NBA All-Star Reserves: Aldridge, Lillard make the cut

Damian Lillard LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the recent selection of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge to the 2014 NBA A–Star Game. This marks the first time in 20 years that Rip City has had multiple All-Stars; the last two teammates being Terry Porter and Clyde Drexler. Other notable reserves are Chris Paul, James Harden and Dwight Howard.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Damian Lillard vs. San Antonio Spurs

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 7 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. Portland is coming off of a close loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, while the San Antonio Spurs most recently blew out the Chicago Bulls. The Blazers know what needs to happen in San Antonio, but getting it done is a whole different concept. The key matchup is going to be between LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan.

Rick’s Picks Week 7: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers’ all-stars

JJ Hickson

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. Going toe-to-toe with Spurs point guard Tony Parker, Damian Lillard was once again being baptized by fire in his rookie season, and like so many of his outings this year, Lillard impressed. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and JJ Hickson earn All-Star recognition in week seven, while Nicolas Batum takes home the Dunk of the Week.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

LaMarcus Aldridge Tony Parker

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Dec. 13 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers are now past the easy part in their schedule, and the Spurs will be the first big challenge for the team in weeks. The key matchup in this game is going to be between Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but the battle between Tony Park and Damian Lillard will be fun to watch.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers Spurs

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 10 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers have been tested by quality opponents early, but once this game comes to an end, the schedule will begin to ease up a bit into the foreseeable future. The key matchup in this contest is going to feature Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but the battle between Damian Lillard and Tony Parker will be fun to watch.

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