Should the Blazers look to part with Aldridge?

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee breaks down the situation regarding Rip City and LaMarcus Aldridge. Although the three-time NBA All-Star has stated he would like to stay in Portland, a step back in team success could change his mind. With free agency around the corner, could PDX target as a free agent next summer? Or even trade the big man?

Portland Trail Blazers: Championship odds approaching 2014-15 NBA season

Portland Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox previews Rip City’s odds of winning the 2015 NBA championship as the 2014 training quickly approaches. At this point, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and crew have 40/1 odds at bringing home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers will be standing in the way, but PDX’s odds have improved from 150/1 the year before.

Which Portland Trail Blazers prospect has the highest upside entering 2014-15 NBA season?

CJ McCollum

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox looks at Rip City’s roster in an attempt to identify the player with the highest upside. Guys such as LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard are disqualified for having already “made it,” but Meyers Leonard, CJ McCollum, Thomas Robinson and Will Barton are in the running.

The Trail Blazers Bench

Dorell Wright

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger gives us a preview of the bench in Rip City entering the 2014-15 NBA season and training camp. Featured are: Thomas Robinson, CJ McCollum, Dorell Wright, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman.

Are the Blazers moving forward or backward?

Portland Trail Blazers vs. 76ers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee weighs in on Rip City. He points out Steve Blake will help take some pressure off of Lillard and provide the team with another outside shooter, but it’s the addition of Chris Kaman that has left some heads being scratched. Yes he was an all star, but that was many moons ago, before all the injuries.

Power Ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster by position

LaMarcus Aldridge Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox ranks the positions on Rip Citys roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season. Featured are: Damian Lillard, Steve Blake, Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum, Will Barton, Allen Crabbe, Nicolas Batum, Victor Claver, Dorell Wright, LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard.

Power ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster

San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox previews the Rip City roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season. While Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are on top, the question is: Who is No. 1 and who is No. 2? Also featured are Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Victor Claver, Will Barton, CJ McCollum, Steve Blake, Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, Thomas Robinson, Dorell Wright and Allen Crabbe.

Portland Trail Blazers X-factor in 2014-15 NBA season

CJ McCollum

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes a look at Rip City’s roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season and chooses an x-factor for the upcoming campaign. While Thomas Robinson is an option, CJ McCollum earns the nod. When players such as Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge go to the bench, scoring is in trouble…That is, unless McCollum can provide the shooting he did in college.

Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

Damian Lillard LaMarcus Aldridge

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.

Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

Chris Kaman Steve Blake

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger looks at the roster in Rip City for the 2014-15 NBA season and projects who will be rotation players and who will not. Featured are: LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Joel Freeland, CJ McCollum, Steve Blake, Will Barton, Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe, Victor Claver and Will Barton.

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox recaps the teams free-agent signing of Chris Kaman. The acquisition can be broken down into three themes: bench play, salary and the future. With players such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez potentially coming off the books, this shrews signing makes sense now and in 2015.

Don’t expect LaMarcus Aldridge to accept max extension just yet

LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why we shouldn’t expect to see LaMarcus Aldridge accept a contract extension this summer. Despite following a great season that saw L.A. and Damian Lillard take down Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the playoffs, the All-Star would be smart to wait one year before signing a new contract in NBA free agency.

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