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.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 2-1, losing to the Phoenix Suns and defeating the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of establishing a rotation between Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams. That said, he must find a way to get the starters fewer minutes, and getting Meyers Leonard more time will help also.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 1, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs, L.A. averaged 25.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 blocks. He also shot an impressive 53.8 percent from the field. The only areas where he can improve is on the glass — although Robin Lopez will help — and in pick-and-roll defense, as Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard need help up top.
NWSB Insider Ben Lypka looks at former Vancouver Grizzlies players and ranks which ones went on to have the most successful post-Vancouver days. Greg Anthony, Shareef Abdul-Rahim, Antonio Daniels, Mike Bibby and Bryant Reeves all make the list. We’re approaching 12 years since the Grizzlies moved to the bustling metropolis of Memphis.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers official 2013-14 NBA schedule. The team will open its season against the Phoenix Suns and its home opener will be a few days later against the San Antonio Spurs. The team has won 11 straight home openers, which is the same amount of nationally televised games it will play this season. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum will wrap up their season against Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella gives us his weekly Rick’s Picks, naming the All-Star performances showcased in Rip City.After posting an impressive 2-1 record during the first week of the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers came back down to earth a bit in their second week. LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum earn All-Star recognition in week two, while Damian Lillard had the Dunk of the Week.
NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Spurs vs. Blazers matchup. The Headline: Nicolas Batum asks for the ball in the fourth and delivers, but not even that saves Portland from falling just short. Batum and L.A. have solid nights, but still can’t match a small Parker-less Spurs.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox previews who the Portland Trail Blazers will take on in their next 5 games. The team has made it through its first five games of the season, and while the results weren’t always what you want to see, they remained competitive in each and every contest. The Spurs, Hawks, Kings, Rockets and Bulls are coming up. Tim Duncan, Josh Smith, DeMarcus Cousins and James Harden await.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are an excellent team, but losing by 35 points really shouldn’t happen. Portland didn’t show up to fight in this one, and that was disappointing to see. Raymond Felton and Wesley Matthews combined to shoot 14 for 40.
Portland Trailblazers Insider and NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the San Antonio Spurs vs. Trail Blazers game on Tuesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped right back into the lineup with his high level of play. It’s really nitpicking to find anything negative to say, but Portland only had seven offensive rebounds despite the Spurs missing Tim Duncan.