OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers Preview and Prediction

Jason Hartzog previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ April 12 matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jason says the Thunder are still playing for the top seed in the west. They won’t let this one slip away without a fight. Can we get more Lillard please? Damian Lillard was outstanding as he scored a new career high 38 points vs. LA. The Blazers got off to a quick start, shot the ball well, and really looked in control the whole game.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 24 matchup against the OKC Thunder. The Blazers began the current five-game road trip with two losses, but back-to-back wins over the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks have given fans hope that the playoffs might be a possibility. This group plays up to its competition, and that’s what it will have to do on Sunday. The key matchup is at the point guard position. Damian Lillard said coming into the year that he pictured himself being a Russell Westbrook-type point guard, and he’ll look to have a big game to close out the road trip.

Are we close to welcoming the NBA back to Seattle?

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the rumors of the Sacramento Kings being sold to Seattle. Though there were early reports coming from the daughter of NBA agent David Falk that the Kings were being sold to Seattle (which were quickly dismissed), Seattle having a basketball team in 2013 became more concrete when Adrian Wojnarowski, a reporter for Yahoo! Sports, tweeted that the two sides were very close to an agreement.

Game 2: Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 1 matchup against the OKC Thunder. The Blazers are coming off a contest where the crowd had their back for an entire 48 minutes, and it will be interesting to see how this young group responds with the boos coming their way on Friday. Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, J.J. Hickson and Nicolas Batum all stepped up to the challenge against the L.A. Lakers, and the Blazers will need similar performances Friday.

Scouting Report: Five opponents on Trail Blazers’ radar

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox previews who the Portland Trail Blazers will take on in their next 5 games. The team had better be ready to compete, as the young squad will be put to the test early. The Lakers, Thunder, Rockets, Mavericks and Clippers are coming up. Blake Griffin, Steve Nash, and James Harden await.

Damian Lillard: Best, worst-case NBA comparisons and realistic PDX predictions

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about Damian Lillard’s best and worse case NBA comparisons. Everybody wants to compare prospects to current NBA players. While it may be unfair to cast a rookie in another man’s shadow, it’s never too early to think about what he could be heading deep into the future. Derrick Rose is regarded as the best guard in the NBA. Not unlike Lillard today, Jerryd Bayless was supposed to be the point guard of the future.

Top 5 games on the Portland Trail Blazers schedule for 2012-13 season

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this NBA season for the Canucks. The schedule came out Thursday. With so many new faces on the team’s current roster, anticipation is high. The Nov. 8 game vs. the Clippers will be the first time that national audience gets a look at Damian Lillard. Watch for a Brandon Roy in the Rose Garden in 2012 again too.

Portlander’s Take on Seattle Supersonics and OKC Beef

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with a very sensitive subject. The Sonics fans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder beef. Blair likens this to a bad breakup between a boyfriend and girlfriend, where the Thunder are the hot gf who goes on to make it big in life, and the Sonics fans are the bf who can’t seem to let go or get on with his life.

Portland Trail Blazers Nate McMillan’s popularity wilts in the rain

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.

Jamal Crawford Organizing An NBA Charity Game In Seattle

Seattle Washington’s NBA Star Jamal Crawford is organizing the Jamal Crawford H206 Classic. How does Jamal Crawford, Spencer Hawes, Brandon Roy, Jason Terry, Nick Collinson, Nate Robinson Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Durant, John Wall, Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge sound for a pick up game? Seattle Charity Basketball Game coming soon.

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