAA Hoops: Gonzaga’s unknown big man – Kelly Olynyk

Kelly Oylnyk Gonzaga

NWSB Insider Steve Lee brings us another addition to the Northwest Player Profile section of the NWSB. This time he tells us all about BC’s very own Kelly Olynyk, a 7 footer playing ball at Gonzaga.
During his first couple of years playing behind Robert Sacre, Olynyk didn’t see too many minutes, but now that he is the go to guy in the middle, he has stepped up his game.

College Hoops: Predicting the Zags starting five in 2012-13

elias harris gonzaga

Bulldogs bloggers Blair Thomas takes a deep look at who may be in the starting lineup for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2012-13 season. The Zags will be looking to return to greatness in next year’s March Madness but who will be the key contributors? Mark Few says Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris will undoubtedly be the two focal points on offense.

Oh Canada: Top 5 Canadians in Gonzaga Hoops History

Kevin Pangos

Steve Lee our northwest basketball hoops blogger weighs in today with his TOP 5 Canadian basketball players in history to play for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos, Mangisto Arop, Robert Sacre all make the list. The Bulldogs Canadian contingent has been strong thru the years in Spokane.

Home away from home…Gonzaga battles Hawaii in Vancouver

Gonzaga vs. Portland

With hoops fans excited to see a high level of basketball back on the court at Rogers Arena, both teams (The Hawaii Warriors, and the Gonzaga Bulldogs) did little to impress. Tagged as a home coming for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kevin Pangos, big man Rob Sacre (North Vancouver) and forward Kelly Olynyk (Kamloops).

Bulldogs look to bounce back from disappointing dance card

Gonzaga's Canadian junior Kelly Olynyk

Our resident Northwest hoops expert Steve Lee tells us the 2011-2012 Gonzaga Bulldogs have reloaded. The Bulldogs look to bring back three of their five starters from last season, A Canadian wants to claim one of the starting forward spots, junior Kelly Olynyk.