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LaMarcus 25/10 Streak in Perspective: Playing With the All-Time Top 50

LaMarcus Aldridge has averaged 25/10 for the last 29 games.  To put this in perspective, I searched for all players in the last 25 years who averaged 25/10 or better for the whole season.  Eight...

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LaMarcus: A Tale of Two Half Seasons

We've come to the point where the "new LaMarcus" has played exactly as many games this season as the "old LaMarcus."  The "old LaMarcus" played 26 games, and then BRoy, our franchise player, went...

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Aldridge vs Stoudemire, January Stats

Amare Stoudemire is currently ranked 4th in the MVP race by ESPN in their MVP Watch.  He is the highest ranked power forward. LaMarcus Aldridge, since his emergence as the Blazers' go to guy, has...

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Oden's Post-Microfracture Body of Work

Much of the group think on the Blazer boards seems to be that we should give up on Oden. I disagree. He has already had one microfracture, and in fact all of his NBA career is...

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Oden Targets Late November Return: Team Officials

An article in the Ohio State newspaper states that Blazer "team officials said Oden is looking at a late November rreturn". h...

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Computer Simulations Like Portland

The computer simulations think very highly of Portland's chances this year. Basketball Prospectus has the Blazers first in the West, with 55 wins, a 35% chance of winning the Western Conference...

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Miami’s Potential Achilles Heel: Getting Alphas to Share

The assembly of Miami’s “superteam” brought together three of the best players in the league.  LeBron James and Dwayne Wade had the two highest PERs in the league last year, and Chris Bosh was...

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Greg Oden’s On-Court Performance: Among the All-Time Greats

Greg Oden is an enigmatic player to evaluate.  He came into the league hyped as a once in a generation center.  His play has been most noted for the trouble he has had staying on the court due to...

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Oden: 2nd Best Second-Year PER in Last 10 Years

  Oden was amazingly effective when he was on the court last year.  Oden had the 2nd highest PER of any second-year player in the last ten years, behind only LeBron. The rest of the top ten in...

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Blazers Offer for CP3/Okafor vs the Competition's Possible Offers

If CP3 wants out, and New Orleans makes taking Omeka Okafor a requirement, how do the Blazers stack up against the other...

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Oden's 2nd Year Compares Well to NBA Great Centers

Oden's second year was cut short by injury, and he had barely seemed to get into a groove before he went down.  However, statistically, he had one of the most outstanding sophomore seasons among...

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Oden: Busted Up But Not a Bust

We're all bummed by Greg's injuries and to a lesser extent his foul problems. The former are hopefully freak and not chronic, and he'll have paid his injury dues and have a number of mostly...

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Oden Comparable to Dwight Howard on a Per Minute Basis

I find it outrageous that some so-called knowledgeable fans on various Blazer bulletin boards characterize Oden as a bust that should be traded. On the contrary, he is right up with Dwight Howard...

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History: Odds Still Favor Suns Over Blazers in Series

The Blazers victory over the Suns in game 1 on the road was fantastic.  No team deserves a series win more than the...

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The Player the Blazers Could Have Taken

In 2007, the Blazers beat the odds, won the lottery, and had the first pick in the draft.  There was a great debate about who was the better pick, with two once-in-a-decade players.  According to...

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Oden's Prowess in Perspective

Greg Oden's injury was a huge blow to the Blazers.  While the media and many fans focus most on his injury history, here I'll focus on his on-court performance as captured by statistics taken from...

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Bayless in 20+ Minute Games

emember last year, and "when Oden plays more than 20 minutes, the Blazers are really good?"  It made me wonder about how Bayless is performing this year when he gets 20+ minutes.  The answer:...

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4 PFs, 3 PGs, and 1 SF

The Blazers beat San Antonio not only shorthanded, but with an incredibly unbalanced team.  We had (and have) no centers, both of our SGs were out injured.  We had Aldridge, Howard, Pendergraph,...

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Travis or Rashard Lewis?

Travis gets criticized for not being a good PF.  While he's not your classic banger, let's look at how he compares to Rashard Lewis, another PF with a similar body morph and style.  In fact, guess...

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Oden's Low Foul Rate

In the last 74 minutes Greg has been on the court, he has picked up a total of 3 fouls!He had 1 last night against the Suns in 29 minutes.He had 1 against the Clippers in 21 minutes.He had 1 in his...

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Oden's Best 5-Game Stretch

I think Oden's best 5-game stretch last year gives a preview of what we can expect as he moves towards his potential.  He had 5 games in January (Jan 19 - Jan 28) where he played decent minutes and...

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Oden's Rookie Offensive Prowess: Updated

Greg Oden is characterized as a bust by many uneducated or biased members of the media.  On the contrary, when he was on the court, he had one of the best rookie seasons of any center to come into...

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Hedo's Brutal Eurobasket Stats

Our almost-Blazer-but-bolted-at-the-altar was not outstanding at Eurobasket.  10 points per game, with 33% shooting on 2s and 33% shooting on 3s.  One rebound every 7 minutes.  As many turnovers as...

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League Realignment Proposal

The goal of this plan is to best cluster team to minimize travel for three reasons: costs, wear and tear, and environment.  This proposal keeps the same 15 teams in the East and the same 15 teams...

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Top Team Player Ages in 3 Years

According to ESPN's poll of NBA columnists, the Blazers are the sixth best team, following the Lakers, Cavs, Celtics, Magic, and Spurs.  These are the teams that have played in the finals for the...

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Oden PER Jump

Hollinger has Oden's PER increasing by about one point.  "Trending Up: Greg Oden. Last season: 18.13, PER 2009-10 projection: 19.11 PER."  Looking at the history of PER jump from rookie year to 2nd...

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Deep Playoff Run

The Blazers have great prospects for a deep playoff run this year.  Remember how our incredibly young team played last year in the face of what many call the most difficult schedule ever.  54...

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Miller: Best Point Guard to Change Teams

Sportsline had the PG free agents ranked like this: 1 Miller 2 Kidd 3 Felton 4 Bibby 5 Nate Robinson 6 Jack 7 Sessions Of these players, 2 have resigned with their own teams (Kidd, Bibby), 2 have...

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Don't Despair: Remember the End of Last Season

Many fans are in doomsday mode because Hedo jilted us (now we know how Richard Jefferson's fiance feels) and the longshot play for Millsap didn't work out.  I say, despair not.  Remember how our...

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Brandon's Rise to All-NBA

Brandon's being named to the 2nd team All-NBA in his 3rd season is historically noteworthy. Very few guards in the history of the league have achieved this honor so quickly.  It essentially means...

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