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This is the part of the NBA season when casual fans ask themselves if it's worth it.
Your team stinks, the effort looks weak, and you start hearing about players' vacation plans.
Blazer fans open the paper to find J.J. Hickson trade talk.
You feel cheated, deceived, and look for reasons to turn away from basketball.
Even D-Wade and the King are sitting it out.
Kobe wants a rest, but the Mamba still strikes for twenty-three in the fourth against New Orleans, then hangs forty-seven on Portland the next night.
There's only one option left for Blazer fans in the final days: Fantasize, not fantasy.
How would Portland Trail Blazer greats match up against the stars from multi-titled NBA teams? That's the question asked of my research staff. The following is their answer.
Starting in the Western Conference, the Blazers match up with teams listed by position:
The Lakers of, 1. Magic. 2. Kobe. 3. James Worthy. 4. Kareem. 5. Shaq. 6th Man, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Portland Trail Blazers outstanding rookie (of the year), Damian Lillard, is offering his services to assist Portland in recruiting players to come play for the Trail Blazers. Lillard will look to attract the attention of free agent players that can help the Blazers take that next step.
“It depends on what our team is going to need, but if I like a player that is on the market...
Lillard’s Big Night
Sitting 11 games under .500, and mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Portland Trail Blazers had very little to play for heading in to last night’s contest against the rival Los Angeles Lakers.
However, any time Portland hosts the Lakers at the Rose Garden, no matter the situation, there’s always something to play for, and that something...
J.J. Hickson has been a productive player for the Portland Trail Blazers this season, but the team is expected to part ways with him over the offseason as they attempt to upgrade at the center position, according to Jason Quick of The Oregonian.In speaking with reporters, Blazers general manager Neil Olshey wouldn't rule out keeping Hickson, but he indicated that a return is...
Portland Trailblazer’s rookie guard, Will Barton, has taken full advantage of his valuable playing time in the last few games because of injuries to Wes Mathews and Nick Batum. Much to the Portland fans delight, they were able to see some athleticism Friday night from Will, as he introduced himself to Oklahoma City Thunder, defensive wizard, Thabo Sefolosha, in front of...
Portland Trail Blazers’ rookie Will Barton took it to the rack and threw down a monster two-hander on Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha during the second quarter of Friday night’s game:
When you outscore your opponents 18-3, chances are you'll win a seven game series in 4. The Portland Winterhawks did just that, setting and breaking yet more team and WHL records along the way. Now, they wait for just over a week before they play their first game for the Western Conference Championship. They will play the Kamloops Blazers who, similar to the Hawks, won their...
The Portland Trail Blazers suffered a tough loss the other night to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Matchup: Portland (33-45) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (58-21)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
In a season in which the Blazers will not make the playoffs, you may think, ”how is losing to the Lakers...
A visit from the Oklahoma City Thunder might not present the ideal opportunity for the Portland Trail Blazers to avoid setting a club record for consecutive home losses.
Mired in a nine-game overall skid, the Trail Blazers look to avoid a seventh straight home defeat and a season sweep at the hands of the Western Conference-leading Thunder on Friday night.
If missing the playoffs...