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Portland Trail Blazers’ Emotional Offseason Explained With The Help Of YouTube Clips

The 2015 NBA offseason for the Portland Trail Blazers will go down as one of the most memorable in franchise history, and not in the most positive way. It was an emotional, turbulent ride for Blazers fans as they witnessed a 50-plus-win team get dismantled in a matter of days. In the span of a week, we experienced every range of emotion from hopeful to disappointment to what-the...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The collapse of something special

In the 2014-15 NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers built a unique roster that was capable of bringing a championship back home to Portland, Oregon. However, not more than a few months after their short exit from the playoffs which seems to be a reoccurring theme, people are having a hard time believing that this roster will win more than 30 or 40 games in the upcoming season...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: impact of Nic Batum trade

After a disappointing season with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, Nicolas Batum was traded to the Charlotte Hornets for young power forward Noah Vonleh and swingman Gerald Henderson. The move is an interesting take on the Trail Blazers mind set, because the trade certainly does not help the Blazers in the short term. Yes, Batum had a down season last year shooting only 32...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Drafting A NBA Ready Player Must Be Priority One For The Portland Trail Blazers

With the breaking news of Nicolas Batum being shipped to Charlotte last night, the city of Portland wakes up on Draft Day in a kind of stupor.  On one hand, everything has changed. But on the other, the plan stays largely the same regardless of the new fate of perhaps Portland’s most polarizing player. Batum was the subject of trade rumors for the last few weeks, so it shouldn’t...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum – What Does This Mean, And What’s Next?

For Portland Trail Blazers fans who have watched Nicolas Batum over the past seven years, there might be some frustration upon hearing the 6’8″ Frenchman was traded Wednesday to the Charlotte Hornets for 19-year-old power forward Noah Vonleh and veteran shooting guard Gerald Henderson. And yet, when really digging into Batum’s career arc–his spurts of brilliance ultimately...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets to acquire Batum from Blazers for Henderson, Vonleh

The first relatively big trade of the short NBA offseason is close to being finalized. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Charlotte Hornets are on the verge of acquiring forward Nicolas Batum for two former lottery picks, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. This specific deal shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone. Both Batum and Henderson have been on the...
Via Sportsnaut
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum Plans to Finish Basketball Career in France

When Nicolas Batum is finished playing in the NBA, he might not hang up the shoes right away. In an interview with Le Maine Libre, the Portland Trail Blazers small forward said that following his time in the league, he’s prepared to play in his home country of France. BeBasket translated a portion of what Batum said: “If they want me, I want to finish my career at Le Mans...
Via Sportsnaut
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Time Is Now For The Portland Trail Blazers To Trade Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after all. According to’s Jabari Young, Neil Olshey may look to package Nicolas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum's dog plays basketball, is a real-life 'Air Bud'

Nicolas Batum's dog playing basketball is the real life Air Bud. This dog has got some mad game.
Via Gamedayr
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Police Twitter posts Nicolas Batum ‘Batman’ tweet after game 4 win

For those of you who didn’t already know, the “That NBA Lottery Pick” office is based in Portland, Oregon and with the Blazers now up, 3-1 in their playoff series, the city is pretty pumped to get to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in over ten years. After last night’s overtime victory, the Portland Police decided to post a classic Batman-related tweet...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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