Month: January 2014

The Scouting Report: Denver Nuggets

[caption id="attachment_2577" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Rick Scuteri[/caption] Projected starting line-up: Ty Lawson, Evan Fournier, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried and (our old friend) J.J. Hickson We all know the "Keep Portland Weird" slogan […]

Links: Blazers’ NBA Inside Stuff teaser, C.J. McCollum’s new show and more

[caption id="attachment_2572" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez[/caption] We haven't done this in a while. There's been lots to catch you up on and perhaps some things we missed earlier, but fear not, […]

LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard Officially Make Team USA Roster Pool

[caption id="attachment_2225" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Don Ryan[/caption] USA Basketball officially announced the 28-man roster pool for the 2014 World Championships in Spain this summer and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de […]

Road Takes: Durant takes over to bury Blazers late

[caption id="attachment_2564" align="aligncenter" width="640"] "What more can I say?"AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki[/caption] There was quite a bit to takeaway from tonight's fantastic clash of Western Conference elites in Oklahoma City. The Thunder […]

Lowe: Aldridge should start, Lillard should make West All-Stars

[caption id="attachment_2225" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Don Ryan[/caption] Zach Lowe, NBA writer for, posted his NBA All-Star teams for both the Western and Eastern Conferences. Lowe has Aldridge penciled in as a […]

The Scouting Report: at Oklahoma City Thunder (2)

[caption id="attachment_2554" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki[/caption] Projected Starting line-up:┬áReggie Jackson, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins. A couple of weeks ago before the Trail Blazers played the Oklahoma City […]

Road Takes: Rockets explode past Blazers

[caption id="attachment_2544" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Bob Levey[/caption] So remember that defense that was trending upward? Playing better than the league average for three games in a row including two games against […]

NBA Power Rankings: Blazers rise after undefeated week

[caption id="attachment_2541" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez[/caption] The Trail Blazers went 3-0 last week and are on a five-game winning streak so it's no surprise that they've risen in the latest […]

The Scouting Report: at Houston Rockets

[caption id="attachment_2537" align="aligncenter" width="640"] (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)[/caption] Projected starting line-up:┬áJeremy Lin, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard Whether he starts or not is unknown, but point guard Patrick Beverley […]

Road Takes: Blazers beat down Mavs, step forward into 1st place

[caption id="attachment_2532" align="aligncenter" width="640"] AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez[/caption] In Dallas, they will never speak of this night again. A display of outright dominance by the Portland Trail Blazers led them to a 127-111 […]

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