At the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, the Portland Trail Blazers were my sleeper pick to make a run in the Western Conference. I looked like a genius early on as the Blazers won seven of their first nine games. Things quickly turned downhill though as Portland missed out on the playoffs and now enters the off-season with a boat load of needs. … [Read more...] about Portland Trail Blazers should be very active this off-season
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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule. When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league. The released … [Read more...] about Applying the Allan Houston Rule to the NBA Northwest Division Teams in 2011
Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming. Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players. Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season. The Portland Trail … [Read more...] about What Can Blazers Do This Off-Season to Reach the Next Level?
Patience has paid off for the Blazers’ franchise. Their re-building youth movement is now seeing results as Portland is a true threat in the Western Conference. But what can they do this off-season to try and become one of the elite teams in the league? By: Peter Christian and David Kay … [Read more...] about Patience Key for Blazers This Off-Season
By: David Kay 2008-09 Season Summary: The Trailblazers made their expected jump into the elite of the Western Conference but they didn't take the planned route to get there. After drafting Greg Oden two years ago and then losing him for the year and still improving by 9 games, the addition of two elite rookies to their already young team was enticing. However, Oden was … [Read more...] about NBA Power Rankings: #7 Portland Trail Blazers