NWSB Editor Bryant Knox takes us on another trip down memory lane, recapping the Portland Trail Blazers’ top 5 head coaches of all time. Terry Stotts is currently leading the way, but he’s far from making the list. The top 5 currently comprises Nate McMillan, Jack Ramsay, Rick Adelman, Mike Schuler and Mike Dunleavy. In Bryant’s opinion arguably the most fun time to be a fan was in the early 90s. Those fans were lucky.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox takes us on a trip down memory lane, recapping the final season of the I-5 Rivalry between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Supersonics. Kevin Durant, Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Ladridge all had solid performances that year. The two teams split the series 2-2. Durant and Greg Oden were going to be the two players to renew the rivalry, but the injury-plagued career of Oden and the sale of the Sonics put those thoughts to rest, at least temporarily.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox explains why the Portland Trail Blazers would be better of bringing J.J. Hickson off the bench this season. The Blazers bench is averaging just 12.8 points per game, which is hands-down the worst in the entire NBA. Meyers Leonard may not be ready to take the starting center role, but Hickson would be a far better leader off the bench at this point in the 2012-13 season.
NWSB Writer Steve Lee talks about the best NBA players from the Northwest. With a variety of talent levels featured throughout the league, though mostly kept within the Western Conference, the upper left corner of North America is well represented and continues to grow. Luke Ridnour, Rodney Stuckey, Jamal Crawford, Jason Terry, Brandon Roy, Avery Bradley, Martell Webster, Kevin Love, Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten, and Terrence Ross all make the list.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee chimes in with a some destinations he sees fit for Jamal Crawford’s talents. With Ray Allen rumored to go to Miami, Boston would be an ideal fit for Crawford. He could come in and start, and help them with another deep run in the playoffs. Or there is the Timberwolves, they could rival the Trail Blazers as a northwest favorite with all of the northwest talent on their squad.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Grizzlies blogger Steve Lee brings us a fun story about the 1995 NBA Draft. Remember this guy? Big Country they called him. Bryant Reeves. With the recent rumours of Vancouver once again getting an NBA team, NWSB and Steve Lee decided to take this look back and at the same time, wish the big man a happy 39th birthday. Maybe the Aquilini’s can hire this guy as GM when they own the new franchise.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Thursday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Spurs by -5.5. The over/under is set at 197. This season the Blazers are 31-33-1 ATS with an O/U record of 35-30. Wesley Mathews and J.J. Hickson have played well in the last few games
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs Monday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Spurs by -13.5. The over/under is set at 207.5. The 5-game losing streak is the longest for the Blazers this season and they have not dropped 6 straight since the 2010 season. J.J. Hickson has played great of late.
Jason Green weighs in with his Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Jazz by -4. The over/under is set at 198. The Blazers are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 games as an underdog. With playoff hopes dashed, look for rookies Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt to contribute more to the team while Wesley Matthews and Jamal Crawford will have to continue to play well.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recaps Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns. The Blazers are officially out of the running for the 2012 playoffs. Coach Canales has been preaching defense, so he had to be extremely disappointed in last night’s effort. You could make a solid argument that J.J. Hickson has been Portland’s best player.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns Monday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. Tonight the spread favors the Suns by -10.5. The over/under is set at 200.5. The Blazers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. These 2 teams have split the season series with each blowing out the other on their home floor.