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2014-2015 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Starters Grades

Today and tomorrow, each Portland Trail Blazer who’s played significant time with the team will get a grade on their season. I know it’s a wee bit cliché to do grades when everybody else does, but this is a Blazer-centric space, and I’ll toss in some player-specific analysis to explain why that player got the grade he did. What I mean by “significant time” is each Blazer...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spread Thin, Portland Trail Blazers Have Uphill Climb Ahead As Postseason Looms

One game remains in the regular season for the Portland Trail Blazers, and they could face any of four teams in the first round of the playoffs: the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. No matter which they face, they will begin on the road. And yet, even as that inevitable challenge awaits them, starting away from the Moda Center is the...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' Nicolas Batum has knee bruise, won't play vs. Mavericks

  Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a right knee bruise and will miss Wednesday night's regular-season finale against the Mavericks in Dallas. Batum injured his knee in the second quarter of Portland's 101-90 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday. X-rays following the game were negative and an MRI on Tuesday ruled out a serious injury. Blazers guard CJ McCollum sprained...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Batum has right knee contusion, out for finale Wednesday

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a right knee contusion and will miss Wednesday night's regular-season finale against the Mavericks in Dallas. Batum injured his knee in the second quarter of Portland's 101-90 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday. X-rays following the game were negative and an MRI on Tuesday ruled out a serious injury. Blazers guard...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland's Aldridge, Afflalo to sit out vs. Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge and Arron Afflalo have been ruled out for Portland's game at Oklahoma City. Aldridge, an All-Star forward who averages a team-best 23.5 points and 10.3 rebounds, will miss his second straight game with a left foot sprain. Afflalo, who has a strained right shoulder, also will miss his second straight game. Afflalo has started 19 of 25 games since...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 4/13

The Portland Trail Blazers are limping, very gingerly, into the playoffs after a season that saw them go from a consensus top-five team due to newfound defensive excellence and the usual offensive wizardry, to a dispirited squad with a beat-up superstar, a defense that morphed into one of the league’s worst after the All-Star break (they climbed back up to 20th in defensive rating...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Out 1-2 Weeks With Right Shoulder Strain

Arron Afflalo will miss one to two weeks after picking up a right shoulder strain. The Portland Trail Blazers previously lost Wesley Matthews for the season. Afflalo was acquired by the Blazers at the deadline from the Denver Nuggets.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers eye playoffs with one week left in regular season

The Portland Trail Blazers find themselves in a solid position with four games remaining in the regular season. The team has secured a fourth seed in the Western Conference Playoffs but also have some crucial questions that are as of now unanswerable. The team is not certain who they will play, and the list of potential opponents looks hard-fought at every angle. As of April 9th...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Batum Glad Blazers Matched Three Years After Signing Offer Sheet With Wolves

Nicolas Batum admitted he occasionally plays the what-if game in regards to the four-year, $45 million offer sheet he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was subsequently matched by the Portland Trail Blazers. "I've thought about it, but the thing is, we will never know,'' Batum said. "Maybe it would have worked out well and (Minnesota) would have been a good team. Maybe not...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Transition from hardwood to sideline a natural one for Watson

After Earl Watson decided to call it quits on his playing career after the 2013-14 season with the Portland Trailblazers, there wasn’t much doubt that he’d end up back on the court in one way or another. The opportunity to stay in the game came with a job offer to serve as an assistant for […]
Via Project Spurs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How could ref make 3-point call on this Damian Lillard shot? (Video)

NBA referee Bennie Adams had Brooklyn Nets fans and broadcasters shaking their heads in disbelief Monday night when he gave Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard credit for a 3-pointer on a shot that was taken about 5 feet inside the three-point line. It happened with about 8:41 remaining in the third quarter as Lillard took his shot from the circle that marks the top of...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blind NBA Ref Awards Damian Lillard Three Points On Mid-Range Jumper

The first Monday in April is one of the rare non All-Star-related dark nights for the NBA, as the league allows the basketball spotlight to shine solely on the NCAA Championship Game. However, thanks to some inclement weather back in January, the Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets squared off in a makeup game, after Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Portland Trail Blazers Rule the West?

On Friday, the Portland Trail Blazers claimed the Northwest Division Title all for themselves for themselves for the first time in 16 years. This was all thanks to the Memphis Grizzlies’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. But before the team could celebrate, there was the small task of demolishing the woeful L.A. Lakers, which they did in the overwhelming 107-77 victory. So...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Why The NBA’s Seeding System Must Change

(Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… They’re often overlooked by the casual fan, but the NBA’s divisions within the Western and Eastern Conference actually have a significant role in playoff seeding. No matter their record, the winners of the three respective divisions in each conference are guaranteed one of the...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman shoves Chris Paul after groin tap (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman shoved Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul to the ground after CP3 tapped him in the groin during the third quarter of Wednesday night's game at the Moda Center.It happened during the final minute of the third quarter as Kaman grabbed a defensive rebound. Paul pried the ball loose from Kaman, then put his hand behind him to give himself...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

The 2005-06 men’s college basketball season was basically the Adam Morrison and J.J. Redick show.  The Gonzaga and Duke stars battled for the scoring title – Morrison won, averaging 28.1 points a game – and were named co-national players of the year. It was a friendly rivalry – their teams didn’t meet that season – and the competition between the two players basically...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs’ Moondog trolls Robin Lopez with gift to his brother

For the last two years, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez has made a living off teasing mascots. Whenever the Blazers hit the road, mascots are in danger. He’s had a noted history with Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog. That history — and the Cavs’ home date with the Brooklyn Nets tonight — led to the above hilarious Instagram post earlier this afternoon. Of course...
Via Waiting For Next Year
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers wear shirts showing support for Wes Matthews

Last week, the Trail Blazers lost a valuable member of their team when Wes Matthews went down with what was later determined to be a torn left Achilles tendon. The injury will force Matthews to miss the remainder of this season and generally carries a recovery time of eight to nine months. Prior to Wednesday’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews tears Achilles, will miss rest of season

The Portland Trail Blazers received devastating news when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports announced that Wesley Matthews will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. Portland’s Wesley Matthews suffered a left torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of season, a league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 6, 2015   Matthews, a...
Via Sportsnaut
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerome Kersey died from blood clot in his lungs

Beloved longtime Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerome Kersey died Wednesday because of a blood clot that broke, medical officials announced Thursday. Dr. Larry Lewman of the Oregon state medical examiner’s office shared the news with The Oregonian and says a blood clot from Kersey’s left calf broke loose, traveled to his lungs and clogged his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerome Kersey, Michael Jordan and the 1987 Dunk Contest

Jerome Kersey recent passing allows us to remember when "Mercy" Kersey and Michael Jordan squared off in the 1987 Slam Dunk Contest. The post When Jerome Kersey And Michael Jordan Squared Off In The 1987 NBA Slam Dunk Contest appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Blazers F Jerome Kersey passes away

Former longtime Portland Trailblazers forward Jerome Kersey died on Wednesday at the age of 52, the team confirmed. Kersey was a second-round pick by the Blazers out of Longwood in 1984 and played 11 of his 17 career seasons in Portland. Kersey averaged 10.3 points per game throughout his career, including a career-best 19.2 points...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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