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Four years ago, on Valentines Day in February 2009, the Portland Trail Blazers were the team of the future. They were 32-20 going into the All-Star break, riding Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and a deep bench, playing Nate McMillan’s slow-paced, low-risk brand of basketball. Greg Oden was finally playing, and he’d shown flashes of brilliance. He was inconsistent and had trouble staying out of foul trouble; he had just put up 16 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Oklahoma City a few days earlier, outplaying the number two overall pick, Kevin Durant, who went 6-15 from the floor. The Blazers were headed for the playoffs, and the Thunder were 13-40, headed for the lottery.
Despite Oden’s slow start, he was starting to get back to full strength and looked like he might one day be a dominant interior defender and rebounder. Roy was an emerging superstar, one of the ten best players in the league, and an elite closer. He was days away from playing in his first All-Star G...
BEST OF MAXIM
Will NBA hardware return to Portland?
It’s been a long time since someone in Portland brought home some NBA hardware. In fact, the last to do such a thing was Brandon Roy in 2007 with the rookie of the year award.
While the 2012-13 season hasn’t been the best in Portland history, there’s plenty of standouts on this year’s team. Damian Lillard has put up ridiculous numbers...
BUST A MOVE, NOT A HIP
There's a reason why he's referred to as the "Wild One".Renowned for being the only broadcaster to ever have been ejected from an NBA game (on account of Steve Javie's whistle-happy wrath) and representing one half of Portland's esteemed "Mike and Mike" color-commentating duo, Mike Rice joined the BlazerDancers at a recent game for some quality...
Each and every week I sit down to write this column I feel like I’ve seen a different Blazers team take to the court over the previous week.
Some weeks the non-existent bench shows signs of life, or Damian Lillard shows why he could be an all-world point guard, then other weeks Portland seems lethargic, Nic Batum’s wrist costs Portland crucial possessions, or that...
In just over a week, the February 21st NBA trade deadline will have come and gone and the Portland Trail Blazers will be the same team then as they are today. The crux of the deal or the anti-deal is the Blazers lack of assets that other teams want or the Blazers are willing to part with. Yes, they have a talented starting five. But as it has been discussed ad nauseam the Blazers...
All-Star Weekend nears
The Portland Trail Blazers will face off against the New Orleans Hornets to conclude a six-game road trip Wednesday night, and they could desperately use a win heading into All-Star Weekend.
Matchup: Portland (25-27) @ New Orleans (18-34)
Venue: New Orleans Arena
Time: 5:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
The road trip hasn’t gone as well as fans...
5. Clifford Robinson, Forward/Center: (1989-1997)
Uncle Cliffy ranks number three in total number of points scored as a Blazer with 10,405. Additionally, for the Blazers, he ranks in the top five for all-time games played (644), free throws made (2,041), 3-pointers made (492), and blocks (726). He was a member of the squads that played in the NBA Finals in 1990...
In spirit of Michael Jordan turning 50 this Sunday (February 17th), here are some of the worst decisions made by the Portland Trail Blazers during draft night.
By the way, I am only dating this back to that 1984 NBA Draft (four years before I was born).
Number 1: Same Bowie over MJ 1984
Needless to say this is by far the worst decision the Blazers have ever made. His...
Veteran Trail Blazers analyst Mike Rice joined the Blazer dancers at halftime of a recent game in Portland. My favorite part of the video may be Rice talking about different dances in the video open, especially the "Doo-gie", a dance craze perfected by a young medical practitioner. Rice's moves on the court are pretty terrible, but at least he looks the part with...
Wesley Matthews injured sprained his left ankle, and won't return, according to Hornets sideline reporter Jennifer Hale. The Portland Trail Blazers guard fell hard on his left knee and ankle, but it sounds like his ankle to the brunt of it.
Matthews played just two minutes. His replacements aren't to be trusted in fantasy basketball.
#Trailblazers Wesley Matthews...
Tweet LeBron James set an NBA record on Tuesday night against the Portland Trailblazers, becoming the first player to score 30+ points in six straight games while shooting over 60 percent. Against the Blazers, LeBron went off for 30 points on 73.3 percent shooting and added nine assists and six boards just for good measure. [...]
Because YOLO, here’s Portland Trail Blazers color commentator Mike Rice donning a satin jacket and a pair of sunglasses to do “the Gangnam” and “the Dougie” with the BlazerDancers. It’s cute, and also should make you feel good about every time you have refrained from dancing. (via That NBA Lottery Pick)- Follow us on Twitter @withleather - Follow me personally @MrBrandonStroud...
Portland rookie Damian Lillard bounced back from a dreadful 1-of-16 performance with 33 points. It wasn't enough to top the Miami Heat; the Blazers fell 117-104.
Lillard hit 10-of-18 shots and 10-of-11 free throws in a stellar shooting night. He filled out his line with three 3-pointers, a rebound and three assists in 39 minutes.
LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 29 points...