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Brian Grant's fight against Parkinson's

Article on Brian Grant's fight against Parkinson's.


Making Adjustments for the Blazers

The Blazers have recently found themselves in a funk. Their scoring is down, the schedule has gotten harder, and the starters seem to be wearing down. Based on their play lately, here are...


Aldridge and Lillard vs. Previous Blazer All-star Duos

Aldridge and Lillard are the first Blazer duo to be selected to the All-star game since Clyde and Cliff in 1993-94 season. Here is how their stats compare to the other duos. 2013-14 Age G MP F...


A Visual Guide To This Roster's Origin

In a promoted Fanpost, Blazer's Edge user tyeforshee recaps the history of the current roster's transactions in a handy flowchart.


The Evolution of Joel Freeland

Before the NBA: The big fish in a small pond Joel Freeland was drafted by the Blazers as a late first round pick back in 2006. As an Olympian for Great Britain he was one of their best players,...


Scouting the Roster: The Future of Wesley Matthews.

Acquired in 2010 by the Blazers, Wesley Matthews was originally supposed to be a sixth man off the bench. As injuries to Brandon Roy decimated his career, Matthews stepped in as a starter and has...


Surveying the new Western Conference

Tier 1 - (Strong Chance of finals appearance) Oklahoma City Thunder The Thunder have not done anything in Free Agency and the departure of Kevin Martin hurt their depth. The Thunder however,...

Blazers trading Papanikolaou's Rights?

Kostas Papanikolaou's agent has indicted that the Blazers organization does not have plans for Kostos to be with the team. The agent fully expects a trade to happen this offseason.


How They Fit With the Blazers: Shabazz Muhammad

The Blazers could use some depth at every position. Is Shabazz the right pick for the Blazers to take? Coming out of highschool as a top-3 recruit, Shabazz chose to play at UCLA this season....


The Seattle-Sacramento Saga Continues.

Chris Hansen is not giving up. His new offer for the Kings increased to 409 million and included the promise to be an annual payer for revenue sharing. Also the Seattle group has also pledged to...


Active Ex-Blazers all-pro team.

Seeing former Blazers in the playoffs had me thinking about making my own roster based on former Blazers who are still in the NBA. I kept Lillard, Aldridge, and Batum because the Blazers would have...


Braves Banter

It has only been a few games, but there are a few observations that I have based on the season so far: 1). Justin Upton just might be the best player on this team. Justin Upton has the...


Countdown to the Deadline: Why the Blazers won't make make a trade before the deadline.

There has been some talk of what trades are available for the Blazers before the February 21 deadline. Many have suggested that Hickson will be traded because the Blazers won't want to sign him to...

ESPN: Blazers, Buy or Sell trade deadline

Taken from ESPN: Buyers or Sellers: Portland Trail Blazers Highkin: Sellers, although they don't have a lot to offer. Every indication is that GM Neil Olshey knows the Blazers aren't a playoff team and should be positioning themselves for the draft lottery. I don't think they're quite ready to move LaMarcus Aldridge yet (although I wouldn't completely rule it out), but J.J. Hickson and Wesley Matthews are both very much in play. Hopkins: Buyers. Can Portland build a team around LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews? Sure, if the NBA played 3-on-3. But Portland's supporting cast needs some work. These are minor tweaks, but every little bit helps to stay relevant in the Western Conference. Schmidt: Sellers. Portland shouldn't let this season's modest success ruin a good plan. Bring in as much young talent as possible and sort it out later. Damian Lillard's terrific rookie season should serve as a daily reminder of the fruits the high lottery can bring. Portland wouldn't be foolish to sell high on the likes of J.J. Hickson and Wes Matthews. Soriano: Sellers. It'd be a mistake for the Blazers to try to bolster their roster this year under the illusion that a bottom seed in the playoffs is better than a lottery pick. Even if it means trading Aldridge, they're better off trying to get high draft picks that they can build around to make a run in the next few years. Windhorst: Sellers. But not big time. The Blazers are on the fringe of the playoffs and I'm sure there will be a temptation to add a piece to help out. But they are developing some young players and have cap flexibility coming up they may not want to sacrifice to sneak into the last playoff spot.


Can Hickson and Aldridge Coexist?

This season there has been some rumblings about Lamarcus Aldridge shot selection and lack of post play. His FG% is the worst in his career as he has taken more jump shots per game than another...


The case for and against the Blazers

The Case Against the Blazers this season The Blazers this season are drastically worse than last season. How can the Blazers expect to win big games with a Rookie Point Guard leading...


Blazer's Musings and Banter

Blazers Sign Batum's offer sheet. After a couple weeks of drama building up, the Blazers did what they said they would do all along. Batum was cornered into telling everyone he wanted to go to...

Tomasson: Agent Says Greg Oden Wants To Play In 2012-13

Chris Tomasson of quotes Mike Conley, agent for former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, saying that his client would like to play during the 2012-13 season. ------------------------------------- "(Oden) called me, and he was kind of excited,’’ Conley said Thursday in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. "I think he’s motivated …. He wants to play. He had said he wanted to take this season off, but he’s backed off from that …. He’s open to playing this season. I think he will play this season.’’ ... Conley, who said the former Ohio State star is committed to regular workouts this summer in Columbus, Ohio, said there’s still no timetable as to what point next season he believes Oden will be able to play. He said seven NBA teams, which he declined to name, have been keeping in regular touch with him, but Conley doesn’t anticipate it will be until the fall before there are any serious negotiations. ------------------------------------- The report surfaces a few days after Oden told Ohio television station ABC6 that basketball was "out of the question" as he recovers from a February microfracture surgery on his left knee, a February arthroscopic procedure on his right knee and March Orthokine treatment on his left knee back in May. Here's Oden's quote. -------------------------------------- "Right now, I'm just trying to get healthy. Basketball right now is kind of out of the question. Just get healthy and I'll worry about that later. Right now, I'm just concentrating on school. I actually have a midterm on Monday. I'm just worried bout that right now. I definitely promised my mom I would get my degree so that's what I'm doing." -------------------------------------- Oden, 24, was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft and holds career averages of 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He was released by the Blazers back in March. ed: text edited, bumped to front page

All hope rests with Lillard

The Blazers are trying to go all in with Hibbert and are determined to match any offer made for Batum, but regardless of how these moves are made the Blazers are currently standing still at the...


The Art Of Drafting

Throughout the history of the NBA draft there as been countless busts, and stars taken in the draft. Some stars have been taken as late as the late second round, whereas some busts, have been taken...


Blazers Mid-season Report

Blazers mid-season player report cardsPG: Raymond Felton. When Andre Miller was traded for Felton people assumed that they would see an improvement over Miller. Felton was suppose to be the outside...


Should the Blazers Waive Greg Oden?

A few years ago Jeff Pendergraph's season ending knee injury forced the Blazers into waiving him for a roster spot. This year Oden's surgery will leave the Blazers with a similar dilemma. The...

ESPN Insider: Batum ranked number 21 out of 25 best players under age 25

"Batum was one of the most talented young players in Europe from 2005 to 2008. Portland acquired his rights in 2008, and he moved into the starting lineup during the fourth game of the 2008-09 season. Batum has tremendous length and a unique skill set. He is a very good two-way player with defense being his forte. He is an excellent wing defender who can defend multiple positions. His scoring has increased every year in the league, going from 5.4 points per game as a rookie to 12.4 points per game last season. He also loves the 3-pointer, as he attempted 807 field goals last season, and 342 of them were from behind the 3-point line. But he can shoot it -- he's made 37.4 percent byond the arc for his career. Batum is very good at scoring off cuts and coming off screens, but the Blazers would love for him to develop more of an attack mentality. Similar to: Bruce Bowen"


Should Goaltending be reviewable?

The game vs OKC we witnessed a clearly bad call in which Aldridge was called for a goal tend when it was indeed a clean block. Currently in the NBA goaltending is not reviewable, and for good...


By the Numbers: The Blazer's differences between wins and losses (updated)

I decided to look into what exactly is the biggest predictor of a loss by the Blazers this season. Here are some outstanding figures to look at from the Blazer players in Win and Loss Splits. Let's...

Palmer: Blazers G Wesley Matthews One Of NBA's 5 Most Underrated

Chris Palmer of (Insider) writes that Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is one of the five most underrated players in the NBA. ------------------------- Matthews has been so consistently overlooked that the idea of him being underrated might not be what it once was, since it's mentioned so often. It's clear why that is when you actually look at what he does. His scoring and rebounding averages have steadily risen the past two seasons, and he's making his name as a hard-nosed defender. There are few shooters who are more accurate from all over the floor than this third-year shooting guard. In fact he's one of just three players who's shooting at least 47 percent from the field, 38 percent from 3 and 87 percent form the line (Ray Allen and Mario Chalmers are the others), which all adds up to the best true shooting percentage in the Blazers' starting lineup. Another huge plus to Matthews' game: He doesn't make mistakes. Among players averaging at least 33.4 mpg, Matthews turns the ball over the least at 1.2 times per game. ----------------------- ed: bumped to front page

Just for Fun: the all Northwest team

This team is a compilation of active Players who went to school in the Northwest, or grew up in the Northwest, or was born in the Northwest. PG: Luke Ridnour. Mario Chalmers (AK), Aaron Brooks. N...


Player profiles, projections, and futures with the Blazers

Starting LineupPG. Raymond Felton Strengths: A capable pick and role operator Pushes tempo, excels as an open court passer Not afraid to attack the basket Above average defense Above average,...

Lakers close to signing Josh McRoberts

Since the OJ Mayo deal fell through looks like McRoberts will look to sign with the Lakers. Most likely for the Mini mid level

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