Found March 21, 2012 on That NBA Lottery Pick:

During last night's Trail Blazers/Milwaukee Bucks affair, newly-acquired Portland center Hasheem Thabeet attempted to throw down an alley-oop dunk from teammate Johnny Flynn.

Instead of a tremendous dunk, Thabeet got blocked by the rim:


Can two draft busts help the Portland Trail Blazers rebuild?

What did Portland get at the deadline? We all know the NBA deals that transpired last Thursday morning, and after a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Let’s start with the players who will bring nothing to Rip City. It’s no secret that Portland made...

Nate McMillan is all class on his way out of Portland

They were the Jailblazers before he got there, it's only fair people remember that. For as much as he did in Portland during his seven years as the Head Coach of the Trailblazers though, Nate McMillan was still fired last week anyways. He spoke to the media on Tuesday for the first time, and despite the unceremonious way he was discharged, we wasn't throwing anybody under...

Blazers say it’s time to skate Nate!

Former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan.The Portland Trail Blazers made a smart move on Thursday by firing micro-managing head coach Nate McMillan in order to begin a massive rebuilding mode that will take place in earnest as soon as the 2011-12 regular season ends.Unfortunately for the Blazers and McMillan the once-respected head coach was never able to quite get...

POTD 3/20/12: Mbah A Moute on Luke Babbitt

Is it still Luke on Luke violence if one of the Lukes spells his name with a “c”?  I figure it is.  Anyway, I really wanted to give this to Markieff Morris because I’m partial to any dunk that looks at all similar to Stromile Swift on Yao Ming, but I’ve accepted that Mbah A Moute’s long leap from the dotted line makes his and-one facial the superior of the two… Tough...

Blazes Waive Okur

The Blazers waived Mehmet Okur.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Kaleb Canales

NBA Head Coach: Kaleb Canales Name: Kaleb Canales Born: July 7, 1978 Birthplace: Laredo, Texas College: University of Texas-Arlington Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2009-2012 Interim Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2012 “Exudes Positivity and Commitment” Before his first game as the interim head coach at the United Center in Chicago, 33 year...

Grizzlies' rally falls short against Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Nicolas Batum had 24 points and the new-look Portland Trail Blazers held off the Memphis Grizzlies 97-93 on Thursday night. Jamal Crawford had 17 points, including four clutch free throws in the final seconds for the Blazers, who snapped a two-game skid to even to 2-2 under interim head coach Kaleb Canales. Marc Gasol's layup narrowed it to 91-88 with...

Bucks vs. Trail Blazers betting odds & handicapping preview March 20th

NBA Matchup Insight The Trailblazers are finally back at home, where they are 14-7 this season, but they will be facing a red-hot Bucks’ team that has won 5 straight game and new have a great scorer in Monta Ellis. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE BLAZERS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB! Milwaukee Bucks (20-24) at Portland TrailBlazers (21-24) When: 10 PM ET, Saturday, March 20...

Brandon Roy unexpectedly shows at the Rose Garden

Brandon Roy unexpectedly appeared at the Trail Blazers' game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, his first visit to the Rose Garden since his abrupt retirement at the opening of training camp. The three-time All-Star sat courtside with wife Tiana and was given a standing ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard. Team owner Paul Allen was among those standing...

Hornets claim C Johnson off waivers

The New Orleans Hornets claimed center Chris Johnson off waivers Tuesday.Terms of the deal were not announced due to team policy.Johnson was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers on Mar. 15. The 26-year-old averaged 1.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.7 minutes per game before being released.The former LSU Tiger began his NBA career with the Boston Celtics in 2010-11, appearing in four...

Canales settles into new role with the Blazers

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer It is said that Kaleb Canales spends so much time at the Trail Blazers' practice facility that he's got a bedroom there. Truth is, Canales sleeps many nights on a couch in the building. But rest has been rare recently for Portland's new interim head coach, who started with the team...

State Of The Trailblazers: Weekly Notebook | Coach Search March 21st

Blazers All Access Coaching Search No offense to Kaleb Canales, the video intern turned head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, but when news that the pink slip had been handed to Nate McMillan, one would have thought that the team may have had something…anything, in mind rather than what seemed at the time to be similar to that of throwing a dart and running with the person...

Bellybuster Part 7: "Detritus"

Seventh in a series of installments documenting my failed political ambitions, my warped sensibilities, and my Portland Trail Blazers. 1. I saw a school of bright blue puffer fish, off in the distance, by the coral. I decided immediately to go check them out. For some reason, I felt this was necessary. My jaws were hurting due to the amount of pressure I was biting down with on...

Blazers come home a different team

The Trail Blazers' homecoming after a tumultuous seven-game road trip hardly represented a return to normalcy. While the team got Monday off, the Blazers introduced a pair of new players they acquired at the NBA trade deadline last week, a day that was marked by the dismissal of head coach Nate McMillan. Only perfunctory attention was paid to center Hasheem Thabeet and point...
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