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Ball Don't Lie:
Portland Trail Blazers
New York Knicks
Usually NBA season previews are best read in October, back when football games hardly mattered, Midnight Madness was a few weeks away, and baseball was winding down. Perhaps with the last of the offseason's iced tea in hand, as you whiled away on a too-warm-for-the-season afternoon.
Well, pour yourself a glass of bull shot and tighten those mittens, because it's mid-December and the NBA decided to have a season this year. As such, the exegetes at Ball Don't Lie are previewing the 2011-12 campaign in a mad rush, as if you or we would have it any other way. So put down the shovel long enough to listen to Kelly Dwyer, Dan Devine and Eric Freeman as they break down each of the NBA's 29 teams, plus Toronto.
This time? It's the Portland Trail Blazers
Kelly Dwyer's Reasons to be Cheerful
The news that the Portland Trail Blazers are looking to dump the highly-compensated Gerald Wallace in return for several draft picks highlights what we just can't get past as...
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Brandon Roy's career officially came to an end Thursday after the Portland Trail Blazers used their amnesty provision on the injured guard.Roy told the Trail Blazers he was retiring with what doctors have called a career-ending knee injury. The 27-year-old will earn the balance remaining on his contract and will be placed on waivers, which he's expected to clear.The 2007...
So what if the Blazers just lost Brandon Roy to early retirement? Greg Oden is Back baby!
I seriously don’t think you could come up with a picture that encapsulates a player’s career more than this one. Maybe if you had Maurice Clarrett inside one of those oversized 10 foot Martini glasses, but that’s it.
The Blazers' starting power forward will be examined by doctors on Thursday to evaluate the medical procedure he underwent last week.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford has joined the Portland Trail Blazers.
ESPN.com reports Wallace would end up in Orlando and Portland would receive multiple first-round picks as part of the exchange.
2010-11 record: 48-34 Head Coach: Nate McMillan Key Departures: Brandon Roy, Greg Oden (out for season), Rudy Fernandez, Andre Miller Key Additions: Nolan Smith, Raymond Felton Best-Case Scenario: The Blazers somehow find a way to once again overcome a slew of injuries and use their depth to be a mid-level playoff team in the Western…
Coach Nate McMillan will used all of training camp to decide who will back up starter Raymond Felton.
I just feel what we have here and the future of the players we have here can be a great thing," Crawford says. "And the fans -- they have been unbelievable."
Coach Nate McMillan and forward/guard Nicolas Batum say the 6-foot-5 Williams has come back strong from his two knee surgeries.
Smith says on twitter: "Portland here I come ..."
The team informs his agent of the decision shortly after Jamal Crawford announced he will sign with Portland.
Portland Trail Blazers fans react to the news that free agent Jamal Crawford will sign with the Blazers.
What's your initial reaction to the signing? Do you like what Crawford brings off the bench?
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with guard Jamal Crawford. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. We’ll post contract details shortly.
Crawford, 31, holds career averages of 15.4 points (41.0% FG, 35.0% 3-PT, 84.6% FT), 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 11 seasons with Chicago, New York, Golden State and [...]
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