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The Portland Trail Blazers Are Bound For A Championship

By posting a 7-3 record up to date, the Portland Trail Blazers are one of the better teams in the NBA. Not only is the starting five is productive, but the bench is getting some time now and they are rising above the occasion. Here is the reason why Portland will go deep in the playoffs if they keep it up. In the last game against Brooklyn, Portland was without Nicholas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard Shifts Philosophy From 'Brute' Center To Stretch Forward

Meyer Leonard was unsure of himself in his first two NBA seasons, when he was asked to be a traditional back-to-the-basket center. This season, Leonard has shown development in his shooting and has a more defined role as a shooting big man who can stretch the defense. "There are a lot of things I feel like that have gone against me,'' Leonard said. "And people are like, 'What the...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers Exercise 15-16 Options On Leonard, McCollum

The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised team options on the contracts of center Meyers Leonard and guard CJ McCollum. Portland exercised its fourth-year team option on Leonard, who holds averages of 4.4 points (52.2% FG), 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 14.3 minutes in 109 games over two seasons with the Trail Blazers. The team selected Leonard with the 11th overall pick in the...
Via RealGM
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard hits amazing off-the-wall trick shot

Trick shots are always awesome. During Portland Trail Blazers practice, some of the players were trying to hit a shot by bouncing it off the side wall of the gym into the basket. Check out Meyers Leonard hitting that shot: After Leonard hit the shot, he did a cartwheel to celebrate it. The cartwheel might have been as good as the trick shot itself. You go, Meyers. Do your thing...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who On The Portland Trail Blazers’ Bench Will Step Up This Season?

In my first articles, I gave explanations and breakdowns on the five starting players for the Portland Trail Blazers. They were first because they’re the best and most important players on the team; this is why, to be bluntly obvious, they’re starters. No one on the bench, on the other hand, doesn’t figure to play more than 18 minutes a game – at least, I hope so. Last year’s...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 09, 2014  |  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

Can The Bench Be A Factor For The Portland Trail Blazers Next Season?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ron Leyba, the lead editor of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.Com – good source of fantasy basketball news and rumors. You can follow @NBAFantasyInfo via Twitter or via Facebook for more updates. The Portland Trail Blazers recorded a breakaway season in 2014 – 2015. Rip City entered the campaign really strong and it very quickly reached...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Salvation Lies Within

If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.  The Portland Trail Blazers didn’t have a draft pick, lacked the cap space to add a significant free agent, and the ones they did bring in are more glue than substance.  But this team’s future success isn’t dependent on outside talent, but more so on the current personnel getting better. I’m talking to you CJ McCollum...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 22, 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

Portland Trail Blazers Summer League Observations

It has been a quiet offseason for the Portland Trail Blazers after their powerful playoff run.  Many of the issues for the team involve keeping their stars intact.  The biggest being LaMarcus Aldridge who reportedly agreed to a contract extension on July 8th, though he will not sign the extension until next year. While Portland has not had the cap room nor the roster space to be...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How NBA free agency has impacted Portland Trail Blazers

NBA free agency. It’s a time for teams to get better, and that’s exactly what the Portland Trail Blazers did with the shrewd signings of Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. Although Portland, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, didn’t make many headlines with these acquisitions, it’s clear that they’re going to be rotation players in the 2013-14 season. Steve Blake, while...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Injury Update: Meyers Leonard missed Saturday's game with shoulder injury

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off a season in which they won 54 games and lost in the Western Conference Semifinals to the eventual NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Although first in the league in rebounding, the Blazers were 22nd in the league in points allowed. During the Summer League, the Blazers will look for improvement from center Meyers Leonard, who saw less playing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Chris Kaman signing means for Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Finds Its Big Man. The Portland Trail Blazers entered free agency knowing one thing: It needed to improve its bench. That could be done in a number of different ways, but as it turns out, general manager Neil Olshey spent his energy looking for big men, and a big man he found in Chris Kaman. On Thursday night, Portland came to terms with Chris Kaman on a two-year, $9...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

How Meyers Leonard can turn around career for Portland Trail Blazers

Bust. Over-hyped. Underachiever. These are words that Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard has already heard following his second season in the NBA, but they’re words that he’s ignoring in his quest to become an integral part of a contending rotation. According to The Oregonian‘s Joe Freeman, the big man knows he has to work on his game, but he believes he can...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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

How Portland Trail Blazers can advance further in 2015 playoffs

How Far Can They Go? The 2014 NBA Finals are officially underway, and while Portland Trail Blazers fans can be proud of the work their team did in the postseason, it’s blatantly clear that the squad from Rip City is neither the Miami Heat nor the San Antonio Spurs. After watching Portland fall in not-so-dramatic fashion to the Spurs in Round 2, it’s obvious that the Blazers...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 09, 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
February 26, 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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
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...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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