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Blazersedge Apr 17, 2015

Where Did the Portland Trail Blazers' Defense Go and Will it Come Back for the Playoffs?

Ever since Matthews went down, Portland's defense has been one fiery, hot mess. Luckily, it appears those struggles were somewhat random and the Blazers will be a lot tougher come playoff time. There was a time when Nicolas Batum was widely considered the Blazers' best perimeter defender. His lanky limbs would smother three positions and occasionally a fourth. Anytime an opposing player started to get a rhythm, the Blazers would send their own version of the Stifle Tower to put out the fire. He still plays this role on occasion but at some point he lost his crown to Wesley Matthews. Now,...
Blazersedge Apr 16, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Playoff Preview Celebrates Aldridge, Lillard

A national writer examines how the Blazers beat their opponents and vice-versa. Today Mike Prada of SB Nation took a look at the Portland Trail Blazers' fortunes in the 2014-15 season. He subtitled his overview:  Injuries strike Portland at the worst time.  Without Wesley Matthews the Blazers made a pedestrian 10-12 stretch run, but it's easy to imagine a team that started the season 30-8 doing better. Prada thinks Portland is still a threat to beat other teams mainly because of their two all stars: The Blazers have one of the league's most terrifying weapons: A player that can hit any...
Blazersedge Apr 13, 2015

Video: CJ McCollum Leaves Oklahoma City Game with Ankle Sprain

The injury follows Nicolas Batum's exit. Appropriate to their home town, it never rains but it pours for the Portland Trail Blazers when it comes to injuries. Nicolas Batum left the first quarter of tonight's Blazers-Oklahoma City Thunder contest with a knee injury, now CJ McCollum has sprained his left ankle and will not return. Portland G CJ McCollum (left ankle sprain) will not return. — Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) April 14, 2015 Tonight's injuries follow setbacks to LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Arron Afflalo, and Dorell Wright.

Chat recap: Jason Quick talks NBA playoffs, Wesley Matthews' recovery & more

Let's talk Blazers playoffs, Wesley Matthews, baseball ... whatever is on your mind.
Blazersedge Apr 6, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets Preview

The Blazers head to Brooklyn tonight to make up for their cancelled game against the Nets back in January. Portland will rest LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Chris Kaman. Portland Trail Blazers (50-26, No. 4 in the West) vs. Brooklyn Nets (35-41, No. 7 in the West)Monday, April 6Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY | 4:00 p.m. PST | Local TV/Radio: CSNNWHD; 620 AMOut for the Blazers: Wesley Matthews, Dorell Wright, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman | Out for the Nets: Mirza Teletovic, Alan AndersonSBN Affiliate: NetsDaily | Timmay's Viewing Guide The Blazers head cross-country to...

Wesley Matthews' journey back: The Rebuilding of Iron Man begins

The first steps of Wesley Matthews' recovery from a torn Achilles tendon are revealed today in Part 1 of an ongoing series: The Rebuilding of Iron Man.
Blazersedge Apr 2, 2015

Video: Dorell Wright Breaks Hand

The Blazers got more bad news piled on top of their loss to the Clippers tonight. The Portland Trail Blazers PR Department has tweeted that forward Dorell Wright broke his hand during tonight's 126-122 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers X-Rays confirm Portland F Dorell Wright sustained a fracture of his 4th metacarpal bone tonight in his left hand. His status is TBD. — Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) April 2, 2015 Here is the video of the play in which it happened. Note Wright holding his hand after. Wright will join shooting guard Wesley Matthews on the injured list as the Blazers...
Rip City Project Mar 26, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers: Keep calm and appreciate circumstances

The Portland Trail Blazers needed a win last night against the Utah Jazz, and they got just that. The Trail Blazers had lost their last five games entering the game in Utah, and they are dealing with injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman, and Wesley Matthews, who is done for the season. Four of the Trail Blazers’ top seven […] Portland Trail Blazers: Keep calm and appreciate circumstances - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Mar 25, 2015

Who is Ready to Be the Soul of the Blazers?

With the loss of Wesley Matthews, a new leader needs to step into the breach for Portland. Discuss and vote on who you would like to see embrace this role. The Blazers were game for a while last night, but they just had too many holes to stand up to the buzzsaw that is Golden State right now.  Whenever Portland gets back the three key veterans who sat out, the team will likewise be very competitive, but will still be fielding a unit with a glaring hole. Much has been made of the loss of Wesley Matthews and his intangibles. And with good reason; many fans considered him to be the...
Blazersedge Mar 25, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz Preview

The Blazers ride a five-game losing streak into Utah tonight to face the Jazz on the second night of back-to-back. Portland Trail Blazers (44-25, No. 4 in the West) vs. Utah Jazz (31-39, No. 11 in the West)Wednesday, March 25EnergySolutions Arena; Salt Lake City, UT | 6:00 p.m. PST | Local TV/Radio: CSNNWHD; 620 AMOut for the Blazers: Wesley Matthews, Chris Kaman (doubtful), LaMarcus Aldridge (doubtful), Nicolas Batum (doubtful) | Out for the Jazz: Alec Burks, Rodney Hood (doubtful), Gordon Hayward (doubtful)SBN Affiliate: SLC Dunk | Timmay's Viewing Guide | Blazer's Edge Night The Blazers...
Blazersedge Mar 25, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors: Green, Curry Cause Blazers Heartburn

The short-handed Blazers put up a mighty fight in the first half before the Warriors pound them into oblivion. The Portland Trail Blazers put up a heck of a fight tonight against the Golden State Warriors. Facing the best team in the NBA without LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman, and Wesley Matthews was no easy task. Though expected, the 122-108 defeat was demoralizing. Still the evening illuminated several truths about the Blazers, for better and worse. Tonight's first half highlighted the scrappy, feisty, "never-say-die" Trail Blazers...the team every mom would love you to...
Blazersedge Mar 24, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Preview

The Blazers return home tonight on the heels of a 1-4 road trip to host the 57-13 Golden State Warriors with LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum and Chris Kaman likely joining Wesley Matthews in street clothes. Golden State Warriors (57-13, No. 1 in the West) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (44-24, No. 4 in the West)Tuesday, March 24Moda Center; Portland, OR | "7:30 p.m." PST | Local TV/Radio: TNT; 620 AMOut for the Blazers: Wesley Matthews, Chris Kaman (doubtful), LaMarcus Aldridge (doubtful), Nicolas Batum (doubtful) | Out for the Warriors: N/ASBN Affiliate: Golden State of Mind | Timmay's...

Trail Blazers looking to tighten up defense that has struggled since losing Wesley Matthews

The Blazers defense has been among the league's worst since Wesley Matthews went down with an Achilles injury on March 5.
Blazersedge Mar 23, 2015

LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman Doubtful for Blazers vs. Warriors

The Blazers may face Golden State's onslaught with a skeleton crew. Casey Holdahl tweets that LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, and Chris Kaman are all considered doubtful for tomorrow night's contest between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors. To recap: @aldridge_12 (left hand), @nicolas88batum (lower back) and @ChrisKaman (strained right shoulder) all doubtful vs. Warriors — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) March 23, 2015 Adding in Wesley Matthews and his Achilles tear, 4 of Portland's top 7 players are now out of or doubtful for this game. Aldridge is averaging 23.5 points...
Blazersedge Mar 23, 2015

Testing the 2011 Mavericks Comparison

It will be much more difficult for Portland to replace Wesley Matthews than it was for Dallas to replace Caron Butler in 2011. Oofta. It’s been a rough week. Five games in seven days. All on the road. All on the East Coast. Four losses, including poor showings against conference rivals and lottery teams alike. Bad mojo. A Wesley sized hole in my heart. Tragic Instagram photos that make Steel Magnolias look like the Disney channel original. A league that seems to be gearing up (did you see what the Spurs did to the Hawks?!) around us and two more injuries to top it all off. Ugh During...

Trail Blazers Player News

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    Arron Afflalo

    Trail Blazers' Arron Afflalo listed as 'doubtful' for Game 1 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

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    LaMarcus Aldridge

    Video: Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge says playing physical biggest key vs. Grizzlies

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    Damian Lillard

    Video: Damian Lillard likes that no one is picking the Trail Blazers to beat the Grizzlies

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    Nicolas Batum

    Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Nicolas Batum vs. Jeff Green features two forwards looking for rhythm

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    Robin Lopez

    Trail Blazers-Grizzlies matchups: Marc Gasol vs. Robin Lopez is 'heartbeat' of series

  • Chris Kaman

    Three rotation players suffer injuries as Trail Blazers lose to Oklahoma City

  • Wesley Matthews

    Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews happy to be back around team

  • Dorell Wright

    Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors Preview

  • Tim Frazier

    Tim Frazier will remain with Trail Blazers beyond this season

  • Alonzo Gee

    Nuggets game against Trail Blazers reunites trade pieces