Do Two Good Exhibition Games For Greg Oden Mean Anything?

Every flash of progress by Greg Oden sends me and other fans into speculating that the Trail Blazers center is finally poised to become a big contributor. The latest example comes just two games into the exhibition season after Oden put up back-to-back good nights against lowly Sacramento. Oden —who I root for in part because he seems like a decent human being— has nowhere to go ...   More
Thursday, October 8, 2009 HANK STERN

Half-Price Trail Blazers Tickets Already?

Look, I know a Tuesday night game in November against Atlanta can't be everybody's must-see Trail Blazers game this year. And I do appreciate the fact that the nose-bleed seats I've already bought for two other games somehow gets me on a list where I get discount offers emailed to me by the team. But if you need any more evidence that the NBA has some financial problems, this email below sure ...   More
Thursday, October 29, 2009 HANK STERN

Phil Jackson's Latest Thoughts On Portland

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Friday, January 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Casey Jarman For Blazers General Manager

Remember when Casey Jarman, WW music editor and Blazers blogger extraordinaire, wrote last month about some of the big men who Portland could acquire. The always-modest Casey included Chicago's Tyrus Thomas, writing that the only "downside" was "I'm the only person in the world who thinks this is a good idea." Turns out Casey wasn't. Here's what else the prescient Casey had to say about Thomas ...   More
Thursday, February 11, 2010 HANK STERN

The Scouting Report on Marcus Camby

If the Portland Trail Blazers' reported deal of Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake for Marcus Camby happens, here's what WW's Blazers blogger Casey Jarman had to say about Camby last month in his piece looking at big men the Blazers might try to acquire: Upside: Bigtime defender at 6-foot-11 who can shoot well and pass like Arvydas Sabonis. Contract expires this year, so it's not a big commitment. Downside: ...   More
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 HANK STERN

Mad That You Can't See Trail Blazers Games on TV? Read This.

I have no idea if a new local chapter of something called the Sports Fans Coalition can move the needle on getting access for Portland Trail Blazers fans throughout the Northwest to watching their team on games broadcast by Comcast. But good on coalition organizers for trying. Here's a release from the group that we got this morning, as well as links where you can go to support the effort: Washington, ...   More
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 HANK STERN

Online Petition Arises To Save Kevin Pritchard's Job (UPDATED with Paul Allen statement)

THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE: Blazers owner Paul Allen has just released this statement about the departure of vice president of basketball operations Tom Penn and what all that means for general manager Kevin Pritchard (My insta-translation of what Allen says below is there's not exactly a long-term vote of confidence in there for Pritchard) The Trail Blazers made a change in the vice president of ...   More
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Where in The World Is Derek Anderson?

Ex-Trail Blazers are popping up in the weirdest places. Earlier today, we learned that Qyntel Woods is now tearing it up in Poland. And now we learn courtesy of SLAM that ex-Blazer Derek Anderson is in the documentary business, having been executive director on a film about his 1995-96 championship team at the University of Kentucky. [youtube][/youtube] The ...   More
Thursday, March 25, 2010 HANK STERN

Brandon Roy Definitely Out For First Round of Playoffs

What had been in little doubt in this injury-riddled season for Portland is now in no doubt: Brandon Roy's partial meniscus tear in his right knee will mean he's going to miss the Trail Blazers' first round series against Phoenix. The Blazers announced this afternoon that Roy will undergo surgery on Friday, but refused to rule out the possibility that he could return if Portland beats Phoenix ...   More
Thursday, April 15, 2010 HANK STERN

Mar-Cus Cam-Bee Scores A New Deal

Whilst a nation waits for WW's own Casey Jarman and Aaron Mesh to live blog Game Two tonight of the first-round series between the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns, there's this bit of news about Blazers center Marcus Camby. The Blazers announced today what's been rumored for the last 24 hours — Camby has been signed to a two-year contract extension. “Portland felt right ...   More
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 HANK STERN


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