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  1. Reports: Minnesota making push get Crawford from Portland

    Mar 7, 2012, 4:17 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford, Pau Gasol

    There are a lot of trade rumors going to fly around the next week, but when you look at them ask yourself this: Do they help both teams? Teams only do deals they think get them closer to a goal. Portland we know is looking to move Jamal Crawford and get something for him before…

  2. March Madness: The other reason the trade market is slow

    Mar 7, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Kentucky v Tennessee

    While there is a lot of talk — from the likely rumors about Jamal Crawford being moved out of Portland to the ridiculous ones about Rajon Rondo being moved out of Boston — there is not a lot of action, and it feels like less buzz than normal just a week before the NBA trade…

  3. Wednesday And-1 links: Kobe’s black facemask disappears

    Mar 7, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). Kobe Bryant in a black facemask was an idea that died on his 1-6 shooting start Tuesday night. Not that he got a lot better…

  4. Catching up with Lenny Cooke, the former can’t-miss kid

    Mar 6, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Lenny Cooke

    So many things can happen to high-school phenoms. Kobe Bryant is a five-time NBA champion. LeBron James is a two-time MVP. Dwight Howard is the best center in basketball. Sebastian Telfair is a mediocre backup point guard who has bounced around the league. Jeremy Tyler is currently trying to pay his dues in the D-League.…

  5. Clippers, Timberwolves may be interested in trading for Jamal Crawford

    Mar 6, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford

    From Hoopsworld’s Yannis Koutroupis: The Portland Trail Blazers are enduring a trying season at 18-19 and changes could be on the horizon. One Blazer who is garnering a lot of interest in particular is shooting guard Jamal Crawford. Sources confirm to HOOPSWORLD that Crawford, who was signed as an unrestricted free agent this offseason to…

  6. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Kevin Love outduels Blake Griffin

    Mar 6, 2012, 7:43 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Reggie Evans in Minneapolis

    What you missed while buying way more Girl Scout cookies than you really should… Thunder 95, Mavericks 92: Oklahoma City scored the final eight points to win another close contest, which was our game of the night. Timberwolves 95, Clippers 94: With all their mistakes late, I have no idea how the Timberwolves pulled this…

  7. Report: Portland’s Jamal Crawford “available”

    Mar 5, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    Jamal Crawford

    When we told you the Portland Trail Blazers might be looking to make big changes, we weren’t kidding. Raymond Felton is getting his tires kicked by the Lakers and likely other teams, as the point guard brought in has not fit as planned. Same can be said of Jamal Crawford, who also can be had…

  8. NBA Power Rankings: Bulls grab top spot by the horns

    Mar 5, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Taj Gibson, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah,

    The top three are pretty much set, it’s just a matter of who is playing the best among them at this moment. Right now it’s Chicago. The bottom three are pretty much locked in, too, but the Bobcats have really grabbed hold of the last spot and made it their own. 1. Bulls (31-8, last…

  9. Monday And-1 links: A couple rumors, Kobe’s mask, more

    Mar 5, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford, Pau Gasol

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). The Clippers and Timberwolves have some interest in Jamal Crawford of Portland and trade talks may follow. Crawford was brought in after the Brandon Roy…

  10. Report: Lakers, Trail Blazers discuss Raymond Felton trade

    Mar 5, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors

    The Lakers desperately need a true point guard. The Trail Blazers have been very unhappy with Raymond Felton this season — mostly because he’s looked heavy, is shooting 36.8 percent, 24.6 percent from three, and his turnovers are up. So while it may be odd to have two division rivals talking trade, the Lakers and…

  11. Step away from the Trail Blazers, people. It’s about to blow.

    Mar 4, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Portland Trail Blazers

    On another website, in the fourth week of the season, I had the Trail Blazers as the fifth best team in the league in an edition of the power rankings. They looked  awesome. I use that word a lot, but in the Blazers’ case, it was true. They played some of the best ball by any…

  12. Relentless Miami Heat wear down, blow out Trail Blazers

    Mar 2, 2012, 2:28 AM EDT

    LeBron James

    Portland came out with a real energy Thursday night — they were up for this one. Their All-Star, LaMarcus Aldridge, had a dozen first quarter points and the Blazers seemed to hit everything they put up. The Heat have been a juggernaut and for 12 minutes the Blazers matched it. But the Heat are relentless.…

  13. Other teams covet Nicolas Batum but Blazers unlikely to trade

    Feb 29, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum defends against Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton in Portland

    Is there a team that couldn’t use an elite wing defender who is giving a team 13.9 points per game, is shooting 42 percent from three, works well off the ball and is willing to come off the bench. There’s a reason that the Portland Trail Blazers are going to get a lot of calls…

  14. NBA Power Rankings: All-Star Weekend edition

    Feb 27, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    Heat's Wade and James watch teammate Chalmers compete in three-point contest during the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando

    With no games after Thursday, we don’t have a lot of movement in the standings this week, but we tie in some All-Star Weekend notes and look ahead at the second half for teams. 1. Heat (27-7, last week ranked 1). LeBron James’ All-Star performance is what fans seem to expect from him — 36…

  15. Blazers release Armon Johnson to clear roster spot for Joel Przybilla

    Feb 27, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Armon+Johnson+wGE12f1KeCIm

    The team on the cusp of contention with a full roster is typically a bad omen for some deep-reserve player or another; in their efforts to improve via trade or free agency, teams almost inevitably have to release players as a space-creating endeavor, getting nothing in return but the freedom to go about their transaction…

  16. Report: Joel Przybilla chooses to play in Portland

    Feb 22, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Joel Przybilla apparently has chosen to go back where he feels comfortable — Portland. Przybilla’s decision has been made, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo. Free agent center Joel Przybilla has chosen to sign with Blazers, source tells Yahoo! Sports. The Bulls and Heat — two contenders in need of depth along the front line —…

  17. Video: LaMarcus Aldridge visits Portlandia

    Feb 22, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    Let me get my bias out of the way up front — I am a big “Portlandia” fan. If you’re not watching it, well, you’re getting invited over to my house for dinner. Or going to a women’s book store with me. Portlandia is the IFC sketch comedy series from SNL’s Fred Armisen and fmusciian/comedian…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Spurs take vacation in Portland

    Feb 22, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

    Tony Parker, Tim Duncan Spurs

    What you missed while filling out your Oscar pool…. Trail Blazers 137, Spurs 97: Gregg Popovich decided to sacrifice the Spurs 11-game win streak on the alter of rest. He sat Tony Parker and Tim Duncan (Manu Ginobili is already out with an oblique strain). The result was kind of what you’d expect with the…

  19. Raymond Felton benched by Portland; he’s not thrilled about it

    Feb 21, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Golden State Warriors

    Portland is making a change — Jamal Crawford, not Raymond Felton, will be the starting point guard for the Trail Blazers when they face off against the Spurs tonight, reports the Oregonian. So here’s your starting job, Mr. Crawford, enjoy trying to stop the hottest player in the league in Tony Parker. But the move…

  20. Blazers front office looks back on Greg Oden pick

    Feb 21, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    It all seems so simple in hindsight. Greg Oden will soon undergo his 3rd microfracture surgery since being drafted in 2007, while Kevin Durant will continue to be one of the best players in the Western Conference and, more than likely, lead his team into the playoffs. Oden spent much of his college career nursing…

  21. Today in ultra-miserable Greg Oden news: Greg Oden is going to have microfracture surgery for the 3rd time

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    Wow, this is terrible. According to the Oregonian’s Jason Quick, Blazers center and 2007 #1 overall pick Greg Oden is going to have to undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee, which will be his 2nd microfracture surgery on that knee since Oden came into the NBA. Oden has also undergone microfracture surgery and his…

  22. NBA Power Rankings: Streaking Heat, Spurs land on top

    Feb 20, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    Miami has looked dominant the last week, while Tony Parker may be the best player in basketball the last two weeks so the Spurs climb. At the bottom, things look familiar. 1. Heat (24-7, last week ranked 1). They became the third team in the NBA to sweep a back-to-back-to-back (Bulls, Thunder), but they did…

  23. Monday And-1 links: Anthony Morrow to honor Drazen Petrovic

    Feb 20, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    drazen-petrovic

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). Anthony Morrow is going to wear a Drazen Petrovic Nets throwback jersey during the All-Star Three Point Contest next weekend in Orlando. Petrovic was a…

  24. Today in miserable, miserable Greg Oden news: Greg Oden is not healthy enough to have surgery yet

    Feb 17, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    From the invaluable Blazersedge comes this nugget of awful news about Greg Oden: Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan: After 2 weeks, C Greg Oden is still not cleared medically for L knee surgery because of ankle blood clots From the sound of that, it could be a long while before the #1 pick in the…

  25. Friday And-1 links: Linsanity now includes Kardashian rumor

    Feb 17, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT

    Jeremy Lin

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). I’m willing to bet there is absolutely nothing to the rumor Kim Kardashian is going on a date with Jeremy Lin, but it’s out there.…

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