NWSB Insider and Washington Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us historical news from the University of Washington men’s basketball program. Husky hoops had 2 players drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, the first time in history having 2 first rounders. Terrence Ross went #8 overall to the Toronto Raptors while Tony Wroten went #25 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Bryant Knox grades and analyzes the draft night by the Portland Trailblazers and Neil Olshey. The team took away 3 players in the 2 rounds. Welcome in the new RIP City ballers. Damian Liliard, Meyers Leonard, and Will Barton. The Blazers came in with two glaring holes in their rotation, and they left with two very solid players. Grade B.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas breaks down the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2012 NBA Draft for the Rip City faithful. What a day. One of the best days of the year. Fun day to be a Blazers fan. There were no first round trades in Neil Olshey’s first draft in the Rose City. The team took away 3 players in the 2 rounds, 2 in the first with Damian Liliard and Meyers Leonard as well as 1 in the second with Will Barton.
NWSB Writer Steve Lee takes you on a journey through his experience with the 2012 NBA Draft. After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Lee updates on picks and goes in depth about the Blazers draft picks. Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox details players the Portland Trail Blazers should avoid drafting with their picks in the 2012 NBA draft. The Portland Trail Blazers will have two lottery picks in this week’s NBA draft, and while the potential is there in every prospect, there are a handful of players the team must avoid with the No. 6 and No. 11 picks. Players include Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond.
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 Bryant Knox brings us reason to hope next year in Portland. It’s his 2012 NBA draft preview. And some possible #6 and #11 draft selections who could find their way onto the 2012 Portland Trailblazers roster. A top player could be Bradley Beal, the shooting guard from the University of Florida is considered a top-three pick in the upcoming draft.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee Stella tells us all about what true Rip City hoops fans already know. The Blazers have drafted poorly in their history. Possibly the poorest of all NBA teams. Many fans are well aware of the wisdom and success that was put into and come out of selecting such memorable names as Sebastian Telfair, Martell Webster, Greg Oden, LaRue Martin and Sam Bowie.
NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell tells us why he is a die hard fan of the University of Washington Huskies basketball team. A kid from Friday Harbor who watched one of his fellow Friday Harbor Wolverines make the Huskies basketball team. Plus, the talent that has come out of UDUB, like Brandon Roy, and Detlef Schrempf is what makes the Huskies better than cross state rivals Wazzu.
NWSB Insider Rick Stella brings a story out of Portland surrounding the Blazers and Jamal Crawford. In a game at Phoenix, Crawford expressed his interest in joining the Suns next season…during the game. Blazers fans have every right to feel like they’ve been slapped across the face the same way they felt during most of the season.
NWSB Insider and UW Huskies basketball writer Clinton Bell tells us there are three returning freshman guards for next season, Andrew Andrews, Hikeem Stewert, and Alex Wegner, and yes, they were all under the recruiting eye of coach Romar. Why do we care you ask? Because Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten have both declared for the 2012 NBA draft and will go pro. Too early in Clinton’s opinion.