NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the development of Taijuan Walker. Is he finally ready to break out? We’ve heard the talk about Taijuan Walker, the former first round draft pick from Shreveport. He’s the latest M’s pitcher to be praised with scouting reports that describe his arm as electric, his stuff as nasty and his potential as limitless.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us the five biggest busts in Mariners history. Two draft picks, two free agents, and a trade flop that is still being felt in Seattle. The M’s have had a hard time over their history in finding players who not only live up to the hype, but stick around to play a full career as well. These five guys do not disappoint in this matter. Chone Figgins, Ryan Anderson, Jose Cruz Jr. make the list.
Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Dec. 16 matchup against the New Orleans Hornets. Sunday night will feature two of the top rookies in the NBA, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis. Neither of these teams are considered playoff threats at this point in the season, but both have promising futures. The key matchup in this one is going to be at the power forward position. LaMarcus Aldridge will be playing against Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Orlando Magic vs. Blazers game on Wednesday night. J.J. Redick scored 17 points and Ryan Anderson, Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu added 16 apiece for Orlando. Jamal Crawford scored 24 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 for Portland.