1. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Portland Trail Blazers Player

    With the regular season finally coming to an end, there are many questions left unanswered for the Portland Trail Blazers ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 months ago 5,279 reads 37 comments

  2. Five Areas the Portland Trail Blazers Must Improve for the NBA Playoffs

    The Portland Trail Blazers have exceeded all expectations this season. They entered this year as a team with potential but far from a lock to make the postseason...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 months ago 407 reads 2 comments

  3. Postseason Matchup Wish List for the Portland Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers are heading for the playoffs for the first time in the post-Brandon Roy era. In a season that has exceeded expectations, fans are finally going to taste what it's like to play meaningful games in the spring...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 3 months ago 945 reads 0 comments

  4. What Detroit Pistons Roster Should Look Like When Building Around Andre Drummond

    It's pretty much standard thinking around the league and Detroit in particular that the Detroit Pistons will build their roster for the foreseeable future around center Andre Drummond...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 4 months ago 5,485 reads 56 comments

  5. Power Ranking Every Key Portland Trail Blazers Player Before Season's End

    The season is winding down in the Rose City, and the playoffs are imminent. The Portland Trail Blazers , for the first time in several years, will be playing in the postseason. They didn't get here by accident...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 4 months ago 659 reads 0 comments

  6. Detroit Pistons 2014 NBA Draft Targets: A Brief Overview

    I know what you're thinking. Didn't the Detroit Pistons lose this pick? In the now-regrettable Ben Gordon trade of 2012, the Pistons exchanged their troubled shooting guard and a future first-round pick for the expiring contract of Corey Maggette...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 4 months ago 6,484 reads 4 comments

  7. Most Improved Portland Trail Blazers So Far This Season

    After a torrid start, the Portland Trail Blazers have cooled a bit lately. They still look to be a lock to make the playoffs. However, they could be as low as a sixth seed out West...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 4 months ago 399 reads 0 comments

  8. Grading Terry Stotts' Season for the Portland Trail Blazers so Far

    Heading into this season, literally nobody saw this coming. A team that was bringing back basically the entire same starting lineup and ended last season losing their final 13 games ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 4 months ago 1,529 reads 8 comments

  9. What Portland Trail Blazers Must Do Between Now and Start of NBA Playoffs

    For the first time since 2011, the Portland Trail Blazers look like they are heading squarely towards the NBA Playoffs. That being said, the Blazers are far from a finished product ahead of the postseason...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 5 months ago 2,811 reads 2 comments

  10. How Much Longer Can Joe Dumars Keep His Detroit Pistons GM Job?

    What a long strange trip this has been. The Detroit Pistons have been one of the league's bigger success stories over the last few decades, winning three titles while many franchises have failed to win one...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 5 months ago 4,662 reads 29 comments

  11. Grading Every Key Portland Trail Blazers Player Heading into the All-Star Break

    The Portland Trail Blazers have exceeded even the wildest expectations of their fanbase. They have been the best team in the league offensively, they have the best power forward in the game and they have one of the league's top young point guards...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 5 months ago 2,337 reads 9 comments

  12. The Tricky Case of Dealing Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe

    As the Detroit Pistons ' season begins its inevitable yearly slide toward mediocrity, it's easy to see where things went wrong. Heading into this season, few people saw this team as a completed product...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 5 months ago 23,142 reads 95 comments

  13. What We Have Learned About Portland Trail Blazers so Far

    It is beginning to become a cliche, but the Portland Trail Blazers have been this year's biggest surprise in the NBA . They boast the NBA's best offense, a dynamic starting five and the top rebounding squad in the league...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 5 months ago 1,899 reads 4 comments

  14. Projecting C.J. McCollum's Role on Portland Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers and their fans have had quite a bit to be happy about this season. Point guard Damian Lillard has followed up his impressive rookie season with a sophomore campaign worthy of even more praise...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 6 months ago 5,979 reads 15 comments

  15. Terry Stotts Should Be Frontrunner for NBA Coach of the Year

    There has been a genuine debate among sports fans that has been raging for years. Just which sport is the coach or manager most important? A strong argument can be made for all ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 7 months ago 912 reads 3 comments

  16. Portland Trail Blazers Power Rankings: Rating Each Player After First 6 Weeks

    Basketball is back in Rip City! After a stunning start to the season, the Portland Trail Blazers are finally back on top of the standings after a decade-long absence from contention...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 7 months ago 1,766 reads 3 comments

  17. How Terry Stotts Has Turned Portland Trail Blazers into the Real Deal

    The Portland Trail Blazers are quickly becoming the league's lovable darlings. They have started out the season on a tear and after 14 games they have the league's third-best record...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 8 months ago 5,455 reads 29 comments

  18. Initial Report Card Grades for Every Key Portland Trail Blazers Player

    Without question, the Portland Trail Blazers have been the biggest surprise of the young NBA season. After struggling mightily down the stretch last season, they have stormed out of the gates and are 10-2 through the first few weeks of the season.

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 8 months ago 1,936 reads 11 comments

  19. Early Returns on Robin Lopez for Portland Trail Blazers Are Promising

    The Portland Trail Blazers of a year ago were not a whole lot of fun to watch. Sure, they had the top rookie in Damian Lillard and a premier power forward in LaMarcus Aldridge , but their defense was putrid and their bench was even worse...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 8 months ago 2,162 reads 1 comments

  20. Detroit Pistons' Massive Front Line Proving They Can Thrive Together

    There are just too many big bodies up front. There will be major spacing concerns. This team is not built to succeed. As members of Detroit Pistons Nation, we have been subjected to all of these diagnoses when it comes to this year's squad...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 8 months ago 3,276 reads 23 comments

  21. Derrick Favors Is Worth Every Penny of His Utah Jazz Contract Extension

    This week, the Utah Jazz held a press conference to announce the contract extension of fourth-year power forward Derrick Favors ...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 8 months ago 3,203 reads 4 comments

  22. Portland Trail Blazers Preview 13-14: Lineup, Roster Predictions, Team Analysis

    Last year was all about the fan's perspective when it comes to the analysis of the Portland Trail Blazers season. For the pessimistic fan, it was a lost season because the team had a losing record and missed the playoffs...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 9 months ago 3,644 reads 5 comments

  23. 2013-14 NBA Season Preview Player Power Rankings for Portland Trail Blazers

    The Portland Trail Blazers are gearing up for what truly could be a turning point type of year. After a few years of stagnation (if not outright regression), the Blazers finally seem poised to take a major step forward this year...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 9 months ago 3,573 reads 8 comments

  24. Spotlighting and Breaking Down Portland Trail Blazers' Shooting Guard Position

    The Portland Trail Blazers should be a fun team to watch this year. They upgraded the level of talent across the board and at each position...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 9 months ago 2,310 reads 15 comments

  25. 5 Things We Learned About Portland Trail Blazers in First Week of Training Camp

    The Portland Trail Blazers have begun training camp and already it is evident that this is a brand new team from a season ago. There are new faces, a new philosophy and a new sense of personal accountability...

    Jay Wierenga Written by Jay Wierenga about 9 months ago 1,768 reads 4 comments