For Portland, finding a new coach now a priority for Trail Blazers

Phil Jackson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin tells us the latest on the RIP CITY coaching search. Jerry Sloan is a no. Portland might have offered Phil Jackson a deal. Jackson may or may not have turned down that offer. Jackson is interested in a president/part-time coaching role with Brian Shaw. Neil Olshey might be trying to force Jackson out of the job. At this point, it’s impossible to say what’s going on with Rip City.

My starting five – Portland Trail Blazers all time starters

Brandon Roy

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jon Irwin tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include: Bill Walton, Brandon Roy, Scottie Pippen, Rasheed Wallace and Clyde Drexler. That sounds like a dream team to me!

Portland Trailblazers: Grades and analysis for 2012 NBA draft

Portland Trailblazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Bryant Knox grades and analyzes the draft night by the Portland Trailblazers and Neil Olshey. The team took away 3 players in the 2 rounds. Welcome in the new RIP City ballers. Damian Liliard, Meyers Leonard, and Will Barton. The Blazers came in with two glaring holes in their rotation, and they left with two very solid players. Grade B.

Portland Trail Blazers 2012 NBA draft love ‘em and hate ‘em analysis

Damian Lillard

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Blair Thomas breaks down the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2012 NBA Draft for the Rip City faithful. What a day. One of the best days of the year. Fun day to be a Blazers fan. There were no first round trades in Neil Olshey’s first draft in the Rose City. The team took away 3 players in the 2 rounds, 2 in the first with Damian Liliard and Meyers Leonard as well as 1 in the second with Will Barton.

On the road again… Jamal Crawford trade rumors

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Portland TrailBlazers Betting Lines & Handicapping

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Steve Lee chimes in with a some destinations he sees fit for Jamal Crawford’s talents. With Ray Allen rumored to go to Miami, Boston would be an ideal fit for Crawford. He could come in and start, and help them with another deep run in the playoffs. Or there is the Timberwolves, they could rival the Trail Blazers as a northwest favorite with all of the northwest talent on their squad.

Five moves Portland GM Neil Olshey needs to make

Neil Olshey

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella tells us the 5 moves new Blazers GM Neil Olshey needs to make for the Blazers to be competitive in 2012-13. By resigning JJ Hiskson, Olshey will have a player that is already comfortable with the system, and the core group of players. Of course if everybody in Rip City had their way, the newest Blazer this summer will be Steve Nash. Just look at his track record and ask yourself why you wouldn’t want this guy?

Can the Trailblazers make the right moves with picks 6 and 11?

LaMarucs Aldridge, Jamal Crawford

What might Portland do? Greg Oden or Kevin Durant? This question lingered for months leading up to the 2007 NBA Draft where the TrailBlazers overcame a 5% chance at the #1 overall pick in that year’s Draft lottery. The pick, used on Ohio State center Greg Oden, would later come back to haunt the Trail […]

Will the Trail Blazers next General Manager please step up?

Rip City GM Search

NWSB Insider Rick Stella brings a story out of Portland surrounding the Blazers and their 2012 GM search. A bevy of names have surfaced in Rip City. From Steve Kerr, to Mitch Kupchak, as well as Chris Mullin, and Bucks executive John Hammond, the Blazer’s effort is there, it’s just a matter of finding the right fit. Both Jeff Bower and David Morway have been tied to the position. Who will Paul Allen choose?

Trail Blazers vs. Jazz blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Blazers vs. Jazz; Love 'em & Hate 'em

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Thursday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz. J.J. Hickson and Jonny Flynn ended the season on a good note while Wesley Matthews and Luke Babbitt ended the season on a sour note. With the Blazers season over after this contest, it makes you start pondering offseason decisions.

Trail Blazers vs. Spurs blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Trail Blazers vs. Spurs

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.

Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Portland TrailBlazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recaps Sunday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies. After having an impressive game last time out, Jonny Flynn was bad in this one. It’s hard to describe how great of a pickup J.J. Hickson has been.

Utah Jazz vs. Trail Blazers blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Jazz vs. Trailblazers

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers. The Jazz came to Portland and thumped the Blazers. Nolan Smith scored 16 points but when you are starting at point guard it simply isn’t good enough to only score. Jonny Flynn dished out seven assists compared to just two turnovers.

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