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With Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford struggling at times, should Nate McMillan give rookie Nolan Smith a chance to play?

Trail Blazers-Hawks: Jamal Crawford returns to Atlanta (links)

The Hawks are riding a five-game win streak over the Blazers, who last won in Atlanta on Jan. 21, 2008.

Raymond Felton Looking for Long-Term Deal in Portland

Raymond Felton admits that he has struggled so far this season, mostly with his shot and decision-making, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want his money from the Blazers. Because he very much does. From Hoopsworld: “At the end of this season the Blazers will once again have to make a major decision regarding their backcourt, as Felton is in the last year of his current deal...

Raymond Felton would like to sign an extension with the Blazers

From Hoopsworld’s Lang Greene: At the end of this season the Blazers will once again have to make a major decision regarding their backcourt, as Felton is in the last year of his current deal and is set to become a free agent. Felton readily lets it be known if the decision were up to…

Felton, Crawford Backcourt Struggling To Produce For Blazers

Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford have been struggling with their shooting accuracy and turnovers, making the Portland backcourt a liability.

Atlanta Hawks: In appreciation of Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford is back in town, which got me to thinking about the clip above. That was my very first game covering the Hawks as the AJC beat writer. It turned out it was a proper introduction to Crawford, who loved those big moments and wanted to deliver with crowd-pleasing flair. He always joked he had “street cred” among Hawks fans, and it was true. In a way, Crawford might...

Portland Trail Blazers at Atlanta Hawks game preview

Jamal Crawford faces his former team as the Blazers take on Josh Smith and the Hawks at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Trail Blazers shootaround: Marcus Camby doubtful, Jamal Crawford optimistic, Nate McMillan looking for faster tempo

center Marcus Camby will likely miss his third consecutive game, Jamal Crawford is looking for breakout game against former team and coach Nate McMillan is looking for that old aggressive Blazers team.

Trail Blazers have players-only meeting to discuss issues

Raymond Felton can’t shoot. Gerald Wallace isn’t consistent. LaMarcus Aldridge is fading down the stretch. Jamal Crawford has tied his mind into a pretzel. And Marcus Camby is injured. But the Trail Blazers’ biggest problem? They are too nice. The players said so Wednesday night after the Blazers lost 92-89 in Atlanta, their fourth loss in five games. That [...]

Knicks Intend To Target Nash, Nelson, Felton With $5 Million Exception

The Knicks plan to target Steve Nash, Jameer Nelson, and Raymond Felton in free agency this summer.

Atlanta 92, Portland 89: More troubles on the road as Blazers lose to Hawks

The Blazers' latest loss prompts criticism from Nate McMillan and leads to a players-only meeting.

Blazers Still Have A Lot To Prove

Four out of five writers claim the Blazers are contenders on’s 5-on-5 roundtable, while the Hawks cannot claim a single contender title. Unfortunately for the City of Roses, the writers’ opinions did not affect the outcome of last night’s game. In a horrendous shooting night, the Blazers came up one three pointer away from going into overtime in Atlanta against the...

The 76ers are awesome at defense because they like it when you shoot

The notion seems as simple as hitting the open man, running with the ball as far away from the other team as you can, or touching the guy on the other team with the ball as he tries to run toward the your base. Three-pointers count for three points, so they're good. Shots near the basket only count for two points, but you make a whole lot of those shots, so they're good...

Howard Could Have Rift With Fegan

The Magic re-signed Jason Richardson in a deal that made their pursuit of Jamal Crawford improbable.
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