Blazers Beatdown, Bobcats win by 30

If this is what it's going to take to finish strong, MJ, clear your calendar. (Photo Courtesty Jeff Siner - Charlotte Observer) Whether it was the desire to end a two-game skid or Chairman Michael Jordan’s presence at the end of the bench, the Bobcats came out like gangbusters last night. From wire-to-wire the Cats put forth arguably their strongest performance of the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss


As if it wasn’t enough that the Charlotte Bobcats were handing the Portland Trailblazers their heads leading by 27 points late in their game Saturday, Bobcats stud swingman MICHAEL KIDD-GILCHRIST had to go and make it official. MKG took a behind-the-back pass from LUKE RIDNOUR and commenced to rearranging MEYERS LEONARD’s head… Leonard jumped to attempt a block but realized...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rip City Torn Open - Injury Bug Plagues Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers (42-23) were already banged up and trying to find a way to stop their frequent skids and reacquire the winning formula they had in November and December. The icy and slippery slope they were on just had a bucket of water dumped on it, as they will now have to find ways to win without their captain and one of their key contributors, hopefully in just...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 18

Winning Ways The Portland Trail Blazers had a relatively easy week when it came to their opponents, but they did exactly what they were supposed to do: beat inferior competition. In Week 18, Portland faced the Denver Nuggets twice and the Brooklyn Nets once. Beating those two squads is not a surprise, but beating them with defense is what sticks out the most. Most fans will look...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets vs Portland Trail Blazers Recap

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Timothy Chang Portland Trail-Blazers Writer Score: 80-124 Well, I didn’t see this coming. Actually, no one could have seen this coming. Vastly outsized because of injuries to big men LaMarcus Aldridge (groin), Joel Freeland (knee), Meyers Leonard (ankle), and most recently Thomas Robinson (knee), you would think that the Portland Trail Blazers...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers - Turning A Negative Into A Positive

Back on October 24, 2013 I made my prediction for this Portland Trail Blazers season. I said, “I think this team is very talented and ready to compete. The chemistry will take a bit to catch up. I predict a 38-43 win season and barely missing the playoffs. I hope they prove me wrong.” Well they have proven me wrong by winning their 40th game with 24 remaining. I admit my...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers - Rebuilding The Past, Present, And Future

The Portland Trail Blazers made no moves at last week’s NBA trade deadline, which was head scratching. But what if there were more options, beyond this season, and not just in the future? We asked two of our writers to discuss if they would change the current Blazers’ lineup if they could alter the fate of the franchise by re-rolling the dice on the selections the team held in...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 17

Coming Out Party Name: Thomas Robinson Position: PF Last Week’s Stats: 8.7 PPG, 10 RPG, 22.3 MPG With LaMarcus Aldridge, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland all out with injuries, Thomas Robinson has stepped up at the right time for the Portland Trail Blazers. Robinson had the play of the season vs. Minnesota. (Jamie Francis/ Oregonian) Damian Lillard was easily the team...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Wise To Make No Trades

Portland Trail Blazers: Wise To Make No Trades By Jenifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstufff… Just as head coach, Terry Stotts, and GM Neil Olshey, said they would, the Trail Blazers stood pat at the trade deadline, failing to engage in any type of transaction during this time for the first time since 2005. With their frontcourt personnel reduced to Robin Lopez and Thomas Robinson...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers stand pat at 2014 NBA trade deadline

No Moves, No Problem Leading up to the 2014 NBA trade deadline, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts didn’t anticipate any roster moves. “We can and we need to improve defensively with what we have now, because I don’t anticipate any roster changes,” Stotts said, according to Sean Deveny of The Sporting News. As it turns out, the coach was right, as the deadline...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers - Pass On Trades, Poor Depth Goes Unresolved

If the past NBA champions have left any sort of blue-print for those who would follow, one thing is clear: depth is extremely important, and you need a solid bench. And what is clear today but will hopefully change, is that the Portland Trail Blazers do not have one and that is concerning as the losses and defensive woes start to mount. Yes, there are still plenty of games left...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard out 2-3 with with ankle sprain

The Portland Trail Blazers entered the All-Star break with a two-game losing streak. They will try to end the losing streak tonight against the Southwest Division leading San Antonio Spurs.  The Blazers will be without  backup center Meyers Leonard with a sprained ankle.  That will put additional pressure on starter Robin Lopez, who is averaging 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers - How Can You Put A Positive Spin On An Injury?

The first half of the Portland Trail Blazers’ season went better than anyone expected. Not only did they win 36 of the 53 games before the All-Star break, they were the only team in the league that used the same starting lineup for every game. That is an amazing stat. This league is so physically taxing that you rarely see a team stay so miraculously healthy. Well, the injury...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' Aldridge has left groin strain

Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out for a week because of a left groin strain. The Blazers say their three-time All-Star will be reevaluated at the end of the week. He has been bothered by the injury since Portland's victory over the Timberwolves earlier this month. Aldridge is averaging 23.9 points and 11.4 rebounds this season. The Blazers also said Tuesday...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What To Expect In The Season’s 2nd Half

Portland Trail Blazers: What To Expect In The Season’s 2nd Half By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Columnist @ Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers enter the All Star Break sporting a disturbing record of 5-8 over their last 13 games. After starting the season on a torrid pace with a 31-9 record and with an accompanying long stay at the top tier of the Western Conference standings, they...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers lose Joel Freeland to MCL sprain in right knee

The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday by the score of 98-95.  The loss dropped the Trail Blazers to 36-16, second in the Northwest Division behind the Oklahoma City Thunder. Center Joel Freeland sprained his right knee during the loss and is expected to miss the next four to eight weeks after an MRI revealed a MCL sprain. Verse Photography via...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Roster Is All Set For The Near Future

Portland Trail Blazers: The Roster Is All Set For The Near Future By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Columnist At Hoopstuff… It’s that time of year. With the week of the NBA All Star break upon us it’s the perfect occasion to look to the future. No, not the second half of the season or this year’s playoffs – it’s time to project next year’s outlook for our favorite teams:...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Playing General Manager For The Portland Trail Blazers

We have just past the halfway point of the NBA season and the trade deadline is just around the corner. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to do something very special this season. They have held onto a top-3 seed in the Western Conference for about 2 months now. A trade could give these guys the push that they will need come playoff time. Obviously, the Blazers have overachieved...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 9

Earning Minutes Name: Meyers Leonard Position: C Last Week’s Stats: 4.0 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 50% FG When you think about the 2012 NBA Draft, Damian Lillard comes to mind. The Portland Trail Blazers selected the floor general to be their point guard of the future, and needless to say, the selection has worked out. Then there’s Meyers Leonard. The 7’1″ center was chosen 11th...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Suspends Meyers Leonard And Daniel Orton One Game For Scuffle

The NBA suspended Blazers’ Meyers Leonard and Sixers’ Daniel Orton one game each for their scuffle Saturday night. During the fourth quarter, Orton tried to back down Leonard in the post, the two got tangled up and Leonard threw him to the ground which escalated it further. The two had to be separated and were both ejected from the game. According to the NBA: Portland center...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Blazers' Meyers Leonard, Sixers' Daniel Orton suspended one game

During the blowout win by the Portland Trail Blazers over the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night, we had a kerfuffle in the fourth quarter when the game was already well-decided. With the Blazers up 126-92 in the middle of the fourth, Daniel Orton and Meyers Leonard got tangled up in a battle for post position. One thing led to another and all of a sudden Leonard had thrown Orton...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard, Daniel Orton Suspended One Game By NBA For Physical Altercation

Portland center Meyers Leonard and Philadelphia 76ers center Daniel Orton have each been suspended one game without pay, the NBA announced on Sunday. The incident occurred with 7:19 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers' 139-105 win over the 76ers on Saturday, when Leonard initiated an altercation by body-slamming Orton to the floor, and Orton retaliated by...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers Daniel Orton Suspended 1 Game For Fight With Meyers Leonard (Video)

Philadelphia 76ers’  center Daniel Orton has been suspended one game without pay for his involvement in a fight with Meyers Leonard during Saturday’s 139-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers according to Chris Vito of the Delaware County Daily Times. #Sixers' Daniel Orton suspended 1 game w/o pay for scrum w/ Portland's Meyers Leonard. Watch the play here: http:...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

76ers Daniel Orton Suspended 1 Game For Fight With Meyers Leonard (Video)

Philadelphia 76ers’  center Daniel Orton has been suspended one game without pay for his involvement in a fight with Meyers Leonard during Saturday’s 139-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers according to Chris Vito of the Delaware County Daily Times. #Sixers' Daniel Orton suspended 1 game w/o pay for scrum w/ Portland's Meyers Leonard. Watch the play here: http:...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Where Does CJ McCollum Fit On The Portland Trail Blazers?

The Portland Trail Blazers, sitting atop the Western Conference standings with a 15-3 record, are off to a torrid start to the season and they've done it all without the help of last year's 11th overall pick (Meyers Leonard) and this year's 10th overall pick (CJ McCollum). In regards to Leonard, who was battling for the backup center spot with fellow big man Joel...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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