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Say it. Tell us all how you “called this one.”
Oh? No one? No one saw this coming?
No one looked ahead and saw the Blazers pouring their season in to a toilet, piece by piece, and holding down the flush lever with such a force that there would be no misunderstanding their meaning?
Well, in earnest, how could you? How could you have foreseen a professional sports franchise do this to themselves? And why? Why would a team do this?
If you think you find yourself bewildered and beyond, just imagine how LaMarcus Aldridge must be feeling. Confused? Of course. Upset? Absolutely. Maddened with fear and resentment? You can bet every dollar his contract is worth on that one friend.
The Portland Trail Blazers meticulously disbanded and discarded every meaningful piece they had built around Aldridge today, and did little to nothing to replace a single one.
Head coach Nate McMillian? Fired. Forward and enforcer Gerald Wallace? Traded. Defensive leader Marcus Camby? Traded.
BEST OF MAXIM
Marcus Camby was slightly frustrated after watching Raymond Felton commit yet another turnover. In great tackling form he took out his frustrations on poor Landry Fields. Being down by 30 points early in the third probably didn’t make matters any better.
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The New Jersey Nets acquired forward Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday for center Mehmet Okur, forward Shawne Williams and a protected first-round pick, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Wallace, 29, is averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds this season for the Trail Blazers.
The 32-year-old Okur, who is currently nursing a back injury, is averaging 7.6 points and...
I learned something today: in the seven-year-old girl demographic, Luke Walton = bad, Gerald Wallace = good. Who knew? [youtube]IqQt01uFXyc&[/youtube]
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the New Jersey Nets have acquired Gerald Wallace from the Portland Trail Blazers for two injured players and a protected first-round draft pick.
The Nets sent center Mehmet Okur and forward Shawne Williams to Portland along with their own 2012 draft pick. The pick is protected if it is in the top three, according to the person, who...
The NBA trade deadline passed at 3pm ET on Thursday and surprisingly there weren’t as many deals made as expected. Dwight Howard signed an agreement saying he won’t opt out of his contract after the season, so he stayed with the Magic. However, Orlando failed to acquire any additional help. The Lakers and Blazers were two big movers on Thursday.
The Lakers got a new point guard...
A person familiar with the deal says the Houston Rockets have acquired center Marcus Camby from Portland and Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in separate trades.
The Rockets are sending point guard Jonny Flynn, center Hasheem Thabeet and a second-round pick to the Trail Blazers and forward Jordan Hill to the Lakers. The person spoke Thursday on...
The Portland Trail Blazers are moving on a day after making major changes.
The Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan, waived former No. 1 selection Greg Oden and traded Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace on Thursday.
Interim head coach Kaleb Canales, who is the youngest coach in the NBA at age 34, is still going through his same routine.
Before Friday's game against Chicago...
With the trades of Gerald Wallace (New Jersey) and Marcus Camby, as well as the dismissal of head coach Nate McMillan, the team has entered a much-needed rebuilding mode. For a team that had so much promise just a few seasons ago, injuries and front office upheaval have left this team a shell of its projected future dominance. Brandon Roy has retired, and Greg Oden has now been waived...
HOUSTON Dwight Howard opted to remain in Orlando while the Nets initiated the process of surrounding Deron Williams with legitimate talent as opposed to diving headlong into another rebuilding project.
As the NBA trade deadline approached, the Rockets appeared poised to end the proceedings empty-handed and with a roster epitomizing mediocrity. But then general manager Daryl Morey...
The Rockets have agreed to acquire Marcus Camby from the Blazers, according to a source. Houston will send expiring contracts of Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet and a 2nd round pick.Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)
The Lakers have traded Derek Fisher and a first round pick to the Rockets for Jordan Hill.The pick sent to Houston was acquired by the Lakers from the...
Oh Dwight Howard, will you ever make up your mind?
After originally demanding a trade, Howard claimed he would stay with the Orlando Magic through next season. Then yesterday he went back on that saying he wouldn’t give up the opt-out clause in hi contract.
Well today, just hours before the NBA’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, Howard has reversed course again, claiming he will not opt...
Another Dreadful Performance
It has become almost commonplace of late, but the Portland TrailBlazers put up another dreadful performance last night. The Indiana Pacers led by as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter before clearing the bench and letting the Blazers cut the final margin to 17.
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Indiana 92, Portland Trailblazers 75
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, March...