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Portland Trail Blazers: Why They Could Be Sleepers in the Western Conference

December 31st, 2011
Don't read too much into Portland's 3-0 start.None of the victories have been gimmes, but they have all been at home and none have been against an elite opponent. Their real challenges will start as they face the Clippers and Thunder on the road, and the Lakers at home in ...

Stars Align: Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and 6 Stars Who Could Be Traded Next

March 4th, 2011
Is there an influx of player movement among the NBA's elite?LeBron James and many other stars departed this past summer for new teams. Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams (and to a lesser extent, Gerald Wallace) are the latest stars to change teams through deadline deals.The New Jersey Nets are looking ...

NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Big Names That May Be Changing Teams

February 5th, 2011
Carmelo Anthony has dominated trade rumors in the news lately. But he isn't the only big-name involved in talks.Dallas always seems to be a player at the deadline. New York is likely to make minor adjustments, if not major ones (read: Carmelo). Oklahoma City and Atlanta could be a move ...

Portland Trail Blazers Dynasty: Roy, Oden, Aldridge and What Could Have Been

December 30th, 2010
The Beginning of a Dynasty: Immediately following the 2007 season, in which Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge made their impressive debuts, the Portland Trail Blazers won the draft lottery against the odds. Although there was some speculation about scoring machine Kevin Durant, the Patrick Ewing-esque Greg Oden was selected, to nobody's ...

Portland Trail Blazers: Can They Challenge the Lakers? Prove It Now

October 14th, 2010
2010-11 will be a big year for the Blazers. They really need to prove things this year. Last year they had an amazing season considering the circumstances. This year they will have to have good luck as far as their recent injury problems.  If they are more fortunate this year, or ...

NBA Future Rankings Part I: Teams 1-10

August 26th, 2010
The future rankings for the years 2010-11, 11-12, and 12-13, is an interesting subject to read about. Unfortunately though, to read ESPN's rankings, you have to be an "Insider". This involves paying money every month, something most of us, like me, can't afford to do. I may not be an "expert", ...

Forget Chris Paul: Five Other Trades Portland Should Pursue

July 30th, 2010
Portland has long been rumored to be after star point guard Chris Paul. Now that the Paul rumors have died down, it is time to move on. Even if Paul was available, it would be risky to send talented players like Nic Batum for him after his injury-ridden season last year. ...

NBA Free Agency: The Chicago Bulls Top Seven Options

June 29th, 2010
In the long-anticipated free agency of 2010, the Bulls have perhaps the most to lose and the most to gain. They are also in the best position to to win. If they get LeBron James and Chris Bosh, they hit it out of the ballpark and become immediate favorites. Because ...

Who Could Join LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh In Miami?

June 29th, 2010
As we draw near to the eagerly anticipated date of July 1, the speculation about where the "Big Three" free agents has grown louder. In the past three days, if you believe anonymous sources, the Bulls, the Cavaliers, the Heat, the Knicks and the Nets are all the "frontrunners", "a ...

In Memory of Kevin Pritchard’s Tenure: Top 10

June 28th, 2010
Though the end of general manager Kevin Pritchard's tenure with the Blazers left many fans unhappy with how he was treated, there will still be many fond memories of KP. The Blazers will reap the benefits of his time as an executive for a long time. Whether it was stealing ...