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Continuity can come with a price as told by Terry Stotts

The Portland Trailblazers are a team returning a lot of guys to their roster. They bring back the majority of their roster, if not all of it, and added key pieces like Chris Kaman and Steve Blake, who will be coming to Portland for the fourth time in his career.  This is the kind of […]
Via Project Spurs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers "hate" idea of shortened NBA games

If the NBA was looking for a full bill of support for their experimentation with shortening a game from 48 to 44 minutes, they didn't find it with the Portland Trail Blazers. Not one player, or even Coach Stotts for that matter spoke positively about the experiment the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will test Sunday night. "You've got a large roster, and 240 minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Golden State Warriors: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1925" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2013/10/Stephen-Curry-laughing-on-the-bench-240x300.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be...
Via Hoops Manifesto
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Season Preview: Portland Trailblazers

One of the quietest teams in the league made a lot of noise last post season in an epic battle with the favored Houston Rockets.  Thanks in large part to LaMarcus Aldridge’s monster series and Damian Lillard’s last second shot in game 6, the Blazers advanced to the second round.  The bad news for the Blazers came with their second round opponent, the eventual champions, the...
Via TheProBasketballTalk
7 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 storylines entering 2014-15 NBA season

Plenty To Talk About The Portland Trail Blazers have officially begun training camp, which means one thing. Basketball is back in Rip City. As fun as the offseason has been for fans across the league (we can thank LeBron James and Kevin Love for that), it was a relatively quiet summer for the Trail Blazers. The two moves that made headlines were the signings of Steve Blake and Chris...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – Three Things To Look For Heading Into The Season

As crazy as it seems, the basketball season is here. Seriously. Here in Portland, Media Day is Monday Sept 29th; training camp is the ensuing week, leading up to Wells Fargo Fan Fest on Sunday October 5th. Long story short, basketball is back. After the incredible, expectation-shattering season last year, there are a lot of hopes and dreams floating around Rip City. The spirit...
Via Oregon Sports News
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers X-factor in 2014-15 NBA season

Who Will Step Up? When it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers, you know what you’re going to get out of the starting lineup. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge will be the go-to options on offense, Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will impact the perimeter on both ends of the floor and Robin Lopez will do the dirty work so the rest of the crew doesn’t have to. The...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness?

Portland Trail Blazers: What is the Blazers’ Biggest Weakness? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff.. The Blazers did their best to address their two biggest weaknesses this offseason but whether they did enough to see a substantial difference in play is up for debate. Portland fans should still expect to see issues with the team’s overall defense and quality bench play...
Via HoopStuff
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Portland Trail Blazers: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Signed Chris Kaman to a two year/$9.8 million deal Signed Steve Blake to a two year/$4.2 million deal Let Mo Williams Sign with Timberwolves Strongest Move: Signing Kaman. There would some that would say that the Blazers overpaid for a backup big man who...
Via HoopStuff
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Now With Mo Williams Gone, Who Will Step Up On The Portland Trail Blazers Bench?

The Portland Trail Blazers officially said goodbye to last year’s backup point guard Mo Williams on Monday. While Williams’ departure was hardly a surprise, Blazers faithful were really hoping he’d take a pay cut to return to Rip City. And now the Blazers are facing the same question that plagued them last year: how will their backups play? If the NBA were only judged on the...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 31, 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

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

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better?

Portland Trail Blazers: Is Their Bench Better? By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… While the free agent frenzy continues unabated around the rest of the league, the Portland Trail Blazers’ offseason moves are essentially finished. With just two roster spots open and needing to be filled, very little cap space available, and only two methods of upgrading their roster...
Via HoopStuff
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Have The Portland Trail Blazers Improved This Offseason?

Amidst all the headline news of LeBron James and his eventual return home to Cleveland, there was actually some other things going on around the NBA, believe it or not.  What I want to talk about is the loss of Mo Williams and the signing of both Chris Kaman and Steve Blake. These moves in Rip City seemed to be quite minor, and seemingly ineffective to the franchise when looked...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade

Portland Trail Blazers: Steve Blake Signing Grade By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, $4.2 million It was recently announced that Steve Blake and the Portland Trail Blazers had come to an agreement to bring the veteran point guard back to the team. Blake has already had two stints in Portland, first in the 2005-06 season, then a longer period from 2007...
Via HoopStuff
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland News: Steve Blake agrees to two-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have reached an agreement with point guard Steve Blake, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Maryland Terrapin has bounced around the NBA during his career, having played for Washington, Milwaukee, Denver, both Los Angeles teams, Golden State, and now he will be making his third stint in Portland.According to Wojnarowski, the contract...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Signs With Portland For 2 Years/$4.2 Million

Free agent point guard Steve Blake has signed the biannual exception with the Portland Trail Blazers, returning to the team he had two prior stints with in 2005-06 and 2007-10.Blake provided the Warriors with consistent production last season as the backup to All-Star point guard Stephen Curry.Blake’s contract will be worth $4.2 million over two years, giving the 34-year old an...
Via The League News
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Blake Agrees To Deal With Trail Blazers As West Gets Deeper

There is a very good reason LeBron James is focusing his free-agent search to teams in the Eastern Conference, and why Carmelo Anthony seems likely to stick with the New York Knicks. The path to the playoffs — not to mention past the first round — is just so much easier in the East. The West upped the overall quality of its playoff contenders Thursday with Steve Blake agreeing...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blazers Sign Steve Blake

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed point guard Steve Blake, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The 34-year-old guard has spent four seasons with the Blazers throughout his career. His contract will be worth $4.2 million over two seasons. Blake, who was recently being recruited to join the Lakers... The post Blazers Sign Steve Blake appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Agrees To Deal With Blazers

Steve Blake and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a contract for the bi-annual exception. Blake previously played for the Blazers before a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010. Blake was most recently with the Golden State Warriors.
Via RealGM
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors in search of backup point guard

Though they were mostly pleased with the work of Steve Blake, acquired at the trade deadline, the Warriors continue to explore options in search of a point guard to play behind All-Star Stephen Curry. One target under consideration, according to multiple reports, is Knicks guard Toure' Murry, who showed flashes of potential in limited play as a rookie last season. The Warriors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Solidarity Faded, Clippers & Warriors Have Confrontation Following Game 7

Well the love fest didn't last long -- the LA Clipper and the Golden State Warriors apparently had a confrontation following the Clips Game 7 win:Details are sketchy but it’s believed that Warriors players heard someone shout out how quiet it was in their locker room following the loss- some believe it was an assistant on the Clips or a ball boy . Next members of both teams...
Via Bob's Blitz
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers, Warriors had confrontation following Game 7

The Clippers and Warriors series was intense. These two teams have had beef the last two seasons, so it’s no surprise that after game 7 at Staples, there was a confrontation outside of the locker rooms. The incident came in two waves, with most of the Warriors in the hallway at one point along with several Clippers. The police were called to assist, though it’s not believed...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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