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Why do the Portland Trail Blazers not feel like contenders?

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-6) sit atop the Northwest Division in the Western Conference with the surging Oklahoma City Thunder (12-13) still seven games back in the race for homecourt advantage come playoff time, but why don’t the Blazers feel like serious contenders? On paper, the Blazers have quietly put together one of the deepest teams in the Association. (14 players on...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez To Miss 6-7 Weeks With Fractured Hand

Robin Lopez posted on his official Twitter account that he will be sidelined six to seven weeks due to his fractured hand. "Thanks for all your thoughts & support! It'll be 6 or 7 weeks til I'm on the floor again thanks to this bum hand. Can't wait!!! #NeverSayDie," Lopez tweeted. Lopez sustained the injury in the Portland Trail Blazers' win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
Via RealGM
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson Salvages My Year

Did you see it? Were you a witness to the greatest 9 minutes of this young NBA season? It happened during Monday night’s Portland Trail Blazers-San Antonio Spurs game, a fully fledged Thomas Robinson sighting. For me, and perhaps for Thomas Robinson as well, it was like an early Christmas present, a moment that I have been waiting for since game 1 of the regular season. Before...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez fractures his right hand

Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez suffered a fracture in his right hand. He is expected to miss approximately a month. Via Yahoo! Sports: Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez is expected to miss four weeks with a fractured right hand, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lopez will meet with a hand specialist on Tuesday in Portland. Lopez suffered the injury pursuing a rebound...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez Breaks His Right Hand – What Do The Portland Trail Blazers Do Now?

The San Antonio Spurs decided to sit some of their key players Monday night while visiting the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland won the game 108-95, but suffered a huge loss in the process. Robin Lopez injured his shooting hand during the third quarter, hitting his hand on Boris Diaw while going for a rebound. After the game, head coach Terry Stotts confirmed that Lopez in fact broke...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can The Portland Trail Blazers Become San Antonio North?

Gregg Popovich has been an anomaly in the NBA for years. One of the best coaches ever, yet at the same time, one of the most unorthodox. The goodwill and reputation that Popovich has built in his time in San Antonio has given him the ability to make moves and do things on his team that no other coach in the league would have the ability to do. The past couple years, as his stars...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs-Trail Blazers Preview

After his Portland Trail Blazers were knocked out of last year's playoffs, LaMarcus Aldridge said the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs had "showed us where we are trying to go." Now Aldridge and the Northwest Division-leading Blazers have a chance to see just how far they've come Monday night when they face San Antonio for the first time since that second-round postseason...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland pulls away from Indiana for 95-85 win

INDIANAPOLIS -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Damian Lillard added 18 points and the Portland Trail Blazers finished their five-game road trip with a 95-85 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Portland (18-6) had lost two straight overall and four straight on the Pacers' home court. C.J. Watson had 23 points and Rodney Stuckey added 14 for the struggling...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Pacers Preview

On the verge of their first three-game skid of the season, the Portland Trail Blazers could benefit from facing a team that has dropped seven in a row. The Trail Blazers can conclude their five-game trip with a winning record by beating the Pacers for the second time in just over a week Saturday night. Portland ended winning streaks of five overall and seven on the road with a 90...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Please Enjoy This Quartet Of Derrick Rose Floaters

Derrick Rose hasn’t had a whole lot of luck lately with anything involving the Portland Trailblazers. In last season’s game at the Moda Center, Rose went down with a torn meniscus that forced him to miss the rest of the season. In their first meeting in November, Rose didn’t even suit up, choosing not to Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews ‘On the Rise’ Caricature Art

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.
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard & Portland Trailblazers in “I Can’t Breathe” shirts

Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trailblazers are the latest professional athletes to show support for Eric Garner and his family. The Blazers sported “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirts in warm up before their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night. Powerful…. #Blazers pic.twitter.com/jgFn7y72z4 — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) December 11, 2014
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad throws down the hammer on Chris Kaman (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves reserve forward Shabazz Muhammad finished a fast break by throwing down a monster one-handed slam over Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game at the Target Center.Muhammad scored 11 points off the bench as the Timberwolves pulled off an upset the Blazers with a 90-82 victory.Video via NBA. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad Posterizes Chris Kaman With Monster Dunk

Shabazz Muhammad absolutely posterized Chris Kaman Wednesday night with this monster dunk midway through the second quarter.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robin Lopez continues feud with Pistons mascot

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez and opposing team mascots just do not get along. Lopez once called The Raptor the league’s most annoying mascot, pushed (Rockets mascot) Clutch and wrestled (Pistons mascot) Hooper a year ago. Some things never change. Lopez and the Trail Blazers traveled to Detroit for a matchup with the Pistons on Tuesday night. And Lopez caught a...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons routed by Trail Blazers, 98-86

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Wesley Matthews scored 19 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers picked up their fifth straight victory with a 98-86 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Detroit lost its 13th in a row, one short of the franchise record set in 1979-80 and tied in 1993-94. Those were both aging teams, with the second...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Damian Lillard has two sprained fingers, he is still expected to play tonight

Despite injuring two of his fingers after falling during Thursday night's win against Indiana, Damian Lillard is still expected to play today against the 4-17 New York Knicks. Photo Cred: nikk_la via Flickr Lillard, who has appeared in every game so far this season, is expected back after having his right hand examined Friday. He was diagnosed with a sprain in his middle and...
Via NBA Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Dorell Wright is 'probable' for tonight's game againt the Knicks

The Portland Trail Blazers enter tonight's game against the New York Knicks coming off an 88-82 win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Damian Lillard lead the Blazers with 23 points and eight rebounds. The win improved the Trail Blazers to 15-4, first in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, forward Dorell Wright, who has been out with an illness, should be ready for tonight...
Via NBA Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Protesters gather outside Moda Center (GALLERY)

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the south exit of the Moda Center during Thursday night’s Pacers-Trail Blazers game. The demonstrators marched through downtown Portland and made their way to the Moda Center. They were rallying against the decisions made by grand juries in Ferguson and New York City not to indict the police officers who were involved in the deaths of Michael...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blimp crashes info fans at Blazers-Pacers game

A blimp crashed into fans at the Portland Trailblazers game, because flying cars still haven't arrived.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard's "Swingman" takes role as body double too seriously (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is the latest athlete to get his own body double as part of the advertising campaign for the Adidas Swingman line of NBA jerseys.In this online commercial, Lillard respects his "Swingman" body double's commitment to his craft, as both are perfectionists.  However, watching the "Swingman" copy his every move, both...
Via Holdout Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Injury Update: Nicolas Batum has been ruled 'out' for tonight's game against the Nuggets

Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will not play tonight against the Nuggets after it was revealed that his right knee contusion has not yet healed completely. The injury occurred during Sunday's contest, also against the Nuggets, when Batum went down with a minute left in the game. Gina Colleccia via Wikimedia CommonsThe seventh-year veteran from France needed...
Via NBA Injury News
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Set To Release Thomas Robinson

Next season power forward Thomas Robinson might not be playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.. A close source tells Yahoo Sports that the Portland Trail Blazers will not be picking up Thomas Robinson  in the fourth-year option worth $4.6 million and he will become an unrestricted free agent by next Summer. The 23-year-old forward was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2012...
Via Basketball Bicker
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Player projections

This is the third and final installment of our Portland Trail Blazers season preview. In the first two articles we took a look at the Blazers’ general roster and their potential standing in the Western Conference. Now I will give an overview of each player that will potentially be in the starting five and some key reserve players that will have a big affect off the bench. The potential...
Via isportsweb.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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