Should the Blazers look to part with Aldridge?

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee breaks down the situation regarding Rip City and LaMarcus Aldridge. Although the three-time NBA All-Star has stated he would like to stay in Portland, a step back in team success could change his mind. With free agency around the corner, could PDX target as a free agent next summer? Or even trade the big man?

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how a quiet free agency for Rip City signing Chris Kaman and Steve Blake has actually benefited PDX. Featured are: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Isaiah Thomas, the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

Eerie similarities between the Canucks and the LA Lakers

Vancouver Canucks Los Angeles Lakers

NWSB Insider Steve Lee takes a look at two franchises that are not living up to expectations: the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are in shambles after a move that was supposed to see Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard leading the way, while the ‘Nucks are in rebuilding mode after trading Robert Luongo.

Where In The World Is Steve Nash?

Steve Nash

NWSB Insider and NBA Blogger Steve Lee wonders where in the world Steve Nash is. The former Phoenix Sun (and Dallas Maverick) has virtually disappeared with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Team Canadian hero has dealt with injuries throughout the twilight of his career, and now the question is: Can he lift L.A. to relevancy after failing to do so alongside Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in Year 1.

*My* Staples Center experience as a Portland Trail Blazers fan

Portland Trail Blazers, Staples Center

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us an exclusive look at what it’s like to witness a Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers game live at the Staples Center in L.A. The game itself couldn’t have been any better. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard took over and won a close one despite a comeback from Pau Gasol, Xavier Henry and the Lake Show. The Staples experience is full of trash talk and super Lakers fans, but all in all, it’s a good place to visit — especially when Rip City comes away with a win.

Steve Nash – Does he deserve better?

Steve Nash didn't experience the euphoria he thought he would with the Lakers during the 2012-13 season.

NWSB Insider and NBA Blogger Steve Lee breaks down whether or not Victoria BC’s Steve Nash is in a good situation with the Los Angeles Lakers. The expectations of the 2012-13 season were not met by Nash, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Mike D’Antoni. The team underperformed, Nash’s performance (and health) were questionable and the future of the team is in flux. There’s certainly ways for Nash to be more involved…

Northwest “Frontcourt” & rookie hoopstars – Midseason evaluation

Tony Wroten, Washington Huskies

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have been up to over the last 30 days and hands out some grades. Let’s take a quick look as to how players such as Martell Webster, Terrence Ross, Kevin Love, Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten, and Terrence Jones have been doing in 2013. It is not too late for the hometown boys to improve on their grades, but some extra credit work is much needed.

NBA rookie Rob Sacre can be valuable for the Lakers title hopes

Rob Sacre

NBA Insider and one of our northwest hoops bloggers Steve Lee says this NBA season it appears as though two “Vancouverites”, (ok, one from Victoria) have flipped the script and are trying to make Hollywood into “Vancouverlite”. Steve points out at 7’0″, 265lbs, Rob Sacre will help solidify a frontcourt core of Howard, Pau Gasol, and Jordan Hill. It can`t hurt his game for Team Canada having Steve Nash to look to as well…

Fact! Steve Nash’s impact on the Lakers will result in a championship parade…

Steve Nash & Kobe Bryant

Will SHOWTIME return? Not since the Ervin Johnson piloted “Showtime”  in the 80’s and 90’s have the LA Lakers had such a dynamite point guard. While Derek Fisher provided a steady bulldog approach and was one of the select few teammates not to back down to the demands of a certain Lakers shooting guard, he […]

Seven “Holy Sh*t!” Moments in Northwest sports history & 1 “Beastquake”

Steve Nash Trade Rumors

NWSB Insider and Pacific northwest sports blogger Steve Lee today weighs in with his seven moments in time for PNW sports fans. The 7 holy sh*t moments in time if you will. Canada’s golden goal. The Ichiro trade, the Seahawks Marshawn Lynch beastquake, the Steve Nash trade, the Seattle Supersonics leaving town, the Vancouver Grizzlies leaving town, the WWE invading Safeco Field all make the list.

Where does PDX’s LaMarcus Aldridge rank among NBA power forwards?

Aldridge & Roy

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Bryant Knox weighs in on the NBA’s best power forwards today and asks the question is LaMarcus Aldridge among the best? When Brandon Roy was still in Portland, he was the man and Aldridge was his sidekick. Not any more. Aldridge’s career-high 21.8 points and 8.7 rebounds in 2011 came in a season where the Blazers ran the slowest pace in the NBA. Watch out 2012.

Victoria BC’s Steve Nash goes Hollywood-signs with Lakers

Kobe Bryant & Steve Nash

NWSB Insider and Northwest basketball blogger Steve Lee brings us his thoughts on his beloved LA Lakers getting his favorite NBA player Steve Nash, also a BC – Canada boy. One season removed from being outted early in their playoff run, the Lakers in one swift move have put themselves back in the thick of the championship hunt. Steve says the Lakers and Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant is the greatest combination since peanut butter and jelly.

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