Northwest NBAers that need a big 2013-14 season

Steve Nash

NWSB Insider Steve Lee gives us a look at which NBA players from the Great Northwest must have a solid year during the 2013-14 season. First and foremost, Steve Nash must prove to the Los Angeles Lakers that he is still an elite point guard. Also making the list is Isiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings, Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers, Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards and Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors.

UW coach Lorenzo Romar on hot seat?

Lorenzo Romar Huskies Coach

NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell brings us the question of “is coach Romar on the hot seat?” Honestly this all depends on how sympathetic the AD wants to be, as Romar has had to go through the motions this year without two of his best scorers from last year in Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten. He still has CJ Wilcox, but the team cannot rely on one players back to carry the rest of this team. Clinton thinks that Romar’s day’s are limited, and if he doesn’t get shown the door after this season, he will be very soon.

Rick’s Picks Week 16: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers’ all-stars

Lillard Trophy

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. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard earn All-Star recognition for their performance against the Miami Heat, while Lillard earns double recognition for his time at All-Star Weekend. Reaching away from the Blazers, but staying true to the Pacific Northwest, Portland native and former Washington Husky earns Dunk of the Week for his showing in the Dunk Contest.

Northwest “Frontcourt” & rookie hoopstars – Midseason evaluation

Tony Wroten, Washington Huskies

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have been up to over the last 30 days and hands out some grades. Let’s take a quick look as to how players such as Martell Webster, Terrence Ross, Kevin Love, Spencer Hawes, Tony Wroten, and Terrence Jones have been doing in 2013. It is not too late for the hometown boys to improve on their grades, but some extra credit work is much needed.

Northwest “Backcourt” hoopstars – Midseason evaluation

Steve Nash & Koby Bryant

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have been up to over the last 30 days and hands out some grades. Llet’s take a quick look as to how players such as Steve Nash, Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Avery Bradley, Jason Terry, and Nate Robinson have been doing in 2013. It is not too late for the hometown boys to improve on their grades, but some extra credit work is much needed.

Overachievers and underachievers for Washington’s basketball team

CJ Wilcox

NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell tells us his over and under achiever for the 2012/2013 University of Washington Huskies men’s basketball team. The easy, and even obvious choice for over achiever is CJ Wilcox. Leading the team in scoring, he was the man who needed to step up his game more than anybody else with the departures of Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross to the NBA after last season. Aziz N’Diaye is another overachiever.

Northwest Hoops Stars – New Years Edition

Brandon Roy

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee breaks down what the NBA’s most prominent Northwest Hoops Stars have to do to improve in the New Year. With about 10 games to go before we do a mid-season report card, let’s take a quick look as to how players such as Steve Nash, Jamal Crawford, Kevin Love, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Avery Bradley, Jason Terry, Terrence Ross and Nate Robinson can prosper in 2013.

Northwest hoops stars the weeks that were in the NBA Ver 3.0

Robert Sacre LA Lakers

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee reports in with his third installment of the 2012/13 NBA season on the Northwest hoops stars making noise in the NBA. This time he’s going with the young guns, highlighting their hopeful rise to fame in the NBA. So far, none of the recent draft picks have seen a ton of time for their respective teams, most seeing action in the NBDL. But there’s hope for them, as injuries, blowouts, and good showings will give them more NBA action.

Ahead of the curve? Washington Huskies hoops preview

CJ Wilcox will have to be Mr. Smooth to take over the leading role and get this team back to the Tourney (photo 206 Hoops)

NWSB insider and resident hoops man Steve Lee brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Washington Huskies basketball program. With the loss of both Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross to the NBA, the Huskies are definitely a team without a star. Incumbant big time point man C.J. Wilcox will have his hands full trying to carry the bulk of the scoring. Abdul Gaddy will have to step it up during his senior year to take over this team as the floor general.

Washington hoops hits it big in the 2012 NBA Draft

Terrence Ross

NWSB Insider and Washington Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us historical news from the University of Washington men’s basketball program. Husky hoops had 2 players drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, the first time in history having 2 first rounders. Terrence Ross went #8 overall to the Toronto Raptors while Tony Wroten went #25 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rip City perspective: Portland Trail Blazers draft day 2012

Blazer fans are some of the best in the business.

NWSB Writer Steve Lee takes you on a journey through his experience with the 2012 NBA Draft. After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Lee updates on picks and goes in depth about the Blazers draft picks. Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard.

2012 NBA draft: Portland Trail Blazers mock draft board & predictions

andre drummond

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee chimes in with a wack of guys he thinks the Trail Blazers may pick at the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft. With four picks in the two rounds and good ones at that, the Blazers are sitting pretty to pick up multiple pieces to add to their rebuilding process. Is a steal in the cards? Steve thinks it could be Jae Crowder, Andre Drummond, Kendall Marshall, Draymond Green or Tony Wroten…

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