How Far The Portland Trail Blazers Can Go?

Damian Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the strongest teams in the Western Conference this season. Surprisingly, Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and his company have been playing as well as only a few people around the league expected. That’s why, lots of analysts believe they are one of the favorites to win the title in the Western Conference. But are they really?

One thing that plays a big role during the playoffs is defense. It’s not a coincidence that most of the NBA champion teams of the last decade player exceptional, lock down defense. So, although the Blazers rank first in the NBA in scoring, with 108 points per contest, they also rank 27th in the league in defense. That will clearly not be a plus on their way to the NBA Finals. [Read more…]

The 10 Worst NBA Drafts in the Lottery Era

The calendar now reads June. In the NBA that means it’s time to crown an NBA Champion. However among the biggest of NBA nerds, it also means it’s time to get ready for the NBA draft. We’re only two weeks and a few hours away from the 2011 NBA Draft. This year, it’s preparing for the likes of Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight to join the greatest basketball league on the planet that has us basketball geeks totally psyched.

Wait, what?

By Peter Christian

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