Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 16

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 16, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge, as we recognize his acceptance into his third All-Star Game. There were also two games against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. LA averaged 18.5 PPG and 7.5 RPG in the two contests.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 16

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 16, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 0-2, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. Both Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge had an up-and-down week, while Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin both starred as the opposition.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 13

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 13, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-3, taking down the Denver Nuggets and the Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. For the first time this season, Damian Lillard is encountering a shooting slump, but LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews made up the difference.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 10

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 10, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-2, taking down the Oklahoma City Thunder and Charlotte Bobcats, while falling to the New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge stood out for Portland, but Kevin Durant and Tyreke Evans both had per performances as well.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 10

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 10, honors go to Robin Lopez, as we recognize his ability to impact games night in and night out. In four games, he averaged nearly 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, and he gave Damian Lillard a chance at a game-winner with a steal against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The NBA in Seattle: Reading the Tea Leaves

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Sonics Blogger Jonas Hyde tells us to have patience, the Sonics will return to the NBA. It may not be for a couple years, but with the plan that Chris Hansen cemented with the city, it seems that he didn’t expect immediate results either. But, with the outgoing David Stern, the NBA will be in the hands of Adam Silver, who has said himself he wants the NBA to return to Seattle. So don’t hold your breath as Jonas says, we will see our Sonics back again in the very near future.

A Portlander’s take on the Seattle Supersonics vs. NBA

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us all a Portlander’s perspective on the situation regarding the Seattle Supersonics and the Sacramento Kings. It’s easy to sympathize with the city of Seattle, as having a team and a player like Kevin Durant ripped away would be devastating. However, empathizing with the city of Sacramento can’t be ignored, as Portlanders would fight to the death to keep their team.

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 biggest games remaining

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Bryant Knox previews the five biggest games remaining in the Portland Trail Blazers’ season. The Blazers began the year exceeding expectations, but they’ve since lost momentum, including a seven-game losing streak in the month of February. If the team wants to play past April, they’ll have to find wins against the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and yes, the Charlotte Bobcats.

Portland Trail Blazers deserve ‘A’ at 2013 trade deadline

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how the team earned an ‘A’ at the 2013 NBA trade deadline. Portland’s bench has been the worst in the NBA, and it found a huge upgrade at the point guard spot when it picked up Eric Maynor from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard has been fantastic, but he’s playing the fourth-most minutes in the NBA and he needs help. The other move—or non-move, if you will—was to keep J.J. Hickson.

Trail Blazers must make J.J. Hickson sixth man moving forward

J.J. Hickson is set to go up again his former team. (Photo: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian)

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.

Blazers vs. Thunder: NBA love ‘em & hate ‘em breakdown

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Blazers vs. Thunder matchup. The Headline: Despite doing everything else right, the Blazers can’t make their shots, landing their first loss of the season. Damian Lillard becomes just the third NBA rookie to get 20 points and 7 assists in his first two games. But not even that can erase the disappointing play from Batum and the bench.

Game 2: Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder prediction and preview

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Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 1 matchup against the OKC Thunder. The Blazers are coming off a contest where the crowd had their back for an entire 48 minutes, and it will be interesting to see how this young group responds with the boos coming their way on Friday. Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, J.J. Hickson and Nicolas Batum all stepped up to the challenge against the L.A. Lakers, and the Blazers will need similar performances Friday.

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