Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers are considered a darling of the NBA thanks to a successful heritage that includes one championship in 1977 and two more Finals appearances in 1990 and 1992 respectively. From the overachieving youngsters that won that title, to the talentladen underachievers of the 1980s, the All Stars of the 90s and the ‘Jailblazers’ of the early 2000s, Portland have become a team that never quite makes it all the way but often makes it into our hearts.
Despite losing Brandon Roy to early retirement in 2011, a player with some of the greatest potential in a generation, the franchise has continued to draft well and develop players into All-Stars. No matter what, Portland consistently competes in the toughest conference in the NBA.
Huw Hopkins looks at what Damian Lillard’s antics did as candidates for the MVP award jostle for position going into the All-Star break
Moves have been made, but the bigger trades are yet to be made. Tom Hall breaks down some 3s and 4s that could be next
Floating outside of contention while too good to tank is one of the toughest places to be in the NBA, so Tom Hall considers how some of those middle-of-the-pack teams should progress
The Portland Trail Blazers had their best shot at a Finals appearance last season. Now, the Western Conference has changed. Can Portland adapt and overcome?
On this milestone episode, Matthew Wellington, Mike Miller and Josh Coyne to take a moment to reflect on the journey so far, before diving into the NBA.
Matthew Wellington and Huw Hopkins deliver Part 4 of our Playoffs series, delving into some of the standout moments of the Conference Semifinals
Joe Hulbert and Matthew Wellington bring you part 2 of our Round 1 previews, this time looking at the Western Conference