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Brooklyn And The Usefulness Of Pursuing Restricted Free Agents

There's no need to dance around the obvious - the Brooklyn Nets are a disaster and there's no clear path for them back to respectability anytime soon. They fired their head coach and their GM in the last few weeks, but they might as well be re-arranging deck chairs for all the good that it's going to do. The Nets are one of the worst teams in the league, they have no young talent...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Guide to rebuilding

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. How do the Brookyn Nets get to the finals? Sell, sell, sell. Two weeks ago the Nets cleaned house, and entering the All-Star break the organization has been surprisingly quiet. The team is reportedly focused on rebuilding its infrastructure, but it would be unwise for Brooklyn to disassociate itself from trade talks....
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard talks about how he's worked through his slump

Portland Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard isn't having the type of season many expected before the year began. He isn't knocking down threes and his overall efficiency is way down from where it was a year ago.A shoulder injury stagnated his progress, but over the past few games Leonard has returned to form. Here's what he told SB Nation's Blazer's Edge about how he made the improvement...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Hawks' Dennis Shroder gets tooth knocked out, stuffs it in sock for safekeeping

Early in the fourth quarter the Atlanta and Portland game on Monday, Hawks guard Dennis Shroder got some dental work performed for free, courtesy Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard. Shroder was trying to navigate a sea of bodies inside when he lost his footing and slammed his jaw/head into Leonard's knee. At about the 0:22 mark in the video you can see the tooth fall from Shroder...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Hassan Whiteside's high-flying, and-1 alley-oop

Hassan Whiteside will break you if you get in his way. He won't make any exceptions for Mason Plumlee or Meyers Leonard, either.During Miami's comeback victory over the Trail Blazers over the weekend, Whiteside fielded a lob from Dwyane Wade and didn't stop for anyone in his path. Check it out:Whiteside currently sits second in the NBA in dunks with 61, 14 slams behind perennial...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch this heartbreaking but wild finish to Portland vs. Milwaukee

The Portland Trail Blazers nearly defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, but the last two possessions—which were incredibly well played—prevented them from doing so. Check them out below:It's really hard to excuse giving up a layup with five seconds to go, but salute Milwaukee for running an actual play with the game on the line, instead of isolating on the wing or at...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 Ways I Want To See The Portland Trail Blazers Lose This Season

Being a fan of an NBA team chasing championship dreams be an exhilarating experience that creates a lifetime of memories. Particularly if they ever reach that Promised Land and are able to bring home the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy. Yet, even if they don’t ever quite reach that lofty heights of NBA Champion, a nice playoff run and the hope for more the following season still...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers beat Blazers behind Jordan's 24 rebounds

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The way the Portland Trail Blazers kept fouling DeAndre Jordan down the stretch in a feeble attempt to rally from a double-digit deficit was enough to turn anyone's stomach -- Damian Lillard notwithstanding.Portland sent Jordan to the free throw line nine times in the final 3:51, and the Clippers' center missed 10 of 18. But it didn't help the cold-shooting Blazers...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 11/30

Welcome to this week’s OSN Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview! Always on Mondays, always your first, best spot to see what your beloved Blazers will go up against this week, and review what they did right or wrong last week! The Trail Blazers have played 17 games so far this young season, and while that isn’t the largest sample size in the world, it’s enough time to make...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Trail Blazers are all-in on 'Movember'

Gerald Henderson, Meyers Leonard and Mason Plumlee are three members of the Portland Trail Blazers who're all in on "Movember," a 30-day show of support for men's health. The former two are growing mustaches, but Plumlee can't, so he's helping out in a different way, per The Oregonian:This sounds like a cop out, but if Plumlee can't grow a mustache then he can't grow a mustache...
Via Fox Sports
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What does Meyers Leonard's diet look like?

Portland Trail Blazers starting power forward Meyers Leonard has been out the past couple weeks with a shoulder injury, and could miss the next month of action. But that shouldn't stop him from maintaining a strict diet.Here's what Leonard eats for dinner every day, per For The Win:Leonard was shooting just 25.8 percent from behind the three-point line before he hurt his shoulder...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ginobili turns back clock, teams with Leonard to lift Spurs

SAN ANTONIOThe San Antonio Spurs turned to a veteran when they needed a burst of energy.Manu Ginobili scored 14 of his 17 points in the final quarter to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome a listless start and beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night."I think we all turned into fans on the bench watching him," San Antonio reserve guard Patty Mills said. "He definitely...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs to win over Trail Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Danny Green and Boris Diaw each had 12 points and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both added 10. Damian Lillard scored 27 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs to win over Trail Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Danny Green and Boris Diaw each had 12 points and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both added 10. Damian Lillard scored 27 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 points...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs to win over Trail Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Danny Green and Boris Diaw each had 12 points and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both added 10. Damian Lillard scored 27 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 points...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard leads Spurs to 93-80 win over Trail Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a listless start to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-80 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Danny Green and Boris Diaw each had 12 points and Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both added 10. Damian Lillard scored 27 points and Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 11/16

Welcome to this week’s OSN Portland Trail Blazers Weekly Preview! Always on Mondays, always your first, best spot to see what your beloved Blazers will go up against this week, and review what they did right or wrong last week! Welp… After the week the Blazers just had, going oh-for-four, a few things became clear: Damian Lillard is trying to win the game by himself, and failing...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland's Leonard dislocates shoulder

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland forward Meyers Leonard dislocated his left shoulder Wednesday night during the Trail Blazers' game against the San Antonio Spurs. Leonard was whisked to the locker room after he clutched his left arm on the court midway through the third quarter. The team said he would not return. The 7-foot-1 Leonard, in his fourth NBA season, was averaging 8.6 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

McCollum and Lillard are running the show in Portland

When LaMarcus Aldridge joined the San Antonio Spurs, it signaled the end of the sparring of egos between him and Damian Lillard and marked the end of the Portland Trail Blazers narrative as a playoff dark horse. Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews, and Nic Batum all followed suit out the revolving door, reluctantly cracked open by the Blazers front office. In the dark depths of Rip...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons-Trail Blazers Preview

For the time being, the rebuilding process in Portland is off to a good start. Things have begun well for the Detroit Pistons, too. Both look to continue their early success Sunday night, when the Trail Blazers try for a fourth consecutive victory by maintaining their recent dominance of the visiting Pistons. A three-game winning stretch might seem modest, but considering Portland...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard And CJ McCollum – Regular Season Week 1 Review

In the Portland Trail Blazers’ first week of the NBA’s regular season, spectators of the sport got to see how the team’s young roster initially measured up to some teams with young breakout talent as well. Players such as Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans (All-NBA First Team, NBA All-Rookie First Team), Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA Rookie of the...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Exploring why the Trail Blazers have yet to extend Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard apparently "loves" Portland as a city and a basketball organization. So why hasn't he signed a long-term extension with the Trail Blazers? The sweet-shooting seven footer has a rare skill-set that makes him extremely valuable on offense, and Portland has all the cap space in the world to commit over the next few years. Here's some deeper analysis courtesy of The Oregonian...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Extension Dilemma: Meyers Leonard

In addition to training camps and preseason games going on across the league this month, it’s time for draftees of the Class of 2012 to negotiate extensions with their teams. If no deal is reached by October 31, then the player will become a restricted free agent next July 1. Some deals, like those for franchise cornerstones Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard, have already been struck...
Via The Sports Post
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: Portland Trail Blazers

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the next installment of our series on the Portland Trail Blazers. 2014-15 Record: 51-31 Notable Acquisitions: Mason Plumlee (Trade), Ed Davis (FA), Al-Farouq Aminu (FA), Gerald Henderson (Trade), Noah Vonleh (Trade) Notable Departures: LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Wes Matthews, Nic Batum Temperature...
Via RealGM - NBA
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Three questions the Blazers face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Will Meyers Leonard and C.J. McCollum successfully step into larger roles? Out: LaMarcus...
Via Fox Sports
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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