Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 18

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 18, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, defeating the Brooklyn Nets and Denver Nuggets (twice). LaMarcus Aldridge missed the first two games of the week, but he returned with Meyers Leonard on Saturday vs. the Nugs. Will Barton had a huge week with injuries allowing him more minutes.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 18

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 18, honors go to Will Barton, as we recognize his achievements in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland. His biggest showing came against Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 17

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 16, honors go to Thomas Robinson, as we recognize his achievements in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland. In games against the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, T-Rob averaged 8.7 PPG and 10 RPG in the three contests.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 17

Nicolas Batum didn't show up against San Antonio. (Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 17, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz while falling to the San Antonio Spurs. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, Damian Lillard stepped up big time, and so did Thomas Robinson, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez.

Portland Trail Blazers stand pat at 2014 NBA trade deadline

Meyers Leonard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the Portland Trail Blazers’ uneventful 2014 NBA trade deadline. The team could have used an upgrade when it comes to backup bigs, as Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson haven’t gotten the job done — not to mention Joel Freeland and LaMarcus Aldridge are hurt — but Neil Olshey didn’t make any moves, just as Terry Stotts expected.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 12

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 12, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge, as we recognize his performances against the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. In three games, he averaged 29.3 points and 14.3 rebounds. The question is whether he can keep it up alongside Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 11

CJ McCollum

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 11, honors go to CJ McCollum, as we recognize his NBA debut after breaking his foot in training camp. In two games, he averaged seven points, and he showed a glimpse of what he can do alongside Mo Williams playing behind Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews.

Portland Trail Blazers’ New Year’s Resolution: Sustain success

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down how the Portland Trail Blazers can achieve their New Year’s Resolution: sustaining the success they’ve found during the 2013-14 NBA season. Players such as Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge have been hot, but keeping guys like Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum hot from three is important. The team must also force more turnovers, get more production off the bench and win winnable games.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 9

Meyers Leonard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 9, honors go to Meyers Leonard, as we consider his return to the court over his per-game statistics. In contests against the Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, the center averaged four points and six rebounds, but his biggest achievement was taking minutes away from Thomas Robinson as the backup to LaMarcus Aldridge.

Power ranking the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2013-14 roster

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NWSB Insider Bryant Knox power ranks the entire Portland Trail Blazers roster entering the 2013-14 NBA season. The top two names should be no surprise. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are the top scorers on this roster, which means they’ll lead the way in the new season. The question is: Where do players like Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Nicolas Batum fall? And where do Thomas Robinson and Robin Lopez, the team’s newest big men, land as well?

Trail Blazers: A look ahead at Meyers Leonard’s sophomore season

Meyers Leonard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a quick look at Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard entering his sophomore season. Where the 7’1″ big man excels is in transition and in the mid-range. Where he needs to improve is in his strength, as well as his low-post offense and defense. Expect to see him learn behind Robin Lopez, and expect him to be thrown into the mix a bit more alongside Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Takeaways from the Portland Trail Blazers Las Vegas summer league

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the Portland Trail Blazers Las Vegas Summer League and gives us his takeaways from the team’s showing. Meyers Leonard tried to show he can shoot the three-pointer; relatively unsuccessfully. Thomas Robinson is an energy guy who can rebound. CJ McCollum can score; however, he needs to facilitate more. It’s also fair to wonder if Allen Crabbe was actually a steal in the draft or not.