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Portland Trail Blazers
LaMarcus Aldridge knew this was a big-picture conversation, meaning there would be no softball questions thrown his way about how the Tuesday night matchup against the Houston Rockets is a big one in light of his recent prediction that his Portland Trail Blazers are a playoff team.
He's the two-time All-Star who reportedly wanted out of this sleepy little city during the summer, and now he's the veteran leader of this team that is promising enough that he talks about it with a pleasant grin fixed on his face. So – in the name of knowing whether he's the next star who plans to force his way to a larger market – is he happy or not?
"I'm happy here right now," Aldridge told USA TODAY Sports while sitting on a bench inside the team's practice facility. "I feel like we have a team that can win, that can make noise, and I feel like if we buy in then anything is possible. So I'm happy, and it's still my team and I'm playing well.
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LaMarcus Aldridge has entered the phase of his career where he can longer be patient on waiting to play for a contending team. The Portland Trail Blazers have upgraded their roster under Neil Olshey, but remain a fringe playoff team.
"I'm happy here right now," Aldridge told USA TODAY Sports in an exclusive interview. "I feel like we have a team that can win, that...
I’m not sure anybodies name has been dangled around in trade rumors more than LaMarcus Aldridge. Blazers general manager Neil Olshey has been on record denying that he’s considered trading the 2-time all-star.
The problem is that Portland is in that dangerous “gray area”, which basically means they aren’t good enough to make a title run, but not bad enough to gather a top...
A look at Terry Stotts
Beginning today, NWSB will be breaking down the previous week’s performance, not by just the players on the Portland Trail Blazers, but by the team’s head coach, Terry Stotts.
Each week we’ll look at the good, the bad, the surprising and what we need to see during the coming week.
Entering the 2013-14 NBA season, Stotts began his second year with the...
Rip City’s LA
Name: LaMarcus Aldridge
Position: Power Forward
Last Week’s Stats: 25.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.0 BPG
Through one week of the 2013-14 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers have seen a number of strong performances. Nicolas Batum is the only player averaging 10 rebounds per game—not to mention the only player with a triple-double—and Damian Lillard is showing...
As the Portland Trail Blazers fell to the Houston Rockets 116-101 on Tuesday night one thing was evident – Joel Freeland is responsible to this team’s success. Many might not know who Freeland is, but by season’s end they should. Joel Freeland was drafted by the Trail Blazers with the 30th pick in 2006. He was ...The post Why Joel Freeland Is Portland’s MVP appeared first...
Sitting in the Harry Glickman Room in the underbelly of the Moda Center, the Blazer Booster Club had a sit down chat with the future and the past of Portland Trail Blazers basketball. Long time radio voice of the Blazers and mayor of Rip City, Bill Schonely, was ever charismatic. He was joined by the new President and CEO Chris McGowan, who has been here for around a year but has...
Had they come out with a victory in last night’s game, the Portland Trail Blazers would have been flying high and looking like one of the better teams in the Western Conference. Having just downed the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs in back-to-back games, the Blazers were riding a bit of momentum into a big matchup against Houston.
Unfortunately the momentum stopped...
Week 1 Video Breakdown
The Portland Trail Blazers may have laid an egg in the opener against the lowly Phoenix Suns, but they more than made up for it in two contests against the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs.
During Week 1 of the 2013-14 NBA season, Portland put together a 2-1 record, moving up the power rankings in the eyes of most national media members.
LaMarcus Aldridge (left), Damian Lillard (center), and Nicholas Batum (right) make up the core of this Trail Blazers' team and give Portland its best chance to return to the playoffs after a two-year absence
Through four games of this young season, the Portland Trail Blazers are 2-2, with wins over the Spurs and Nuggets and losses to the Suns and new-look Rockets...
The Portland Trail Blazers are displaying impressive scoring depth, and they've been particularly effective from beyond the arc.
The Trail Blazers look to build on their best offensive showing of the young season when they go for their third straight victory Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets.
Portland (2-1) is shooting 46.0 percent from the floor, including 44.1 from...
Jason Collins is still hopeful that he will receive a phone call from an NBA team soon, allowing him to relaunch his career as a professional basketball player. According to ESPN, the 34 year old NBA veteran — who became the first publicly gay professional athlete in North America’s four major team sports – has ruled out the NBA’s Developmental League and playing overseas...
The Portland Trailblazers public relations department has taken a different turn this year for fan giveaways when the team scores 100 p0ints at any home game. For the last 14 years, they gave away free Chalupas from Taco Bell.
This year, the Chalupas are gone, and now fans in attendance of 100 point performances get free Egg McMuffins from McDonald’s.
Some fans made a rap video...
Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley will play on Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers for the first time since pulling a muscle under his rib on Oct. 30, according to Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle.
Beverley confirmed that he's suit up and be on the floor during pregame and will surpass his original timetable as a result of the development.