NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, honors go to Nicolas Batum, as we recognize his resiliency against the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, as well as his desire to make the All-Star Game. In five games, he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 9, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-1, taking down the Los Angeles Clippers while falling to the LeBron James-less Miami Heat. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way as usual throughout the week, but it was a huge performance from Chris Bosh that will stick in the minds of fans.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down which games on the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 schedule are most noteworthy entering the season. The NBA released its schedule recently, and the Blazers will open up the year against the Phoenix Suns. Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers also make the list, as well as Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James and the Miami Heat coming to town is always exciting, but look for Greg Oden to draw the most attention.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Feb. 10 matchup against the Miami Heat. The Blazers took down the Heat in comeback fashion the last time they faced off, on they’ve historically found success in the state of Florida. However, Miami is a title contender for a reason, and AmericanAirlines Arena should be a difficult place to win. The key matchup in this one is between Nicolas Batum and LeBron James.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella gives us his weekly Rick’s Picks, naming the All-Star performances showcased in Rip City. The Blazers beat a struggling Heat team while helping their record, and LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews earn All-Star recognition, while Nicolas Batum takes home honors for Dunk of the Week.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s nail-biting victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Playing host to the Miami Heat, basketball’s version of the New York Yankees, the Portland Trail Blazers were looking to continue their hot streak and extend their winning streak to four games against a Heat team that has been struggling as of late.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 10 matchup against the Miami Heat. The Blazers are one of the hottest teams in the Western Conference, but the Miami Heat are the defending champs for a reason. Whichever team plays better defense should come out on top. The key matchup in this one is between Nicolas Batum and LeBron James. LaMarcus Aldridge is Day-To-Day.
NW Sports Beat Insider and Writer Blair Thomas highlights what has been the journey of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra in another Northwest Coaching Profile. After three years playing in professionally in Germany, he found his way to the Miami Heat video room and became one of Pat Riley’s favorites due in large part to his work ethic and preparedness. Enjoy, and congrats Coach!
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the possibilities of center Greg Oden leaving via free agency for the Miami Heat in 2011/12. He is the former #1 pick that reminds Portland fans of Sam Bowie, but he has the tools to be a great player. Miami’s GM Pat Riley has shown he can make impossible deals. Time will tell.
Vancouver Canucks beat blogger Riley Trottier is back and better than ever. With some things to get off his chest. This week, things that bother him about the Canucks, namely Ryan Kesler. Plus his take on the Talk of another potential lockout. Just thinking about this brings his blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Riley says they need to trade Roberto Luongo back to Florida. Problem is the Panthers have nobone the Canucks Mike Gillis wants. He suggests trading Luongo for the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. LeBron has said he wants to become a “global icon.” He’s already huge in the US, but he could be bigger in Canada.