Found October 18, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
Portland Trail Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard demonstrated in preseason action against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday that he’s got some mad hops. Drafted with the 11th overall pick, the former University of Illinois big man went up high, came down hard (that’s why they call it the “high hard one” as veteran NBA announcer [...]

Aldridge starts over, with same team

LaMarcus Aldridge is getting a fresh start with his old team. No, Aldridge never left the Trail Blazers, but this season is decidedly different for the All-Star forward. The Blazers finished last season 28-38 and out of the playoffs for the first time in four years. They dismissed head coach Nate McMillan and let go of some of their more veteran players, choosing to build around...

Portland rookie Meyers Leonard throws down dunk on Wilson Chandler

Look for the dunk of the night from last night's NBA preseason action?Check out this alley-oop dunk thrown down by Portland Trail Blazers rookie Meyers Leonard against the Denver Nuggets:

VIDEO: Leonard – one handed, alley-oop throwdown

Last night, Portland Trail Blazers rookie Meyers Leonard threw down one monster dunk against the Denver Nuggets. Coby Karl drove into the lane to go up for a layup and when three Nugget defenders converged he lofted the ball into the air. Next thing you know Leonard goes up high and throws down the pass with one hand. Nice moves for the eleventh pick in the draft, could a NBA...

Flashback: Remember the top 5 moments of 2012 for RiP City

Remembering the good. The 2011-12 season was one of the more forgettable years in recent memory for fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, but even the most bleak situations have a few fond memories when it comes to NBA basketball. Heading into 2013, let’s reflect on what kept us smiling last year as we approach a new season with so much promise ahead. February 4, 2012—Niolas Batum...

NBA Preview: Blazers recharged with Lillard

Its hard to justify getting overly excited about the draft, summer league or preseason. But if you let yourself, even for moment, then you might get excited about the Portland Trail Blazers. They have, after all, seemed to have discovered a dynamic young player -- a point guard with pizzazz and a penchant for putting up points. So, go ahead. Allow yourself to believe in Damian...

Trail Blazers 97, Nuggets 80

Wesley Matthews scored 14 of his 19 points during the second quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 97-80 Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 14 points to help the Trail Blazers win in their home preseason debut. Matthews and Aldridge each hit 7 of 12 shots from the floor. Victor Claver hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for Portland. Blazers...
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