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The Clock Is Ticking On Nicolas Batum

It was Blazers 103, Wizards 96 on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd at the Moda Center. It was another comeback win for Portland, this one fueled emotionally and physically by LaMarcus Aldridge, playing hurt, and playing on into the foreseeable, if tenuous, future. The message from Aldridge, who wanted to play, and the Blazers, who, knowing full well their history with their...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson throws down poster slam dunk on Kris Humphries

There are few things that I enjoy watching more than a poster slam dunk and during tonight’s Wizards-Trail Blazers game, Portland’s Thomas Robinson provided us with one. In the first quarter of play, Robinson drove to the basket and decided to throw the hammer down on Washington’s Kris Humphries: That’s a poster, folks! *** Robinson dunks on Humphries [Jason Damiano] Robinson...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge postpones surgery on thumb, will play tonight

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to postpone surgery on his thumb, and will play Saturday night against he Washington Wizards. BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington. — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 24, 2015 Aldridge has a radial...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Off Surgery, Will Play Saturday

In an astonishing twist, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to put off thumb surgery and will suit up for the team’s game against the Washington Wizards Saturday night. Portland had originally announced on Thursday night that the power forward was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb. At that...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland's Thomas Robinson is no bust

​ I feel bad for Thomas Robinson. I really do. It seems like the NBA is as open and fair a competition as you could ever devise to find out who the best basketball players are in the world. If you can’t cut it in the NBA, it seems like you should have nobody to blame for yourself. I think that’s the case—for the most part. Sometimes, though, a player’s personal development...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Sink Or Swim Time For The Portland Trail Blazers

Minutes before tip-off of the Trail Blazers match up against the Boston Celtics, Portland announced that the diagnosis of LaMarcus Aldridge’s thumb injury was a little worse than thought. Portland Trail Blazers PR tweeted, “MRI confirms Portland F LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He will undergo surgery; out for 6-8 weeks.” Losing one of...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stotts Takes Five Shots, Then Decides Who To Start At PF

I know, I know.  Much bigger headlines on the injury front, but it's Injury Friday with Pete's Fantasy Basketball Infirmary coming out in a few hours, so I'm not gonna steal his spotlight! With LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with a hitchhiking injury, on top of Robin Lopez still a few weeks out, there's a ton of PF/C minutes to fill your Blazing hole.  After Dorell Wright had...
Via Razzball Basketball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Trail Blazers fans said - 1/22

Coming into the game the Trail Blazers had the second-best record in the West.  Despite some key injuries, in the minds of Blazers fans losing at home to the lowly Celtics was not a viable option.  And I'm not sure if it was just because they were playing Boston, but the deflated ball jokes were rampant.My No. 1 favorite:After Jared Sullinger dove for the lose ball in the lane...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Thumb Injury Causes Him To Miss Up To Two Months

LaMarcus Aldridge thumb injury forces Portland to lose their superstar for 6-8 weeks. ESPN reports that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge thumb injury issues will cause him to miss the next six to eight weeks. The hopeful all star suffered the injury on Monday against the Sacramento Kings  tearing the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb. An MRI on Thursday...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

Portland Trail Blazer big man LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo surgery on his left thumb after he injured it in Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. The team lost that game 118-113 and it looks like they’ve lost Aldridge for almost two months now. #Blazers say MRI reveals that LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He will have surgery, miss...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo surgery to repair ligament tear, out 6-8 weeks

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb and will undergo surgery. Aldridge is expected to miss the next 6 to 8 weeks. Aldridge was injured while trying to strip the ball from DeMarcus Cousins in the second quarter of Portland’s 98-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Jan...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews ‘Iron Man’ Caricature Art

Before Wesley Matthews was recognized as the best three-point shooter in Portland Trail Blazers franchise history. He was known as “Iron Man” with a healthy 250 consecutive games streak before finally sitting out with a hip injury. Only a few players have an ability to play through pain and Matthews is right near the top of that list and has been for years. Art by Muideen Ogunmola...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings-Trail Blazers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers' recent play hardly resembles that of a Western Conference contender. Following their worst shooting night of the season, the Trail Blazers will look to avoid their fourth straight defeat Monday night when they host the Sacramento Kings. Portland (30-11) is one of three NBA teams with 30 wins and ranks among the league's best in both scoring offense (103...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman slips while trying to help up Wesley Matthews

Sometimes helping a teammate can come at a price to you and during last night’s Trail Blazers-Grizzlies game, Portland center Chris Kaman found that out. As teammate Wesley Matthews was down on the court, Kaman ran over to help his teammate to his feet but ultimately slipped and fell into Wes: Stay safe, Chris and Wes! *** Kaman slips while helping Matthews [Erik Gundersen] Kaman...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers’ Batum with 30 seconds of fail

Oh boy! Talk about a moment in time the Blazers’ Nicolas Batum will want to forget. Soooooo where do I begin? Batum air-balled twice in a row and then proceeded to gift wrap the ball to the Clippers’ Chris Paul with one easy turnover. As Homer Simpson would say, “D’oh!” The post Blazers’ Batum with 30 seconds of fail appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Nicolas Batum?

On the surface of things, the Portland Trail Blazers are doing alright. In some areas, they’re doing great, actually. As one of the few teams in the top ten in both offensive and defensive rating, as well as a team that prides itself on taking away the three-point shot, the stats largely say that this is a team that could go far in the postseason. The individual efforts from the...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adidas Hoops & Damian Lillard Unveil “D Lillard 1″ Signature Sneaker (Pictures)

Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers “It’s Dame Time” reads the slogan for latest addition to the Adidas Hoops roster. Tuesday was an eventful evening for ‘Rip City’ fans and Portland Trailblazers’ elite point guard Damian Lillard for the official unveiling of the “D Lillard 1″ performance shoe. Adidas Hoops incorporated two silhouettes to lead the storm, a...
Via Basketball Bicker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard posterizes two Lakers with an electric dunk (VIDEO)

No point guard currently in the NBA possesses greater leaping ability than Damian Lillard. It’s no secret that he can dunk better than any other player at his position, which he’s shown by competing in the NBA’s dunk contest in the past. Lillard reminded basketball fans why he’s such a great dunker during Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Blazers...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers latest to pursue Jermaine O’Neal

Portland has officially entered the race for big man Jermaine O’Neal. They originally drafted him out of high school in the now-legendary 1996 draft and he played there for four year until he was traded to Indiana where he spent the bulk and prime of his career. The Blazers are trying to bolster a front court that has had injuries to guys like Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

Damian Lillard is quickly becoming one of the NBA’s best clutch players.  Tuesday night in OKC, Lillard hit a three to send the game into OT that looked a lot like the one he hit against the Houston Rockets in last year’s playoffs. That shot certainly entered the memory of Blazers analyst Mike Rice.  But in calling back to the Rockets buzzer beater, he had a slight geography...
Via Awful Announcing
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez responds to Khloe Kardashian dating rumors

Robin Lopez responded to rumors that Khloe Kardashian might have interest in him with some fantastic sarcasm. There have not been any reports that Lopez and Kardashian are dating, but a gossip item said the reality TV personality has interest in the Trail Blazers center. Here is the item from the New York Daily News...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Robin Lopez continues feud with Pistons mascot

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez and opposing team mascots just do not get along. Lopez once called The Raptor the league’s most annoying mascot, pushed (Rockets mascot) Clutch and wrestled (Pistons mascot) Hooper a year ago. Some things never change. Lopez and the Trail Blazers traveled to Detroit for a matchup with the Pistons on Tuesday night. And Lopez caught a...
Via The Sports Daily
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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