Found October 01, 2013 on The Sports Blitz:
No. 32, Top 50 NBA Players, Damian Lillard Resume: 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 38.6 minutes (3rd in league), 185 threes made (5th in league), 43% FG, 37% 3PT, and 84% FT… Team record in games played: 33-49… 1st Team All-Rookie, Rookie of the Year It’s really easy to get caught up in a player’s numbers and forget that sometimes “good stats, bad team guys” aren’t quite as good as we generally like to think that they are.... Read more

Five NBA stars who could be traded this season

LaMarcus Aldridge Among 5 NBA Stars Who Could Be Traded This Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. LaMarcus Aldridge- Portland Trailblazers - There have been rumors about the Blazers trading Aldridge for a long time, as there have been speculation about him wanting to leave Portland and that when his contract expires in 2015, that he won’t resign with the...

Trail Blazers: 5 things to watch for in training camp

The time has come NBA training camp is upon us, and for the Portland Trail Blazers, that means we’ll get to see a new-look roster that endured some serious re-tooling during the summer. Fans in Rip City are approaching the 2013-14 season with a cautious optimism. The talent is there to surprise some people, but the team is hardly considered a contender at this juncture. At this...

Trail Blazers Pick Up Third-Year Options On Damian Lillard, Meyers Leonard, Thomas Robinson

The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised their third-year options on Damian Lillaard, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson. Lillard, the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, averaged 19.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists in his rookie campaign with the Trail Blazers. Only the fourth unanimous Kia NBA Rookie of the Year in league history and fourth Trail Blazer to win...

Arena Football league team in Portland

AFL in the RIP The Moda Center (formerly known as The Rose Garden) has landed Rip City an Arena Football team that will begin play in 2014. Here’s the release. Portland’s landscape of professional sports teams will have a new member beginning in March 2014 as the Arena Football League (AFL) returns to the Rose City for the first time since 1999. The yet-to-be named franchise...

2013 Trail Blazers media day photo gallery

Here you go, Blazers fans. Here’s the team’s photo gallery from yesterday’s Media Day. Link coutesy Bruce Ely went on to say “Each of the players worked their way through about 18 stations to be photographed, interviewed and to sign hundreds of autographs.” Portland Trail Blazers Media Day: Photo Gallery Here’s a video link as well to some cool PDX hoops...

McCollum, Matthews prepared to compete for starting two-guard position

It sounds as if Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts hasn't quite shut the door all the way on who will be included in his starting five when they opens up the regular season on the road against Phoenix on Oct. 30. When asked him if any positions were up for grabs at Media Day on Monday Stotts responded with “probably not.” Now it's not a full blown...

LaMarcus Aldridge’s Future is Bright with the Portland Trail Blazers

  Trade rumors regarding power forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the off season are best summed up by general manager Neil Olshey’s scorching rebuke to reporters at the Portland Trail Blazers’ media day.  “Oh, dear god,” he rolled his eyes.  “Would you guys get over it?…Let’s move on. Is that possible?”  Clearly, Blazers’ management wants the city to feel...

Portland GM Neil Olshey on LaMarcus Aldridge trade questions, “Oh Dear God”

One of the negatives of being an NBA general manager is the constant questions about trade rumors and during the Portland Trail Blazers media day, general manager Neil Olshey has gotten sick of the trade rumors surrounding forward LaMarcus Aldridge. The fine folks over at Blazers Edge got the official quote from Neil: “Oh dear God, would you guys get over it? How many — asked...

Trail Blazers ready for training camp

At the end of last season, Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews had one word to describe how he felt. It was ''empty.'' Now, just a few months later, Matthews says his word is ''optimistic.'' Portland held its annual media day on Monday, a day before the team opens training camp with a revamped roster that includes some much-needed depth and the addition...

Portland May Finally Get NHL Hockey

Another NHL season begins tonight and Portland is not involved. When the puck drops in Chicago, Portland and the greater US Pacific Northwest will still be a minor-league hockey entity. It was so very close to being so very different.  According to various reports published in The Oregonian, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, and NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk, Paul Allen was ready...

Elliot Williams Joining Cavaliers On Camp Deal

Elliot Williams will go to the Cleveland Cavaliers' training camp on a non-guaranteed contract, according to sources. Williams was a first round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010. Williams has averaged 3.7 points in 24 NBA games.

Dorell Wright does the “Cousin Terio” dance

Previously on TNLP, we noted Washington Wizards John Wall and Kevin Seraphin doing the “Cousin Terio” dance in Instagram/Vine videos. This time around, newly-acquired Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright does his best effort at the infamous dance in this Vine video clip: *** Dorell Wright image is courtesy of Getty Images

NBA League Pass (Finally) Just Got A Lot More Awesome

Media days are over, training camps have finally started, and there are only 27 shopping days left until the Bulls and Heat tip off the 2013-14 NBA season on TNT. Speaking of shopping, your first purchase of the brand new season might be the ultimate NBA junkie product: League Pass. If you’ve been afraid to pull the trigger in years past, now is the perfect time to dive in —...
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