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  1. It’s official, Dwight Howard suspended game for 16th technical

    Mar 5, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls

    We told you last night this was coming, today the NBA league office worked on Saturday to make it a reality. Dwight Howard has been suspended for Monday’s Magic game against the Trail Blazers after picking up his 16th technical foul this season, announced Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President and disciplinarian. League rules call…

  2. Welcome to suspension time: Dwight Howard picks up 16th technical

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 5

    Take a seat, Dwight Howard. It took exactly one week for Dwight Howard to pick up his 16th technical — which means an automatic one game suspension. The league will review it but I’d sit Howard from your fantasy team Monday night when they take on the Portland if I were you. Howard picked up…

  3. Trade Deadline Rumor Roundup (and Morning One Liners)

    Feb 24, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Orlando Magic

    There are 8 million rumors out there in the naked city, too bad half of them all won’t make it…. But we round them up for you anyway. And throw in some other stuff at the end for fun. Because we’re good like that. The trade deadline is at 6 p.m. Eastern today. The Bulls…

  4. Gerald Wallace to Portland has cooled off, may be dead

    Feb 23, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Charlotte Bobcats, Game 3

    UPDATE 8:42 pm: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo and other reports this trade has at the very least “cooled down” and may be dead. Woj suggests that, as he has done on other deals that reached the point of just needing a final approval, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan may have gotten cold feet. The…

  5. Marcus Camby to “contemplate retirement” if traded

    Feb 20, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Because the basketball fates have made them their whipping boy, the Portland Trailblazers are considering wholesale team changes. At the same time, virtually every team could use a big, shot blocking center in the paint who can also grab some boards and knock down the midrange. So there is interest out there in the Blazers’…

  6. Brandon Roy plans to play right after All-Star break

    Feb 17, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan pumped the brakes on Brandon Roy’s return from having both knees operated on. Which makes sense because he had both knees operated on! Things are not good. I mean really, really not good. More rest seems the smart thing, but Roy wants to play. And McMillan can only keep him…

  7. Report: Nets, Blazers talking point guard swap: Andre Miller for Devin Harris

    Feb 17, 2011, 9:50 AM EDT

    Devin Harris, Zach Randolph, Tony Allen

    The New Jersey Nets have not been all that happy with Devin Harris of late. I’m not sure they should be — statistically he’s playing better than last season and this is what you get out of him most years. His points per game may be down (especially of late) but he is shooting less…

  8. Blazers GM: Carmelo Anthony trade holding up other deals

    Feb 16, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

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    Teams are talking trades. Not really seriously, however. We told you the other day that meaningful trade chatter was down this season and tried to present a few reasons — fear of the unknown of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement and teams not taking on any new salary because of it for one. All the…

  9. Consulting surgeon on Brandon Roy says he has 1-2 years left

    Feb 15, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    It’s that bad. Brandon Roy wants back in — he’s had both knees operated on one month ago and now gotten the go ahead to practice with the team. Because he is as competitive as anyone in the league he wants to play and push the Trail Blazers into the playoffs. But the Blazers have…

  10. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Force was not with the Suns on Star Wars night

    Feb 14, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    What you missed while watching the story of Oedipus acted out by vegetables and voiced by Billy Dee Williams…. The Celtics holding on for a win over Miami and a Magic win over the Lakers were the games of the night. We threw is a bonus Wizards win over the Cavs story at no extra…

  11. Nate McMillan isn’t as sold on Roy’s speedy return

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers - Game 6

    Brandon Roy is ready to come back and play this weekend. He has been cleared to practice and if there is one thing we know from Brandon Roy’s history it’s that he wants back on the court. Yesterday. Blazers coach Nate McMillan is a more patient man. And he may force Roy (and Marcus Camby)…

  12. Video: Rudy Fernandez with the best assist you’ll see this week

    Feb 8, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Rudy Fernandez

    For a guy that spent all summer trying to land somewhere else, Rudy Fernandez looks like a guy having some fun in Portland. Along those lines, we bring you Fernandez’s circus assist from last night. It was another thing that went right for the Blazers on a night when they could seem to do no…

  13. Nicolas Batum denies saying Derrick Rose can’t play defense

    Feb 8, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    Talking to the media Thursday night after the Trail Blazers knocked off the Bulls, Portland’s Nicolas Batum said the game plan was to have Andre Miller go right at Derrick Rose because he can’t play defense — except now he says he didn’t say that at all. A couple people reported last Monday night, including…

  14. Derrick Rose shows off his crossover, dunking skills

    Feb 8, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose

    Is there a better crossover in the NBA than Derrick Rose‘s? There are some other wicked ones out there, but none better for me. This little highlight clip shows off both the crossover and the dunking skills of Rose during the Bulls upset loss to the Trail Blazers Monday. Rose’s crossover is one move that…

  15. Portland’s Brandon Roy will return to games this week

    Feb 7, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    So much for taking the remainder of the season off to rest. Brandon Roy has been cleared by Doctors to return to practice just three weeks after double knee surgery and he should be back playing with the Trail Blazers by this weekend, according to Jason Quick of the Oregonian. “For sure against Detroit (Sunday),…

  16. Another Blazer big man was injured. We’re out of jokes.

    Feb 6, 2011, 9:06 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers

    There shouldn’t be anyway this is true, but sadly, for Blazer fans, it is.  In the course of sending the Cavaliers to the worst single-season losing streak in NBA history, Samardo Samuels‘ elbow made contact with Blazer center Dante Cunningham‘s face. He started bleeding and was taken back to the locker room for examination. He…

  17. Andre Miller would be fine if Portland wants to trade him

    Feb 3, 2011, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Andre Miller is a little tired of living in the 1990s. Which is really what living in Portland is like. With the Trail Blazers realizing it’s time to rethink and restart the team building process everyone is on the trade block. That includes Miller, a quality veteran point guard who could help a lot of…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Another Wizards road loss sets up a “showdown” in Cleveland

    Feb 2, 2011, 7:34 AM EDT

    John Wall

    What you missed while wondering why you were watching highlights of Super Bowl media day…. Hornets 97, Wizards 89: For the first time in 306 games Emeka Okafor has to sit one out, and Jason Smith steps in and tries to Wally Pip him. Smith had 20 points on 11 shots, established himself early (10…

  19. The Trail Blazers have plans to start over

    Jan 29, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Charlotte Bobcats

    It was inevitable, really. The promise held in the 2008 and 2009 seasons for the Portland Trail Blazers have vanished in a blur of surgical knives, press releases featuring the words “out for the season” and a crowd of players in tailored suits on the bench.  Joel Przybilla was the lucky one. He only hurt…

  20. Trail Blazers Batum’s MRI negative, he’s day-to-day

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    At this point, shouldn’t the Trail Blazers just invest in their own MRI machine? The Blazers got some good news in their latest MRI results that show Nicolas Batum has a bone bruise on his knee but nothing more serious, the team announced Friday morning. He is listed as day-to-day. Batum was injured in the…

  21. Brandon Roy thinks his knees will never be 100% again

    Jan 26, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

    Brandon Roy

    Brandon Roy was well on his way to NBA superstardom after an 08-09 campaign that saw him average 22.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game with an impressive PER of 24.08. Then the knee injuries came. Roy still averaged 21.5 points per game last season, but missed 17 regular-season games, saw his efficiency…

  22. Knicks look to add big man such as Joel Przybilla or Marc Gasol

    Jan 26, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Okay, sure, the Knicks would love to trade for Carmelo Anthony. We’re sick of talking about it, too, but we are legally obligated to throw that in any time the Knicks and trades are mentioned in the same paragraph. But that’s not the only trade the Knicks are considering, according to Mitch Lawrence at the…

  23. LaMarcus Aldridge’s X-rays, MRI negative, just a hip bruise

    Jan 25, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    UPDATE 9:48 pm: The results of LaMarcus Aldridge‘s MRI are in and it was negative, too. This is just a hip bruise. I can say “just,” those things hurt. But in the world of Trail Blazers injuries, that isn’t one. Not really. Good news that Aldridge will keep going and will not miss time. 1:43…

  24. Greg Oden still wants to “dominate”

    Jan 23, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers

    You’re going to read a lot more positive pieces about Greg Oden in the coming months. The poor guy’s a restricted free agent this summer and he and his agent have to try and put as positive a spin on his situation as possible. So while Oden in his two previous season-ending knee surgeries (geez,…

  25. Brandon Roy wants to come back this season. Please, Brandon, no.

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Brandon Roy hopes to return this season, as he told press before their game Saturday night. Brandon, we love you. Brandon, no. Brandon Roy is not going to be 100%, probably ever again, but he’s not going to be anywhere close to it this season. It makes sense that he wants to come back. After…

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