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Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Player projections

This is the third and final installment of our Portland Trail Blazers season preview. In the first two articles we took a look at the Blazers’ general roster and their potential standing in the Western Conference. Now I will give an overview of each player that will potentially be in the starting five and some key reserve players that will have a big affect off the bench. The potential...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Kaman Needs Stiches in Head Thanks to Timofey Mozgov’s Teeth

At first glance it didn’t look like much, but the collision between Chris Kaman and Timofey Mozgov resulted in stitches for the Trail Blazers center. Via Joe Freeman of The Oregonian: While playing defense, Kaman backed into Mozgov in an effort to box him out as a Denver player attempted a shot from the perimeter. But as Kaman pushed Mozgov, the 7-foot-1 center toppled on...
Via Standing O Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers look to build on solid foundation

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Not a whole lot has changed for the Portland Trail Blazers. The starting five - LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews - are all returning to a team that won 54 games and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals last season. Most of the Blazers' bench is likewise back. The only two additions the team made in...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will The Portland Trail Blazers Have A “Top-Ten Defense” This Season?

During this time of year for teams in the NBA, each team sets a few goals for each player, as well as for the team overall. For the Portland Trail Blazers’ individual players, this ranged from learning to shoot three-point shots better (LaMarcus Aldridge, who said he’s extended his range comfortably to the corners) to learning to stay in front of opponents on defense (Damian...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Um, Okay: NBA Player Chris Kaman has a Web Show

((ht: cbssports.ocm))If this isn't proof anyone with a camera, an idea and internet access can have their own show, nothing is.Portland TrailBlazers Center Chris Kaman, all 7-foot tall of him and his buddies decided they'd start shooting video of their adventures and talk about them. The shows title: Exploring KamanYes, we know, the world is clamoring for the tales of Chris...
Via Online Sports Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard hits amazing off-the-wall trick shot

Trick shots are always awesome. During Portland Trail Blazers practice, some of the players were trying to hit a shot by bouncing it off the side wall of the gym into the basket. Check out Meyers Leonard hitting that shot: After Leonard hit the shot, he did a cartwheel to celebrate it. The cartwheel might have been as good as the trick shot itself. You go, Meyers. Do your thing...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard Kicks Freestyle To Unveil His Adidas Shoe (Video)

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard put on a special 4-Bar Friday for his fans.  Lillard, who has a budding rap career, kicked a special freestyle to help introduce his first signature shoe from Adidas, the DLillard1.   Loading Got a special #4BarFriday for y'all. Probably not supposed to do this, but I can't keep it from y'all any longer. Preview...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 200 – Thursday Night Football, Portland Trail Blazers, And NFL Week Seven

Ladies and gentlemen, the 200th episode of The Slant! On this special episode, host Brad Stein interviews a multitude of Oregon Sports News writers, including Ryan A. Chase (Thursday Night Football, Seattle Seahawks), Stuart Kemp (Portland Winterhawks), Garrett Thornton (Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Cowboys), and Casey Mabbott (NFL week seven preview). On behalf of everyone here...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Trail Blazers on the rise with Lillard, Aldridge

Editor's note: This is the 17th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Robin Lopez; PF LaMarcus Aldridge; SF Nicolas Batum; SG Wesley Matthews; PG Damian Lillard. Key Reserves PG Steve Blake; PF Thomas Robinson; C Chris Kaman; SG Will Barton; SF Dorrell Wright; C Joel Freeland; C Meyers Leonard; G C.J. McCollum; SF Victor Claver...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers "hate" idea of shortened NBA games

If the NBA was looking for a full bill of support for their experimentation with shortening a game from 48 to 44 minutes, they didn't find it with the Portland Trail Blazers. Not one player, or even Coach Stotts for that matter spoke positively about the experiment the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will test Sunday night. "You've got a large roster, and 240 minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers C.J. McCollum Says KD is Going to Be Out Longer Than 6 Weeks

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum isn’t a doctor, but he’s been through what Kevin Durant will be facing. During his senior year at Lehigh, McCollum suffered a Jones fracture. McCollum had surgery, but re-fractured the same foot during training camp last season, which caused him to miss over 40 games last season. Reports says Kevin Durant is expected to be out 6-8 weeks...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard Helps Fan Propose to Girlfriend (Video)

You don't have to be in a Portland Trail Blazers jersey to get an assist by NBA All-Star point guard Damian Lillard. Watch how Lillard drove down the lane carrying a wedding ring to assist a fan with a marriage proposal, who got the major "Yes." The post Damian Lillard Helps Fan Propose to Girlfriend (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker.
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Era Of Portland Trail Blazers Basketball

The Championship team of 1977. Up-and-down 80’s. Clyde the Glide. There have been a whole variety of eras in Portland Trail Blazers basketball history. Some good, some bad. One title, numerous playoff runs, fourteen head coaches, and a lot of headaches. In the moment, it is hard to name recognize the era we are in. But 10 years from now, we may look back on this era of Blazers...
Via Oregon Sports News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Roster analysis

Just when you think that the Western Conference couldn’t get any tougher, the Portland Trail Blazers decided to pop into the mix. After the Blazers surprisingly knocked off the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs last year, fans and teams alike began to take notice of the potential that resides in this talented team. The Trail Blazers are a team that looks like they will...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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