How Much Can The Portland Trail Blazers Improve From Within?

Most of the talk this offseason will be about what the Portland Trail Blazers can do to improve through free agency and trades. The Blazers have a stable of young talent. While adding veteran talent is ideal to improve their playoff chances, the improvement of their young talent is just as important to their success going forward. Let’s take a look at what the Blazers can improve...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers assign Allen Crabbe to D-League

The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned rookie guard Allen Crabbe to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Crabbe, 21, is averaging 2.1 points, 0.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 5.1 minutes in 14 games for the Trail Blazers this season. Acquired by Portland in a draft day trade with Cleveland, Crabbe was the 31st overall...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Reassign Allen Crabbe To Idaho

The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned rookie guard Allen Crabbe to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede. Crabbe is averaging 2.1 points, 0.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 5.1 minutes in 14 games for the Trail Blazers this season. This marks Crabbe's second assignment to the D-League.
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Recall Allen Crabbe From Idaho

The Portland Trail Blazers have recalled Allen Crabbe from the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. Crabbe has played 12 games for the Blazers this season.
Via RealGM
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Assign Allen Crabbe To D-League

The Portland Trail Blazers have assigned rookie guard Allen Crabbe to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede. Crabbe is averaging 2.0 points, 0.2 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 4.9 minutes in 12 games for the Trail Blazers this season. This will mark Crabbe's first D-League assignment of the season.
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers set NBA record for single-game three-point percentage

Tweet How hot were the Portland Trail Blazers Friday night in their 130-98 shellacking against the Utah Jazz? So hot that they set an NBA record for long range shooting. The Blazers knocked down 17 of their 23 three-point attempts for a percentage of 73.9%. Point guard Damian Lillard led the way with 5-6, followed by four threes from Wesley Matthews...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

2013/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

2013/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 28-382012/2013 Regular Season W/L Record: 33-49Additions: C.J. McCollum, Robin Lopez, Dorell Wright, Mo Williams, Thomas Robinson, Allen Crabbe, Earl WatsonSubtractions: J.J. Hickson, Eric Maynor, Jared Jeffries, Luke Babbitt, Nolan SmithIf things go well...The Trail Blazers are certainly a team headed...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

What Impact Will C.J. McCollum’s Injury Have On Depth?

The Portland Trail Blazers have definitely expanded their depth from a year ago. The injury to rookie guard C.J. McCollum will have an impact on Portland’s depth, but how much of an impact is the question. The Blazers luckily weren’t done this offseason when they drafted McCollum. The likes of Allen Crabbe, Mo Williams, and Earl Watson will all be great additions to help...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Early Portland Trail Blazers 2013 season predictions

Blazers are a Better Team ESPN recently projected the Portland Trail Blazers as the No. 10 team in the West in their summer forecast. They believe Portland will finish with a 38-44 record, which is just five more wins than a year ago. They also listed division rival Minnesota Timberwolves as the No. 8 seed with a 40-42 record. The Blazers lost a nightmare on the defensive end in...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Portland Trail Blazers’ current contract situation

Show me the money! Ever since becoming a Portland Trail Blazer, general manager Neil Olshey has done an outstanding job managing the payroll in Rip City. He’s brought in young players at cheap costs, yet he’s kept the future flexible with a number of short-term deals. During the 2012-13 season, the team’s No. 1 problem was depth off the bench. Now the team has that, and it’s...
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August 12, 2013  |  1 Comment

Grading the Portland Trail Blazers' off-season additions

The Portland Trail Blazers now have a full 15 guaranteed contracts under their belt for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. All through last season, the bench was highly criticized for lacking any sort of fire power offensively, and the frontcourt depth was severely lacking, particularly at center. There was little doubt that general manager Neil Olshey's biggest priority this summer...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers: Top 5 games to look forward to in 2013-14

Portland Get ready The NBA recently released the official schedule for the 2013-14 season, and the Portland Trail Blazers are slated to start their year on Oct. 30 against the Phoenix Suns. The first game of the season is always noteworthy, but there are a handful of other games that will keep fans on the edge of their seats until they officially tip off. The top five games will...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Setting High Expectations For 2013-2014 Season

Remember back when you were in school how awesome summer break was? We got to sleep in, go on vacation, and we never had homework. Summer was a time that each of our realities got completely shifted. All of a sudden, we believed that the next year in school, we were going to get straight A’s and be the most popular kid. That shift in reality continues on in the lives of sports...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Perimeter Projections: 2013-14 Portland Trail Blazers

One issue continuously plagued the Portland Trail Blazers last season: depth. After acquiring Thomas Robinson, Robin Lopez, CJ McCollum, Allen Crabbe and Dorell Wright, it’s safe to say that the problem is likely solved. Last year ended on a sour note for Portland as they dropped thirteen straight games en route to a disappointing 33-49 record. With added depth and a much-needed...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Cracking the Lineup – Portland Trailblazers 2013-14

Hold Your Head Up! As bleak as the future may have looked over the past couple of years for the Portland Trailblazers and their fans, success may be just around the corner. With the addition of a couple of pieces here and there through the draft and free agency, the Blazers found themselves in contention for a playoff spot for a good chunk of the 2012-13 season.  Now before we get...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Portland Trail Blazers Las Vegas summer league

Are you impressed? Entering the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League, Portland Trail Blazers fans had plenty of room for optimism. Sure, there were a number of questions that needed to be answered, but a successful offseason had many believing that we would see a new squad with new life. As it turned out, the team went just 1-5 and showed that there’s a lot of room to grow even on an improved...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Summer League Evaluations

From a results standpoint, the Portland Trail Blazers have been a disappointment in the NBA Summer League this season, managing only one victory in five contests.  However, summer league is a chance for young prospects to audition for roster spots and success is most often measured by the improvement of individual players.  The Blazers play their final summer league game tonight...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading The Portland Trail Blazer Offseason Transactions

Thus far, the Portland Trail Blazers' front office has been surprisingly active this offseason. General Manager Neil Olshey has striven to address the biggest concern from last season: the glaring lack of depth in the Blazers' roster. Portland had the worst bench in the association by far, as the second unit finished the season averaging 18.5 points (30th), 10.5 rebounds...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Trailblazers: Draft Grades

Portland Trailblazers: Draft Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Pick 10: CJ McCollum- Guard- Lehigh - There is no denying the talents of McCollum, who is probably the best scorer in the draft, however the fit is the question. The Trailblazers already have Rookie of the Year and future All Star, Damian Lillard at point guard and although McCollum is a not a point...
Via HoopStuff
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers roster: The good and bad at guard

Breaking down Rip City’s backcourt The Portland Trail Blazers have had a successful offseason, and with training camp right around the corner, it’s clear that the team has added talent across the board. At this juncture, fans in Portland have a good idea of what their opening night roster will look like. There are a few players who could really go either way, but the rotation...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Questions entering Las Vegas summer league

Back to Vegas The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the Las Vegas Summer League, and while fans can be excited that the NBA has returned, there are a few questions we’ll have in mind as the competition begins. The first question, which we won’t include below, is: Can the Blazers win the Las Vegas Summer League championship? We’ll skip over the answer for now, as the sad...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Blazers Sign Allen Crabbe

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Allen Crabbe. Portland acquired Crabbe, selected with the 31st overall pick, from Cleveland on draft day in exchange for two future second round picks. Crabbe was the 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Via RealGM
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lillard, McCollum Headline Blazers' Summer League Roster

The Portland Trail Blazers announced their 2013 Summer League roster on Sunday. C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard, Joel Freeland, Allen Crabbe, Victor Claver and Will Barton headline the Blazers' team.
Via RealGM
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers find offseason success without big-time move

Silence is Golden The Portland Trail Blazers have not made headlines during the 2013 NBA offseason. The team entered the summer with roughly $12 million to spend, and like most fans itching to succeed, the Rip City faithful assumed that the big-name free agents would be wooed to the their hometown with cash and a young nucleus as the primary selling points. As it turns out, that...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers Are Stuck In The Middle

While the Portland Trail Blazers improved their roster by adding CJ McCollum and Allen Crabbe on draft night and trading future second round picks for Houston's Thomas Robinson, the team is still a long shot to make the playoffs next season. However, falling into the lottery of next year's NBA draft could be a blessing in disguise for the Blazers. Paul Allen's team most...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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