NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 6, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-1, taking down the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz, while losing to the Dallas Mavericks. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum, and unfortunately, Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis as well.
Jason Hartzog previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ March 18 matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. Portland is coming off a 101-100 loss to the 76ers on Monday night. Jason says for Portland, they have to keep up this fire and intensity. Losing these close games is rough, but you have to keep fighting. This will be a hard fought game. Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will have their work cut out for them guarding J.J. Redick and co.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Jan. 19 matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Portland is on a four-game losing streak after taking down LeBron James and the Miami Heat. They looked like a playoff team following that game, but it’s now a reasonable question as to whether they’re headed for the postseason or back into the lottery. The Blazers have to contain Brandon Jennings on Monta Eliis if they hope to come away with the ‘W.’ The key matchup in this one is between Jennings and Damian Lillard.
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?
NWSB Writer Steve Lee takes you on a journey through his experience with the 2012 NBA Draft. After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Lee updates on picks and goes in depth about the Blazers draft picks. Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas reacts to the news out of RIP City recently for people calling for Coach Nate McMillen’s head. Portland fans are hopeless romantics when it comes to their Blazers. and the innocence is cute in a way. This blog post is not an excuse for McMillian but rather a legitimate reason for his inability to win with his roster.