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- C.J. McCollum could 'provide the offensive spark ... this team so desperately needs' (your Trail Blazers comments) May 25, 2013Portland Trail Blazers fans discuss whether or not the team should draft Lehigh's C.J. McCollum with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.Blazers Fans
- NBA High-5: Dwight Howard's impending free agency already feeling like bad sequel May 24, 2013Plus, Mavericks eyeing former Blazers; Sacramento celebrates; Detroit power struggle? Celtics' future uncertain.Mike Tokito, The Oregonian
- 2013 NBA draft: Should the Portland Trail Blazers draft C.J. McCollum at No. 10? (poll) May 24, 2013Intrigue is high around the 21-year-old C.J. McCollum, despite playing in just 12 games as a senior after breaking his left foot during a 59-55 loss at Virginia Commonwealth. Prior to his foot injury, the preseason All-American was leading the nation in scoring at 25.7 points per game.Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com
- 'Drafting Cody Zeller would mean giving up on Meyers Leonard' (your Trail Blazers comments) May 24, 2013Portland Trail Blazers fans discuss whether or not to draft Cody Zeller with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.Blazers Fans
- 2013 NBA draft: Should the Portland Trail Blazers draft Cody Zeller at No. 10? (poll) May 23, 2013We'll build up to next month's NBA draft by profiling prospects that will likely be available when the Blazers make their selection at No. 10, starting with Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller.Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com
- Portland Trail Blazers Have Options With 2nd Round Picks May 24, 2013The Portland Trail Blazers have plenty of assets to improve their team this offseason. With the 10th pick in the first round of the draft, the front office will have the choice to add a young player with potential or trade the pick away for an established player. However, the Blazers also have three second round picks, thanks to the Courtney Lee trade between Houston and Boston. These picks should not be overlooked. Because second round draft picks do not receive guaranteed contracts, the Blazers can gamble on raw talent before making a decision to add the player to the roster. Also, there is incredible value in second round players, as their contracts will pay around half a million a year. Blazers GM Neil Olshey did a fantastic job selecting Will Barton in the second round last year. Barton showed flashes of talent in the late stages of the season, and his ceiling is incredibly high. This season, Barton has the possibility of stepping up his game and giving the Blazer...
- A huge NFL bust, NBA Draft Trivia, and some Pacers love May 23, 2013Hope everyone enjoyed the first edition yesterday of Midday Cup Check, the new staple of your must read daily content on the world of sports. Please feel free to comment on what you love and what you hate. This is for you the reader, my feelings won’t get hurt. Blowing Out the Candles Happy birthday Brian Campbell. The quick, good puck moving defensive, formerly of 1901 W Madison St. Chicago fans never warmed up to you despite helping the Blackhawks win a cup. Dude won the Lady Byng award for being the softest most gentlemanly player in the NHL with the Panthers. Charles Rogers, former Detroit Lions first round pick (2nd overall), failed to live up to expectations (to say the least). Too many failed drug tests and off the field arrests and his career was a bigger disappointment than than Reebok’s Dan vs Dave campaign in the 92′ Olympics. What a waste of talent. In case you were wondering, here’s some players that were drafted after Charles Rogers in the 03′ NFL draft: Andre Johnson...
- Report: Blazers want Victor Oladipo; will consider trading up in draft May 21, 2013Photo Credit: detnews.com/AP Victor Oladipo, when he is not doing his best Usher impression or getting insane Michael Jordan comparisons, showed drastic improvement this year at Indiana, and led them to be one of the juggernaut of the past NCAA season. Oladipo, a quality defensive-minded guard, who also has shown some promise on the other end of the floor, combined with what many have said to be a weak draft, has made him a presumed top-5 pick in this year’s draft. The Portland Trailblazers, who will have their official draft positions after tonight’s lottery drawing, will probably not be in the range to draft Oladipo unless they get extremely lucky in the drawing. However, reports say that you should not count Portland out of the Oladipo sweepstakes, as they are highly considering trading up to grab the former Hoosier if necessary, according to probasketballtalk.com. Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest had the original report, and provides us with more details: Sources close to the prospect say the Trail
- Damian Lillard’s Posse allegedly beat up brothers May 21, 2013via KGW Being an NBA star, you’ve got your own Posse, whether you like it or not. Well meaning friends, bodyguards or partymates, they can get into trouble, dragging the celebrities’ name with them. Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard get his turn. per KGW: Two brothers accuse NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard of standing by while his entourage beat the brothers up early Saturday morning in Portland’s Old Town district. The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. on May 18. Jermaine Ulinwa told KGW the beating happened as a result of a picture that he snapped with his cell phone after he spotted the basketball star walking toward a parking lot with several other people. “So I took a picture. And so Damian Lillard was upset that I took his picture, so when he turned around he’s like, “Did you just take my picture?” said Ulinwa. “And his entourage just turned around too and they’re like, ‘did you just take a picture of Damian Lillard?’ … and I said ‘Yeah, I did
- It’s Time The Portland Trail Blazers Get This Right May 21, 2013June 4th, 2000, an ill-fated day in Portland Trail Blazers history and the last day you as a fan watched them play a playoff game beyond the first round. That’s right, it’s been nearly 13 years since the Blazers were outscored 31-13 in the fourth quarter, shot just 22% from the field, and squandered a 15-point lead in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals to a Los Angeles Lakers team on the verge of 3 consecutive titles. Since then, they’re 7-22 in the postseason, tallying 6 first-round exits amidst 7 playoff-less years … and I’ve had it. Many of you are quick to point out the freakish injuries responsible for this subpar stint, with your finger aimed squarely at the ghost of Greg Oden and sheepishly towards the cartilage – or lack thereof – in the knees of one Brandon Roy. But the time for self-pity is no more, and it’s time to start holding this franchise accountable for the mediocrity it’s been providing us with for the better part of this century. We – and I use...
- Evans Guides Nets to Another Road Victory March 28, 2013Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 26 rebounds and scored 22 points as the Nets beat the Trail Blazers for their 20th road win of the season, matching a franchise best.
- Blazers Sweep Series With Bulls March 22, 2013The Portland Trail Blazers completed a two-game season sweep of the host Chicago Bulls.
- Trail Blazers Send Knicks to Third Straight Loss March 15, 2013Without the injured Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, the Knicks were blown out again on their Western road trip.
- Felton Braces for Boos in Return to Portland March 14, 2013Raymond Felton managed to alienate the Trail Blazers, their fans and the local news media during his short stay in Portland.
- In Heat’s 1,000th Victory, Another First for James February 13, 2013LeBron James became the first player in N.B.A. history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games.