NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down each contest Damian Lillard will be participating in as he makes history at All-Star Weekend. The Portland Trail Blazers’ point guard will compete in the Rising Stars Challenge, the Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Contest, the Dunk Contest and the All-Star Game with LaMarcus Aldridge.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox explains why the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard should decline his invitation to participate in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend. Simply put, Lillard needs rest if he wants to help LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest of his teammates down the stretch. Not to mention guys like Vince Carter, Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan have set the bar too high for today’s expectations.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 14, honors go to Damian Lillard, as we recognize his recent All-Star berth as a reserve alongside LaMarcus Aldridge. In two matchups against the Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors, he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the recent selection of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge to the 2014 NBA A–Star Game. This marks the first time in 20 years that Rip City has had multiple All-Stars; the last two teammates being Terry Porter and Clyde Drexler. Other notable reserves are Chris Paul, James Harden and Dwight Howard.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, honors go to Nicolas Batum, as we recognize his resiliency against the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, as well as his desire to make the All-Star Game. In five games, he averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists.
NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have been up to over the last 30 days and hands out some grades. Let’s take a quick look as to how players such as Martell Webster, Terrence Ross, Kevin Love, Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten, and Terrence Jones have been doing in 2013. It is not too late for the hometown boys to improve on their grades, but some extra credit work is much needed.
NWSB insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why Damian Lillard should have been elected to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. Lillard is just a rookie, but he’s having a standout season. He’s a top-15 player in both points and assists, and he plays a style of basketball that caters to All-Star Weekend. Plus, imagine what he could do with Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant on his side.
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?
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?
Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jason Green points out LaMarcus Aldridge has reason to celebrate in 2012. He’s most likely going to be an NBA All Star, and will participate at the game in Orlando. A year ago, he was one of the league’s biggest All-Star snubs. Despite averaging 21.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks at the time. This season at home he is averaging 22.4 ppg and 7.8 rpg.