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Portland Trail Blazers: 5 storylines entering 2014-15 NBA season

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox previews the 2014-15 NBA season with five storylines for Rip City to follow. Included are: Contract situations involving players such as Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews and more; bench production from players such as Chris Kaman, Steve Blake, Thomas Robinson and CJ McCollum; health; building upon success; position battles.

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Portland Trail Blazers: Championship odds approaching 2014-15 NBA season

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox previews Rip City’s odds of winning the 2015 NBA championship as the 2014 training quickly approaches. At this point, LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and crew have 40/1 odds at bringing home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers will be standing in the way, but PDX’s odds have improved from 150/1 the year before.

CJ McCollum

Which Portland Trail Blazers prospect has the highest upside entering 2014-15 NBA season?

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox looks at Rip City’s roster in an attempt to identify the player with the highest upside. Guys such as LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard are disqualified for having already “made it,” but Meyers Leonard, CJ McCollum, Thomas Robinson and Will Barton are in the running.

Dorell Wright

The Trail Blazers Bench

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger gives us a preview of the bench in Rip City entering the 2014-15 NBA season and training camp. Featured are: Thomas Robinson, CJ McCollum, Dorell Wright, Steve Blake and Chris Kaman.

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Are the Blazers moving forward or backward?

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Steve Lee weighs in on Rip City. He points out Steve Blake will help take some pressure off of Lillard and provide the team with another outside shooter, but it’s the addition of Chris Kaman that has left some heads being scratched. Yes he was an all star, but that was many moons ago, before all the injuries.

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Power Ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster by position

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox ranks the positions on Rip Citys roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season. Featured are: Damian Lillard, Steve Blake, Wesley Matthews, CJ McCollum, Will Barton, Allen Crabbe, Nicolas Batum, Victor Claver, Dorell Wright, LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard.

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Power ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Bryant Knox previews the Rip City roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season. While Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge are on top, the question is: Who is No. 1 and who is No. 2? Also featured are Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez, Chris Kaman, Victor Claver, Will Barton, CJ McCollum, Steve Blake, Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard, Thomas Robinson, Dorell Wright and Allen Crabbe.

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Damian Lillard: Face of the NBA?

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox discusses the meteoric rise Damian Lillard has seen in the marketing world. The NBA star has become a hosuehold name thanks to features in commercials with Adidas, Madden 15, NBA Live 15, Foot Locker and Champ Sports. Lillard is even sharing the screen with greats such as John Wall, Karl Malone, Barry Sanders, Kevin Hart and Dave Franco.

CJ McCollum

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

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.

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Takeaways from Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 NBA schedule

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox takes a look at Rip City’s schedule after the NBA released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule for the entire league. Knox covers the good, the bad and the top games including the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and, of course, LeBron James’ and Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

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