How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how a quiet free agency for Rip City signing Chris Kaman and Steve Blake has actually benefited PDX. Featured are: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Isaiah Thomas, the Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

Vince Carter ‘open’ to signing with Portland Trail Blazers?

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down a recent report from’s Chris Haynes that Vince Carter is “open” to signing in Rip City during NBA Free Agency. Carter is also on a short list of free-agent targets that Damian Lillard put together, also comprising Channing Frye, Trevor Ariza, Spencer Hawes and, of course, Mo Williams.

Damian Lillard should decline invitation to NBA Slam Dunk Contest

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox explains why the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard should decline his invitation to participate in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend. Simply put, Lillard needs rest if he wants to help LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest of his teammates down the stretch. Not to mention guys like Vince Carter, Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan have set the bar too high for today’s expectations.

The World (and Phoenix) Needs More Steve Nash

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.

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