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
Marquette small forward Jimmy Butler was one of 54 players invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last month. He'll soon be heading back down I-94 again, this time as a member of the Chicago Bulls . GM Gar Forman selected him with the 30th (last) pick in the first round of the draft last night. Forman talked with the media after the draft about Butler, and said he … [Read more...] about Marquette’s Jimmy Butler Joins the Chicago Bulls
Jimmy Butler may not overwhelm or particularly “wow” you with any specific aspect of his game. That is part of the reason he was robbed and only received All-Big East Honorable Mentions this past season despite clearly being the most important all-around player for Marquette. Still, Butler is starting to gain some steam as a NBA prospect after helping lead Marquette to the … [Read more...] about Marquette’s Jimmy Butler Helping NBA Draft Stock, Named Portsmouth MVP
A fake Devin Harris twitter account spread a rumor that the newest member of the Utah Jazz was being traded to the Portland Blazers for Wesley Matthews. Damn social media!!! … [Read more...] about Fake Devin Harris Twitter Account Spreads Trade Rumor to Blazers
With the Utah Jazz signing veteran shooting guard Raja Bell to a three-year deal on Wednesday, it appears as if Wesley Matthews’ short tenure in Salt Lake City has come to an end. The former Marquette standout signed a 5-year, $33.4 million offer sheet with Portland this past weekend and according to multiple reports, the Jazz will not match the contract making Matthews the … [Read more...] about How Does Wesley Matthews Fit with the Blazers?