Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 3

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went a perfect 5-0, taking down the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of letting his roster play its game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are all allowed to take quick shots, and they take full advantage. Unfortunately, the coach is falling into the trap of playing his starters too many minutes.

Three Cheers! Players responsible for last night’s win

The LA way (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Portland’s win over Brooklyn last night — their seventh in a row — and talks about three players who really set the tone for the victory and earned ‘game balls’. Wesley Matthews has been on fire this season, LaMarcus Aldridge has been everything he has needed to be, and Mo Williams is asserting himself off the bench. It’s going to be a fun year.

ICYMI Portland vs. Brooklyn: The streak continues

Think he's got the touch right now? (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s seventh consecutive victory, the win in Brooklyn yesterday, and some things to love and hate from the game. Sitting atop the Northwest Division of the Western Conference, who could have expected the Blazers to be flying this high so early on in the season? The impact of Wesley Matthews has been huge and Portland is clearly making an early statement to the league.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 3

Mo Williams

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 3, honors go to Mo Williams. In contests against the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, Mo Gotti averaged 15 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 61.5 percent. LaMarcus Aldridge is a close second choice for Player of the Week, but Williams finally broke onto the scene, which was a pleasant surprise for Rip City.

ICYMI Detroit vs. Portland: Streak to three

Mo Williams was huge for the Blazers last night (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Portland Trail Blazers and their victory over the Detroit Pistons while giving you some things to love and hate from the game as well. Coming off of two easy wins against the Sacramento Kings, the Blazers returned home on Monday night and lit up the boards early while withstanding a Detroit rally, extending their winning streak to three.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – Week 2

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 2-1, losing to the Houston Rockets and defeating the Sacramento Kings twice. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of preaching defense behind the scenes. That said, he must find a way to get the team, including Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge, to defend the paint. Up and coming is a relatively easy schedule, but Wesley Matthew, Damian Lillard and crew have yet to play a close game…

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 2

James Harden, Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 2, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, dropping the first game to the Houston Rockets and redeeming itself twice against the Sacramento Kings. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Joel Freeland are among the players who stood out the most for Rip City.

ICYMI Portland vs. Sacramento: Blazers replicate effort

Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s win over the Sacramento Kings and gives you some things to love and hate from the game. Facing the Kings for the second time in two days the Blazers left no doubt as to who was the better team on the court in both games, handling Sacramento easily on Saturday night.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 2

LaMarcus Aldridge, Demarcus Cousins

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 2, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings (twice), L.A. averaged 21 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 blocks. He also shot an impressive 50 percent from the field. The only areas where he can improve is on the glass — although Robin Lopez will help.

ICYMI Sacramento vs. Portland: Blazers Blow by Kings

Damian Lillard Will Barton

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from the Blazers’ relatively easy victory over the ailing Sacramento Kings. Playing the first of two games against the Kings in two days, the Blazers managed to distribute the ball evenly, attack the boards, and were too much for a Sacramento team relying on DeMarcus Cousins to do everything.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 1

Damian Lillard

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings up his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 1, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 2-1, dropping the season opener to the Phoenix Suns and redeeming themselves twice against the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum are among the players who stood out the most for Rip City.

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers coaching analysis – week 1

Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 2-1, losing to the Phoenix Suns and defeating the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs. Throughout the week, Stotts did a good job of establishing a rotation between Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Mo Williams. That said, he must find a way to get the starters fewer minutes, and getting Meyers Leonard more time will help also.