New Commish But Same Old Story

Vancouver Grizzlies

NWSB Steve Lee breaks down the NBA’s potential of adding a team in Europe, explaining how a franchise in Vancouver or Seattle makes far more sense. Although the Grizzlies and Sonics have left their respective towns, a team like the Milwaukee Bucks could look to relocate. The Pacific Northwest would be an ideal spot.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 4

Wesley Matthews LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 4, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 4-0, taking down the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews. Bonus highlights are included from the 10-game winning streak!

Northwest Athlete Profile: Luke Ridnour

Luke Ridnour created great memories for Ducks fans in the early-2000s.

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox profiles Northwest athlete Luke Ridnour. After a successful high school career in Washington, the point guard became a star with the Oregon Ducks. He went to the Elite 8, won Pac-10 Player of the Year and eventually returned to Washington when drafted by the Seattle Supersonics. Ridnour has spent time in the NBA with the MInnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks, but he will always be a product of the Pacific Northwest.

Who can it be now? Bring back the Seattle Supersonics…

Wouldn't Monta Ellis and the rest of the Bucks team look a lot better in Green and Gold? (photo AP)

NWSB Insider and Northwest basketball blogger Steve Lee asks the question, which current NBA team could make the move to Seattle? With the thought that Seattle would be aquiring a current NBA team that will relocate to Seattle once Chris Hanson’s new SODO arena is built. Sacramento would bring Tyreke Evans, Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins. And then there’s the thought of expansion, but who really wants that to happen?

Five big men the Trail Blazers should pursue for 2012-13

J.J. Hickson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writers Blair Thomas has an opinion on what the 2012 Rip City folks should do this off-season. He targets the Big Men. Andre Drummond, J.J. Hickson, Kris Humphries, Omer Asik are just a few of the names he says the Trail Blazers need to go after. Portland’s front line was as thin as tracing paper and will unlikely get any better in the 2012 NBA draft.

Managing the Portland Trail Blazers – Who will be the new GM?

Mitch Kupchak, Lakers

NWSB Insider Steve Lee has a major solution for the Portland TrailBlazers. With the coach/GM situation on the rocks, he gives us 5 suggestions for good replacements to take over reigns of the team. He lists Mitch Kupchak, Steve Kerr, John Hammond, Rich Cho/Kevin Pritchard, and Chad Buchanan as options. Take note, Paul Allen.

Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Trail Blazers vs. Bucks

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks knocked down 12 three-point jumpers in this one. Portland continually gave very good shooters open looks. Brandon Jennings, Beno Udrih, and Ersan Ilyasova combined to make 10 out of 13 shots from beyond the arc.

Bucks vs. Trail Blazers blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Bucks vs. Trail Blazers

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge went 7 for 11 from the floor and 7 for 8 from the charity stripe. He also led the team with 12 rebounds. Once again the opponent lit up the Blazers from three-point range. The Bucks won big.

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