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Welcome to Blazers Day

Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is four weeks away. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next few weeks. This week is the Northwest Division. Today is the Portland Trail Blazers. 2011-12 Record: 28-38 Key Losses: Jamal Crawford (signed with L.A. Clippers), Raymond Felton (traded to New York), Jonny Flynn (signed with...
Via Bloguin Best
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Grading the Portland Trail Blazers offseason

Following a disappointing 2011-2012 season that saw the teams' three-year postseason run come to an end, the Portland Trail Blazers made a change in the front office, hiring Neil Olshey as the team's new general manager. With the team only having five players under contract entering the off-season, just about everyone who follows the team knew that there would be significant...
Via Sports Junkie Online
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers 2011/12 final season player grades

Steve’s Report Card When one looks back at the 2011-12 Trail Blazers season, there were certain expectations for a number of players, some of which were met and some of which fell short.  A season recap is already up on the NWSB. For others, the abbreviated season wasn’t really long enough to give a fair evaluation of their skill enhancement, as practice time was at a premium...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazers 2012/13 Roster Decisions

Put your Trail Blazers general manager hat on and have a look at these numbers. Does it help you decide who should stay and who should go now in RIP City? Joel Przybilla Position: C Height: 7-1 NBA experience: 12 Years 2011-12 salary: $654,281 Contract status: Przybilla signed with the Blazers on Feb. 27 for the remainder of the season; he will become an unrestricted...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Can two draft busts help the Portland Trail Blazers rebuild?

What did Portland get at the deadline? We all know the NBA deals that transpired last Thursday morning, and after a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Let’s start with the players who will bring nothing to Rip City. It’s no secret that Portland made...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Hornets vs. Trail Blazers blog: love ’em & hate ’em

Bounce Back Win at Home The Portland Trail Blazers took care of business last night against one of the worst teams in the NBA. Portland jumped on New Orleans early and coasted to an 86-74 win. The Blazers are back at .500 on the season. BOXSCORE | My POST GAME NOTES Portland Trailblazers 86, New Orleans 74 When: 10:00 PM ET, Monday, March 5, 2012 Where: Rose Garden, Portland,...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

We’ve Heard About The Rhino, How About The Rest Of The Blazers?

Here’s a great drinking game that only has four steps: Turn on a local broadcast of the next Trail Blazers game.  Wait for Craig Smith to enter the game.  Every time Mike Rice says “Rhino” or “Horn” take a drink.  Hook yourself up to a dialysis machine because you might just drink your weight in PBR. Animal nicknames in the NBA have existed ever since...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Portland Trailblazers 101, Sacramento Kings 89

The Trailblazers outrebounded the Kings 53-36 last Monday Night and it was a big reason for this win. Jamal Crawford (26 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists) and Gerald Wallace (20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot) led the way for the Blazers in this game. Wesley Matthews (14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists) and LaMarcus Aldridge (13 points, 16 rebounds...
Via Blazers Locker
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons 94, Portland Trailblazers 91

The Blazers just couldn’t hang with the Pistons in Detroit last Saturday. LaMarcus Aldridge (25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists) and Raymond Felton (20 points, 1 rebound, 9 assists and 2 steals) led the way for the Blazers in this game. Nicolas Batum (14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal) and Craig Smith (10 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal) also pitched in for the Blazers...
Via Blazers Locker
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Comcast reports ratings jump for Sacramento Kings games

Comcast SportsNet California said it is seeing significant ratings increases in its telecasts of Sacramento Kings games. Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart calls to players during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in San Antonio. Sacramento won 88-86. Sacramento Kings' J.J. Hickson, right, and Portland...
Via Sacbee
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets 107, Portland Trailblazers 105 in O.T.

The Trailblazers left everything they had on the court last night and they came up just a tad short. Nicolas Batum (29 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 blocked shots in 42 minutes) and LaMarcus Aldridge (22 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots) led the way for the Blazers in this game. Raymond Felton also had a solid game with 13 points, 4 rebounds...
Via Blazers Locker
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazers Show The Importance Of The Bench

All teams know that the compact, 66-game season is going to be a lot of wear on their players. The bench is going to play a huge part this year, and a team’s depth may make the difference between playoff success and an early end. In their two wins to start the season, the Portland Trail Blazers have already shown how important their bench will be this year. Their team leader,...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Blazers Show The Importance Of The Bench

All teams know that the compact, 66-game season is going to be a lot of wear on their players. The bench is going to play a huge part this year, and a team’s depth may make the difference between playoff success and an early end. In their two wins to start the season, the Portland Trail Blazers have already shown how important their bench will be this year. Their team leader, LaMarcus...
Via Bloguin Best
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why it’s OK to Pay $12,000 for a Jersey Number

Jason Green one of our Portland Trailblazers bloggers reports on why its ok to pay $12,000 for an NBA jersey number. This week the newest Blazer, Jamal Crawford did just that. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard agreed to two-year deal with the Trail Blazers on Thursday. He was introduced at a news conference Friday, along with another Portland free-agent acquisition, forward Craig Smith...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Q’s Take: The 2011 Trailblazers Coming’s And Going’s

Portland Trailblazers roster recap as we get closer to the 2011 NBA season starting up. Jamal Crawford says the Portland Trail Blazers are where he belongs, but to bring him in the Blazers had to waive the retiring Brandon Roy. A tough pill to swallow for all northwest hoops fans. LaMarcus Aldridge has a heart condition, Greg Oden is Greg Oden, Kurt Thomas is coming in as is Craig Smith.
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

The Portland Trailblazers sign Craig Smith

The Trailblazers have signed 28-year old power forward Craig Smith. Smith played in 48 games (0 starts) for the Clippers last year and he averaged 12.2 minutes, 5.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game last year. He has now played in 356 games (49 starts) in his first five years in the NBA and he is averaging 17.9 minutes, 8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game...
Via Blazers Locker
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Blazers sign F Craig Smith

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent forward Craig Smith. Nicknamed ''The Rhino,'' Smith played the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 48 games. Terms of the deal reached Thursday were not disclosed. Smith, a five-year veteran, has also played for Minnesota. Earlier in the day the Trail Blazers...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Blazers reach agreement with F Smith

The Portland Trail Blazers have reached an agreement with free-agent forward Craig Smith. Smith spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 48 games last year. The 28-year-old was drafted by Minnesota with the 36th overall pick in the 2006 draft out of Boston College. It capped a busy Thursday for the Blazers, who also signed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers agree to sign forward Craig Smith

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with forward Craig Smith. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. We’ll post contract details here tonight. Smith, 28, has averaged 8.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in five seasons with Minnesota and the L.A. Clippers. “Craig is a guy who will bring us some interior scoring [...]
Via Inside Hoops
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Clippers waive Craig Smith

The Clippers have waived 28-year old forward Craig Smith.  Smith played in 48 games for the Clippers last year and he averaged 12.2 minutes, 5.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  He has now played in 356 games (49 starts) in his first five years in the NBA and he is averaging 17.9 minutes, 8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.  The Clippers might miss...
Via Clippers Locker
December 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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