NWSB Insider Bryant Knox outlines what Nicolas Batum must do now that he’s signed his big money contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. He says he must become a reliable No. 2 scoring option behind LaMarcus Aldridge. He says if Batum wants to become an integral part of the Blazers’ success, he’ll have to stay aggressive on both ends of the floor. Neil Olshey believes that Batum will absolutely live up to this contract.
Seattle Washington blogger Clinton Bell tells us to all keep our fingers crossed, and mark your calendars for March 1st. There will be green and gold in Seattle once again! Christopher Hanson, a San Francisco businessman and Seattle native, has recently purchased a lot just south of Safeco Field in Seattle. Plans are to build an arena to attract a NBA franchise and NHL franchise to the city of Seattle.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green tells us the end of the season will show how Nicolas Batum’s contract situation plays out, but he for one would like to see him in a Blazers’ uniform for the next few years. The Blazers have experienced the qualifying offer situation first-hand in the last few off seasons, offering big free agent contracts to Paul Millsap in 2009 and Wesley Matthews in 2010.
Lifelong northwest hoops fan Steve Lee point out some great career accomplishments by the now retired Brandon Roy in his Moments In Time Blazers tribute. The former Portland Trailblazers, Washington Huskies, and Garfield High School wonder boy. Roy proved that he didn’t need to score in order to be a threat for the Blazers.
Jason Green one of our Portland Trailblazers bloggers reports on why its ok to pay $12,000 for an NBA jersey number. This week the newest Blazer, Jamal Crawford did just that. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard agreed to two-year deal with the Trail Blazers on Thursday. He was introduced at a news conference Friday, along with another Portland free-agent acquisition, forward Craig Smith. He then paid Luke Babbitt 12k for #11…
Portland Trailblazers roster recap as we get closer to the 2011 NBA season starting up. Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are where he belongs, but to bring him in the Blazers had to waive the retiring Brandon Roy. A tough pill to swallow for all northwest hoops fans. LaMarcus Aldridge has a heart condition, Greg Oden is Greg Oden, Kurt Thomas is coming in as is Craig Smith.
Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are “right there” in a three-team battle to sign him to a free agent deal. The Trailblazers need him, and want him. Is there any team in the NBA that’s having a more injury riddled lead up to the start of their 2011/12 NBA season than the Portland Trailblazers? Brandon Roy is retiring, LaMarcus Aldridge has a heart condition, Greg Oden is Greg Oden…