Found February 27, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
There has been a lot of discussion about the Portland Trail Blazers bench or lack thereof this season. It was no secret heading into the 2012-13 campaign that this was going to be a sore spot for this Blazer team. However, as you may want to criticize the second string for lack of productivity or GM Neil Olshey for failing to assemble a collection of reserves worth their salt, realize that there are three to four young players gaining valued experience in relatively meaningful games. Meyers Leonard, Victor Claver, Will Barton, and newly acquired Eric Maynor will likely be key contributors on the 2013-14 Blazer team. The opportunity for these young players to play extended minutes in a season in which every victory over 30 wins is a bonus for the team is sure to pay dividends in the next few years to come. Victor Claver has steadily been improving throughout the course of the season. Often times called onto spot start for the battle scarred Wesley Matthews, Claver has not b...

Portland Trailblazers: Why Not Sign Adam Morrison?

  The Portland Trailblazers brought local hero and former Gonzaga star, Adam Morrison to training camp, but he was cut before the season. Morrison stated that if he did not make the team he would retire, but the Trailblazers would be smart to sign him to a ten day contract. Not only would bringing him in bring interest and intrigue to the team, but he could actually help the team...

Ex NBA Shawne Williams Pleads Guilty To Weed Possession

Williams should be counting his lucky stars. In December, Shawne Williams was arrested after a cop caught him smoking a marijuana blunt in his car. He also informed the officer he had codeine in the car on that famous day. “Officer I ain’t gonna lie to you, there’s a blunt in the car and some syrup.” Williams pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana...

Meyers Leonard Dunks On Iguodala

When the Portland Trailblazers drafted Meyers Leonard, they had high hopes that he would end up as more of a success than the last time they put hopes in a big man; Greg Oden. Leonard had a nice effort in a loss against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, posting 13 points and 5 rebounds on 4-7 shooting. The highlight of his night was certainly this emphatic dunk over Andre Iguodala...

Greg Oden nearly signed with the Cavaliers

Greg Oden has said he won't pick a team to sign with until the offseason, but that decision came only after he had tried to work out a deal with at least one team.  While Oden is now planning on waiting unil the summer to continue his pursuit of a comeback, he came close to signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, Oden and the Cavaliers...

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Another big-picture game The Portland Trail Blazers got a much-needed win against the Boston Celtics Sunday night, but they’ll need to keep momentum going with the Denver Nuggets coming to town Wednesday night. Matchup: Portland (26-30) vs. Denver Nuggets (36-22) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:30 PM PT Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013 The team is in the midst of a four-game home...

Portland Trail Blazers: It's Gonna Be A Dogfight

We’ve talked about preseason expectations for the Portland Trail Blazers and we know they’re a hard working team. I think everyone has come to the conclusion that as long as they continue to work hard, they will meet expectations. They may win the majority of their games to end the season, but they could also miss the playoffs entirely. The fact remains that the end of the season...

Former Nets Forward Shawne Williams Pleads Guilty To Drug Possession

Former Nets forward, Shawne Williams, was arrested in December for possession of weed and codeine (cough syrup). The former NBA star was charged with possession of a controlled substance (weed) and possession with intent to sell (codeine) following the arrest, and Monday pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, Luckily for Williams, a passenger in the car took the...

Oden won't sign until summer, sources say

CLEVELAND -- Former NBA center Greg Oden will not decide on his next team until July, sources close to the situation told FOX Sports Ohio. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007 is making a comeback after three microfracture knee surgeries. Oden last played in the NBA in December 2009 with Portland. Odens agent, Mike Conley Sr., has said Oden is 100 percent and could become a future...

Drunk Portland Trailblazers fan gets comfy ride out of arena

A Portland Trailblazers fan got hammered drunk and then got a comfy ride right out of the arena.

Former NBA player Shawne Williams pleads guilty to drug possession

Last December, Shawne Williams was arrested after a police officer caught him smoking a marijuana blunt in his car, at a Memphis mall. Williams, being the honest man that he is [...]

Portland Trail Blazers Down The Stretch

As we head down the stretch in this year’s NBA season, now is the perfect time to engage in online sports betting. The Miami Heat are currently 6/5 odds to win the NBA Championship, while the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs are not too far behind at 11/2.  Unfortunately, the Portland Trail Blazers are at 1,000/1, 400/1 just to win the Western Conference Championship...

Portland Trail Blazers deserve ‘A’ at 2013 trade deadline

Silent but deadly The Portland Trail Blazers have been known to make a splash at the NBA trade deadline. In 2010, they acquired Marcus Camby, in 2011, they complete a lopsided trade for Gerald Wallace and in 2012, they started from scratch, ridding themselves of Wallace, Camby, Greg Oden and then-head coach Nate McMillan. This time around, the team stayed relatively quiet, yet...
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