Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview – 1/19

Saying the Portland Trail Blazers had a bad week would be a general statement that ignores the issues exposed by the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies. Yes, the Blazers fought back in both games, and had great chances to win them. It’s the factors that got Portland into trouble in the first place that should be the focus as we head into the second half of the season. With...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard soars for incredible alley-oop dunk against Lakers

Damian Lillard keeps flying the friendly skies. And he just did in Los Angeles. Watch him go high for this alley-oop lob from Steve Blake at Staples Center. Lillard is just something special and is as must-see as anyone in the NBA today. *** Damian Lillard pic courtesy of Getty Images. Video by James Herbert.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard soars for alley-oop dunk from Steve Blake lob

The Portland Trail Blazers continue to wreak havoc around the league. That goes for Damian Lillard, too. Check out Lillard as he goes up HIGH for the alley-oop dunk: The Blazers are 27-8 and Lillard is a huge reason why they are. And he does it with style while he’s at it. *** Damian Lillard pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine from @gifdsports.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers Have Some Work To Do

So far the Portland Trail Blazers are 13-4 and off to a decent start. They’re tied for third best record in the league and still going strong. Things look better than last year and the team is deeper. But in order to win a championship, they need to fix a few things. First of all, other teams are scoring more in the paint. The Trail Blazers are suspect to opponents getting to the...
Via Oregon Sports News
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a...
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Blake Breaks Evan Turner’s Ankles On Consecutive Possessions

Poor Evan Turner. Late in the third quarter of the Portland Trailblazers’ 94-88 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the journeyman guard found himself defending Steve Blake — a 34-year-old fellow journeyman guard — on the left wing. Although, we’re not really sure we can call it “defending” because Blake made him look silly Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ankle Insurance: Steve Blake catches Evan Turner slipping

Evan Turner has earned repeat offender status after getting caught for an unpaid bill by Steve Blake. Blake told Turner to pay up before the game, but Turner wasn’t having that. Blake made him understand how important having Ankle Insurance was on the lords day. His right to left crossover put Turner in a spin cycle and Blake hit the three. I hate it had to be you ET. The cross...
Via The Front Office News
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Portland Trail Blazers Are Heading In The Right Direction

The Portland Trail Blazers are off to a decent start. They show a record of 4 wins and 3 losses, by winning 4 games by a large margin, and losing 3 games barely. So far, the team hasn’t played as good as they could by only shooting 39% to 49%. Not one game has been above 50% up to date. If they were to shoot above 50%, just think how much better their record would be? They need...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Charges Drawn Totals – 2014/15

(Draymond Green takes a charge from Blake Griffin by Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports) In today’s stat-driven age, one NBA stat continues to fly under the radar – charges drawn (offensive fouls taken).  Taking a charge is an important defensive skill, one that has the same positive outcome for a team that a block does (with the added benefit of adding a personal foul to...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Sports News Roundtable – Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

The start of the 2014-15 NBA season is just around the corner, with league games this Tuesday, October 28th. Portland tips off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 29th, and there have been many questions as to what we will see from the Trail Blazers this season. Will they take a step forward or a step back? Is this the last year we see LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland? Will the...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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
October 16, 2014  |  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
September 26, 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...
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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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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.
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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

The Warriors and Clippers got into an altercation in the hallway after Game 7

image from: It’s no secret that the Warriors and the Clippers aren’t the best of friends. You won’t see them hanging out like old pals together anytime soon. According to various sources, the Clippers and Warriors got into a heated altercation in the hallway after their intense Game 7 battle. Via Yahoo! Sports:  “It was a crazy scene,” a source who witnessed...
Via Pass The Pill
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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