Portland Trail Blazers: 5 storylines entering 2014-15 NBA season

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox previews the 2014-15 NBA season with five storylines for Rip City to follow. Included are: Contract situations involving players such as Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews and more; bench production from players such as Chris Kaman, Steve Blake, Thomas Robinson and CJ McCollum; health; building upon success; position battles.

Portland Trail Blazers: Championship odds approaching 2014-15 NBA season

Portland Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox previews Rip City’s odds of winning the 2015 NBA championship as the 2014 training quickly approaches. At this point, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and crew have 40/1 odds at bringing home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers will be standing in the way, but PDX’s odds have improved from 150/1 the year before.

Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

Damian Lillard LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes a look at Rip City’s schedule after the NBA released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule for the entire league. Knox covers the good, the bad and the top games including the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and, of course, LeBron James’ and Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

How Kevin Love trade impacts Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how news of a Kevin Love impacts Rip City. The trade was confirmed by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, and it is set to feature Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rip City Recognition: 2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers awards

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the 2013-14 NBA season by handing out awards to certain players on the Portland Trail Blazers. Featured awards are: MVP, Most Improved Player, Sixth Man, Rookie of the Year, Best Newcomer and Best Moment. Featured players are: Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Mo Williams,

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 26

LaMarcus Aldridge Dwight Howard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 26, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1 defeating the Houston Rockets in Games 2, 3 and 4 of the NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard have been the stars of the show, while Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons have stood out for Clutch City.

Portland Trail Blazers: Biggest games remaining on 2013-14 schedule

2014 NBA All-Star Game

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the rest of the Portland Trail Blazers’ season, giving us the five biggest games remaining on the schedule. Featured are the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Memphi Grizzlies and Utah Jazz.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 17

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s featured player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 16, honors go to Thomas Robinson, as we recognize his achievements in the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland. In games against the San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves, T-Rob averaged 8.7 PPG and 10 RPG in the three contests.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 16

2014 NBA All-Star Game

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 12

Kyrie Irving Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 12, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge stood out for Portland, but Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews had solid performances as well.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 8

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 8, honors go to Damian Lillard. In contests against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans, the point guard averaged 33.7 points, 7.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and shot 52.8 percent from the three-point line. He took down Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis, while falling to Kevin Love.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 8

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 8, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans, while falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard led the way as usual against Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving, but Kevin Love proved to be too much on the road.

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