NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 5, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, while losing to the Phoenix Suns. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum.
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. The Blazers completed a great four-game road trip, and LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews earn All-Star recognition, while Ronnie Price and J.J. Hickson take home honors for Dunk of the Week.
NWSB Insider Bryant Knox brings us an excellent look at the newest additions to the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason. Damian Lillard, Dan Gadzuric, Jared Jeffries, Joel Freeland, Ronnie Price, Sasha Pavlovic and Victor Claver all bring different talents to the team. With these new additions, the Blazers will address their shooting and size issues.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writers Blair Thomas has an opinion on what the 2012 NBA off-season should hold for Raymond Felton in Rip City. Portland’s fans had a legitimate gripe. ESPN.com’s John Hollinger had Felton ranked #43 for point guards in his Player Efficiency Rating, which assesses a player’s per-minute productivity. Not good to say the least.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. N.Y. Knicks. There are numerous guards in the NBA that finish with 11 or more assists by themselves, but the Blazers could only muster 11 assists against a terrible Knicks defense. LaMarcus Aldridge was 5 for 15 again tonight and scored only 15 points.