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Oregon Sports News:
Jamal Crawford was a polarizing player here in Portland last year. The vet came in to help fill the void that his good friend Brandon Roy left with his sudden medical retirement. Most of his career, Crawford has come off the bench as the 6th man, even winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010.
Many people around Portland loved seeing Crawford shoot the ball from all over the court, make almost every free throw and take the court with some swagger. While at the same time, a lot of people here thought that he was “part of the problem” when it came to the underachieving team that seemingly quit on Coach Nate McMillan.
Whether you loved or hated Crawford, I’m sure every Blazer fan would help pay his salary to bring him back to help Portland off of the bench. Crawford averaged 13.9 points per game last season. Whereas Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs, the Blazers bench scored only 4 points. That’s FOUR points. Two field goals in 48 minutes...
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AROUND THE WEB
After 6 games, the Portland Trail Blazers, 2-4, are off to a predictable start for this season of low expectations. What is also unsurprising is the ever present hum of the NBA rumor mill, or in this day in age, the tweets coming from Twitter. Thursday evening scout and featured writer for Crossover Chronicles, Wendell Maxey, @w_maxey, tweeted out
Leonard is a young rookie...
Batum takes huge step in Portland loss
The Headline: Nicolas Batum asks for the ball in the fourth and delivers, but not even that saves Portland from falling just short.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 10:00 ET, Saturday, November 10, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Derek Richardson, Ron Garretson, Nick Buchert
Credit to Jordan Frankel (@jordanfrankel) for the find. Montel Williams Host of The Montel Williams Show Spokesperson for Partnership for Prescription Assistance Monty Williams Played college at Notre Dame (1st round pick in ’94 draft) Played in NBA from 1994-2003 Assistant Coach for Portland Trailblazers (2005-10) Current Head Coach of the New Orleans Hornets
Time to get back on track
The Portland Trail Blazers have been tested by legitimate contenders early this season, but the schedule is about to turn in their favor, as the rest of the month features teams who are either fighting for late seeds in the postseason or heading back to the lottery in 2013.
Matchup: Portland (2-4) vs. Atlanta Hawks (2-3)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Frustrations beginning to boil
It’s been less than two weeks since the Portland Trail Blazers opened their season with an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, yet it seems like a lifetime ago that this young roster in Rip City has had anything to celebrate.
Matchup: Portland (2-5) @ Sacramento Kings (2-5)
Venue: Sleep Train Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Tuesday, Nov....
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