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Long term goals provide vision for people and organizations alike. They make you consider what you’re aiming for, prompt you to think about what you really want. A short term goal, on the other hand, is where the rubber meets the road. These are the day-to-day mileposts that make you consider what’s important and what just gets in the way of reaching your ultimate prize. The Portland Trail Blazers organization seems to have gained perspective on how an NBA Championship becomes a reality.
Championship teams in a small market like Portland are not built on free-agent spending sprees or a blockbuster trade. Portland needs to make prudent decisions. It takes time to accumulate the right collection of players, coaches and management.
Paul Allen and his trusted team of advisors appear to be giving new Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey some latitude. Some may fault Olshey for assembling a weak bench this season, but I don’t. Olshey is utilizing this season to see what kind of a...
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After slowly watching their record dip well below the .500 mark, the Portland Trail Blazers finally started getting back to some winning basketball.
Even though the previous week saw a split (a loss to Denver, then a win against Minnesota), one aspect of Portland’s game is incredibly different; that change lies with the play of the Blazer bench.
Putting up league worst...
The Portland Trail Blazers might have literally hit the jackpot in the lottery this year. Landing Damian Lillard with the number six overall selection in this year’s lottery section of the NBA Draft couldn’t have worked out better for all parties involved. Lillard went to a team that desperately needed a point guard, and that’s probably an understatement. Without him, the Trail...
There is always talk about the so called "rookie wall" that these high profile rookies hit. For the most part I agree with the theory and see rookies hit a point in the season where it looks like their progress stalls out. But here in Portland we are seeing a special rookie that hasn't hit the supposed wall.
Every basketball fan has their own theory as to why the...
Keep on keepin’ on
After losing eight of nine games to close out the month of February, the Portland Trail Blazers have won their first two games to start March. Both games were against winnable opponents, but the momentum is there to make a late-season push.
Matchup: Portland (28-31) @ Memphis Grizzlies (39-19)
Time: 5:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013...
LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight loss with a 122-105 victory on Monday night.
Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard each finished with 20 points for the Blazers, who had seven players in double figures and shot nearly 60 percent from the field. Meyers Leonard, Portland's 7-foot rookie...