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For all the on-court struggles and off-court drama, LaMarcus Aldridge is undoubtedly the Portland Trail Blazers best player. Making his first All-Star game this season, Aldridge is averaging 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, with career highs from both the field (51.3%) and charity stripe (81.3%).One of Portland's biggest problems over the last several seasons has been the lack of a scoring threat at the center postion. Not since before Greg Oden fractured his patella in December of 2009 has the team had a player that opposing teams had to account for on defense. While Joel Przybilla and Marcus Camby have been serviceable big men that do a decent job of altering shots and rebounding, their offensive games largely consisted of putbacks (though Camby was a good high-post passer).Entering the offseason, the Blazers' top two needs are at point guard and center, two positions where the 2012 draft class is woefully thin. Outside of Anthony Davis of Kentucky, ther...
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It's been a rough year for the Portland Trailblazers, and an even rougher one for Raymond Felton. I guess actually it's been roughest for Nate McMillan really, who was fired in part because Ray averaged a career low 10.4 points per game this season, but all of this is besides the point. What's important, at least for the purposes of this blog post, is that the Blazers...
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and nine rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied after surrendering the lead to New Jersey in the fourth quarter for a 101-88 victory over the Nets on Wednesday night.
Nic Batum added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter before a late surge put New Jersey in front in the fourth.
For his first season and a half in the NBA, Luke Babbitt struggled to find the court for the Trail Blazers, seeing more court time in the NBDL than with Portland. Even when he did get playing time, Babbitt seemed hesitant to shoot the ball, and was largely thinking instead of reacting when on the court. Many, including myself, had doubts about his long-term fit in the league, and...
This story is not going to end well in Portland for Raymond Felton.
In many ways the tale has grown stale and already run its course, that is until the Blazers disgruntled point guard used his post game comments on Wednesday night to challenge the local media and any other Felton critics in Rip City to “come see me”.
Now a season of struggles and unhappiness in Portland...
Late Run Helps Blazers Take Down Nets
The Portland Trail Blazers‘ job got a little easier last night when Deron Williams missed the game due to a stomach virus. The Nets fought hard and actually led 85-84 with a little over 5 minutes to play, but the Blazers outscored New Jersey 17-3 in the last five minutes.
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Portland Trailblazers 101, New Jersey 88
NBA Matchup Insight
Time is running out for the Trailblazers, as yet another loss put them further away from the playoffs.
Portland is now 4 games back of the Rockets for the last playoff spot and they face a Nets team that did lose last night to the Lakers, but mounted a late comeback to almost steal a win.
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LaMarcus Aldridge's buzzer-beating 17-foot jumper lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland's 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made the fallaway jumper...
DALLAS (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge's buzzer-beating 17-foot jumper lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland's 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made...
In a difficult season for the Portland Trail Blazers, their last loss was particularly disheartening.
Trying to stay in playoff contention, the Trail Blazers look to bounce back Wednesday night when they host the New Jersey Nets.
Portland hasn't won back-to-back games since late January, having alternated decisions in its last nine contests to put the club in a tough position...
Even with a new coach, the Portland Trail Blazers are still having trouble gaining momentum in the playoff race. A visit to the Dallas Mavericks might not help.
The Blazers will seek back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two months Friday night in Dallas.
Portland (26-29) is 6-6 since interim coach Kaleb Canales took over for the fired Nate McMillan, and has alternated...
Not too much time has passed since the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers met in the First Round of the NBA playoffs last spring, but the cast of characters of one of these teams received a big time face lift. And it wasn’t the team that won that playoff series last April.
After this season’s trade deadline, which saw Portland trade their starting small forward...