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Former 76er Caldwell Jones passes away at 64

Former Philadelphia 76er Caldwell Jones has passed away 76ers president Scott O’Neil said in a statement today. O’Neil’s full statement could be read below. “We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of a special member of the Sixers family, Caldwell Jones. He was a consummate teammate, a friend to many and a player who was beloved and respected throughout the league...
Via Total Sports Live
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Preview Spotlight – Damian Lillard

As the start of the NBA season approaches, I’ll be breaking down each Trail Blazer expected to play a role in the team’s chances for success. Today, we feature the Assassin, Damian Lillard. (Stats provided by NBA.com) How Did He Do Last Year?: Let’s see. Lillard made the All-Star team and the All-NBA Third Team. He put up averages of 20.7 points, 5.8 assists, and hit 39.4%...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Just A Few Things – Portland Trail Blazers Check Up

This past month, we have been in the slowest part of the NBA season. Free agency is over, the draft is over, and summer league is over. It isn’t until training camp starts up that things heat back up in the NBA world. Although it has been slow, there are a few things that have happened this past month that have to do with the Portland Trail Blazers. I will go over those things...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mehmet Okur will join the Utah Jazz as consultant

Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little bit, see what happens, try to help him a little bit more,” Okur said. “That’s what...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster by position

How do they rank? Point guard. Shooting guard. Small forward. Power forward. Center. The Portland Trail Blazers, like all 30 NBA teams, have them, but which position ranks the best on the roster entering the 2014-15 season? When ranking these positions, a few things come to mind. First is past production. What did the players at each spot do last season, and what has each player...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum's coming out party?

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas Batum. Batum, who had played professional basketball in France before coming to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum’s Coming Out Party?

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired a young, lanky, athletic, Frenchman from the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA Draft. For the rights to the #25 pick of the first round the Blazers had to trade away the draft rights of Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey. The player that the team acquired was Nicolas Batum. Batum, who had played professional basketball in France before coming to the...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Preview Spotlight – LaMarcus Aldridge

The middle of September is usually about three things in the American sports world: the NFL, college football, and the MLB pennant race. Even with pro football’s ongoing and mounting troubles regarding the mental health of it’s players, as long as there is gambling and fantasy football, it will have a place in the sports world–though I don’t like it. But this won’t be about...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers owner Paul Allen donates $9 million to fight spread of Ebola

Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen donated another $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. From the AP: Microsoft co-founder and Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa with a $9 million donation to the Centers for Disease...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez wants to replace Andray Blatche as Philippines’ naturalized player

Andray Blatche lived up to the Philippines’ expectations in his first tournament as a naturalized citizen. Though the Philippines went just 1-4 in the World Cup, the team was competitive in every game – thanks to Blatche. He starred, averaging 21.1 points (second in the World Cup) and 13.8 rebounds (first) per game. After a quirky start, this relationship is going well. But...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: LaMarcus Aldridge

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: LaMarcus Aldridge   LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via Hoops Manifesto
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Power ranking Portland Trail Blazers 2014-15 roster

Who Will Be No. 1: L.A. or Dame? With NBA training camps quickly approaching, the Portland Trail Blazers are lucky enough to have all 15 roster spots filled. We have a good idea as to what the rotation will look like, so let’s take a look at how each player ranks at this point in the process. 15. Allen Crabbe One year into Allen Crabbe‘s career, it would be unfair to call...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs offer Earl Watson coaching spot with Toros

As if adding Beck Hammon and Ettore Messina to the coaching staff wasn’t enough, the San Antonio Spurs are now looking at shoring up the coaching staff in Austin. According to a report, former NBA guard Earl Watson is mulling over an offer to join the coaching staff with the Spurs’ D-League affiliate Austin Toros. […]
Via Project Spurs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Portland Trail Blazers Win The Western Conference?

When people look into their crystal ball to predict who will win the Western Conference and potentially the NBA title, two teams from the West generally get all the buzz — the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The fact that both of these teams have won the West for the past three […] Can The Portland Trail Blazers Win The Western Conference? - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off of an exciting season last year, and are poised to take another step forward in the Western Conference. They were extremely happy with the improvement that Damian Lillard made, and once again were given an impressive season by power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. It will be interesting to see […] Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Bold Predictions For...
Via NBA Draft Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge best highlights from 2013-14 NBA season

LaMarcus Aldridge had a career season last year. He averaged 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds for the 2013-14 season. Aldridge had two 30-20 games and put up back-to-back 40-plus-point games in the playoffs. The NBA put together a highlight video of his banner campaign right here: When it comes to the best power forwards in the league, LaMarcus Aldridge is definitely in that conversation...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ever-Evolving Era Of The Big Three And How It Relates To The Portland Trail Blazers

When Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen teamed up in Boston, I remember how much of a novelty it was around the league. ESPN and the rest of the media covered their every move for a while as they billed them as the next dynasty. In 2008 they won the only championship the group won together, the 17th for the Celtic franchise. Fast forward to 2010; LeBron James and Chris Bosh...
Via Oregon Sports News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard stars in brand-new NBA Live 15 trailer

As previously noted here, EA Sports NBA Live 15 is coming out soon and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers will be the cover athlete. Earlier today, EA Sports released a brand-new visual trailer showing off the next-generations graphics of many notables players including Andrew Wiggins, Russell Westbrook and Lillard himself: In case you were wondering, NBA Live 15 will...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Damian Lillard on deck for Team USA

The Portland Trail Blazers up-and-coming point-guard, Damian Lillard, failed to make Team USA’s final roster, but word on the street is that Lillard is Team USA’s player on deck should somebody drop out, or suffer an injury. Report: Damian Lillard is ‘player on deck’ should anyone opt out of Team USA. http://t.co/QfiJ7i6zZipic.twitter.com/99VMDqxrj7 — theScore (@theScore...
Via Pass The Pill
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA Snub A Blessing For Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

Over the course of the summer there has been a lot of interest in the FIBA World Cup, the once-every-four-years tournament that features the best in international basketball, but mostly for the wrong reasons. High profile names such as Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and LeBron James have all opted to stay at home and skip […] Team USA Snub A Blessing For Damian Lillard, Portland Trail...
Via NBA Draft Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard stars in Madden 15 Carroting commercial

As we previously noted on this website, Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard made a cameo in the Madden 15 viral video called Madden Season. Since the game was released yesterday, Damian was featured in another EA Sports commercial with Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Watch as Lillard attempt to play Von in a game but can’t due to some carrots: *** Lillard image courtesy...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
27 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard is learning how to be a superstar

The new "NBA Live 2015" cover athlete is quickly becoming a household name, even if he'd rather focus on what's ahead of him. Damian Lillard is a superstar. He might not know it yet, but he is. The Portland Trail Blazers guard is spending his Tuesday conducting a parade of phone interviews. Random journalists from all across the country are peppering him with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lillard celebrates landing cover of 'NBA Live 15'

EA Sports released the cover of their upcoming NBA Live 15 title on Monday, revealing that Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has scored the honor of being the game’s cover athlete. Lillard also made the announcement on his Instagram: Here’s a couple looks at Lillard in the game: It’ll be interesting to see how well NBA Live does while competing with NBA 2K, which...
Via Next Impulse Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has hilarious response for Twitter troll

Team USA announced their final 12-man FIBA World Cup roster Friday and Damian Lillard did not make the cut, but he’s keeping his head up and had a hilarious response to a fan who decided to poke fun at him for not playing a single minute in Team USA’s exhibition game against Puerto Rico Friday night at Madison Square Garden. “@Vin_Lee_: @Dame_Lillard we played the same amount...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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