How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how a quiet free agency for Rip City signing Chris Kaman and Steve Blake has actually benefited PDX. Featured are: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Isaiah Thomas, the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

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.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 19

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 19, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-3, defeating the Atlanta Hawks while falling the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews all had noteworthy performances.

Where In The World Is Steve Nash?

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NWSB Insider and NBA Blogger Steve Lee wonders where in the world Steve Nash is. The former Phoenix Sun (and Dallas Maverick) has virtually disappeared with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Team Canadian hero has dealt with injuries throughout the twilight of his career, and now the question is: Can he lift L.A. to relevancy after failing to do so alongside Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in Year 1.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 5

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 5, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, while losing to the Phoenix Suns. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum.

Crazy or confident? Damian Lillard predicts 46 wins for PDX in 2013-14

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down Damian Lillard’s recent prediction on ESPN’s TrueHoop TV that the Portland Trail Blazers will win 46 games during the 2013-14 NBA season. The question here is whether the Rookie of the Year is crazy or confident? Teams such as the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will be drastically improved, and even the Los Angeles Lakers can compete if Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash are healthy. Rip City has the talent to push for Lillard’s prediction, but the competition will be stiff.

Trail Blazers: Top 5 games to look forward to in 2013-14

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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.

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 biggest games remaining

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Bryant Knox previews the five biggest games remaining in the Portland Trail Blazers’ season. The Blazers began the year exceeding expectations, but they’ve since lost momentum, including a seven-game losing streak in the month of February. If the team wants to play past April, they’ll have to find wins against the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and yes, the Charlotte Bobcats.

Biggest ‘What-If’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers history

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NWSB Writer Bryant Knox recaps the biggest ‘What If?’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers franchise history. ESPN recently aired its documentary “Going Big” about the Blazers drafting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, but this is just one of many situations in which Portland saw itself moving in a completely opposite direction. Kevin Durant, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Bob McAdoo could have all been Blazers.

Rick’s Picks: the weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

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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. Portland opened the new season in stunning fashion, going 2-2 over their first four games, with one of the wins being notched against the Lakers. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum earn All-Star recognition.

Game 1: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction & preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Oct. 31 matchup against the LA Lakers. The theme is going to be youth vs. experience. The Blazers have one of the youngest teams, while the Lakers have a veteran lineup looking to win right away. Damian Lillard versus Steve Nash is going to be fun for fans to watch, but the battle between LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol is going to be the key matchup. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are questionable.

NBA Preseason: Trail Blazers open with a win over the Lakers

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NWSB Writer Bryant Knox recaps the Portland Trail Blazers’ first preseason game of the 2012-13 season. The Portland Trail Blazers played the opener against the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night, and with a score of 93-74 in Rip City’s favor, you can’t help but feel good about what you saw in the team’s performance. Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard both played well in their first NBA action.

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