Trail Blazers v. Rockets: Your Playoff Preview

[youtube J57XM_uTsgk] Whether Brandon Roy can shake Houston's Shane Battier and Ron Artest; if Houston has enough offense to win; and whether Greg Oden will step up in the first round of the playoffs ... it's all here in this video. And of course Casey Jarman sussed out a Houston-Portland series last week in this piece. And of course check back here throughout the day as Blazermaniacs are ...   More
Thursday, April 16, 2009 HANK STERN

Forgive? Maybe. Forget? Never

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Friday, April 10, 2009 HANK STERN

Now That Was a BIG Game!!

[youtube OjViBwlLi4w] Remember the grief I took from some commenters last December when I wrote that people should stop hyper-ventilating about the Trail Blazers game that night against Boston as a BIG game (Okay, probably not. But I'm a small person and I remember). Well, just to show I can recognize an actual BIG game in the regular season when I see one, I hereby acknowledge that last night's ...   More
Thursday, April 9, 2009 HANK STERN

Blazers Aftermath: Some Video Consolation

[youtube pDVFxfUdv5M] Sure, last night's end to the Trail Blazers season was disappointing. But here's some consolation to get you through today's letdown of realizing that Greg Oden stunk, Travis Outlaw and Nicholas Batum shrunk and Steve Blake suffered through on-again, off-again funk. There will be plenty of time to analyze what the Blazers need to do next season. But for the moment, let's ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2009 HANK STERN

Your Newest Trail Blazer: It's Miller Time

The Pritch is Back. Trail Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard has made it official: the Blazers have signed Andre Miller to a multi-year deal. A quickie take? A 33-year-old point guard will have enough short-term oomph — if his durability remains a constant — to make the Blazers better. But he's not exactly the final piece of the long-term puzzle either. And the next obvious short-term question: ...   More
Friday, July 24, 2009 HANK STERN

Trail Blazers Playing Again on Christmas Night (UPDATED with Blazers releasing schedule)

Fanhouse has a beat on the NBA's 2009-10 schedule, and the insta-takeaway is that the Blazers will be one of the featured teams on Opening Night with an Oct. 27 game against Houston, the team that knocked Portland out of the playoffs last season. And the Blazers are again playing on Christmas night, with a game against Denver that will be televised on ESPN. UPDATE: The Trail Blazers just ...   More
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 HANK STERN

Trail Blazers Unveil "New" Jerseys

OK, I get that throwback jerseys are a total marketing stunt designed to part a fool (uh, me) from my money. But as a Trail Blazer fan who gets teary remembering the mid-1970s when Blazer stalwarts like Leroy Ellis sent me a letter or when Barry Clemens rallied Portland back from a 26-point deficit against the Lakers circa 1974, I think bringing back the red jersey from that era on the left ...   More
Monday, August 17, 2009 HANK STERN

From The Fab Five To Portland: Blazers Sign Juwan Howard to One-Year Deal

It's been a long time since Juwan Howard was on Michigan's fabled Fab Five. So long that when Howard came into the NBA 15 years ago from Michigan, his first team was still known as the Bullets before that name was considered in poor taste for a franchise in Washington D.C. We tell you all this so you get a sense with today's news about the Trail Blazers signing the 36-year-old former All-Star ...   More
Thursday, September 17, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

Everybody Say "LUKE": Maurice Lucas Back On The Sidelines

As the Portland Trail Blazers ready for training camp next week, there's some good news today about my all-time favorite Blazer. That ex-Blazer, Maurice Lucas, will be resuming his assistant coaching duties after battling bladder cancer earlier this year. For those too young to remember the now 57-year-old Lucas when he played on the Blazers' 1976-77 championship team as part of his 14-year ...   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 HANK STERN


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