2012 NBA draft: Portland Trail Blazers mock draft board & predictions

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee chimes in with a wack of guys he thinks the Trail Blazers may pick at the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. With four picks in the two rounds and good ones at that, the Blazers are sitting pretty to pick up multiple pieces to add to their rebuilding process. Is a steal in the cards? Steve thinks it could be Jae Crowder, Andre Drummond, Kendall Marshall, Draymond Green or Tony Wroten…

Portland Trail Blazers 2011/12 final season player grades

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers writer Steve Lee has grades for the 2011/12 Blazers. RIP City finished the season 8 games out of a playoff spot. Jamal Crawford’s return to the Northwest did not end with as much fanfare as it start with. There wasn’t much that LaMarcus Aldridge did that could be classified as negative this season. Raymond Felton’s report card was a blueprint of a roller coaster.

Playing for jobs in Portland: Future rip city roster spots up for grabs

Nolan Smith

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.

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook April 2nd

Kaleb Canales

State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The April 2nd, 2012 edition. Since the trade deadline, Jamal Crawford has been stuck in a Kobe Bryant like shooting slump, shooting 26% from the field. Once a promising young forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers, J.J. Hickson has looked good in RIP City.

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | Coach Search March 21st

Kaleb Canales

State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 21st, 2012 edition. With 23 games left at the time of the trade day implosion, it didn’t make a lot of sense for a team in search of an identity to get rid of two of the three pieces that fans have been attached to Gerald Wallace & Marcus Camby…did it?

Let’s Try to Make Sense of Portland’s Deadline Day

Gerald Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella tells us the Trail Blazers have made the decision to part ways with Nate McMillan, it was announced today by Team President Larry Miller. McMillan will no longer serve as Portland’s head coach. Assistant Coach Kaleb Canales has been named interim head coach. Also Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby were moved to New Jersey and Houston.

Trade Analysis: Trailblazers & Nets swap bodies on deadline day

Shawne Williams

NWSB insider Steve Lee brings us news of deadline day trade between the Portland Trail Blazers and the New Jersey Nets. The Blazers receive Mehmet Okur, Shawne Williams and the Nets first round pick. The Blazers gave up Gerald Wallace for that, uh, haul. The first rounder is projected to be a lottery pick, does that count for anything?

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | March 5th

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State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The March 5th, 2012 edition. Greg Oden is out again. This has been Oden’s fourth knee surgery in his career and has been officially shut down. Did I mention that this week Kevin Love worked LaMarcus Aldridge to the tune of 42 points and 10 rebounds?

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | February 23rd

Nate McMillan

State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The February 23rd, 2012 edition. Nice win over the Spurs minus their stars, and big news Greg Oden was undergoing a minor procedure on February 20th to clean out debris in his left knee, when the surgeon determined that there was additional damage. Surprise.

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | February 13th

Nate McMillan

State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The February 15, 2012 edition. The next four stops on the season for Nate McMillan’s troops has the Blazers squaring off against Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, and Jamal Crawford’s old team the Atlanta Hawks. LaMarcus Aldridge is an all-star too!

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | January 15th

Nate McMillan

State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The January 15, 2012 edition. The next four stops on the road trip the Blazers will square off against New Orleans, Atlanta, Toronto and Detroit. The Marcus Camby injury hurts. LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews are leading Rip City.

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | January 9th

Nate McMillan

State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The December 31st, 2011 edition. For the 11th straight year the Blazers walked off the Rose Garden court with their hands raised in victory on opening night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25, Gerald Wallace had 21, Jamal Crawford finished with 12 points, Wesley Matthews 16.

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