1. Early Win-Loss Predictions for Portland Trail Blazers Next Season

    So far, so good. The Portland Trail Blazers ' offseason hasn't been as busy or as spectacular as some, but it's safe to say the team is perfectly content with how it played out...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 10 days ago 3,221 reads 10 comments

  2. Updated Long-Term Plan for the Portland Trail Blazers

    The future of the Portland Trail Blazers is both bright and exciting, but no long-term plan is without a few kinks that need to be smoothed out...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 17 days ago 5,127 reads 13 comments

  3. Early Predictions for Portland Trail Blazers' Starting Lineup Next Season

    After a relatively quiet offseason, predicting who will be in the Portland Trail Blazers ' starting lineup is like shooting fish in a barrel...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 23 days ago 5,188 reads 22 comments

  4. Report Card Grades for Portland Trail Blazers 2014 Offseason So Far

    With the majority of free agency sorted, we can take a step back and review how teams fared during the period. The Portland Trail Blazers remained relatively quiet throughout, though the team was still able to make moves to improve...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 29 days ago 2,609 reads 12 comments

  5. Portland Trail Blazers 2014 NBA Free-Agency Big Board: Top Targets Post-Draft

    Without a pick in either round of the 2014 NBA draft, the Portland Trail Blazers missed out on improving their roster. But as free agency fast approaches, the Blazers can make a mild splash and look to add some depth...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 1 month ago 5,959 reads 20 comments

  6. Undrafted Free Agents Who Would Be Steals for Portland Trail Blazers

    Almost every NBA team improved through the 2014 NBA draft, reaping the benefits of a deep draft class. The Portland Trail Blazers , however, missed the party without a single pick in either round...

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  7. Portland Trail Blazers' 2014 NBA Draft Primer

    As many NBA teams plan what to do with their respective picks, the Portland Trail Blazers will head into the 2014 NBA draft without one in either round...

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  8. The One Offseason Move the Portland Trail Blazers Must Make

    The Portland Trail Blazers are back in business. It may have taken a while, but the Blazers have returned to a level of superiority in the Western Conference...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 2 months ago 6,929 reads 22 comments

  9. What We Learned About the Portland Trail Blazers This Season

    Talk about exceeding expectations. The Portland Trail Blazers weren't slated to make much noise this season, but proved to make quite a bit of it...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 3 months ago 1,641 reads 3 comments

  10. 5 Areas Portland Trail Blazers Must Improve This Offseason

    What a wild ride. After starting the season on a terrific run, the Portland Trail Blazers looked like a contender. They benefited from an easy schedule but still overachieved based on their roster...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 3 months ago 4,262 reads 6 comments

  11. The Biggest Breakout Players of the 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The 2014 NBA playoffs have been so thoroughly entertaining that it's almost a shame to admit we've already reached the Conference Finals. There are still plenty of games to be played, but a select few young players deserve recognition thus far...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 3 months ago 26,773 reads 68 comments

  12. What Blazers Need from Damian Lillard to Keep NBA Playoffs Dream Alive

    No NBA team has ever made a comeback to win a playoff series after trailing 3-0 , although three have pushed through to force a Game 7...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 3 months ago 1,765 reads 19 comments

  13. The Biggest Disappointments in the 2014 NBA Playoffs So Far

    Wow, now that's a first round for the ages. With five Game 7s, a ton of overtime periods and plenty of close encounters, the 2014 NBA playoffs have been terrific. But with all the good, there has come some bad...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 4 months ago 42,613 reads 49 comments

  14. The Biggest Surprises of the 2014 NBA Playoffs so Far

    What a start to the 2014 NBA Playoffs . The first round isn't even over, but we've seen a lion's share of storylines to keep it interesting...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 4 months ago 23,083 reads 40 comments

  15. Ranking the Toughest Enforcers in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The 2014 NBA playoffs are finally underway, and we've already seen the best of the best go at it. While there's been a few standout offensive performances, players doing work in other areas aren't getting as much attention...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 4 months ago 875 reads 1 comments

  16. 2014 NBA Playoff Matchups We Want to See the Most

    For the players, the NBA playoffs are all about winning big. But as fans, we love the storylines slightly more than the end result...

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  17. NBA Players Who Must Step Up Entering 2014 Playoffs

    The 2014 NBA playoffs draw closer, and teams are locking in for the long haul. Only, there's been a few squads around the league that have tripped as they draw closer to the finish line...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 5 months ago 19,164 reads 52 comments

  18. Predicting the Biggest X-Factors of the 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA playoffs are fast approaching, but there's still a multitude of things that could affect what happens. The Western Conference's lower seeding is still up for grabs, while the Eastern Conference is just about set...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 5 months ago 14,848 reads 34 comments

  19. Ranking Biggest Dark Horse 2014 NBA Playoff Teams

    It's do or die time. The San Antonio Spurs, the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat are the only three teams officially locked in for the postseason, but you can bet there's a few notable squads that'll join them...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 5 months ago 31,528 reads 87 comments

  20. The NBA's Best 10 Players Since 2014 All-Star Break

    The stretch run has begun. Some teams are focused on making the playoffs, while others look to improve their records and secure home-court advantage...

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  21. 10 NBA Rookies Who Must Improve Before Sophomore Season

    Being drafted in the lottery is a blessing for NBA rookies. But it's also a curse. Every first-year player wants to come in and make an impact, only not everything goes to plan...

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  22. Is Damian Lillard the Portland Trail Blazers' Franchise Player?

    The Portland Trail Blazers have had an unlucky history of building around prospects as of late, but it’s safe to name LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard as the best of the team’s modern era...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 5 months ago 2,965 reads 6 comments

  23. Can the Portland Trail Blazers Be Elite by Relying on Only Offense?

    Offense wins games, defense wins championships. The above statement might be a little cliche, but it applies so perfectly to the NBA . The game is all about putting the ball in the basket while keeping it out of your opponent's...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 6 months ago 1,313 reads 19 comments

  24. 10 Players Who Should Have Been Traded at 2014 NBA Trade Deadline

    Much like last season, the NBA trade deadline went by with very little fanfare. The only big-name deal was that between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Indiana Pacers, swapping Evan Turner for Danny Granger...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 6 months ago 66,417 reads 62 comments

  25. Key Adjustments Portland Trail Blazers Must Make Before Stretch Run

    The Portland Trail Blazers looked mighty for the first half of the season, but the cracks are starting to show. The Blazers are still tied for the third best record in the West, but the team is just 4-6 over the last 10 games...

    Joshua J Vannuccini Written by Joshua J Vannuccini about 6 months ago 1,390 reads 0 comments