Rick’s Picks Week 6: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers’ all-stars

LaMarcus Aldridge

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. Poor bench play, a disappearing LaMarcus Aldridge, and downright awful defense has plagued Portland in their recent contests, leaving many to wonder where this team is actually headed. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Luke Babbitt earn All-Star recognition in week two, while Lillard also takes home the Dunk of the Week.

Rick’s Picks Week 3: the weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

LaMarcus Aldridge Nic 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. 3-1 on the week isn’t half bad, and Portland was able to get back to a .500 record on the year. It’s a work in progress, but Terry Stotts’ squad is starting to learn how to win. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum earn All-Star recognition in week two, while Batum also takes home the Dunk of the Week.

Rick’s Picks Week 2: the weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers

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.After posting an impressive 2-1 record during the first week of the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers came back down to earth a bit in their second week. LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum earn All-Star recognition in week two, while Damian Lillard had the Dunk of the Week.

Rick’s Picks: the weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Damian Lillard

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. Portland opened the new season in stunning fashion, going 2-2 over their first four games, with one of the wins being notched against the Lakers. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum earn All-Star recognition.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 24th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Note to Paul Allen: will you please re-sign JJ Hickson this offseason, and not let him back in to the free agency pool?

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

J.J. Hickson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 17th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. I know what you’re thinking, how could Hasheem Thabeet ever get mentioned in a best-of column? J.J. Hickson, taking the place of the ailing LaMarcus Aldridge has been great.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 9th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Who would’ve guessed that LaMarcus Aldridge would’ve made the list again? Aldridge lit up Dallas in an overtime win with some help from Raymond Felton.

Our Picks: The Weekly Canucks 3 Stars | March 30th

Chris Higgins

Vancouver Canucks blogger Aidan Chafe deals out his picks for the Nucks 3 Stars of the Week. Here’s a hint: The number one star lit the Avalanche up not once, but twice. It’s hard to choose 3 stars when you’ve won 4 in a row. Chris Higgins, Cory Schneider and Sami Pahlsson make the list, also check out the goal of the week.

Our Picks: The weekly Canucks three stars – March 23rd

David Booth

Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 23rd of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. As usual, everything seems to hinge on one area of the ice, and the players in that zone have either been our first star or our worst performer. David Booth, Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider, and Alex Edler.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 19th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. LaMarcus Aldridge was a beast this week. A mainstay at the First Star position in this column, Aldridge put up 21 points, on 9-18 from the field and a perfect 3-3 from the charity stripe vs. the Bulls.

Our Picks: The weekly Canucks three stars – March 16th

Alex Burrows

Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 16th of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. So in honor of our two awful losses, lets give the worst star of the week to: Roberto Luongo. Heating up? Alex Burrows has been quiet all season.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Raymond Felton

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 12th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Ray Felton gets a bit of special recognition this week for not only making this list for the first time. This week LaMarcus Aldridge played like Washington owed him money.

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