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ClutchPoints Nov 15, 2018
Video: Lakers star LeBron James’ huge block leads to a locomotive finish on the other end

Video: Lakers star LeBron James’ huge block leads to a locomotive finish on the other end

With all his mileage, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James should not be blocking dunk attempts by players much younger than him and continuing to barrel his way on the other end for a strong layup. That’s exactly what happened against the Portland Trail Blazers when Nik Stauskas tried to throw one down in front […] The post Video: Lakers star LeBron James’ huge block leads to a locomotive finish on the other end appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Nov 12, 2018
The Blazers Are Built to Compete Better in the Playoffs

The Blazers Are Built to Compete Better in the Playoffs

Portland may have only incrementally improved on paper, but they’re playing in a way that will help them in April. After the Portland Trail Blazers were swept out of the 2018-NBA Playoffs by the New Orleans Pelicans, Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey said that the team wanted to acquire “playoff caliber guys.” So when he let Portland’s top reserves go and replaced them with Seth Curry and Nik Stauskas, a lot of people were left scratching their heads. Olshey went for low-cost guys that complement the rest of the roster. So far, it’s had an impact. It might in...
Blazer's Edge Nov 8, 2018
Damian Lillard is Having the Best Season of His Career Thus Far

Damian Lillard is Having the Best Season of His Career Thus Far

A somehow underrated part of the Blazers’ strong start this season has been the standout play of Damian Lillard. The 2018-2019 campaign is still young, but the Portland Trail Blazers certainly look legit. There are lots of reasons for this, of course. Evan Turner seems rejuvenated in a different role than he’s played in the past couple years. Nik Stauskas has provided much-needed scoring and shooting off the bench. Zach Collins has taken a massive step forward in year two, and looks every bit like a franchise cornerstone for years to come. However, one reason for their success doesn’t...
Blazer's Edge Nov 6, 2018
Blazers vs. Bucks Preview

Blazers vs. Bucks Preview

Milwaukee Bucks are riding high, can the Trail Blazers unlock the secret to bringing them down? Portland Trail Blazers (7-3) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8-1) Tuesday, November 6 - 7:00 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: Moe Harkless (out), Nik Stauskas (questionable)Milwaukee injuries: D.J. Wilson (day-to-day), Trevon Duval (day-to-day)How to watch on TV: NBCSNW, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)How to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, NBA League Pass (outside of Portland)Radio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Brew Hoop The Milwaukee Bucks recovered from their first loss of the...
Blazer's Edge Nov 5, 2018
New Rotation Is Bringing the Blazers Success

New Rotation Is Bringing the Blazers Success

The Blazers still rely on Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, just not quite as much. The Portland Trail Blazers have had one of the lower scoring bench units in the NBA over the last several seasons. But with a few tweaks and a couple of low-cost signings, that’s changed this season. So far this year, the reserves are ranked in the top-10 in minutes, points, field goal percentage, and 3-point percentage. Is this all due to Nik Stauskas and Seth Curry? Well, no. But a good chunk of it is. Stauskas is averaging nearly 10 points per game on 45 percent shooting from beyond the arc, and Curry -...
Blazer's Edge Nov 4, 2018
Video: Nik Stauskas Leaves Timberwolves Game with Quad Contusion

Video: Nik Stauskas Leaves Timberwolves Game with Quad Contusion

A collision late in the third quarter takes a key bench player out of the game. Portland Trail Blazers guard Nik Stauskas left Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after a collision late in the third period which resulted in an injury the Blazers are terming a quad contusion (bruise). The video below shows Stauskas driving hard to the rim, appearing to make contact with ‘Wolves center Gorgui Dieng deep in the lane. Both players went down. Stauskas exited afterwards. Stauskas bangs knees on a drive, heads to the locker room STREAM: https://t.co/XdLRBENPFZ #ripcity...
Rip City Project Oct 25, 2018

Portland Trail Blazers: The second-unit is currently more effective than the starters

This season, the Portland Trail Blazers are rolling out a more traditional second-unit. So far, they’ve been more effective than the group’s starters. Let’s start this article off with a few caveats: The Portland Trail Blazers have only played three games. Jake Layman is currently in the starting lineup. And Nik Stauskas is playing some […] Portland Trail Blazers: The second-unit is currently more effective than the starters - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Oct 25, 2018
Overreaction: Stauskas Is the “Greatest Offensive Force” Ever

Overreaction: Stauskas Is the “Greatest Offensive Force” Ever

Jordan Greer of Sporting News offers an early overreaction to Stauskas’ surprising play. Portland Trail Blazers journeyman Nik Stauskas is drawing rave reviews of his early play in Portland. But how about saying he’s the “greatest offensive force” ever? Jordan Greer of Sporting News offers an early overreaction to Stauskas’ play, and subsequent normal reaction, too: Nik Stauskas is the greatest offensive force we’ve ever seen! Overreaction: The Kings made the right pick. They just didn’t unleash the weapon that is “Sauce Castillo.” Normal reaction: Stauskas is shooting...
Blazer's Edge Oct 24, 2018
Stauskus is Creating a New Legacy with the Blazers

Stauskus is Creating a New Legacy with the Blazers

It’s early, but the former “bust” has Blazers fans buzzing with the potential addition to their folklore. Years from now, we’ll look back at the 2018-2019 season in a sense of wonder, recalling the moment everything changed, when a new hero was born. He rose from the ashes of mediocrity – or even worse, from the ashes of being forgotten – to become the legend and internet MVP who spoiled LeBron James’s Showtime debut. His name is Nik Stauskas, former Wolverine, King, 76er, Net, and current Blazer folk story. But before he became a king slayer, before he became a “Sauce...
Blazer's Edge Oct 23, 2018
Meet the Biggest Surprise of the Season So Far

Meet the Biggest Surprise of the Season So Far

The Blazers are using Turner better, and it shows. The Portland Trail Blazers are 2-1 in the 2018-19 NBA Regular season, having notched wins against the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, falling to the Washington Wizards in a narrow, overtime loss. The sample size is small, but the season appears to be off to a good start nonetheless. Like every season start, these three games have carried surprises, which is the subject of today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag. Dave, The season is young, but what’s your biggest surprise so far? Stauskas, I’ll bet! Keith The most surprising...
Blazer's Edge Oct 20, 2018
Evan Turner Pushing Tempo Is Great for the Blazers

Evan Turner Pushing Tempo Is Great for the Blazers

The Portland wing has been maligned during his first two seasons, but boy did he help against the Lakers. Portland Trail Blazers guard Nik Stauskas got most of the attention during Portland’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, but Sauce Castillo wouldn’t have been able to do his thing without the supporting role played by Evan Turner. After a couple seasons in no-man’s land, in Game 1 Turner was everything Portland hoped he be when he signed in 2016. For that, he gets the first official “Things Dan Liked” review. When Stauskas started to heat up, it was Turner...
Blazer's Edge Oct 19, 2018
McCollum Praises Collins’ ‘Fearless’ Defensive Effort

McCollum Praises Collins’ ‘Fearless’ Defensive Effort

NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson spoke with CJ McCollum about Zach Collins after the Blazers’ opening victory. Nik Stauskas might have stolen the show in the Trail Blazers victory over the Lakers, but Zach Collins’ solid defensive play wasn’t lost on his teammates. The second-year big man recorded six blocks, and closed out the game as starting center Jusuf Nurkic watched from the bench. After the game CJ McCollum gushed about Collins’ superb night to NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson. “Zach was great. He protected the basket. He was fearless. He’s that guy at the rim...
Lakers Nation Oct 19, 2018
Lakers News: Josh Hart Shoulders Blame For Nik Stauskas Carrying Trail Blazers With Hot Shooting Night

Lakers News: Josh Hart Shoulders Blame For Nik Stauskas Carrying Trail Blazers With Hot Shooting Night

The Los Angeles Lakers came up short in their season opener, falling 128-119 to the Portland Trail Blazers...
Blazer's Edge Oct 19, 2018
The Day After: Looking at the Significance of Nik Stauskas

The Day After: Looking at the Significance of Nik Stauskas

The Sauce was boss as the Blazers faced the Lakers on opening night. Here’s how it happened. As the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 on opening night of their 2018-19 NBA season, an unlikely hero emerged. On a night when LeBron James posted a triple-double and Damian Lillard scored 28, all eyes fell on journeyman shooting guard Nik Stauskas. His three-point shooting powered Portland to the 120+ effort they’d need to overcome a tough defensive night in the paint. Blazers fans are reacting, too, as submissions like this one to the Blazer’s Edge Mailbag...
Blazer's Edge Oct 19, 2018
Remembering the Legend of “Sauce Castillo”

Remembering the Legend of “Sauce Castillo”

Nik Stauskas can thank closed captioning and Twitter for his unique moniker. Nik Stauskas introduced himself to Portland Trail Blazers fans in a big way last night. The fifth-year guard was electric off the bench, tying a career high with 24 points while shooting 5-8 from three. His contribution helped spoil LeBron James’ Laker debut—perhaps TNT should have been hyping Stauskas’ Blazer inaugural appearance? His electric outing had two different names trending on Twitter: “Nik Stauskas” and “Sauce Castillo”. You might not have heard the name Sauce Castillo. No one was referring...

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