NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with the impact of the LaMarcus Aldridge injury on the team and RIP City in general. Purely, from a financial perspective, the team will lose money with a minimal drop in ticket sales for the last two games. Despite the “sell-outs” there were a plethora of empty seats at the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.
NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us a good one on recently departed Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan. A black cloud surrounded the team when McMillan took over in 2005, but he cleaned the team up quickly. After finally getting rid of the Jail Blazers nickname, McMillan moved on to lead the team to 2 50-win seasons and back to back playoff appearances.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Portland Trailblazers interim head coach Kaleb Canales. Blair Thomas one of our Portland sports area bloggers points out the rise of Caneles to NBA head coach has been propelled and complimented with testimonies from former Blazers personnel that support both of Canales’ best qualities: Brandon Roy, and Dante Cunningham for starters.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 21st, 2012 edition. With 23 games left at the time of the trade day implosion, it didn’t make a lot of sense for a team in search of an identity to get rid of two of the three pieces that fans have been attached to Gerald Wallace & Marcus Camby…did it?
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 19th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. LaMarcus Aldridge was a beast this week. A mainstay at the First Star position in this column, Aldridge put up 21 points, on 9-18 from the field and a perfect 3-3 from the charity stripe vs. the Bulls.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella tells us the Trail Blazers have made the decision to part ways with Nate McMillan, it was announced today by Team President Larry Miller. McMillan will no longer serve as Portland’s head coach. Assistant Coach Kaleb Canales has been named interim head coach. Also Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby were moved to New Jersey and Houston.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas tells us keeping Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton indicates that the team will go point guard shopping in the off-season after their contracts come off the books. Marcus Camby was already looking ahead to a Caribbean vacation at this point in the season. He was traded for Hasheem Thabeet and Jonny Flynn the Houston Rockets.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 12th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Ray Felton gets a bit of special recognition this week for not only making this list for the first time. This week LaMarcus Aldridge played like Washington owed him money.
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 5th, 2012 edition. Greg Oden is out again. This has been Oden’s fourth knee surgery in his career and has been officially shut down. Did I mention that this week Kevin Love worked LaMarcus Aldridge to the tune of 42 points and 10 rebounds?
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 5th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Gerald Wallace, Jamal Crawford, and LaMarcus Aldridge are this week’s best three. With a tip of the cap for dunk of the week going to Wallace as well. Watch the dunk video in HD.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from last night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Miami Heat. Nicholas Batum and Joel Przybilla both played well for the Blazers but Jamal Crawford, Gerald Wallace and Wesley Matthews couldn’t keep a handle on the ball or stop LeBron James and Dwyane Wade from scoring a combined 71 points against the team.