Is Nicolas Batum the best long term solution for Portland?

Nic Batum, Portland Trailblazers

NWSB Writer Jonathan Irwin debates whether or not Nicholas Batum is the solution to all of Portland’s woes or if they should think about trading him. Nicolas Batum—the current incumbent—is sitting on a four year, $45-$50 million, offer from Minnesota. Portland seems fully prepared to match. However, Minnesota is determined, reportedly exploring multiple sign-and-trade opportunities.

An open letter to Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen

Paul Allen

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with a very touching and pleading letter to Trailblazers owner Paul Allen. Blair Thomas poses the question of who cares who the next GM or head coach will be if the owner doesn’t care about winning? Enough of the lottery picks, we don’t need another Greg Oden! We need an owner who is as passionate about this team as the fans in Rip City are.

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?

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.

2012 NBA trade rumors: The Suns’ Steve Nash relocation plan

Steve Nash Trade Rumors

NWSB Insider and resident northwest hoops blogger Steve Lee weighs in on the 2012 NBA trade deadline fast approaching and the nba rumors surrounding favorite northwest son Steve Nash. He pieces together five Ideal Relocation Plans for Nash (these trades are done with helping both teams to some degree), what do you think?

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!

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Trail Blazers blog: Love’ em & Hate’ em

Gerald Wallace

Portland Trailblazers fan and blogger Q weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Bobcats vs. Trail Blazers game on Wednesday night. Blowout doesn’t begin to describe this one. It was nice to see guys like Craig Smith, Elliot Williams, Armon Johnson, Luke Babbit, and Nolan Smith get some extended minutes last night.

The 5 players I wish still played for my Portland Trail Blazers

Clyde Drexler - Portland Trail Blazers

NWSB insider Steve Lee tells us If the Blazers ever need to dip into the PAST to grab an all-star team, he would choose these 5 guys. Brandon Roy, Clyde Drexler, Greg Oden, Jerome Kersey and Arvydas Sabonis. The Blazers would give any team fits with this lineup. Plus check out Steve’s bonus selection, the one guy he doesn’t want back in JR Rider.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Memphis vs. Portland

Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night. The Trail Blazers (11-7) improved to 8-1 at the Rose Garden. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Marcus Camby had a season-high 22 rebounds.

Sacramento Kings vs. Trail Blazers Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Craig Smith

Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Kings vs. Trail Blazers game on Monday night. Portland (10-7) started the first of three consecutive games in three nights with a solid victory, A little physical play and huge nights from Jamal Crawford and Gerald Wallace, were the big factors in this one.

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.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Portland vs. Houston

Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Blazers vs. Houston Rockets game on Saturday night. Kyle Lowry collected 33 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and Chase Budinger scored 18 points for the Rockets. Nicolas Batum scored 29 points off the bench to lead Portland.

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