TAG: Portland Trail Blazers

NBA / Oct 14, 2014 / 8:45 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge: “I’m Definitely Going To Shoot More Threes”

LaMarcus Aldridge

Prolific scorers that do their vast majority of damage from LaMarcus Aldridge are few and far between in the modern NBA. And considering the league’s collective understanding of which shot attempts carry the most value has finally reached its zenith, there won’t be much more of them in the future, either. Aldridge, then, is a dying breed – or at least he was. In a recent interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio, the Portland Trail Blazers star said that he’s going to add three-pointers to his measured offensive repertoire this season. Read More »

Smack / Oct 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Wesley Matthews: “I Think I’m The Best Two-Way Two-Guard In The NBA”

Wesley Matthews, James Harden

Yesterday we gave you our list of the top 20 shooting guards in the NBA today. Blazers off-guard Wesley Matthews came in at No. 16, but we know Matthews thinks he should be higher after telling The Columbian’s Erik Gunderson he was the “best two-way, two guard in the NBA.” Read More »

Video / Oct 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

Watch Damian Lillard Deliver The Pre-Game Proposal Pass Of The Night

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. @bruceely)

Damian Lillard didn’t play in last night’s exhibition game between the Blazers and Clippers. That didn’t stop him from passing for the assist of the night, though. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Oct 13, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Jamal Crawford Stares Down Blazers Bench Before 3-Pointer Even Drops

Will Barton, Jamal Crawford

Last night Jamal Crawford was feeling it in Portland. The 34-year-old reigning Six Man of the Year dropped 23 points on the Blazers at the Moda Center. Even though the Clippers lost the preseason battle, Crawford had a pair of moments we have to share. Read More »

NBA / Oct 11, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Will Damian Lillard Reach Elite Status This Season?

Damian Lillard, Stephen Curry

The sophomore slump is a rite of passage for most second-year players. It’s mostly precipitated by fatigue, as the slog of an 82-game season inevitably begins to take its toll. It often manifests itself in shooting droughts and/or nagging injuries.

On the surface, Damian Lillard was mostly immune to this last season, but if you were watching closely, you noticed that his field goal percentage came in peaks and valleys, and there were times throughout the season when he was downright streaky. Read More »

Video / Oct 9, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Here’s The Trailer For “Exploring Kaman,” Web Show Starring Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman (photo. ExploringKaman YouTube)

The Chris Kaman web television show you’ve been waiting for is finally almost here. Wait, what? Nobody was waiting for that? Well, “Exploring Kaman” debuts on October 17 anyway, and looks unlike anything we’ve ever seen involving an NBA player. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 6, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: Will Barton Closes Blazers’ “Fan Fest” With Sick Reverse Eastbay

Will Barton

The NBA spotlight may have been consumed by this weekend’s start of preseason games, notably LeBron James’ preseason opener in a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey, but the fans in Portland had no complaints as they were treated to their home squad’s annual intra-squad “Fan Fest.” This yearly entertaining event introduces Blazers fans to the new faces on the team while getting reacquainted with returning players. Read More »

NBA / Oct 3, 2014 / 12:30 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge Is “All In” With Trailblazers This Season and Beyond

LaMarcus Aldridge

It’s hard to imagine that it was just over a year ago that there were rumors floating around that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge had demanded a trade, but that’s exactly the scenario the Portland Trailblazers were facing after a disastrous end to the 2012-2013 season during which they lost (a franchise worst) 13 consecutive games and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Damian Lillard Is Feeling Benefits Of Summer Diet, Too

Damian Lillard

The offseason diets and weight loss of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have made the most headlines, but they aren’t the only All-Stars that cut back this summer to take a step forward this season. The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard also changed his eating habits and training regimen over the past few months, and says he can already feel the discipline paying off in his team’s first practices of 2014-2015. Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Lovable Weirdos Chris Kaman and Robin Lopez Are Right At Home in Portlandia

Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez, or “ROLO” as he’s affectionately called these days, became a fan favorite here in Portland almost overnight. Rip City loves its weirdos, and ROLO fits right in here with his unwieldy hair, his nerdist tendencies (comic books, video games, Disney collectibles, anything fantasy related), and his categorical goofiness. But more than anything, it was his all-around hustle on the court that endeared him to fans. That, and