Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 7

Dorell Wright

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 7, honors go to Dorell Wright. In contests against the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets, the forward averaged 7.5 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the three-point line.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 6

Terry Stotts

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 3-1, taking down the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz, while falling to Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks. Stotts has done a good job of getting his team to come back after trailing, but he must do a better job of preventing opponents from doing the same thing.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 3

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings up his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 3, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 4-0, taking down the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard and Mo Williams.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 1

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings up his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 1, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, dropping the season opener to the Phoenix Suns and redeeming themselves twice against the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum are among the players who stood out the most for Rip City.

Predicting how the LaMarcus Aldridge saga ends for the Trail Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his thoughts on the LaMarcus Aldridge situation entering the 2013-14 NBA season. The Portland Trail Blazers dealt with trade rumors all summer regarding their All-Star, and quite frankly, GM Neil Olshey would be smart to weigh his options. That said, he would also be smart to see this thing through, as he has cap flexbility and budding stars in Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard on the roster. If Aldridge is smart, he’ll look beyond this year…

Trail Blazers: Should we expect possible Rip City struggles?

Meyers Leonard

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee gives us a few things to watch out for entering the Trail Blazers’ third week of the 2013 NBA preseason. Steve urges caution Rip City. If Damian Lillard was the engine that drove the Blazers last year, any sort of falters this season could be detrimental to the club. Last season the Blazers were among teams in the bottom of the standings, this year, the additions of Dorell Wright, C.J McCollum, Allen Crabbe should bump numbers up.

Early takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers’ preseason

Thomas Robinson

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his opinion of the Portland Trail Blazers after their first two preseason games. So far, we’ve seen LaMarcus Aldridge, Mo Williams, Nicolas Batum and CJ McCollum fall to injuries. As a result, the bench hasn’t looked nearly as good as it was supposed to be. The good news is that Thomas Robinson has shown he can be an enforcer on the boards, even if he did get tossed for throwing an elbow against the Phoenix Suns.

Rip City comes in #14 in the NBA watchability rankings

LaMarcus Aldridge is playing like the best power forward in the NBA. (Photo: Portland Trail Blazers' Facebook page)

No. 14? The NBA experts at USA today are counting us down towards the NBA season. They are going one team a day, from least-watchable to most, giving you an idea of what to keep an eye out for. USA TODAY’s Sean Highkin has rated Portland as the No. 14 most-watchable team in the NBA. Two […]

Love & Hate…2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers schedule

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NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jason Hartzog takes a look at the 2013-14 schedule, giving us his pros and cons. On the plus side, the team starts out the season on KGW. Fans in Rip City who don’t have Comcast will have a chance to see LaMarcus Aldridge and crew open the year against the Phoenix Suns. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news, as Hartzog references a Blazersedge article by Ben Goliver that points out long road trips and back-to-backs.

Early Portland Trail Blazers 2013 season predictions

Damian Lillard Will Barton

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jason Hartzog offers up his predictions about the 2013-14 NBA season. ESPN recently projected Rip City to finish 10th in the Western Conference. However, following the moves to bring in Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe and Dorell Wright, a seventh or eight seed seems more likely. Don’t forget about Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge, either. Two of those guys could be all-stars.

Takeaways from Damian Lillard’s Team USA showing

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps Damian Lillard’s time at the Team USA Minicamp in Las Vegas and gives us a few things to take away from the yougnster’s experience. Despite Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving running the show, Lillard made it clear that he is a superstar and that he belongs in FIBA competition. The point guard also showed that he’s working on defense at this stage in his career.

Flash forward: A look at Portland’s depth at forward

Wright (4) should give the Blazers a great option from 3 (Mark L. Baer/US Presswire)

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers’ blogger Jason Hartzog talks about the Blazers’ depth at forward in the coming season. After being mocked for having no depth at all, Portland went into the offseason with a bang and solidified their depth chart, making them a very potent team who could very well contend in the near future. Among the biggest additions the Blazers made were Dorell Wright and Thomas Robinson, players who will look to make an impact in PDX.

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