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. […]
As I posted yesterday on S2 would be happening this morning, I was able to have a conversation with someone who has been very plugged into the NBA for a number of years and whose opinion I greatly respect. It has been suggested that Portland is one of the places that will get consideration for […]
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.
Last year, the The Portland Trail Blazers traded their 2016 first round pick at the trade deadline for Arron Afflalo, in what was then seen as a deal that needed to be made, however, the trade resulted as a bad one for the Trail Blazers. Afflalo never found his groove playing in Portland’s offense and […]