NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his 2011-2012 Portland Blazers report card. He looks at positives like being on the Clippers heels at the top of the West and the re-emergence Jamal Crawford. He looks at concerns like the team’s inconsistency and Raymond Felton’s poor performance as of late. He also hands out his mid-season awards.
Portland Trailblazers Insider and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets game on Wednesday. Gerald Wallace was M.I.A. last night. Usually a guy who fills up the stat sheet very nicely, but he didn’t do much of anything. Nice game though by Jamal Crawford who put up 21 points on 5 out of 9 shooting from three-point range.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past Seattle Supersonics and current Portland Trailblazers bench boss Nate McMillan. Steve Lee one of our northwest hoops bloggers points out with a little luck on his side, chances are, the Trail Blazers and McMillan will soon reap the rewards of all their efforts and hard work.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas isn’t exactly happy over the signing this week of Joel Przybilla. If Trail Blazers acting general manager Chad Buchanan does not want to address the Felton situation yet, that’s his prerogative. If Przybilla was playing like he did in his prime six years ago the move wouldn’t have made them a contender, so one can imagine what it means now.
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 February 23rd, 2012 edition. Nice win over the Spurs minus their stars, and big news Greg Oden was undergoing a minor procedure on February 20th to clean out debris in his left knee, when the surgeon determined that there was additional damage. Surprise.
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.
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 February 19th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Gerald Wallace are this week’s best three. With a tip of the cap for dunk of the week going to Batum as well. Watch the dunk video in HD.
Portland Trailblazers Insider and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the San Antonio Spurs vs. Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped right back into the lineup with his high level of play. It’s really nitpicking to find anything negative to say, but Portland only had seven offensive rebounds despite the Spurs missing Tim Duncan.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella wants to know what needs to change in RIP City to stop this inconsistent 2011/12 season. Does Nate McMillan need to leave? Does a trade need to be made? Lots of NBA rumors are out there, including a trade for Steve Nash. How is LaMarcus Aldridge’s ankle? Are these midseason hurdles most teams endure? The Blazers find themselves falling out of playoff contention.
Portland Trailblazers fan and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the L.A. Clippers vs. Trail Blazers game on Thursday night. It was expected that the Trail Blazers might have a tough time on the glass here without LaMarcus Aldridge in the lineup. Nate McMillan has been harping about this all year.
Portland Trailblazers fan and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors game on Wednesday night. Thursday the Blazers take on the Clippers. Jamal Crawford buried the biggest shot of the game for the win. They’ll likely be without LaMarcus Aldridge again, so it will be a battle to stop Blake Griffin and company.
Portland Trailblazers fan and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Washington Wizards vs. Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge sprained his ankle after playing only two minutes in this game. It’s gut check time for our Blazers after an embarrassing loss like this one. Portland has a tough game at Golden State tonight.