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Depleted But Not Done, Portland Trail Blazers Need Lillard Time, All The Time

The first two games of the Portland Trail Blazers first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies put their issues under a magnifying glass that told harsh truths. Their depleted roster has result in heavy burdens on the shoulders of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, not nearly enough firepower on the wings to combat Memphis’s stodgy defense on both stars, a bench unit that...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland's Afflalo probable for Game 3 vs. Grizzlies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland guard Arron Afflalo is expected to play Saturday when the Trail Blazers host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of their playoff series. Afflalo has been sidelined with a right shoulder strain that kept him out of the first two games of the series, both Portland losses in Memphis. He was listed as probable by the team on Friday. Acquired at the trade deadline...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defining Success For The Portland Trail Blazers

Just a little over a month ago, the nation was starting to jump on the Portland Trail Blazers bandwagon. They were starting to get recognition as possibly one of the contenders in the West, some analysts were even picking them to advance to The Finals. This is all following a hot start to the season and a couple key acquisitions at the trade deadline in Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers without Kaman, Afflalo vs. Grizzlies in Game 2

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Portland guard Arron Afflalo will miss his fifth straight game with a strained right shoulder, and the Trail Blazers also will be without center Chris Kaman on Wednesday night in Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Coach Terry Stotts said Wednesday that Kaman twisted his left ankle in practice Tuesday when the Trail Blazers were going through some of the Grizzlies...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle Of The Injured – Reserves Must Step Up For Both Portland Trail Blazers And Memphis Grizzlies

The Portland Trail Blazers enter the postseason with one of their more valuable players, Wesley Matthews, out for the year rehabbing a torn Achilles, Nicolas Batum hobbled by a shoulder strain, fellow starter Arron Afflalo mired by a knee bruise, and sparkplug guard C.J. McCollum bugged by a ankle injury. If that wasn’t enough, forward Dorell Wright is expected to miss the series...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Market for Will the Thrill?

​ After two-and-a-half seasons mostly warming the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers, mercurial guard Will Barton was traded to the Denver Nuggets in the deal that sent Arron Afflalo to Portland. It probably didn’t surprise anybody that Barton’s scoring average jumped after the trade, going from 3.0 to 11.0 points per game. Barton was behind an entire playoff-caliber...
Via The Sports Post
10 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Trail Blazers Preview

Given their terrible luck, the Portland Trail Blazers are looking to get out from under the dark cloud hovering above them. LaMarcus Aldridge and Arron Afflalo are the latest to go down for the Trail Blazers, who are running out of time in their bid to earn home-court advantage in the playoffs as they host the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. In what's likely to be a precautionary move...
Via AP on Fox
17 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' Afflalo out 1-2 weeks with shoulder strain

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo will be out one to two weeks because of a right shoulder strain. Afflalo injured his shoulder during the Trail Blazers' 116-105 loss at Golden State on Thursday night. He had an MRI on Friday that ruled out a more serious injury. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Denver Nuggets, Afflalo has been a key contributor...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' Afflalo out 1-2 weeks with shoulder strain

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo will be out one to two weeks because of a right shoulder strain. Afflalo injured his shoulder during the Trail Blazers' 116-105 loss at Golden State on Thursday night. He had an MRI on Friday that ruled out a more serious injury. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Denver Nuggets, Afflalo has been a key contributor...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns-Trail Blazers Preview

Another win for the Portland Trail Blazers will clinch a playoff spot and inch them closer to their first Northwest Division title in six years. It would also help alleviate any concerns over a five-game skid earlier this month. They'll go for their fourth straight victory since that slide Monday night at home against the Phoenix Suns, who just lost to the Trail Blazers in the desert...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge puts Portland on top of Denver

The Nuggets hung tough, but LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds and former Nuggets Arron Afflalo chipped in 21 and five to power the Portland Trail Blazers (47-25) to a 120-114 win over Denver (28-46) in a high-scoring affair Saturday night in Portland. The Nuggets were without forward Danilo Gallinari, who was taking a breather on the second night of a back-to-back....
Via Mile High Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Answer To Their Losing Problem

  (Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… A friend of mine who is a Portland Trail Blazers fan (fanatic actually) emailed me a couple days ago, asking what the problem was with her team. They Blazers have recently lost 5 straight games, almost lost a 6th to a Jazz team whose best player who didn’t play and only have...
Via HoopStuff
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum’s Progress May Just Be The Silver Lining Portland Trail Blazers Fans Are Looking For

It seems like just the other day that the Portland Trail Blazers were starting to garner some steam as a legitimate dark horse championship contender. Newly acquired super-sub Arron Afflalo was acclimating himself well to the lineup, and the Blazers were putting the screws to the Dallas Mavericks, on their way to a 5-game winning streak, with four of the five wins coming against...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Importance of Arron Afflalo

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) Portland Trail Blazers: The Importance of Arron Afflalo By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content When Wesley Matthews went down last Thursday night during the game against the Dallas Mavericks I first thought he had just rolled his ankle and would be back later on during the game. He is pound for pound one of the toughest players...
Via HoopStuff
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers likely to look to Afflalo in Matthews' absence

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Wesley Matthews is confident the Trail Blazers will be fine without him. Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon early in the third quarter of Portland's 94-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, the team's fifth consecutive win. ''We've got guys who can fill in. We've played injured, we've played down, we've played bruised and beat up,''...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Matthews’ injury and the short- and long-term impact in Portland

The addition of Arron Afflalo at the trade deadline was supposed to beef up its depth, but now it seems dealing for the two-way veteran guard was a premonition ahead of Thursday’s terrible news for Portland. Injuries happen in the NBA — just ask Chicago and Oklahoma City — but Wes Matthews’ ruptured Achilles tendon stands out. It’s March, only weeks away from the first...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Matthews’ injury and the short- and long-term impact in Portland

The addition of Arron Afflalo at the trade deadline was supposed to beef up its depth, but now it seems dealing for the two-way veteran guard was a premonition ahead of Thursday’s terrible news for Portland. Injuries happen in the NBA — just ask Chicago and Oklahoma City — but Wes Matthews’ ruptured Achilles tendon stands out. It’s March, only weeks away from the first...
Via Bloguin Best
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Synergy Over Seeding For The Portland Trail Blazers Down The Home Stretch

Coming off of one the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers signature wins of the season, a (mostly) wire-to-wire 111-95 thumping of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, it’s easy to get excited and immediately pull up the current NBA standings to see where the they now stack up. Sure, the results are predictable, one more tally mark in the win column, but, more importantly, it...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Could Be The Sixth Man The Portland Trail Blazers Has Long Desired

During the 2011-2012 season, the Portland Trail Blazers thought they had it with Jamal Crawford: a jolt off the bench that could greatly help a team with title aspirations. Despite his undeniable ability to score, he was too inconsistent and didn’t provide the defense the bench unit needed to satisfactorily compliment the efforts of the starting five. In the years since, despite...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Afflalo, Gee formally join the Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey already knows plenty about what Arron Afflalo can bring to Portland. Now all that's left is the chemistry. The Blazers acquired Afflalo and forward Alonzo Gee in a five-player deal with the Nuggets at the trading deadline. In return, Portland sent Thomas Robinson, Will Barton and Victor Claver and a lottery-protected...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Versus Podcast: The Trade Deadline Chaos Episode

On this edition of The Versus Podcast, we're blessed to have Nate Duncan and Jonathan Tjarks on the air to talk about the madness of the NBA Trade Deadline. The post Nate Duncan & Jonathan Tjarks vs. Eddie Maisonet (The Trade Deadline Chaos Episode) appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo in big time deal

Today’s trade deadline was expected to be a game changer, and when the clock struck six, the day’s events don’t disappoint. The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets in addition to backup forward Alonzo Gee. The Nuggets in turn receive Thomas Robinson, Will Barton, Victor Claver and a lottery draft pick in 2016. Afflalo has averaged 14.5...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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