thunder defense

By the Numbers: Portland Thunder Defense

While the Portland Thunder have struggled offensively to an 0-5 record in their inaugural season, one thing that has been overlooked is the increasingly impressive play of their defensive unit. In fact, especially considering the relative youth and inexperience of the Thunder team, it might be surprising to say that the defense is one of […]


What is Wrong with the Blazers?

The Portland Trail Blazers started the season at a torrid pace. The scoring and wins they accumulated impressed teams and pundits around the league. Being seen as one of the best teams in the league is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing, because this team is a clear-cut playoff team, whereas before the season […]


Lights, Camera, Action for Trail Blazers

The stage is set, the roster has been cut down to 15 and basketball season is here. In less than a week, the Portland Trail Blazers take the court in Phoenix to kick off the new campaign. During the preseason there have been clear improvements when it comes to the branch depth and defense. The […]