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The 2013 NBA trade deadline came and went last Thursday. It was a day when a ham sandwich would have dominated the headlines had it gotten traded. Instead, the biggest names to be moved were perennial bench players JJ Redick and Jordan Crawford.
The Portland Trail Blazers made one move; Neil Olshey turned an obscure Greek player and a trade exemption into serviceable but limited backup point guard Eric Maynor. It was a nice move from Olshey - opportunistic, swift, and smart. But in the grand scheme of the Blazers, Eric Maynor doesn't change a thing.
The Blazers tried to move JJ Hickson, and if you believe various reports, Hickson tried to move himself to Brooklyn, but nothing materialized. Portland isn't making the playoffs this year. Try as they might, the Blazers are too young, too inconsistent, and too horrendous off the bench to make a serious playoff push in the competitive Western Conference. The Blazers would have to overtake more talented, experienced, an...
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Silent but deadly
The Portland Trail Blazers have been known to make a splash at the NBA trade deadline. In 2010, they acquired Marcus Camby, in 2011, they complete a lopsided trade for Gerald Wallace and in 2012, they started from scratch, ridding themselves of Wallace, Camby, Greg Oden and then-head coach Nate McMillan.
This time around, the team stayed relatively quiet, yet...
The Portland Trailblazers brought local hero and former Gonzaga star, Adam Morrison to training camp, but he was cut before the season. Morrison stated that if he did not make the team he would retire, but the Trailblazers would be smart to sign him to a ten day contract.
Not only would bringing him in bring interest and intrigue to the team, but he could actually help the team...
Williams should be counting his lucky stars.
In December, Shawne Williams was arrested after a cop caught him smoking a marijuana blunt in his car. He also informed the officer he had codeine in the car on that famous day.
“Officer I ain’t gonna lie to you, there’s a blunt in the car and some syrup.”
Williams pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana...
Not getting easier
The Portland Trail Blazers have lost seven straight games, and while the Boston Celtics aren’t what they used to be, they’re still a tough opponent for a young Rip City squad.
Matchup: Portland (25-30) vs. Boston Celtics (29-26)
Venue: Rose Garden
Time: 6:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
The playoffs are becoming less and less likely with each grueling...
Another big-picture game
The Portland Trail Blazers got a much-needed win against the Boston Celtics Sunday night, but they’ll need to keep momentum going with the Denver Nuggets coming to town Wednesday night.
Matchup: Portland (26-30) vs. Denver Nuggets (36-22)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:30 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013
The team is in the midst of a four-game home...
Former Nets forward, Shawne Williams, was arrested in December for possession of weed and codeine (cough syrup). The former NBA star was charged with possession of a controlled substance (weed) and possession with intent to sell (codeine) following the arrest, and Monday pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, Luckily for Williams, a passenger in the car took the...
The Celtics have lost, again. Tonight's 92-86 loss I Portland wasn't too hard to watch, but there were times that I got frustrated. Going into this one I kinda knew that they were gonna lose, but I still had to watch the game. They went down with a fight. But tonight, things just didn't work out.
Tonight's USOTN goes to the performance of Brandon Bass. This season...
8:03: Tonight, the Celtics will conclude their time in the Pacific Timezone when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers, who are just 25-30, are a great 17-9 at home while they are just 8-21 on the road. Tonight will be a really tough one. In my opinion, it will be the hardest game to win of this whole road trip. They will have to start good and end good if they want to end up on top.
MILWAUKEE -- Shortly after the game ended, J.J. Redick sent a quick text message to his dad to tell him he thinks his new team is going to win a lot of games down the stretch.
Saturday night just wasn't going to be one of them.
The new-look Bucks played well for the majority of the game just as they did against Brooklyn on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Yet again, Milwaukee...
J.J. Redick made his Bucks debut Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The seven-year-veteran received a warm welcome from the crowd.
The Milwaukee Bucks were tired of losing close games. They just needed somebody to step up and slam the door.
Tuesday night in Dallas, Monta Ellis did just that. Playing point guard down the stretch, Ellis put together one of his best performances of the season on both ends of the court.
Scoring 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, Ellis added nine assists and six steals...
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Portland Trail Blazers rookie point guard Damian Lillard has definitely set himself apart from all the other NBA rookies this season, and he’s likely the guy to win the Rookie of the Year award when it’s all said and done.
Lillard already has over 1,000 points on the season, and he’s the only rookie so far to reach that milestone. The 22-year...
Thursday's trade deadline came as a disappointment to many fans and media members that obsessively tracked it on Twitter and every basketball blog on the internet. The disappointment was not unwarranted when the biggest name moved was J.J. Redick.
A lot of talk after the deadline was about how this is a product of the new collective bargaining agreement, some think the C...
(17-37) vs. (15-40)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Cavaliers by 5.5
Tickets: $32-$57 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 108-104 in Orlando on Nov. 23; Lost 119-108 in Cleveland on Feb. 8; Tonight in Orlando; April 7 in Cleveland
(15-41) vs. (22-32)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Sixers by 9.5
Tickets: $3-$148 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 78-61 on Feb. 4 in Philadelphia; Tonight in Philadelphia; March 10 in Orlando