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Monty Williams was an assistant coach with the Blazers when LaMarcus Aldridge came into the NBA.

Damian Lillard finishes fast break with amazing layup (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard delivered an amazing fastbreak layup near the end of the first half of Thursday night's 105-90 win over the New York Knicks at the Rose Garden. Lillard stole the ball from J.R. Smith on the defensive end to start the fast break, then somehow managed to maneuver around Iman Shumpert and get the shot up for the score. Lillard led...

Damian Lillard odds on favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

The NBA Rookie of the Year award has been given out since the 1952-53 NBA season to the top rookie of the regular season. The winner of the award receives the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy, which is named in honor of the Philadelphia Warriors head coach who led the team to the 1946–47 NBA Championship. The winner is selected by a panel of sportswriters whom cast a vote for first, second...

State of the Trail Blazers: what’s gone wrong?

Unfortunate Streak It’s hard to imagine at this point, but there was a time that the Portland Trail Blazers were above the .500 mark, riding high, and looking like playoff contenders. Now they are five games under .500 (29-34), third in the Northwest, and four games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the No. 8 and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 19 games to go...

Portland Trail Blazers: Plan For The Future, Stop Living In The Now

No self-respecting fan wants to hear that their team should pack it in. And yet that is exactly what will best benefit Portland's beloved Trail Blazers. With 10 games left to play, and trailing five games behind the #8 seeded Los Angeles Lakers, things look bleak to say the least for the Portland Trail Blazers and their collective playoff hopes. Six of the 10 remaining...

New York Knicks vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Where does this team stand? The Portland Trail Blazers‘ playoff hopes are quickly sliding away with each loss they encounter. The lottery is the most-likely destination for this team come June, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to quit at any point this season. Matchup: Portland (29-34) vs. New York Knicks (38-23) Venue: Rose Garden Arena Time: 7:00 PM PT Date: Tuesday,...

Damian Lillard scores on improbable fastbreak lay-up (Video)

At this point of the NBA season, its pretty obvious that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is going to win the Rookie of The Year award and with below efforts like this one, it's not tough to tell why.Nearing the end of the first quarter of Thursday night's Blazers/Knicks affair, Lillard came up with a steal and despite the defensive efforts of New York's J...

Damian Lillard Continues to Make His Case for Rookie of the Year

Damian Lillard is something special. The Portland Trail Blazers knew it when they drafted him with the No. 6 pick in the 2012 draft. Throughout the season he has been making plays like this one against the New York Knicks in Thursday night's 105-90 win. Go ahead. Admit it. You're impressed (I know I was). Lillard was one of three Trail Blazers with a double-double...

Damian Lillard Needs To Become Portland’s Leader

Just a few nights ago the Portland Trail Blazers had their way with the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs. But once again the Blazers have fallen into a rut of losing close games to teams they should beat. Sunday they lost by two to New Orleans and last evening falling by five points to the Memphis Grizzlies. This season is a littered with games in which Portland could...

Confidence the key for Damian Lillard

The 2012 Draft class is not getting such great reviews so far. There have not been many rookies worth mentioning. Or maybe it has not gotten much talk because the Rookie of the Year race has been so easy to pick. Damian Lillard has been the clear guy from seemingly the beginning of the season. He has averaged 18.9 points and 6.4 assists per game. Although he has shot 42.9...

Lillard owns the night vs. New York

The Portland Trail Blazers are pretty happy with how their point guard situation has turned out. Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists to lead the Trail Blazers to a 105-90 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night, outplaying New York point guard Raymond Felton in his return to Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Nicolas Batum added 18 points for...

Portland Trail Blazers Fans Pour Their Passion On Felton

Blazer fans didn’t heed Jason Quick’s advice. Quick, The Oregonian’s excellent Blazer Insider, implored fans to cheer Raymond Felton in his return to the Rose Garden last night. Felton didn’t get cheered. He was booed. Booed hard. The fans booed him the very first time he touched the ball. After he checked out of the game, they booed him when he returned. They booed...
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