Logo by Kevin Gamache, Hammerhead The great Brandon Roy played most of his sadly short basketball career below the rim. He was adept at finishing with both hands, owned a potent mid-range... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
In case you missed it, Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews on the rise enjoying a career year and he also just surpassed Brandon Roy in games played for Rip City. Not bad for a guy that was undrafted. Art by Muideen Ogunmola aka Blocknation. The post Wesley Matthews ‘On the Rise’ Caricature Art appeared first on Hooped Up.
Yesterday, as we predicted, Michael Carter-Williams was named the 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year. MCW captured 104 of the 124 first place votes and joined Allen Iverson as the only two rookies in 76ers’ franchise history to take home that award. To be honest, Carter-Williams had more than a great year, he had a historic year. MCW became just the third player dating back to 1950...
Last week, fellow OSN writer Ryan Chase and I discussed going back and redrafting the 2007 or the 2012 drafts. That got me to thinking that if we went back just two years further to 2005, we could remake history and make the Portland Trail Blazers a team for the ages, even if it only lasted a year or two before potential greed destroyed what could have been a dream team right...
Brandon Dawayne Roy: College All-American, 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year, 3-time NBA All-Star, and 29-year-old husband, father of 2, and retiree. You may remember him as the player most responsible for resurrecting the Portland Trail Blazer franchise, but you likely forgot amidst this season’s first-half success who he really was, and what he really meant to the team this city...
It’s not the norm for basketball players to come back the same player after a serious knee injury, let a lone two. Derrick Rose is a former league MVP and is only 25 years old but has suffered two major knees injuries in three years. Even before his last injury it seemed Rose was favoring is uninjured ( now injured) knee. So when the “uninjured” knee went out of him in Portland...
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