From the Elbow #11: A New Trend

For Neil Olshey and the Blazers, not totally blowing Draft Night should be considered a major success.


The Blazers have a history with the NBA Draft, and it’s not the kind of history that needs to be celebrated. With the exception of the wheeling and dealing on draft night back in 2006 that brought Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge to Portland, the last player to come to the Blazers as a rookie and end up an all-star was Zach Randolph. Even then, by the time Randolph—selected 18th overall ...   More
Friday, June 28, 2013 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow #10: Auditioning for the NBA

A week out from Draft Day, a crop of potential incoming rookies fight to get noticed.


The NBA season ends and begins again every June. The first two weeks of this month have been spent trying to crown the league champion for 2012-13. A few weeks after the Finals end, on June 27th, a whole new batch of young superstars will be drafted to join the professional ranks.  Much has to be done in the days and weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, as every team but one begins the off-season ...   More
Thursday, June 20, 2013 MIKE ACKER

A Painful Pre-Draft Reminder

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 HANK STERN

Kevin Pritchard Fired, Right Before NBA Draft

PRITCH-SLAPPED WITH A PINK SLIP! Not that this was entirely unexpected, but someone is really going to have to explain the timing of Blazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard to me. Hell, someone is going to have to explain the decision to me, too (until then I'm going to chalk it up to Paul Allen really feeling the whole "Mo Money Mo Problems" thing) I know if I got fired for some bullshit, I'd go out ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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