NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. N.Y. Knicks. There are numerous guards in the NBA that finish with 11 or more assists by themselves, but the Blazers could only muster 11 assists against a terrible Knicks defense. LaMarcus Aldridge was 5 for 15 again tonight and scored only 15 points.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Tuesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers. The shooting woes in Indianapolis last night were just horrific. LaMarcus Aldridge was 5 for 15, Nicolas Batum was 3 for 11, and Raymond Felton was 2 for 8. The Blazers got to the free throw line 38 times last night. That’s not bad.
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.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards. Portland was 26 of 27 from the free-throw line and connected on its first 26 attempts until Raymond Felton missed one in the final minute. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 24.7 points over the last three games. Nice win Rip City.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen each scored 22 points and the Celtics rebounded from a lopsided loss and handed one to Portland on Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 22 points. Portland has lost 5 of 6.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Love went for 29 points and 16 rebounds as host Minnesota beat Portland for the second time in three games. Raymond Felton collected 23 points and nine assists for Portland, which shot 39.5 percent in the second half.
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us the latest NBA trade rumor coming out of Rip City. Rajon Rondo in a Blazers uni? Hey it could happen one day. The Blazers need a jolt in the worst way possible. Blair discussed how the shadow of Brandon Roy still lingers at One Center Court and Rondo’s arrival at PDX would give the fan base something positive to talk about.
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.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas isn’t exactly happy over the signing this week of Joel Przybilla. If Trail Blazers acting general manager Chad Buchanan does not want to address the Felton situation yet, that’s his prerogative. If Przybilla was playing like he did in his prime six years ago the move wouldn’t have made them a contender, so one can imagine what it means now.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas reacts to the news out of RIP City recently for people calling for Coach Nate McMillen’s head. Portland fans are hopeless romantics when it comes to their Blazers. and the innocence is cute in a way. This blog post is not an excuse for McMillian but rather a legitimate reason for his inability to win with his roster.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella wants to know what needs to change in RIP City to stop this inconsistent 2011/12 season. Does Nate McMillan need to leave? Does a trade need to be made? Lots of NBA rumors are out there, including a trade for Steve Nash. How is LaMarcus Aldridge’s ankle? Are these midseason hurdles most teams endure? The Blazers find themselves falling out of playoff contention.