1. Portland Trail Blazers: Top 5 Contributors for 2012-13 NBA Season

    With the Portland Trail Blazers roster looking pretty much like it will at the start of training camp, now seems like a good time to take a look at which players will be having the greatest impact next season...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about almost 2 years ago 1,948 reads 4 comments

  2. Portland Trail Blazers: Summer League Gives Fans Reasons to Be Optimistic

    With the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas now over, it's time to assess what we learned from that small sample of games and figure out what can be taken into account for the upcoming regular season...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about almost 2 years ago 1,555 reads 1 comments

  3. NBA Free Agency 2012: If Nicolas Batum Wants to Leave, Will Blazers Trade Him?

    In a brief news release on Wednesday afternoon, ESPN.com reported that the Portland Trail Blazers are discussing a possible trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves ...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 3,656 reads 33 comments

  4. Portland Trail Blazers: How Much Will Missing out on Roy Hibbert Hurt the Team?

    The Portland Trail Blazers wasted no time in revealing their plans for the free agency period of 2012, offering a max contract worth a reported $58 million to Roy Hibbert on July 1st...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 1,272 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Free Agency 2012: What Does Joe Johnson Deal Mean for Nets, Dwight Howard?

    With the somewhat surprising development that the Brooklyn Nets are going ahead with a proposed trade for Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson , regardless of what Deron Williams' ...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 1,195 reads 0 comments

  6. Portland Trail Blazers: Can Roy Hibbert Be a Piece to the Puzzle?

    After making a splash in the recent NBA draft with their two lottery picks, general manager Neil Olshey and Portland Trail Blazers management quickly showed that they weren't done...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 4,950 reads 17 comments

  7. Miami Heat: Is LeBron James to Michael Jordan a Fair Comparison?

    Maybe this article is coming a little bit late, but it's something that has been on my mind since last week, when the Miami Heat closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder , in Game 5, for the 2012 NBA Championship...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 7,517 reads 158 comments

  8. Portland Trail Blazers 2012-13 Focus Is on Progress, Not Championships

    As the Portland Trail Blazers finished off their draft night on Thursday by sending the 41st pick to New Jersey for cash, it suddenly hit me that, however GM Neil Olshey might try to spin it, this is in fact a rebuilding team...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 2,168 reads 11 comments

  9. NBA Draft 2012: Portland Trail Blazers, to Trade or Not to Trade?

    The Portland Trail Blazers are in an envious position heading into the 2012 NBA draft this Thursday. They currently possess two picks in the lottery—Nos. 6 and 11—as well as several million dollars in cap space...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 3,374 reads 18 comments

  10. NBA Draft 2012: Which College Big Man Should Portland Trail Blazers Draft?

    It has been well documented up to this point that the Portland Trail Blazers will probably try and get a starting-caliber center from this year's NBA draft...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 2,463 reads 17 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs 2012: How Did Oklahoma City Thunder Become the Team to Beat?

    As much as it pains me to say this—and it does, as I am a Portland Trail Blazers fan at heart—the Oklahoma City Thunder have done it. They have ascended all the way to the top and have become the NBA 's best team...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 206 reads 13 comments

  12. NBA Free Agents 2012: 5 Shooters the Miami Heat Should Pursue

    The Miami Heat , even as a perennial championship contender, need to be looking at ways to improve their team in the offseason. Right now they are relying on unbelievable play from LeBron James and, to an extent, Dwayne Wade...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 123 reads 17 comments

  13. Portland Trail Blazers: How to Make Them Contenders in 2012-13

    With the second round series' of the NBA playoffs quickly marching on, teams like the Portland Trail Blazers have been temporarily placed on the back burner...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 3,963 reads 10 comments

  14. 2012 NBA Playoffs: 5 Reasons Why Orlando Magic Should Beat Indiana Pacers

    I first wanted to write this article after Game 1, when the Magic stunned the Pacers and stole home-court advantage. Even after Game 2, I still feel that this is a realistic outcome of the series...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 940 reads 2 comments

  15. Portland Trail Blazers: Slivers of Hope from a Disappointing Season

    By and large, the 2011-12 NBA season was extremely disappointing for the players and fans of the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about 2 years ago 925 reads 0 comments

  16. Portland Trail Blazers: Loss to Clippers Means It's Time for a Gut Check

    We all get the general idea of a gut check, but in this case, the definition is worth repeating. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a gut check is "a test or assessment of courage, character, or determination...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 441 reads 3 comments

  17. Portland Trail Blazers: Ideas for Saving Their 2011-12 Season

    Lately, I feel like I've been writing more negative than positive about the Portland Trail Blazers . While it hasn't been all bad, a lot of that negativity has stemmed from several recent frustrating performances on the court...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 1,966 reads 5 comments

  18. Portland Trail Blazers: Why Loss to Oklahoma City Represents Bigger Problems

    It was the day after the Super Bowl, and most people probably weren't paying too much attention to the NBA world...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 545 reads 10 comments

  19. Portland Trail Blazers: Analyzing Their 5 Biggest Problems so Far

    The Portland Trail Blazers have been a very frustrating team to follow during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. At times they have appeared brilliant, with LaMarcus Aldridge playing like the best power forward in the game...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 58 reads 10 comments

  20. Wesley Matthews: The Shooting Guard of the Future for the Trail Blazers?

    Not a lot is certain for the Portland Trail Blazers future. A lot has been made recently about the contract talks with Nicolas Batum, as well as the uncertain futures of Gerald Wallace and Raymond Felton in Portland...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 2,142 reads 2 comments

  21. NBA 2011-12: 5 Most Disappointing Teams so Far This Season

    It's easy to let the regular season come and go, especially with a shortened season such as this one, without really stopping to evaluate the progress of different teams in relation to where they should be...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 744 reads 0 comments

  22. Portland Trail Blazers: Are They NBA Pretenders or Contenders?

    Three weeks of the NBA regular season have gone by. Already, my thoughts about the Portland Trail Blazers have ranged from a top-five team in the NBA to a fringe playoff spot, and pretty much anything in between...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 2,428 reads 22 comments

  23. Portland Trail Blazers Report Card: Early Grades for Team's Key Players

    For most of the NBA , the Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the biggest surprises of the young NBA season. However, for the Blazers themselves, it hasn't been that much of a surprise...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 367 reads 1 comments

  24. Portland Trail Blazers: 10 Positive Signs from the Team's First Week

    The Portland Trail Blazers have gotten off to a good start this year, winning three out of four, and looking like one of the stronger teams in the Western Conference...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 1,421 reads 0 comments

  25. Key Contributor from Each NBA Team Who Could Lead Them to Success in 2011-12

    The 2011-12 NBA season is right around the corner, and along with so much anticipation and excitement for the season that nearly didn't happen, there are also several interesting storylines which are currently unfolding...

    Wesley Hodges Written by Wesley Hodges about over 2 years ago 79 reads 0 comments