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The 2012 NBA Draft will commence at 4PM this evening, and there is but one draftee among those eligible who can single-handedly reverse the Portland Trail Blazers recent fortunes.
Wait... don't go, not just yet. Hear me out.
If you've been paying attention, you've heard the reports. He had a poor 2012 NCAA Tournament. He cannot create his own shot. He lacks consistency.
So he has some things to work on.
What often gets left out is that Barnes is one of the best offensive players in the draft, and that he has routinely wowed fans and experts alike with this wide array of offensive abilities, and has proven time and time again that he can make any shot from anywhere on the court. You Blazers fans out there who want to stop grieving the past and make good on the mistake that was drafting Greg Oden or even Sam Bowie over Kevin Durant and Michael Jordan?! This is your chance.
Weighing 228lbs on a 6'8” frame, Barnes has more than enough s...
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The Portland Trail Blazers are known for draft-night surprises, so it's anyone's guess what they'll do Thursday with four selections, including two lottery picks.
The team is rebuilding under new general manager Neil Olshey, who will make his first significant moves for the Blazers since he was hired earlier this month.
The past season was chaotic for the Blazers, who...
It’s Portland Trail Blazers draft day!
1:00pm – After extensively combing through the mock drafts on ESPN, CNNSI, YAHOO, and pretty much everywhere in between and beyond for the past week and all through the morning, the day is finally here. Yes we know that “The Brow” will be taken first overall, although for some reason I don’t believe that he will live...
Blazers start the 2012 season off right
The Portland Trail Blazers stayed relatively quiet during the 2012 NBA draft, but quiet can be effective when you make the right moves for the organization moving forward.
With two lottery picks and two second rounders at their disposal, the Blazers made the moves necessary to get better and are heading in the right direction as we now wait...
This sounds familiar. Both in 2010 and then again in March, the Cavs reportedly targeted PG Jonny Flynn, the former Syracuse star who has fizzled thus far in the NBA.
Now, today, we’re seeing from the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd that Cleveland again is rumored to target Flynn when free agency begins soon.
Everyone rightfully focused on draft, but free agency begins Sunday...
PDX 2012 Draft Blog
The 2012 NBA Draft was a boring one for most Trail Blazers fans who expected significant splashes, as the team picked the two players that many local analysts had projected them to take assuming that they were still available.
There were no first round trades in general manager Neil Olshey’s first draft in the Rose City or any other splashes of note.
Jamal Crawford has officially exercised his opt-out to become a free agent.
According to many the 2012 NBA Draft will be stacked from the start to the bottom and will eventually be in the same tier like the Draft classes of ’03, ’96, ’84 etc. The Portland Trail Blazers, who finished with an overall record of 28-38 in the lockout season, hold the rights
to the No.6 and No.11 pick.
Portland has a nice chance to fill out their weaknesses, to find their...
Rich Cho lives by the philosophy of "draft talent and trade for need."