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Breaking Down Portland Trail Blazers Center Position for 2014-15 Season

It was largely to do with inexperience and a lack of development, with a youthful rotation of Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland backing up the starters. The center position was no doubt the weakest part of the team last year, but the addition of Chris Kaman in free agency gives Portland a much stronger rotation down low.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Players, Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Rip City Project

Nicolas Batum's scoring outbursts indicate star potential

Mar 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews and small forward Nicolas Batum talk between plays against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports After struggling to find his shooting stroke and offensive game in the first seven games of the FIBA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Rip City Project

Nicolas Batum on three-point cold streak in FIBA World Cup

Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum shoots a jump shot during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports As a whole, the French national team has fought for all their success in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Damian Lillard

Blazers Edge

What Is the Portland Trail Blazers Identity?

Do the Portland Trail Blazers have a team identity the way the Showtime Lakers or Bad Boy Pistons did? If so, what is it? So it's early September, and, outside of FIBA, there ain't a lot of basketball going on. To fill the time, I started watching the 30 For 30 on the "Bad Boys" Pistons squad, and Joe Dumars made an interesting comment.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Joe Dumars, Horace Grant

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers offseason twitter fun: Hashtags & Memes

Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge smiles before game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The NBA offseason is unfortunately still upon us.

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Blazers Edge

6 Reasons the Portland Trail Blazers Might Do Worse in 2015

The Portland Trail Blazers were red hot last year. Here are 6 factors that might keep them from repeating their performance in the season to come.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Rip City Project

New TV Deal with Turner, ESPN likely to increase NBA salary cap

Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The NBA is close to a new agreement with Turner and ESPN that would pay the league roughly $2 billion dollars per year. According to Dan Feldman of ProBasketball talk , as well as Brian Windhorst of ESPN , the contract would likely cause a massive increase to the NBA salary cap.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Rip City Project

Is the Trail Blazers core still too young to really contend?

Dec 2, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge speaks with small forward Nicolas Batum , point guard Damian Lillard , center Robin Lopez and shooting guard Wesley Matthews during the fourth quarter of the game against the Indiana Pacers at the Moda Center. The Blazers won the game 106-102.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum, NBA Players, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Soaring Down South

Dennis Schroder Flashes Excellence in EuroBasket 2015

Mar 5, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder shoots over Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the second quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports Dennis Schroder is finally turning into the point guard the Atlanta Hawks envisioned when they drafted him in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Rip City Project

Trail Blazers' already top-tier offense may not have peaked

Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews celebrates with forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Dorell Wright, Mo Williams, Wesley Matthews

Mon Sep 01, 2014

BleacherReport

Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge Can Be NBA's Best Guard-Big Duo in 2014-15

There's a lot of focus on the efforts of single players in the NBA . So much so that we can sometimes forget how dynamic these athletes can be when working alongside each other.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Players, Damian Lillard

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Blazers Edge

Would USA Basketball have been good for LaMarcus Aldridge?

As Team USA starts their FIBA World Cup bid in Spain on Saturday without a dominant power forward on the roster, you have to wonder: Did LaMarcus Aldridge make a mistake by leaving the team? In a summer that's seen All-Stars change teams, league-mandated front office changes and bickering amongst ex-teammates, the FIBA World Cup and Team USA are ... (more)

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Trail Blazers Players in the 2014 FIBA World Cup

Nov. 21, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Victor Claver and forward Nicolas Batum stand on the court during the game against the Phoenix Suns in the first half at US Airways Center.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Raptors HQ

Dinos & Digits: Which Five Players Had The Best Individual Seasons in Raptors History?

Which five players had the best individual seasons in Raptors history? And how should we go about figuring it out? Russell Peddle explains in part one of this series and gives us a primer on the pros and cons of win shares.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Robin Lopez, Damian Lillard

Thu Aug 28, 2014

OregonLive.com

FIBA World Cup 2014 preview: Weakened USA Basketball team vulnerable, but still the favorite

Some stars couldn't play. Others wouldn't. Then the losses really started piling up for the U.S. national basketball team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), LeBron James, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Wed Aug 27, 2014

BleacherReport

5 Squads Who Could Cause Major Problems for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

Big men Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge joined them. Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook cited health concerns preventing their involvement.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, NBA Players

Sir Charles in Charge

NBA Power Rankings: Best Power Forwards in the NBA

Jan 25, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love posts up against Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge during the fourth quarter at the Moda Center.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Rip City Project

What would it take for the Trail Blazers to win the Northwest Division?

Dec 31, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge handles the ball while guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez, Wesley Matthews

Rip City Project

Could Wesley Matthews or Nicolas Batum become a third All-Star in Portland?

Mar 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews and small forward Nicolas Batum talk between plays against the Denver Nuggets in the second half at Moda Center.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Blazers Edge

Could Nicolas Batum ever be an All-Star?

The Portland Trail Blazers had their first All-Star duo in 20 years last season.

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