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What kind of player was Damian Lillard going to be in the NBA? Was he worth a high first round pick? These are the questions the Portland Trail Blazers had to contend with when they were making their picks, and it looks like they made the right choice.
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Damian Lillard, one of two outstanding picks by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2012 NBA Draft, has started his NBA career off on a high note, at least through four games.
The young point guard from Weber State has been impressive so far as he has shown all it takes to be a standout point guard at the NBA level.
Though there is always room for improvement, Lillard...
For the sake of the bench
J.J. Hickson has been outstanding as the starting center for the Portland Trail Blazers this season. He is averaging 10.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and has exceeded the expectations of those who thought his 6’9” frame would be a hindrance when it came to his success on the low block.
So why exactly would the team move him aside for rookie center Meyers Leonard...
There are only a few teams in the NBA that seem to have a chance of being good year in and year out. In most cases, a team will get hot for a few years, then age and free agency will take its toll, and that once great team will begin to shuffle to the back of the line. As quickly as they rose to basketball prominence, they turn into a team that struggles to stay above 500 and struggles...
Top Blazers Last 7 Days
The Portland Trail Blazers returned to the court last week to kick off the 2012-13 NBA season, and so returns my weekly Rick’s Picks column.
I know you missed it.
Portland opened the new season in stunning fashion, going 2-2 over their first four games, with one of the wins being notched in the incredibly hyped home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers...
Adam Morrison won America’s heart while playing for college basketball’s perennial Cinderella, Gonzaga. Unfortunately, he has not had the same effect on NBA general managers, and he is now without basketball-related employment.
With no NBA team in need — or want — of his services, Morrison is going back on his original statement that he would retire if he did not make the...
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming back home following a 1-2 road trip that saw them put together one brilliant second-half comeback while collapsing in the fourth quarters of the other two contests.
Matchup: Portland (2-2) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (3-2)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:30 PM PT
Date: Nov. 8, 2012
The Blazers may have home-court advantage on their side...
Let’s examine the local media covering the PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS. Newspaper- The Oregonian is the city’s local newspaper. It’s sports section has space dedicated to the Trail Blazers. Beat reporters Jason Quick (Twitter), Joe Freeman (Twitter), Mike Tokito (Twitter) and Sean Meagher (Twitter) have the Blazers covered. Columnist John Canzano (Twitter) will also have a take
Mehmet Okur played 11 NBA seasons.
The start of each NBA season comes with a bevy of surprises. This year is no exception especially when it comes to non-household names making big noise on the court and in the box scores. Rookies join the fray, certain players are given expanded minutes and sometimes you see a name that makes you say "Who? He had how many points?" Obviously the name James Harden comes to...