NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 16, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 0-2, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. Both Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge had an up-and-down week, while Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin both starred as the opposition.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 15, honors go to Damian Lillard, as we recognize his acceptance into five NBA All-Star Weekend events. In matchups against the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves, he averaged 22.3 PPG, 6.8 APG, 4.8 RPG and shot 33.3 3PT%
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 15, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-2, taking down the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge starred, but Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Robin Lopez earn recognition as well.
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 Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella gives us his weekly Rick’s Picks, naming the All-Star performances showcased in Rip City. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard earn All-Star recognition for their performance against the Miami Heat, while Lillard earns double recognition for his time at All-Star Weekend. Reaching away from the Blazers, but staying true to the Pacific Northwest, Portland native and former Washington Husky earns Dunk of the Week for his showing in the Dunk Contest.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Feb. 13 matchup against the New Orleans Hornets. The key matchup in this one is going to be at the power forward position, where LaMarcus Aldridge will be playing against both Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson.