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Blazersedge Mar 3, 2015

Blazer's Edge Podcast Covers Lillard and Afflalo on the Roller Coaster

How's Afflalo fitting in? How's that Lillard kid working out? What's good and bad about reviewing refs publicly? Check out our podcast for the latest. The 19th edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast is beaming across the globe, bringing you discussion of the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA. It's the "see if you can tell that Dave's on flu medication today" episode, so buckle up. This week Phil Naessens of the Phil Naessens Show and I discuss referee reviews, JaVale McGee, the ups and downs of Arron Afflalo, Damian Lillard's offensive mastery, Damian Lillard's defensive infamy...and that's...
Blazersedge Mar 3, 2015

A Play By Play Video Breakdown of Arron Afflalo's Defense Against the San Antonio Spurs

How good of a defender is Arron Afflalo? We start to piece together the answer with a play by play video breakdown of his defense against the Spurs. The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference just finished this past weekend. The annual affair is the league's chance for execs, agents, media, and academics to all get together and discuss the state of analytics in sports. It also is an annual sign post to track progress toward a better understanding of the game and our ability to quantify it. This year, Kirk Goldsberry and company shared the award for best research paper. They found a way to...
Rip City Project Mar 2, 2015

The importance of Arron Afflalo in late-game situations

Arron Afflalo and his skill-set fit perfectly into the Portland Trail Blazers’ late-game offense and allows them to go small As the fourth quarter began in Friday’s marquee matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Portland Trail Blazers faced an 11-point deficit and a steep climb to get back into the game. Oklahoma City and […] The importance of Arron Afflalo in late-game situations - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Arron Afflalo comes up big with 18 points in Trail Blazers' 115-112 win over Thunder

Games like this you just play," said Afflalo, who scored 11 points in the fourth quarter Friday. "You let your basketball instincts kick in."

LaMarcus Aldridge and Arron Afflalo: From McDonald's All-American roommates to Blazers teammates

LaMarcus Aldridge, Arron Afflalo and Dorell Wright were all part of the heralded 2004 high school graduating class that included Dwight Howard, Shaun Livingston and Al Jefferson.
Rip City Project Feb 27, 2015

Nicolas Batum trending up since NBA All-Star Break, Arron Afflalo’s arrival

Nicolas Batum has been a different player since the 2015 NBA All-Star break. Or, should I say, he has been closer to his old self than the “different player” we have seen for the majority of the season. The extended rest appears to be working wonders for him. Perhaps that nagging wrist injury is a […] Nicolas Batum trending up since NBA All-Star Break, Arron Afflalo’s arrival - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Arron Afflalo settling in after 2nd game with Trail Blazers

Afflalo scored 10 points, hitting 50 percent of his shots in 25 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

Rip City Report: Arron Afflalo's arrival, Trail Blazers' late-game struggles

The latest podcast from The Oregonian/OregonLive's Joe Freeman and the Trail Blazers' Casey Holdahl touches on the newest Blazers and looks ahead to the importance of the next month of the season.

Terry Stotts on Trail Blazers' 4th quarter struggles, integrating Arron Afflalo, facing the Spurs (video)

"It's a little bit of everything," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said of recent fourth-quarter struggles.

Steve Blake, twice part of midseason trades, offers perspective on Arron Afflalo's transition to Trail Blazers

Steve Blake has made midseason moves to playoff teams twice in his 12-year career and offers unique perspective on the adjustment new Blazer Arron Afflalo has ahead of him.
Rip City Project Feb 24, 2015

Thomas Robinson claimed off waivers by Philadelphia 76ers

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Thomas Robinson to the Denver Nuggets last week in order to acquire Arron Afflalo. After the trade went through, Robinson’s camp requested a buyout from the Nuggets and both parties agreed to terms. Shortly thereafter, Robinson agreed to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets upon clearing waivers—except the […] Thomas Robinson claimed off waivers by Philadelphia 76ers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Denver Post Feb 24, 2015
Nuggets' Will Barton relishes chance to prove he belongs in NBA

Nuggets' Will Barton relishes chance to prove he belongs in NBA

The Baltimore native, whom the Nuggets acquired in the Arron Afflalo deal at the NBA's trade deadline last week, is looking for his big break after languishing on Portland's bench this season
Blazersedge Feb 24, 2015

4 Reasons the Arron Afflalo Trade is Radical for the Portland Trail Blazers

How acquiring a veteran shooting guard became a bellwether change in Portland. More Mailbag Questions today! Dave, Wow. Arron Affflalo. This is a better player than I thought we'd get and I'm happy. So why am I queasy too? We've sat through lots of trades in this rebuild but this one feels different to me and I don't know why. Do you feel it too? Help me explain this unexplainable nervousness. Marin First, I've got to say...Afflalo is no Joel Przybilla, but his name is deceptively tricky to get right. I've done the "triple F" thing you just did already and we're less than a week in. Why...
Rip City Project Feb 23, 2015

Mailbag: How Arron Afflalo impacts C.J. McCollum’s role

Mailbag Monday is now run through Twitter. If you would like to have your Trail Blazers questions discussed in next weeks edition, follow @ripcityproject and send them our way. If Twitter is new to you, simple instruction can be found here. @ripcityproject there are so many surrounding this team it’s incredible. Does afflalo stunt the […] Mailbag: How Arron Afflalo impacts C.J. McCollum’s role - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Arron Afflalo 'a little passive' in Trail Blazers debut, but sees potential in new role (video)

"My sole intent every game is to try to win," said new Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo after his first game with his new team.

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Trail Blazers Player News

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    Damian Lillard

    Clippers rolling without Blake Griffin; the challenge of corralling Chris Paul: Trail Blazers shootaround

  • Arron Afflalo

    A Play By Play Video Breakdown of Arron Afflalo's Defense Against the San Antonio Spurs

  • LaMarcus Aldridge

    2014-15 Season game 59: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers full coverage

  • Wesley Matthews

    Blazers vs. Kings Final Score: 110-99; Portland Goes Coast-to-Coast Against Sacramento

  • Alonzo Gee

    Alonzo Gee Is More Than A Throw-In For the Portland Trail Blazers

  • Nicolas Batum

    Watch: Nicolas Batum bounce pass finds LaMarcus Aldridge for the dunk

  • Steve Blake

    Portland Trail Blazers Guard Steve Blake Will Exercise Contract Option

  • Robin Lopez

    Wesley Matthews' historic shooting season, Lakers' Nick Young recalls dolphin attack: Trail Blazers links

  • Joel Freeland

    Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland on active list for game against Sacramento Kings

  • C.J. McCollum

    C.J. McCollum: “I definitely can have an impact”