Portland Trail Blazers X-factor in 2014-15 NBA season

CJ McCollum

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes a look at Rip City’s roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season and chooses an x-factor for the upcoming campaign. While Thomas Robinson is an option, CJ McCollum earns the nod. When players such as Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge go to the bench, scoring is in trouble…That is, unless McCollum can provide the shooting he did in college.

Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger looks at the roster in Rip City for the 2014-15 NBA season and projects who will be rotation players and who will not. Featured are: LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Joel Freeland, CJ McCollum, Steve Blake, Will Barton, Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe, Victor Claver and Will Barton.

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

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NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox recaps the teams free-agent signing of Chris Kaman. The acquisition can be broken down into three themes: bench play, salary and the future. With players such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez potentially coming off the books, this shrews signing makes sense now and in 2015.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 26

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 26, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1 defeating the Houston Rockets in Games 2, 3 and 4 of the NBA Playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard have been the stars of the show, while Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons have stood out for Clutch City.

2014 NBA playoffs: Previewing Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2014 NBA playoff series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets. Knox looks at the key narrative, key matchup and gives us a prediction. Featured in this series is Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley, Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 24

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 24, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-0, defeating the Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum were the stars of the week, locking in a matchup with the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 23

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 23, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, while falling to the Phoenix Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard were the stars of the week, but it’s the team’s return to the NBA playoffs that deserves our attention.

Portland Trail Blazers show urgency with 2014 NBA playoffs looming

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us a look at how things have turned around for the Portland Trail Blazers with the NBA playoffs around the corner. The return of LaMarcus Aldrige has helped, but it’s a sense of urgency – largely from Wesley Matthews — that has helped Rip City reach another high point in this roller coaster of a season.

5 things we must see from Portland Trail Blazers down the stretch

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox breaks down where the Portland Trail Blazers must improve down the stretch of the NBA season. With the playoffs around the corner, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews need to rediscover their three-point shots. Getting LaMarcus Aldridge and Joel Freeland will also be helpful, and losing to bad teams will no longer be acceptable.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 21

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NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 21, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards while falling to the playoff-bound Charlotte Bobcats. LaMarcus Aldridge missed all the action, leaving it to Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum to step up.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 19

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 19, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 1-3, defeating the Atlanta Hawks while falling the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets. LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews all had noteworthy performances.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 15

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 15, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-2, taking down the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves, while falling to the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. As usual, Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge starred, but Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum and Robin Lopez earn recognition as well.