NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee weighs in today with a piece on the 2012/13 roster spots that are open for RIP City. He talks about J.J. Hickson, Joel Przybilla, Luke Babbitt, Nolan Smith, and Nic Batum. The future for these five gentlemen is up in the air. Hickson and Felton have the opportunity to resign.
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 recap from Sunday night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge went 7 for 11 from the floor and 7 for 8 from the charity stripe. He also led the team with 12 rebounds. Once again the opponent lit up the Blazers from three-point range. The Bucks won big.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella examines the week that was in Rip City. After a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, and Mehmet Okur (Sort of), and Shawne Williams (Sort of) welcome to the Northwest.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City. It’s hard to understand why, but the Blazers can’t seem to get out on three-point shooters this season. Like most of the guards on this team, Wesley Matthews has struggled most of the year. LaMarcus Aldridge struggled through this game.
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his 2011-2012 Portland Blazers report card. He looks at positives like being on the Clippers heels at the top of the West and the re-emergence Jamal Crawford. He looks at concerns like the team’s inconsistency and Raymond Felton’s poor performance as of late. He also hands out his mid-season awards.
Portland Trailblazers fan and blogger Q weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Bobcats vs. Trail Blazers game on Wednesday night. Blowout doesn’t begin to describe this one. It was nice to see guys like Craig Smith, Elliot Williams, Armon Johnson, Luke Babbit, and Nolan Smith get some extended minutes last night.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the most sought after players for the 2011/12 Blazers via NBA Free Agency. On the list. Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Nolan Smith, Spencer Hawes, Kwame Brown, Jeff Pendergraph, Glen Davis, Chuck Hayes and Carl Landry for starters. Jason Richardson could be a good fit too.