From the Elbow: The Brandon Roy Question

The Blazers are trying to link their current success to their past—and erasing No. 7 from history.

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A few weeks back, a topic of conversation was introduced on Talkin' Ball which, this late in the Blazers' 2013-14 season, seemed like ancient history. The Cleveland Cavaliers had just held a big ceremony to retire the jersey of Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Zydrunas—Big Z to his friends and fans—isn’t quite a household name, but he’s not exactly a deep-cut, either. Over the course of ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow #16: The Magnificent No. 7

The Blazers' newest addition will be wearing a familiar number.


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Free agent signings tend to all happen the same way, more or less. With a finite number of free agents available—all of them known entities—rumors begin to fly as soon as the free agency moratorium ends. Names are matched with teams based on wish and speculation, connected national reporters make claims backed by well-placed sources, players take meetings with the teams they’re interested ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 MIKE ACKER

From the Elbow #1: Career Opportunities

Last Saturday, two former Blazers returned to the Rose Garden. One is a hero. The other is just trying to make an NBA living.

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An hour before tip-off on a rainy Saturday evening in Portland, a throng of local television and print journalists are waiting deep in the belly of the Rose Garden for a rare pre-game press conference. For the first time since he unexpectedly retired on the eve of the lockout shortened 2011-12 NBA season, Brandon Roy is going to grace them with his presence.  Roy, arguably the most important ...   More
 
Monday, March 4, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Trail Blazers Season Preview, Part One (Looking Back)

Roy and Oden are not coming back. And that's okay.

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Let's catch up, shall we? It has been awhile since we've talked Blazers here at wweek.com, so welcome to part one (the ranty part) of my two-part season preview. The second part will feature Buck Williams talking about rookies and new acquisitions. But for now, settle in and I'll remind you of where the Blazers are this season.The long offseason is over. NBA TV has stopped broadcasting haphazardly ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Waiting For Brandon

As Roy prepares his return to the Blazers, fans wonder where he’ll fit.


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Trail Blazer fans will probably see the return of Brandon Roy this week. Forgive them if they’re conflicted or can’t remember Roy playing—   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Hornets at Blazers


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First, let me explain this week's comic. It's very high-concept. Okay, I'm lying. It's not high-concept at all, just low-effort. I have been too hungover from turkey and gravy and other meat-related items to actually craft a worthy cartoon. So my next one—looks like next Sunday against Blake Griffin (who looks, when he is really concentrating, like an oversized kitten grabbing for a shoelace) ...   More
 
Friday, November 26, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Clippers at Blazers


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What's wrong with the Blazers? It's the question that everyone has been pondering the past few weeks, but nobody has been able to come up with any discernable answers. But the team's current draught—six losses in a row, including a brutal four game trip back East that saw the Blazers lose fourth quarter leads to the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Jersey Nets, three bottom dwellers ...   More
 
Sunday, December 5, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Brandon Roy Now Out Indefinitely


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Alas, for Portland Trail Blazers fans, Greg Oden may have company on the out-for-the-rest-of-the-year shelf. The Blazers announced today that Brandon Roy is out indefinitely with sore knees. The 26-year-old Roy had been a fan favorite up until this injury-riddled season and the face of a franchise that seemed not so long ago to be resurgent. But even before today's news, all of that had already ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 HANK STERN

Brandon Roy Now Out Indefinitely


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 Alas, for Portland Trail Blazers fans, Greg Oden may have company on the out-for-the-rest-of-the-year shelf. The Blazers announced today thatBrandon Roy is out indefinitely with sore knees.The 26-year-old Roy had been a fan favorite up until this injury-riddled season and the face of a franchise that seemed not so long ago to be resurgent.But even before ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 HANK STERN

Great Game Last Night. Too Bad The Blazers Will Break My Heart


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Hey, don't start writing letters just yet. I was — and am — a Blazer fan. I remember how Rip City swept through Portland in the early ‘90's. I still know all the words to “Bust a Bucket" [youtube h5pGfakssHc] In fact whenever the Blazers played on TV we muted the telecast so we could hear the “Schonz” on the radio. Clyde, Duck, Cliff, Buck, Terry; those ...   More
 
Friday, December 19, 2008 Dan Green

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