1. 5 Steps to Get Slumping Blazers Forward Nicolas Batum Back on Track

    Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum hasn't looked like himself throughout the 2014-15 NBA season. His 8.6 points-per-game average is the lowest since his rookie campaign, and his Personal Efficiency Rating (PER) of 11...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 2 days ago 3,172 reads 7 comments

  2. 6 Statistics That Are Defining the Portland Trail Blazers' Season So Far

    The Portland Trail Blazers are off to another hot start. Through 24 games, they're 18-6 and have established themselves as a top-four seed out West as a result. When looking at how Rip City got here, a few key statistics come to mind...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 13 days ago 2,351 reads 4 comments

  3. 30 NBA Predictions from Quarter Mark to All-Star Break

    Before every NBA season, fans and analysts alike go through the annual tradition of predicting the coming year...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 19 days ago 40,178 reads 168 comments

  4. Portland Trail Blazers Players Making Strongest Case for More Minutes

    The Portland Trail Blazers are off to an impressive 14-4 start to begin the 2014-15 NBA season. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge once again look like All-Stars, but as we've seen, it's a well-rounded cast that leads to playoff success...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 25 days ago 2,901 reads 5 comments

  5. Which Trail Blazers Are Expendable in Portland's Championship Quest?

    Through 15 games, the Portland Trail Blazers are the hottest team in the NBA . They're tied with the Houston Rockets for the fourth-best record, and they own the league's longest winning streak at nine straight victories...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 30 days ago 5,851 reads 16 comments

  6. How Can Terry Stotts Make Best Use of Portland Trail Blazers' Bench?

    During Terry Stotts' first two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers , there was a common theme that was recognized across the NBA . Rip City's bench simply couldn't hang...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 1 month ago 3,125 reads 3 comments

  7. 5 NBA Players on Pace to Shatter Expectations During 2014-15 Season

    The 2014-15 NBA season is still young, but it's safe to say a handful of players have exceeded expectations at this point in the process...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 1 month ago 23,764 reads 30 comments

  8. Is Damian Lillard's Defense a Problem for Blazers, or Something They Can Ignore?

    Damian Lillard 's defense has been a topic for the wrong reasons since joining the Portland Trail Blazers . Coming from a small school, people recognized his defensive deficiencies would be his Achilles heel in the NBA ...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 1 month ago 5,364 reads 13 comments

  9. Which Portland Trail Blazer Will See the Biggest Role Shift in 2014-15?

    C.J. McCollum 's NBA career didn't get off to the start the Portland Trail Blazers were hoping for. A broken foot put a halt to his first season before it began, limiting the No...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 1 month ago 1,594 reads 4 comments

  10. Damian Lillard Is Next in Line to Climb the NBA's Point Guard Ladder

    When it comes to Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard , superlatives are hardly superfluous...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 2 months ago 13,728 reads 50 comments

  11. 5 Reasons Portland Trail Blazers Enter Franchise-Defining Season in 2014-15

    The Portland Trail Blazers did something during the 2013-14 NBA season that has gone largely unmentioned...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 3 months ago 699 reads 1 comments

  12. NBA Preseason 2014: The Biggest Storyline for All 30 Teams

    It's been a long, eventful summer for NBA fans, but with the regular season nearing, training camp and the preseason are all that stand in the way of 2014-15 officially tipping off...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 3 months ago 253,868 reads 176 comments

  13. Identifying the Next Big NBA Names at Every Position Entering 2014-15 Season

    No NBA offseason would be complete without the arduous task of predicting which players will outshine their previous performances in the upcoming year...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 3 months ago 99,946 reads 180 comments

  14. Bold Predictions for Kobe Bryant's 2014-15 Season

    Entering the 2014-15 NBA season, nobody knows exactly what to expect out of Kobe Bryant . At 36 years old, he's preparing for his 19th year in the Association...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 3 months ago 36,076 reads 15 comments

  15. NBA Training Camp 2014: Biggest Question Each Team Must Answer

    NBA training camp is set to open Sept. 30 , and while casual fans won't truly refocus on basketball until the regular season, there are plenty of storylines available to pique the interest of the Association's most avid followers...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 3 months ago 53,028 reads 78 comments

  16. Predicting LA Lakers' Final 2014-15 Record

    The Los Angeles Lakers aren't going to compete for a championship during the 2014-15 NBA season. They can, however, improve with a better defensive showing, a miraculous comeback ...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 20,844 reads 90 comments

  17. The Best Player on Every NBA Team Entering the 2014-15 Season

    If you enjoy the increasingly popular sport of Internet debate, just ask passionate basketball fans who the best player is on each NBA team. For some franchises, identifying the top dog is simple...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 215,944 reads 166 comments

  18. The 2014-15 NBA All-Up-and-Coming Team

    Few leagues across all of sports are as star-driven as the NBA , which is why basketball fans are in good shape with guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Andre Drummond blossoming for the future...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 69,746 reads 170 comments

  19. 6 Things Los Angeles Lakers Must Figure Out Before Start of 2014-15 Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in the NBA , but they enter the 2014-15 season with more questions than answers...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 518 reads 18 comments

  20. Spain vs. Egypt FIBA World Cup 2014: Game Grades, Analysis for La Roja, Pharaohs

    Coming off a dominant performance against Iran, Spain showed once again why it's a FIBA World Cup contender with a 91-54 win over Egypt on Day 2...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 3,371 reads 5 comments

  21. Brazil vs. Iran: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

    Brazil successfully took down Iran 79-50 on Sunday, but it entered this contest looking for a stronger start than it got in Day 1 of the 2014 FIBA World Cup against France...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 4,068 reads 1 comments

  22. USA vs. Finland FIBA World Cup: Game Grades, Analysis for Team USA vs. Wolf Pack

    Following a summer full of anticipation, Team USA has finally kicked off the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a commanding 114-55 win over Finland...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 26,648 reads 62 comments

  23. Puerto Rico vs Argentina: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

    Argentina entered as favorites against Puerto Rico in its first game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and it showed why during its 98-75 victory. From the start, Argentina looked like the more consistent team...

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  24. What to Expect from Every Los Angeles Lakers Player in 2014-15

    The Los Angeles Lakers have a new look entering the 2014-15 NBA season with players such as Julius Randle, Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin officially on board...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 23,430 reads 68 comments

  25. Ranking the 10 Best 2014 NBA Free Agents Still on the Market

    With the 2014-15 NBA season on the horizon, it's perplexing that players such as Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe are still available on the free-agent market...

    Bryant Knox Written by Bryant Knox about 4 months ago 37,655 reads 63 comments