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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
7 hours ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Five Portland Trail Blazers Who Need To Step Up For The Team To Become Contenders

The Portland Trail Blazers had maybe the most surprising team in the NBA last season, as they made the leap from lottery afterthought to spending a majority of the season in a heated battle atop the Western Conference standings. While they eventually slipped to 5th place, their upset victory over the Houston Rockets in Round 1 of the playoffs announced to the world that the Blazers...
Via Oregon Sports News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: L.A. to open season at home versus Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers will officially open their 2014-15 campaign with a much anticipated matchup against the Houston Rockets. For the first time since he left the purple and gold last summer, Kobe Bryant will face off against Dwight Howard on October 28 on the opening night of the new NBA season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin...
Via Lakerholicz.com
14 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers settle roster at 15 with guaranteeing of Will Barton's contract

The Portland Trail Blazers don't have many questions about their roster heading into 2014-15. After rebuilding the depth of this team a year ago, making it to the second round of the playoffs last season, and essentially swapping out Mo Williams for Steve Blake as the backup point guard this summer, the Blazers were headed in the right direction and set for next season without...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: A Look Ahead To 2015 Free Agency

Portland Trail Blazers: A look Ahead To 2015 Free Agency By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers weren’t very busy during free agency this past summer. With limited cap space and roster room and unable to work out a deal amenable to both sides with Mo Williams, they had just two (bench) roster spots to fill – which they did, signing Chris Kaman...
Via HoopStuff
28 days ago  |  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

Steve Blake Returning to Portland on a Two-Year Deal

(Photo Credit via Keith Allison)                                                                                                                                          After playing for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2007 to 2010, veteran point guard Steve Blake is reportedly returning to Rip City on a two...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
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

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

Stephen Curry dishes insane behind-the-back pass to Steve Blake

While most of us know Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry for his amazing shooting stroke, he can dish out an incredible assist from time to time. During last night’s Warriors/Lakers game at the Staples Center, Curry somehow found teammate Steve Blake for the corner three pointer in the third quarter of play: It’s like he has eyes in the back of his head! *** Curry image...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers officially become worst squad in franchise history

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Blake can empathize. He was once in the locker room and part of the team down the hall from where he dressed with his new Warriors teammates. Blake appeared inside Staples Center as a visitor Friday for the first time to take on his old team since being traded by the Lakers to Golden State in February, helping the Warriors to a 112-95 win. The loss for the Lakers...
Via Fox Sports West
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe is Mad Lakers Don’t Call Him When Teammates Are Traded

Kobe did some venting about the Lakers season to various members of the media yesterday. But, here is the one quote I found funny courtesy of Lakerholicz. Speaking of people being gone, it appears that Kobe is still a little pissed by the Steve Blake trade. “I just want to get a phone call when somebody gets traded,” Bryant said. It is clear that Kobe doesn’t think the current...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Warriors' 16-0 run help them top Suns

Warriors head coach Mark Jackson sent Steve Blake to the scorer's table with every intention of subbing out Stephen Curry in the third quarter of Sunday's game. But the All-Star point guard campaigned to stay on the floor, despite his cranky quadriceps. Jackson sided with Curry, and he rewarded the decision with five points and six assists in a nine-minute, third-quarter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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