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Nolan Smith Showing Promise Coming Off Portland Trail Blazers’ Bench

It is well known that what separates the Portland Trail Blazers from being a bona fide playoff contending team and a pretending playoff team is their bench. What is disheartening is that their bench is home to a number of their recent first round draft choices. One of those former first round picks is point guard Nolan Smith, the Blazers 21st selection from Duke in the 2011 NBA Draft...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Following 2011 Draft Snub, Kenneth Faried Says He “Doesn’t Like” The Blazers

Kenneth Faried says leading up to the 2011 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers told him he was their pick. But when the Blazers came up at No. 21, they shocked many with their selection of Duke point guard, Nolan Smith. Denver then proceeded to take Faried at N0. 22. So how does one of the best young power forwards in the NBA feel about the Blazers now? Well, he’s not a fan....
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Blazers fans said - 11/30

Part of you has to feel bad for Blazers fans. The team is just bad. How bad? Some of the worst teams in the league look forward to playing Portland so they can get a win. *cough*Washington*cough* They should get some sympathy because it wasn't so long ago the Celtics were a laughing stock even though they had plenty of talent on paper. Needless to say, there was not a whole...
Via Celtics Life
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers decline options on Williams, Smith & Babbitt

PDX looks toward future The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of a massive rebuild, and as a result, a few of the young prospects on the team now find themselves in a year of uncertainty. The Oregonian’s Jason Quick announced nearly 24 hours before the team’s season opener that the team has opted to decline team options on Elliot Williams, Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt for...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazers Injury News: Nolan Smith Listed As Day-to-Day

Portland Trail Blazers guard Nolan Smith was listed as day-to-day after bring withheld from practice on Tuesday. Nolan reportedly hyper-extended his left knee. Ben Golliver at Blazer's Edge reports that Smith did not undergo an MRI."Nolan Smith hyper-extended his knee," Blazers coach Terry Stotts told reporters. "There's a little bit of swelling."Smith...
Via NBA Injury News
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

the Baller's Almanac: August 9, 2012

It was 16 years ago today that Derek Smith collapsed and died aboard a cruise ship. He had taken his family on a cruise for Washington Bullets and Washington Capitols season ticket holders, and was hosting basketball clinics during the days. The ship was near Bermuda when Smith suffered a massive heart attack, dying on the spot. Smith, who won a National Title with Louisville...
Via Bloguin Best
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Nolan Smith injured in NBA Summer league game in Vegas (Video)

Scarier hoops injury last night at the NBA Summer League as Portland Trail Blazers point guard Nolan Smith had to be taken off on a stretcher after colliding with the basket on a driving lay-up attempt. Here is the video.
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Trailblazers Nolan Smith injured during Summer League game, taken off on stretcher (Video)

Last night, we witnessed one of the more scarier moments to happen at the NBA Summer League as Portland Trail Blazers point guard Nolan Smith had to be taken off on a stretcher after colliding with the basket on a driving lay-up attempt.It happened late in the fourth quarter and it appeared at first that it wasn't anything too serious:Thankfully for Nolan, he would be okay and...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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