Found December 31, 2011 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
State of the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Lee our man with his pulse on the Trailblazers NBA Hoops beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The December 31st, 2011 edition. For the 11th straight year the Blazers walked off the Rose Garden court with their hands raised in victory on opening night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 25, Gerald Wallace had 21, Jamal Crawford finished with 12 points, Wesley Matthews 16.

Aldridge NBA's best young post players

Chris Palmer over at ESPN (ESPN INsider sub needed to view) Wrote this week about Trailblazers LaMarcus Aldridge as a VERY likely First-time All-Star candidate. Quote: 1. LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers Projection: 21.1 pts, 8.6 reb, 2.1 ast per 40 min; 20.76 PER Save for Blake Griffin, no power forward in the game is improving as rapidly as...

Report: Brandon Roy In Spain, Offered Contract To Play In Spanish League

There was no disclaimer that came with the report out of Spain today that the Portland Trail Blazers retired all-star guard Brandon Roy had arrived to meet with a team there and has been offered a contract for the rest of the season, so consider this the warning call. The Spanish-based website Solobasket reported the rumor with a number of other basketball sites around Spain leaving...

Blazers Insider: Former guard Nate McMillan takes Raymond Felton under his wing

McMillan has given Felton the ultimate sign of trust this early season, changing the team's entire style of offense to fit the uptempo skills of Felton.

Butler takes one where the sun don't shine

Caron Butler took a nasty shot to the groin during the early stages of the Portland Trail Blazers / Los Angeles Clippers game. It occurred as Gerald Wallace was attempting to save a ball from going out of bounds. As he was falling out of bounds he turned and fired a baseball pass at Butler. Unfortunately the ball hit the crown jewels. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fmysportsrumors...

Trail Blazers vs. Clippers Preview | Handicapping | Betting Odds Jan. 1

Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. L.A. Clippers Sunday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Clippers by 3.5. Jason thinks the Blazers will struggle in their first road game of the season and Chris Paul will have a great game. Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Blake Griffin will also decide this matchup.

Blazers-Nuggets: George Karl says Raymond Felton was 'first class' in awkward situation in Denver

The former teammates, fellow North Carolina grads and good friends engage in a spirited point guard battle.

Clippers 93, Trail Blazers 88: Nate McMillan talks about first loss of season (video)

Turnovers pile up again, and after three woeful quarters the Blazers' fourth-quarter comeback bid falls short at Staples Center.

Nicolas Batum ‘Intimidated’ By Teammate Gerald Wallace’s Strong Start

Nicolas Batum is struggling out of the gates this season, and according to his coach Nate McMillan, he’s not putting up enough of a fight to regain his playing time. From the Oregonian: “If we are being straight here, Batum is feeling sorry for himself. He has been intimidated by the impressive start of teammate Gerald Wallace, who is starting in front of Batum. And Batum doesn’t...

Portland Trailblazers 111, Denver Nuggets 102

The Blazers shot 51.9% from the floor and they outrebounded them 50-30, which explains the ease of victory in this game. Wesley Matthews (25 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal), Raymond Felton (23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists) and Jamal Crawford (22 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal) led the way for the Trailblazers in this game. Gerald Wallace (13 points, 6...

2011-2012 NBA Regular Season: Danilo Gallinari Dunks On Gerald Wallace

Live chat: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets

Gerald Wallace and the Blazers look to stay perfect on the season as they take on the Nuggets at the Rose Garden.

Los Angeles Clippers 93, Portland Trailblazers 88

The Trailblazers outrebounded the Clippers 46-38 last night but it didn’t matter in the end. Jamal Crawford (23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists) and LaMarcus Aldridge (19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal) led the way for the Trailblazers last night. Nicolas Batum pitched in with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in this game. Raymond Felton (12 points, 1...

Defense Does It Against Bobcats

When the Magic and Bobcats met in the Playoffs two years ago, defense was the calling card for both teams. Then the top two teams in the league by defensive efficiency the NBA was treated to a four-game series of some hard-nosed defense. Charlotte has completely remade its roster since then and some of that defensive identity has disappeared, especially when Gerald Wallace was traded...

Clippers snap skid with win over Trail Blazers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In the closing seconds with his team ahead by two points, Chris Paul showed why the Los Angeles Clippers wanted him so badly. Paul scored on a driving layup, won a crucial jump ball against Jamal Crawford and then came up with a steal to help his new team open the new year with a 93-88 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night that snapped a two...
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