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It’s over. This road trip did not go well for the Portland Trail Blazers. They finished 2-5 on the road trip and now have an overall record of 8-11 – and they needed three total overtimes to get those two wins. Now the Blazers will try to get back on track as they return to Rip City for a six game home stand.
As it sits right now, the Blazers are a lottery team. I don’t see this changing unless they can get back to .500 by the end of this home stand. With games against Sacramento, Toronto, New Orleans, and Phoenix, this is a possibility. You have to win home games against these mediocre teams if you want a shot at competing for a playoff spot. (They also play San Antonio and Denver during the home stand).
I realize that it may be a little early to talk about playoffs, it is a long season, but I think this team has a shot. This team has to be thinking playoffs, you can’t expect anything less. For this young team, you don’t want to put a lottery pick mindset in their heads. ...
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It’s been 3 years since the former No. 1 overall draft pick, Greg Oden, stepped on the court with the Portland Trail Blazers, so is the 7′ 0″ center planning a return? Former teammate and current Blazer, Nicolas Batum, had dinner with Oden last night where he expressed interest in making a comeback.
Nicolas Batum says yesterday he had dinner w/former #Blazers Greg Oden. Batum...
The Trail Blazers have assigned rookies Will Barton and Victor Claver to Portland's development league affiliate, the Idaho Stampede.
Barton has played in 16 games for the Blazers this season, averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. The guard was the 40th pick in the June draft out of Memphis.
Claver, a 6-foot-10 forward from Spain, was selected by the...
The Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime executives.
The Blazers announced the layoffs on Thursday, about a month after Chris McGowan became the new team president.
Chief financial officer Gregg Olson had been with the Blazers for 10 years. Michele Daterman, who was the senior vice president of tickets and marketing, and Traci Reandeau, formerly the senior vice president...
The light at the end of the tunnel
The Portland Trail Blazers have played their last six games away from the Rose Garden, but they’ll be headed back home once their final contest of the seven-game road trip concludes on Wednesday.
Matchup: Portland (8-10) @ Indiana Pacers (9-9)
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Time: 4:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012
The trip hasn’t gone...
On Valentine’s Day, 1986, in a game against the Portland Trailblazers at Memorial Coliseum, Larry Bird decided to challenge himself by finishing EVERY basket (other than a jumpshot) with his left hand. He ended up scoring 22 points with his left hand, nearly half his total!
Bird finished with 47 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He hit the game tying shot to send the game...
The Blazers have assigned guard Will Barton and forward Victor Claver to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.
The 1977 Portland Trail Blazers are regarded as one of the best teams ever. What happened after is more compelling. "Breaks of the Game" unveils the story.The post The 4 Reasons Why Every Basketball Fan Should Read David Halberstam’s ‘The Breaks Of The Game’ appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
The news came in like a flurry of hailstones yesterday: comings and goings, wheelings and dealings - general happenings and buzz around the Portland Timbers not felt since the beginning of 2012, when so much was possible for last year's team. Now, with new coach Caleb Porter applying his stamp to the Timbers, and the club being reshaped in his mold, Portland seems ready to put...
The Portland Trail Blazers' bench has helped the team pick up its scoring - and get back into the win column - after a rough start to their longest trip of the season.
Ending that stretch with another strong effort could be asking a lot with the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers up next.
Portland looks to close out its seven-game trip with a third consecutive victory Wednesday...
Last night the Frenchman Nicolas Batum played 29 minutes but posted just 5/4/0 with a steal and a three before exiting stage left with a bad back/shoulder and what not. Uh, oh, not what you want to see from your fantasy basketball small forward extraordinaire, son! On the season Nic is returning solid 2nd round value with season averages of 16/6/3.2 to go along with 1.7 spg, 1.1...