Found March 20, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The New Orleans Hornets claimed center Chris Johnson off waivers Tuesday.Terms of the deal were not announced due to team policy.Johnson was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers on Mar. 15. The 26-year-old averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.7 minutes per game before being released.The former LSU Tiger began his NBA career with the Boston Celtics in 2010-11, appearing in four games for the Celtics.

Can two draft busts help the Portland Trail Blazers rebuild?

What did Portland get at the deadline? We all know the NBA deals that transpired last Thursday morning, and after a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Let’s start with the players who will bring nothing to Rip City. It’s no secret that Portland made...

Blazers say it’s time to skate Nate!

Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan.The Portland Trail Blazers made a smart move on Thursday by firing micro-managing head coach Nate McMillan in order to begin a massive rebuilding mode that will take place in earnest as soon as the 2011-12 regular season ends.Unfortunately for the Blazers and McMillan the once-respected head coach was never able to quite get...

Who will be a Trail Blazer in 2012-2013 Part II: Reserves

In the second part of this two-part series, I'll be breaking down Portland reserves' odds for making the 2012-2013 roster. For the first part, click here.SG Jamal Crawford: After Brandon Roy's abrupt retirement following the lockout, Crawford signed a two year, $10 million contract with the Blazers. Crawford struggled early, but is starting to approach his career shooting...

Blazer’s Coach Kaleb Canales Wrote Erik Spoelstra A Letter Every Week For A Year

We hear it all the time, “Never give up.” Portland Trail Blazers interim head coach, Kaleb Canales, understands that adage. Talk about persistence, according to Brian Windhorst, Canales wrote Coach Spo a letter a week for a year in hopes of landing an internship position. Coach Canales may never get another opportunity to coach again after this condensed season, but I’m sure...

Blazers come home a different team

The Trail Blazers' homecoming after a tumultuous seven-game road trip hardly represented a return to normalcy. While the team got Monday off, the Blazers introduced a pair of new players they acquired at the NBA trade deadline last week, a day that was marked by the dismissal of head coach Nate McMillan. Only perfunctory attention was paid to center Hasheem Thabeet and point...

POTD 3/20/12: Mbah A Moute on Luke Babbitt

Is it still Luke on Luke violence if one of the Lukes spells his name with a “c”?  I figure it is.  Anyway, I really wanted to give this to Markieff Morris because I’m partial to any dunk that looks at all similar to Stromile Swift on Yao Ming, but I’ve accepted that Mbah A Moute’s long leap from the dotted line makes his and-one facial the superior of the two… Tough...

Portland's Hasheem Thabeet gets blocked by rim on dunk attempt (Video)

During last night's Trail Blazers/Milwaukee Bucks affair, newly-acquired Portland center Hasheem Thabeet attempted to throw down an alley-oop dunk from teammate Johnny Flynn. Instead of a tremendous dunk, Thabeet got blocked by the rim:

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Top Blazers – Last 7 Days With the trade deadline passing this past week, the Portland Trail Blazers, one of the more active teams at said deadline, saw more than their fair share of ups and downs. In the midst of a brutal road trip, Portland saw their team get fleeced at the hands of the New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets, one night after getting crushed by the reeling New York...

Hornets F Landry could return Wednesday vs. Warriors

New Orleans Hornets forward Carl Landry could play Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors after having his second productive day of practice, according to head coach Monty Williams.Landry hasn't played since Feb. 4 because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.The 28-year-old is averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24 games this season.

Armor Reacquire Jeff Foote

Jeff Foote played four games with the Hornets.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Kaleb Canales

NBA Head Coach: Kaleb Canales Name: Kaleb Canales Born: July 7, 1978 Birthplace: Laredo, Texas College: University of Texas-Arlington Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2009-2012 Interim Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2012 “Exudes Positivity and Commitment” Before his first game as the interim head coach at the United Center in Chicago, 33 year...

Brandon Roy unexpectedly shows at the Rose Garden

Brandon Roy unexpectedly appeared at the Trail Blazers' game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, his first visit to the Rose Garden since his abrupt retirement at the opening of training camp. The three-time All-Star sat courtside with wife Tiana and was given a standing ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard. Team owner Paul Allen was among those standing...

Bellybuster Part 7: "Detritus"

Seventh in a series of installments documenting my failed political ambitions, my warped sensibilities, and my Portland Trail Blazers. 1. I saw a school of bright blue puffer fish, off in the distance, by the coral. I decided immediately to go check them out. For some reason, I felt this was necessary. My jaws were hurting due to the amount of pressure I was biting down with on...
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