Can two draft busts help the Portland Trail Blazers rebuild?

Trailblazers Jonny Flynn and Hasheem Thabeet

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella examines the week that was in Rip City. After a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, and Mehmet Okur (Sort of), and Shawne Williams (Sort of) welcome to the Northwest.

Trail Blazers vs Thunder blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Blazers vs Thunder

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City. It’s hard to understand why, but the Blazers can’t seem to get out on three-point shooters this season. Like most of the guards on this team, Wesley Matthews has struggled most of the year. LaMarcus Aldridge struggled through this game.

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

Trail Blazers vs. Bulls

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls. A nice win for their new interim coach Kaleb Canales. Nicolas Batum filled up the stat sheet last night. He poured in 15 points while grabbing nine boards. Jamal Crawford continued to struggle.

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

Trail Blazers vs. Knicks

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. N.Y. Knicks. There are numerous guards in the NBA that finish with 11 or more assists by themselves, but the Blazers could only muster 11 assists against a terrible Knicks defense. LaMarcus Aldridge was 5 for 15 again tonight and scored only 15 points.

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

Blazers vs Pacers

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Tuesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Indiana Pacers. The shooting woes in Indianapolis last night were just horrific. LaMarcus Aldridge was 5 for 15, Nicolas Batum was 3 for 11, and Raymond Felton was 2 for 8. The Blazers got to the free throw line 38 times last night. That’s not bad.

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

Trailblazers vs. Wizards

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards. Portland was 26 of 27 from the free-throw line and connected on its first 26 attempts until Raymond Felton missed one in the final minute. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 24.7 points over the last three games. Nice win Rip City.

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

TrailBlazers vs. Celtics

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen each scored 22 points and the Celtics rebounded from a lopsided loss and handed one to Portland on Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 22 points. Portland has lost 5 of 6.

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

Trailblazers vs. Timberwolves

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Love went for 29 points and 16 rebounds as host Minnesota beat Portland for the second time in three games. Raymond Felton collected 23 points and nine assists for Portland, which shot 39.5 percent in the second half.

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

Camby Trade

NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from last night’s game between the New Orleans Hornets and the Portland Trail Blazers. It didn’t matter in this one, but 6 for 22 from three-point won’t help you win too many games. The Blazers need to find their stroke from the outside. We’ve been wondering when Marcus Camby would return to putting up big stats.

Portland Trailblazers Mid Season Player Grades

JCrossover has stepped up lately for Portland

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.

LaMarcus Aldridge – Savior for the TrailBlazers. Possible 2012 NBA all star!

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers blogger Jason Green points out LaMarcus Aldridge has reason to celebrate in 2012. He’s most likely going to be an NBA All Star, and will participate at the game in Orlando. A year ago, he was one of the league’s biggest All-Star snubs. Despite averaging 21.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks at the time. This season at home he is averaging 22.4 ppg and 7.8 rpg.

Moments In Time: Trail Blazers Brandon Roy…Take a Bow!

Brandon Roy

Lifelong northwest hoops fan Steve Lee point out some great career accomplishments by the now retired Brandon Roy in his Moments In Time Blazers tribute. The former Portland Trailblazers, Washington Huskies, and Garfield High School wonder boy. Roy proved that he didn’t need to score in order to be a threat for the Blazers.

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