NWSB Insider and northwest college basketball blogger Steve Lee tells us today that all signs are pointing to Jay Triano becoming the next head coach of Canada’s national basketball team. Jay Triano and Steve Nash could very well be returning to head up the next edition of the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team. With hopes of returning Team Canada to the Olympics in 2016.
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 5th, 2012 edition. Greg Oden is out again. This has been Oden’s fourth knee surgery in his career and has been officially shut down. Did I mention that this week Kevin Love worked LaMarcus Aldridge to the tune of 42 points and 10 rebounds?
What a week for Shaquille O’Neal. He’s basically saying our Victoria BC boy Steve Nash doesn’t deserve two NBA MVP awards. In 2004-05, Nash took a 29 win team from the season before, and with a majority of the same key players as the year prior (minus Stephon Marbury), turned that squad into a 62 win team and the best regular season record in the NBA. Nash’s second MVP came as a bigger surprise to many around the league.
NWSB insider and Trail Blazers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his 2011-2012 Portland Blazers report card. He looks at positives like being on the Clippers heels at the top of the West and the re-emergence Jamal Crawford. He looks at concerns like the team’s inconsistency and Raymond Felton’s poor performance as of late. He also hands out his mid-season awards.
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.
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?
NWSB Portland Trail Blazers insider Rick Stella weighs in with his five trades the Blazers should be looking at making in 2012. Its a fun take using the NBA trade machine. Portland moving Raymond Felton, Wesley Matthews, or Nicolas Batum for starters, getting back Steve Nash, D.J. Augustin, Jrue Holiday, Lou Williams, and James Harden. Here are the five best trade options for Portland.
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.
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 December 31st, 2011 edition. For the 11th straight year the Blazers walked off the Rose Garden court with their hands raised in victory on opening night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25, Gerald Wallace had 21, Jamal Crawford finished with 12 points, Wesley Matthews 16.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns game on Friday night. Steve Nash had a perfect night from the field en route to a 17-point, nine-assist performance. LaMarcus Aldridge countered with 14 for Portland. The rest of the starting five combined for just 21 points on 6-for-21 shooting.
Steve Lee weighs in with what we can expect out of BC basketball legend Steve Nash now that the 2011/12 NBA season has tipped off. National teams, community basketball leagues, charity foundations and games, film director and all around good guy are part what makes up the basketball star that is Steve Nash.