Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers Defense Needs To Change

The Portland Trail Blazers Defense Needs To Change

The Portland Trail Blazers defense has been atrocious this season and will hold back any chance they have to win a title. In order to show just how bad it’s been, here is a couple of lists that can illustrate such a fact. Defensive Rating 30. Sacramento Kings 29. Portland Trail Blazers 28. Minnesota Timberwolves…

LaMarcus Aldridge: A Career of What-Ifs

LaMarcus Aldridge: A Career of What-Ifs

On April 15th, LaMarcus Aldridge released shocking news that due to issues with his heart, he would need to immediately retire from the game of basketball. He was a great player that was underrated throughout his whole career because he could never reach the final stage of success and attention he always craved.  I grew…

How Injuries Opened the Floodgates for the NBA MVP Conversation

How Injuries Opened the Floodgates for the NBA MVP Conversation

For most of the current NBA season, the favorite for the NBA MVP award has been interchangeable between three players: LeBron James, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokić. And with how things were shaping up, publications would be arguing their reason why one of these three should be the MVP for the rest of the season….

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Western Conference

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Western Conference

The NBA trade deadline is always a harried and hurried day as teams attempt to get better in anticipation of the upcoming NBA playoffs or to go the longer view route, acquiring young players that may be projects or just need a change of scenery, or draft capital. Rumors have been flying around for weeks…

Will the Portland Trail Blazers “Win Now” Trade Pay Off?

Will the Portland Trail Blazers “Win Now” Trade Pay Off?

Among a flurry of trades within the hours leading up to the NBA trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers made a win-now move, trading Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to the Toronto Raptors for Norman Powell. To some Blazer fans, the departure of Trent Jr. was something to be mourned. He was loved by…