Found February 28, 2013 on
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The Portland Trail Blazers have a 2.8% chance of making the playoffs, according to basketball stat-nerd John Hollinger at ESPN.com. The Blazers best possible record is 46-36 and their worst is 27-55.
Basketball-Reference.com doesn’t say much better. They have done 1,000 simulations of the remainder of the season. According to them, the Blazers have a 2.0% shot. Their best possible record is 45-37, while their worst is 29-53.
What does this all mean? Well, from a Nate Silver-esque perspective, the Blazers will be watching the playoffs from their million dollar mansions.
Not shocking, one bit.
The Blazers, while having one of the better starting fives in the NBA, possess one of the worst benches. According to Hoopstats.com, their bench is last in the NBA in scoring (16.7), three-point shooting (27.3%), and field goal percentage (37.6%). The point differential during their time on the floor: losing by an average of 19.9 points. Ouch. No wonder the Blazers starting fiv...
BEST OF MAXIM
When the Portland Trailblazers drafted Meyers Leonard, they had high hopes that he would end up as more of a success than the last time they put hopes in a big man; Greg Oden.
Leonard had a nice effort in a loss against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, posting 13 points and 5 rebounds on 4-7 shooting. The highlight of his night was certainly this emphatic dunk over Andre Iguodala...
Greg Oden has said he won't pick a team to sign with until the offseason, but that decision came only after he had tried to work out a deal with at least one team. While Oden is now planning on waiting unil the summer to continue his pursuit of a comeback, he came close to signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, Oden and the Cavaliers...
Blazers need momentum, now
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off another close loss, as they let the Denver Nuggets walk away victorious Wednesday night. It was a sour note to end a tough month on, but a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves has the potential to help PDX turn things around.
Matchup: Portland (26-31) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (20-35)
Venue: Rose Garden...
CLEVELAND -- Former NBA center Greg Oden will not decide on his next team until July, sources close to the situation told FOX Sports Ohio.
The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007 is making a comeback after three microfracture knee surgeries. Oden last played in the NBA in December 2009 with Portland.
Odens agent, Mike Conley Sr., has said Oden is 100 percent and could become a future...
A Portland Trailblazers fan got hammered drunk and then got a comfy ride right out of the arena.
Last December, Shawne Williams was arrested after a police officer caught him smoking a marijuana blunt in his car, at a Memphis mall. Williams, being the honest man that he is [...]
As we head down the stretch in this year’s NBA season, now is the perfect time to engage in online sports betting. The Miami Heat are currently 6/5 odds to win the NBA Championship, while the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs are not too far behind at 11/2. Unfortunately, the Portland Trail Blazers are at 1,000/1, 400/1 just to win the Western Conference Championship...
With a little over six weeks remaining in the regular season, the slumping Portland Trail Blazers know they need to pick up the pace.
A visit from the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves could help them do just that.
Portland tries to continue its recent domination of Minnesota as these Northwest Division rivals conclude their season series Saturday night.
While the 10th-place Trail...
John Hollinger has been a central figure in the field of basketball analytics.