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Portland Trail Blazers Experts Discuss Rip City’s Approach To 2015 NBA Draft

Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey has constructed a roster that’s appeared in back to back postseasons, and secured the franchise’s first trip to the conference semifinals since the year 2000. But with no guarantees that all five members of the previous two seasons’ starting lineup will return next year, and the pending contract negotiations of both Damian...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Season Is Here – Delon Wright

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Rondae Hollis-Jefferson R.J. Hunter Sam Dekker Montrezl Herrell Christian Wood The Portland Trail Blazers have been blessed lately with hitting on incredible guards in the past few drafts. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum headline the list. Will Barton and Allen Crabbe have shown flashes of potential for second round picks. There are a lot of...
Via Oregon Sports News
17 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
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers X-Factor: C.J. McCollum

Injuries have been plaguing the Portland Trail Blazers and one player who will now have a more significant role in this series against the Memphis Grizzlies is guard C.J. McCollum. With Wesley Mathews out for the season due to a torn left Achilles tendon and Arron Afflalo dealing with a right shoulder sprain, McCollum has stepped up and has played well in their absence. Everyone...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Season Ending Player Report Cards

It’s that time of year again. Playoff time, you ask? No not quite, yet. We’re still a day away from arguably the most highly anticipated NBA playoffs since Magic and Bird were queued up for the Finals. Things have been so crazy out West in fact, that the San Antonio Spurs won 21 of 24 down the stretch before losing on the season’s final night, causing them to drop from the...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Portland Trail Blazers Regular Season Bench Grades

Today, each Portland Trail Blazer bench player 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
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorell Wright Out 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Left Hand

Dorell Wright is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a fracture in his left hand, the Portland Trail Blazers announced Friday. Wright is averaging 4.6 points per game this season.
Via RealGM
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland's Dorell Wright out 4-6 weeks with fractured hand

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright is expected to miss four to six weeks because of a fractured bone in his left hand. Wright injured his non-shooting hand in Wednesday's 126-122 loss at home to the Los Angeles Clippers and X-rays confirmed he fractured the fourth metacarpal bone. The Blazers announced his prognosis on Friday. Wright is averaging 4...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorrell Wright Fractures Fourth Metacarpal Bone In Hand

Dorell Wright sustained a fracture of his 4th metacarpal bone in his left hand on Wednesday night the Portland Trail Blazers announced. Wright's status is TBD. The Blazers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at home.
Via RealGM
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

March Madness: Sweet 16 Day 2

Freshman and potential lottery pick Justise Winslow had his way with the Utah Utes Friday night.  In day two of Sweet Sixteen action, several NBA draft prospects took the floor including Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow, Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis, Utah’s Delon Wright and UCLA’s Norman Powell. After the conclusion of the four games, the Bulldogs and Blue Devils...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert throws down wicked right-handed dunk against Blazers

Who can stop the Stifle Tower? Rudy Gobert gets the offensive board and throws down this SUPER STRONG right-handed jam. Poor Dorell Wright getting shoved out of the way: Gobert can only get more frightening from here on out. *** Rudy Gobert pic from Getty Images. Vine by Mike Gallagher.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah beats Georgetown 75-64 to return to the Sweet 16

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Utah is headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade. Brandon Taylor scored 14 points and Delon Wright added 12 and the fifth-seeded Utes beat No. 4 Georgetown 75-64 on Saturday night. The Utes (26-8) will travel to Houston to play the winner of Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina, between top-seeded Duke (30-4) and No. 8 San Diego State...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 5 seed Utah gets past No. 4 seed Georgetown to return to Sweet 16

  Utah is headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade. Brandon Taylor scored 14 points and Delon Wright added 12 and the fifth-seeded Utes beat No. 4 Georgetown 75-64 on Saturday night. The Utes (26-8) will travel to Houston to play the winner of Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina, between top-seeded Duke (30-4) and No. 8 San Diego State (27-8). Utah hasn...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

4th seed Georgetown and No. 5 Utah prep to meet in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) It's time for the Utah Utes to act like they belong - and aren't just stopping by - at the NCAA Tournament. That's coach Larry Krystkowiak's mandate for the fifth-seeded Utes, who survived their tournament opener against Stephen F. Austin to face No. 4 seed Georgetown on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Krystkowiak told the team after their first tournament appearance...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 March Madness 2nd Round – Preview Of Portland Games

At last, my favorite time of the year is here. I can’t get enough of the blood, sweat, and tears shed during the NCAA Tournament. This is March Madness. Portland will once again host games during the rounds of 64 and 32. Portland has hosted games in 2009 and 2012. This will mark 3 times in the past 7 years. I feel that this can add to Portland’s recent bid for a potential NBA...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin-Utah Preview

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Stephen F. Austin is looking for another upset. In last year's NCAA Tournament, the Lumberjacks caused an early round commotion as the No. 12 seed, ousting coach Shaka Smart's fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth Rams 77-75 in overtime. The game was memorable because of Desmond Haymon's four-point play as the clock wound down in regulation. Now they're back, again...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rasual Butler throws down monster slam dunk on Dorell Wright

There are few things more enjoyable than monster slam dunks and during tonight’s Washington Wizards-Portland Trail Blazers game, we got an impressive one. In the first half of play, Rasual Butler of the Wizards rose up for an amazing slam dunk near Portland’s Dorell Wright: That’s an impressive dunk from Mr. Butler! *** Butler monster slam dunk [recordsandradio] Butler image...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Infirmary: Week 13 Injury Analysis

Little was known about the severity of LaMarcus Aldridge’s thumb injury when he missed Wednesday’s game. I was texting with Razzball’s own JB about the Blazers and JB voiced his concern that Aldridge would “be out a while.” After undergoing another MRI on Thursday, the Trail Blazers announced that Aldridge would be out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. ...
Via Razzball Basketball
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Stotts Takes Five Shots, Then Decides Who To Start At PF

I know, I know.  Much bigger headlines on the injury front, but it's Injury Friday with Pete's Fantasy Basketball Infirmary coming out in a few hours, so I'm not gonna steal his spotlight! With LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with a hitchhiking injury, on top of Robin Lopez still a few weeks out, there's a ton of PF/C minutes to fill your Blazing hole.  After Dorell Wright had...
Via Razzball Basketball
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Portland Trail Blazers prospect has the highest upside entering 2014-15 NBA season?

Youth and Potential When you look at the Portland Trail Blazers roster entering the 2014-15 NBA season, it’s clear that there’s a monumental disparity between what the starters have done and what the bench has done in the recent past. In fact, the second unit has been the worst in the league in numerous categories for two years running, while the starters have been No. 1 in...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers Bench

The Pine Some may call them glorified fans with the best seats in the house. Others look at them as the best towel wavers in the league. But for those who truly follow the game, they will know how important the bench unit is to the success of a team in search of a championship. Many of these guys were THE MAN at some point in their basketball careers, but now they play second fiddle...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland’s Dorell Wright gets married in style

Blazers’ Dorell Wright got married recently and decided to share with the world one glorious photo of him and his blushing bride. Or should I say his royal bride. Check out Wright and his new wife posing as royalty. I guess he is a king and she is his queen. I see what you did there Dorell. (h/t Bleacher Report)
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland’s Dorell Wright gets married in style

Blazers’ Dorell Wright got married recently and decided to share with the world one glorious photo of him and his blushing bride. Or should I say his royal bride. Check out Wright and his new wife posing as royalty. I guess he is a king and she is his queen. I see what you did there Dorell. (h/t Bleacher Report)
Via Bloguin Best
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 rotation

Looking Ahead. The 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League has come and gone, and the only big event standing between the Portland Trail Blazers and the 2014-15 regular season is training camp. With all significant moves now in the past (and more likely, all moves altogether), the Blazers’ roster is set. We know who will be there come the season opener, and we have a good idea of who...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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