Professional sports is a business. We are constantly reminded of that fact, as our favorite players leave in free agency (like LaMarcus Aldridge), and our arenas are renamed after failing healthcare corporations. But at the heart of pro sports, there is supposed to be a deep connection between the team and the city it represents. […]
The NBA trade deadline is four days away. The Blazers find themselves in a tough spot. Currently in the 10th seed in the west, on the outside looking in, amidst a close playoff race, that they could easily make or miss. Rewind to the beginning of last summer. The Blazers were fresh off a stunning season […]
This summer a hodgepodge of free agent names will find themselves on notepads on the desks of GMs, and on dry erase boards behind closed doors in front offices around the NBA. Key among them will be Kevin Durant’s. Every team with cap space will send out their star players and personnel to woo him. […]
So, I hear you want to sign Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard, along with Al Horford and Hassan Whiteside, is one of the most talked-about free agent centers; and naturally, since Portland has a max-contract-sized hole in its cap space, the Trail Blazers are considered to be a front-runner for the player formerly known as Superman.
For Allen Crabbe, it’s good to be wanted. The Portland Trail Blazers will be fending off suitors for three restricted free agents this summer, with possibly none more appealing than Crabbe. The 24-year-old shooting guard out of Cal has shown a great deal of growth in his third season, with improvements across the board in […]