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Blazersedge May 22, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Top 5 stories of the Week

A summary of this past weeks Blazer news from around the web. Chris Kaman Season Review: A Job Well Done. From Blazers Edge Contributor Brandon Goldner Should the Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum? From Blazers Edge Editor Dave Deckard Trail Blazers 2015 NBA Draft Options. From Blazers Edge Writer Ryan Chase Covering The Blazers From A Beat Reporter's Perspective. From Blazers Edge Editor Chris Lucia Steve Blake Doesn't Live Up to Billing. From Blazers Edge Editor Timmay!

Nicolas Batum is 'allergic to winning': You be the Blazers GM comments

Is Nicolas Batum part of this team's long-term plans, or should the Blazers look for a new starting small forward? Here's what you, the readers, are saying about why Batum should stay or go.

Nicolas Batum 'is coming off a forgettable season': You be the Trail Blazers GM roundtable

Our You be the GM roundtable reviews Nicolas Batum's season and his future with the team in a contract year.
Should Nicolas Batum stay or go? You be the Trail Blazers GM

Should Nicolas Batum stay or go? You be the Trail Blazers GM

Do you want Nicolas Batum back next season or should the Blazers look for a new starting small forward? Cast your vote and post your comments on why Batum should stay or go.
Blazersedge May 20, 2015

Allen Crabbe Still Waiting to Break Through for the Portland Trail Blazers

Shooting guard Allen Crabbe showed promise during the 2014-15 season but never broke through. Allen Crabbe started the 2014-15 campaign by appearing in only 2 of the Portland Trail Blazers' first 7 games, playing a total of 3 minutes. After a nondescript 2013-14 season it appeared that the second-year shooting guard/small forward out of Cal was in danger of becoming a long-term bench warmer for the Blazers. Crabbe’s role changed quickly when Coach Terry Stotts called on him to make a surprise start in place of the injured Nicolas Batum on November 11 against the Charlotte Hornets. He...
Blazersedge May 19, 2015

Should the Portland Trail Blazers Trade Nicolas Batum?

The Blazer's Edge Podcast debates the merits of trading Nicolas Batum and a half dozen other juicy topics. 92.5% of Portland Trail Blazers discussion this off-season has surrounded the fate of LaMarcus Aldridge. Rightfully so! More than any single person, Aldridge holds the Trail Blazers' fate in his hands. But this week's Blazer's Edge Podcast takes a break from that to discuss the pros and cons of moving Nicolas Batum. Co-host Phil Naessens has some DEFINITE opinions on this and he's not shy about sharing them. Plus we look at Dorell Wright and the Blazers' bench, the trade proposal that...
Rip City Project May 18, 2015

Mailbag: Nicolas Batum trade rumors

The mailbag is now run through Twitter. If you would like to have your Trail Blazers questions discussed, follow @ripcityproject and send them our way. @ripcityproject could you guys compile and weigh all batum trade rumors? — ripcity_aloha (@ripcity_aloha) May 17, 2015 At this time, there has only been one major rumor, vague and speculative in […] Mailbag: Nicolas Batum trade rumors - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge May 8, 2015

Nicolas Batum: Does He Deserve A Break?

Nicolas Batum delivered one of his worst statistical seasons as a Blazer in an injury-plagued 2014-15 campaign. He's since vowed to come back next year, returning to form as one of the NBA's most versatile and useful forwards. Do we owe him the benefit of the doubt? "Just to be myself again," Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum told assembled media last week at team exit interviews when asked what Portland's coaching staff needed to see from him next season. "I talked to coach, [he said] 'Just be Nic Batum again.'" The 26-year-old, seven-year veteran from France is generally one of the...
Rip City Project May 5, 2015

Assessing Nicolas Batum’s late season improvement

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum struggled this year. In fact, that may even be an understatement. His shot wasn’t falling, injuries seemed to nag him, and at times it simply looked like he could not contribute. With that being said, Blazer fans can take solace in the fact that Batum had a noticeable bounce […] Assessing Nicolas Batum’s late season improvement - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Video: Nicolas Batum frustrated with disappointing 2014-15 season, wants to be 'great' next year

"I can say this was my toughest (season)," Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said during Thursday's exit interviews. "I didn't play the way I used to play."
Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum after 'bad' season says he will change his offseason routine

Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum after 'bad' season says he will change his offseason routine

After a career-low shooting season, and a dip in his statistics across the board, Batum says he plans to get more rest this offseason.
Blazersedge Apr 28, 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: The Best Moments From Grizzlies/Blazers Game 4

A few highlights from the Blazers' first win of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. As the Blazers kept the season alive for at least one more game after a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, we take a look back at a few of the highlights: Meyers Leonard For Three... Three Times! Meyers Leonard Literally Throws It Down Damian Lillard's Spin Move To The Hoop Damian Lillard Revives "Lillard Time" For A Four Point Play Nicolas Batum Nails a 65-Footer... AFTER The Foul

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  • Damian Lillard

    Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge named to All-NBA 2nd team; Damian Lillard left off

  • Nicolas Batum

    Nicolas Batum is 'allergic to winning': You be the Blazers GM comments

  • Robin Lopez

    Robin Lopez is 'the hardest worker on the court': You be the Blazers GM comments

  • Chris Kaman

    Portland Trail Blazers Top 5 stories of the Week

  • Dorell Wright

    NBA Draft: Delon Wright draws from brother Dorell’s experience

  • Tim Frazier

    Tim Frazier is the 'legit backup point guard' Portland needs: You be the Blazers GM comments

  • Arron Afflalo

    Arron Afflalo Disappoints in a Trail Blazers Uniform

  • Joel Freeland

    Joel Freeland’s free agency & future depend on qualifying offer