Chris Lucia

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Can Will Barton Play Point Guard?


Amidst the scramble for free agency news last Monday, it was quietly reported that Will Barton has been working on his point guard skills as Mo Williams continues to test free agency. Can Barton be a primary ball-handler off the bench for Portland?

What Will The Blazers Do In Free Agency?


The 2014 NBA free agent signing period officially begins tonight at 9:01. With just two open roster spots and limited cap flexibility, how will Portland GM Neil Olshey and the Blazers be players in free agency this summer?

What Is Joel Freeland's Role Next Year?


Blazers big man Joel Freeland -- who beat out center Meyers Leonard last training camp for backup minutes in the frontcourt -- will try to regain his spot as Portland's first big off the bench after missing 29 games last Spring.

Which Blazer Has The Most To Prove This Summer?


The 2014 Las Vegas Summer League kicks off in under a month and Will Barton, C.J. McCollum, Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland and Thomas Robinson will all represent the Blazers. Which player has the most to prove this summer?

Does Victor Claver Have A Future With The Blazers?


Blazers forward Victor Claver followed up an underwhelming rookie season with an inconsistent 2013-14 outing in which he only played 184 total minutes. Heading into the last year of his contract, does Claver have a long-term place in Portland?

Concern Over Nicolas Batum Playing France?


Blazers forward Nicolas Batum announced last week on his Facebook page that he will be representing team France in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Would the 25-year-old forward, who started all 82 games this year, benefit more from a summer of rest?

Is Dorell Wright The Wrong Fit For Blazers?


After signing a two-year, $6 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers last offseason, forward Dorell Wright turned in one of his worst seasons as a pro. What went wrong for the 10-year veteran and can he turn it around next season?

Blazers vs. Spurs Game 5 Preview


The Blazers head to the AT&T Center tonight for Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinals matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. Portland picked up a win in Game 4 Monday night, and now goes to Texas down 3-1 in the series.

Blazers vs. Spurs Game 4 Preview


The Blazers face playoff elimination tonight in Game 4 at the Moda Center after falling behind 0-3 in their Western Conference semifinals series with the San Antonio Spurs.

Blazers vs. Spurs Game 3 Preview


With an 0-2 series deficit in tow, the Blazers return to Portland to play the San Antonio Spurs tonight at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard look to have a bigger impact in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals series.

Blazers vs. Spurs Game 2 Preview


After starting their Western Conference Semifinals series against the San Antonio Spurs with a disheartening 24-point loss on Tuesday, the Blazers look to bounce back tonight. Tony Parker dissected Portland in Game 1 with 33 points and nine assists.

Blazers vs. Spurs Series/Game 1 Preview


The Blazers have advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time since 2000, meeting up with Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the playoffs.

Blazers vs. Rockets Game 6 Preview


The Blazers return home tonight, up 3-2 in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets with a chance to advance to the second-round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2000.

Blazers vs. Rockets Game 5 Preview


Up 3-1 in their first-round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, The Blazers have an opportunity tonight to take Game 5 and advance to the second-round of the NBA postseason for the first time in 14 years.

Blazers vs. Rockets Game 4 Preview


Following a Game 3 overtime loss on Friday, the Blazers hope to slow down Houston's offensive attack at home tonight and send the series back to Texas with the Rockets facing elimination.

Blazers vs. Rockets Game 3 Preview


After stealing the first two games in Houston and seeing 89 total points from LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers return home tonight for Game 3 to face a struggling James Harden and the Rockets.

Blazers vs. Rockets Game 2 Preview


The Blazers pulled off the Game 1 upset over the Rockets Sunday night behind 77 combined points from LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard. The Rockets look to slow them down tonight while getting more from James Harden and Dwight Howard.

Blazers vs. Rockets Series Preview


Dave Deckard and Chris Lucia of preview the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets first-round playoff matchup in a back-and-forth exchange.

Blazers vs. Clippers Preview


The Blazers wrap up the regular season tonight when the Los Angeles Clippers come to town. A motivated L.A. team will still be looking for the victory, while Portland coach Terry Stotts will likely give his starters a light minutes-load.

Blazers vs. Warriors Preview


The Blazers try to bottle up the Splash Bros. when the Golden State Warriors visit the Moda Center tonight in a game that could shake up the middle of the Western Conference playoff race.

Blazers vs. Jazz Preview


The Blazers play the No. 15 team in the West tonight when they face the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews have all averaged 21.3 points or more in three games against the Jazz so far this season.

Blazers vs. Kings Preview


After winning four of the last five games, the Blazers host the Sacramento Kings tonight. DeMarcus Cousins has played well in three games against Portland this year, but the Kings have had a rash of recent injuries and have lost four in a row.

Blazers vs. Pelicans Preview


After a tough loss to the Suns at home on Friday, the Blazers get a chance to regroup tonight against an injury-plagued New Orleans team that has struggled the last several games, losers of four straight.

Blazers vs. Suns Preview


The Blazers try to even the season series with Phoenix at two games a piece when they host the Suns tonight. Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe have torched Portland in recent meetings, but the Blazers have won four in a row with LaMarcus Aldridge back.

Blazers outshine Lakers in Hollywood


The Blazers launched 99 field-goals tonight, scoring 124 behind 65 points from Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge. Nick Young dropped 40 on Portland, but the Blazers' star power proved too much to overcome as they cruised to a 124-112 victory.

Blazers vs. Lakers Preview


The Blazers will have revenge on their minds tonight when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the Staples Center, just a month removed from a demoralizing, one-point home loss to the No. 14 team in the West.

Blazers vs. Grizzlies Preview


After wrapping up a 2-3 road trip with consecutive victories, the Blazers return home tonight to take on the Memphis Grizzlies and their elite defense. Since center Marc Gasol returned from a knee injury 36 games ago, Memphis is 26-10.

Blazers vs. Bulls Preview


The No. 5 seed out West meets up with the No. 4 team in the East tonight when the Blazers go against the Bulls. Chicago has a low-scoring, balanced offense with no real go-to guy but plays suffocating defense behind the efforts of Joakim Noah.

Blazers vs. Hawks Preview; Aldridge Returns


The Blazers could get LaMarcus Aldridge back tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Both teams are on losing streaks and in a rut. Damian Lillard looks to have a bounce back game against Jeff Teague -- a quick, scoring point who gets to the rim often.

Blazers vs. Magic Preview


In game three of a five-game road swing, the Blazers play Orlando tonight. The Magic lack scoring punch, play poor defense and have lost nine games in a row. Can Portland bounce back from a tough loss in Miami against a 19-52 Orlando squad?

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