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Time to Trade Nicolas Batum

I agree with the Blazers not signing Nicolas Batum to a deal before the deadline. He has yet to bring his European scoring touch to the NBA. I’m not saying he is Sergio Rodriguez because Batum is a top notch NBA defender, but his offence is very John Starks-like. He can go 10 for 10 one night and then go 2 for 15 the next 4 nights. If Batum was more consistent with his offenseâ...

Trail Blazers: Should Nicolas Batum start at shooting guard? (poll)

Batum is shooting 43 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc, while playing just under 25 minutes per game.

Raymond Felton: Wrongfully Accused?

Much has been made about the lack of consistency of Portland Trail Blazers point guard Raymond Felton. If we are going to be objective, the fact is that the great media hype machine took Felton’s legs out from under him before he even stepped off of the plane from Denver. He was supposed to be a starting caliber, if not elite point guard. He was supposed to push this team to...

Suns hope to get back on track in Portland

A road-heavy portion of the schedule wasn't kind to the Portland Trail Blazers. A visit from the struggling Phoenix Suns may help them improve their status as one of the NBA's best home teams. Portland seeks its sixth straight home victory over Phoenix when the teams meet Friday night. The Trail Blazers (11-8) are coming off a stretch of playing seven of nine on the road...

Trail Blazers 109, Suns 71: Nate McMillan, Alvin Gentry postgame (video)

McMillan and Suns coach Alvin Gentry on the decisive middle quarters and the defensive pressure by Portland, forcing 22 turnovers that led to 24 points.

Suns' offense in tail spin as Trail Blazers await

Considering the Suns' only landmark win this season was against a Trail Blazers team that is only tied for eighth in the West says a lot about how the Suns have wasted the season's first 17 games.

Live chat: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns

Will the comforts of home help carry the Blazers past the Suns? Follow the game in our chat, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. Friday.

Aldridge leads Blazers past Suns 109-71

LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers blew out the Phoenix Suns 109-71 Friday night for their sixth straight win at home.

Recap: Portland vs. Phoenix

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, and Portland dominated the middle two quarters in a 109-71 rout of the Phoenix Suns.
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