JJ Hickson ready for a breakout season with the Blazers

JJ Hickson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee tells us this week coach Terry Stotts said this about Center/Forward JJ Hickson. J.J.’s not the prototypical center, but he complements LaMarcus Aldridge well. He’s a big guy, strong and athletic, and what he can do defensively against pick-and-rolls with his athleticism will help us. We can’t wait to watch the breakout season in 2012.

NBA announces 2012/13 Portland Trailblazers complete season schedule

LaMarucs Aldridge, Jamal Crawford

NWSB Managing editor and Portland Trail Blazers writer “Q” tells us the complete Blazers team schedule and 2012 Matchups. The NBA Season is over, the awards have been given out, the NBA draft is behind us too. Does the NBA season really stop? The Trail Blazers tip-off their 43rd NBA season by hosting the Steve Nash & Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Oct. 31. LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews get ready.

I’m a die-hard fan of the Portland Trail Blazers because…

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas tells us why he’s a sold out 100% PDX basketball fan for life. It is about family. From 1977 to 1995 Rip City sold out 814 home games, the longest streak in American major professional sports. The Blazers made the city proud and the family thanked them in return. PDX was lucky to have had Clyde Drexler. LaMarcus Aldridge is the promise of a bright future.

Welcome to Portland Damian Lillard…Weber St. point guard

Portland Trailblazers

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Damian Lillard, Portland’s 1st pick in the 2012 NBA Drat (6th overall). After weeks of working out many athletes and reviewing countless hours of film, the Blazers found themselves drafting ​Damian Lillard ​from Weber State with the 6th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He can hit shots from anywhere on the court, drive to the lane, and rebound.

Welcome to Portland Will Barton… Memphis shooting guard

Will Barton

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Will Burton, Portland’s second round pick out of the University of Memphis in the 2012 NBA Draft. After weeks of working out many athletes and reviewing countless hours of film, the Blazers found themselves drafting Will Barton from Illinois with the 40th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Though he may be an average player in the NBA, Barton can nonetheless contribute significantly to the Blazers.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Kaleb Canales

Kaleb Canales

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 Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | February 23rd

Nate McMillan

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.

My Starting Five – Seattle SuperSonics All Time Starters

Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp

NWSB Insider and Seattle Supersonics blogger Brandon Choate tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include: Nate McMillan, Jack Sikma, Fred Brown, Shawn Kemp, and Gary Payton. That sounds like a dream team to me!

New Seattle NBA & NHL arena update: Press conference recap

Seattle NHL & NBA Teams

NWSB Managing Editor Q details the news coming out of Seattle Washington today on the press conference held today by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and hedge fund manager Chris Hansen. We learned about the other investors are involved in this deal, and we know what the pulse of the City council is. Is the NBA and NHL on the way to Seattle?

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | February 13th

Nate McMillan

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 15, 2012 edition. The next four stops on the season for Nate McMillan’s troops has the Blazers squaring off against Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, and Jamal Crawford’s old team the Atlanta Hawks. LaMarcus Aldridge is an all-star too!

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | January 15th

Nate McMillan

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 January 15, 2012 edition. The next four stops on the road trip the Blazers will square off against New Orleans, Atlanta, Toronto and Detroit. The Marcus Camby injury hurts. LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews are leading Rip City.

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | January 9th

Nate McMillan

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 December 31st, 2011 edition. For the 11th straight year the Blazers walked off the Rose Garden court with their hands raised in victory on opening night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25, Gerald Wallace had 21, Jamal Crawford finished with 12 points, Wesley Matthews 16.

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