It has long been agreed, with few objections, that Damian Lillard is the best player on the Portland Trail Blazers. He is the team’s leading scorer and unequivocal leader. Owner of the phrase “Lillard Time” (take note Isaiah Thomas and John Wall) and forever a hero with “0.9”, Lillard’s status as a star is etched […]
Don’t be surprised if Nicolas Batum gets a little sentimental each time the Nike Hoop Summit rolls around. It has been 10 years since Batum showcased his all-around game to the NBA at the 2007 Hoop Summit, eventually paving the way from France to the Portland Trail Blazers. Even back then, Batum’s game was already loud. He scored […]
In this on-going series, we’ll get to know the names, faces and stories making news off of the court around Portland sports… Franklin High School alum and NBA writer/reporter, Oliver Maroney takes time to share his journey from covering high school basketball to making headlines on a national level, breaking down the latest on the […]
There was 6:50 to play in the fourth quarter. With the Chicago Bulls down five coming out of a timeout, Jimmy Butler stood at the top of the three-point line, ball in hand. Evan Turner was the lone soul in charge of keeping him from the cup. Butler juked right, went left. Turner stayed with […]
Damian Lillard stopped by the TBS late show “Conan” with Conan O’brien last night. After busting the schmoney dance, he touched on a wide range of topics.
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 of Rip City is truly alive and the team on the court hopes to hold up their end of the bargain.
The future is definitely full of opportunities and choices for the Blazers starting in 2015/16. With 13 potentially final-year contracts, and 2 contracts only guaranteed in 2015/16 (which are still viable trade options), you could potentially have the make up for an ENTIRE new roster. Only Batum and Crabbe have guaranteed money in 2015/16, but they are still viable trade options if the Blazers choose to move them.
Zach Lowe over at Grantland just unveiled The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings: Everything you ever needed to know about the past, present, and future of the league’s hardwood homes. [quote align=’right’]”If basketball is poetry, the Blazers’ logo is the only one that encapsulates the sport’s poetic nature.”[/quote]While LeBron’s return to Cleveland has the […]
I’ll admit: I wrote a preview piece about this series and in the back of my mind I didn’t think the Portland Trail Blazers had a real shot to win it. The Houston Rockets have two guys who have been to the finals in James Harden and Dwight Howard. They have size. They have experience. […]
The Beaver’s women’s basketball team dominated in their first NCAA tournament victory since 1995. On Sunday, the ninth-seed Beavers beat the eighth-seed Middle Tennessee 55-36. The team now has to play No. 1 seed South Carolina on Tuesday but the victory against Middle Tennessee is something the team intends to celebrate for as long as […]