Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes a look at Rip City’s schedule after the NBA released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule for the entire league. Knox covers the good, the bad and the top games including the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and, of course, LeBron James’ and Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

How Kevin Love trade impacts Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how news of a Kevin Love impacts Rip City. The trade was confirmed by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, and it is set to feature Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 15

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 15, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-2, taking down the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge starred, but Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Robin Lopez earn recognition as well.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 13

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-3, taking down the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. For the first time this season, Damian Lillard is encountering a shooting slump, but LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews made up the difference.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 8

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 8, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans, while falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way as usual against Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving, but Kevin Love proved to be too much on the road.

What we can take from PDX’s last five games

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Bryant Knox breaks down what we learned about the Portland Trailblazers during their recent five-game road trip. Despite going 2-3 on the trip, we saw more good things than bad. LaMarcus Aldridge is playing like the best power forward in the NBA, as he’s more well-rounded than Blake Griffin and Kevin Love is sidelined with an injury. This team is going to fight no matter what its record is, but there’s no denying that the final month of the season is going to be tough when it comes to making the playoffs.

Northwest “Frontcourt” & rookie hoopstars – Midseason evaluation

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NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have been up to over the last 30 days and hands out some grades. Let’s take a quick look as to how players such as Martell Webster, Terrence Ross, Kevin Love, Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten, and Terrence Jones have been doing in 2013. It is not too late for the hometown boys to improve on their grades, but some extra credit work is much needed.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves prediction and preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Feb. 4 matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. This will be the third time that these two teams have faced off this year, and Portland is 2-0 in the series. In fact, since the 2008-08 season, the Blazers are 19-2 against Minnesota. The key matchup in this one is between J.J. Hickson and Nikola Pekovic. For Minnesota, Kevin Love and Brandon Roy are out with injuries. For PDX, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and Ronnie Price are all day-to-day.

Northwest “Backcourt” hoopstars – Midseason evaluation

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NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have been up to over the last 30 days and hands out some grades. Llet’s take a quick look as to how players such as Steve Nash, Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Avery Bradley, Jason Terry, and Nate Robinson have been doing in 2013. It is not too late for the hometown boys to improve on their grades, but some extra credit work is much needed.

Northwest Hoops Stars – New Years Edition

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NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have to do to improve in the New Year. With about 10 games to go before we do a mid-season report card, let’s take a quick look as to how players such as Steve Nash, Jamal Crawford, Kevin Love, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Avery Bradley, Jason Terry, Terrence Ross and Nate Robinson can prosper in 2013.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves prediction and preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 5 matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rip City has had both highs and lows on the current road trip, and it’s tough to tell which team is going to show up against the Wolves Saturday night. Nicolas Batum could be primed for a big game. The key matchup in this one is between Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge. Love and Ricky Rubio are both quesitonable.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 23 matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. PDX fans have had this game circled on their calendars since the NBA released their schedule this past offseason, but with Brandon Roy no longer available for this contest, it appears to be just another game between two struggling division rivals. The key matchup in this one is between Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge. Nicolas Batum nearly became a member of the T-Wolves this past summer.