How Good Are the Portland Trail Blazers? (7/10/22)

On Friday superstar point guard Damian Lillard signed a massive two-year, $122 million extension, committing to Portland through the 2026-27 season. While I’m not surprised by his unwavering loyalty, it had me thinking about the ceiling of this Trail Blazers team. First, you have to believe that Dame can be the guy on a championshipContinue reading “How Good Are the Portland Trail Blazers? (7/10/22)”

Top 100 Players of the 2022 Season (6/29/22)

The 2021-22 chapter of the NBA story closed with the Golden State Warriors being crowned champions for the fourth time in eight years. Now, as we enter the offseason, it’s time for my annual top 100 list. I began with a pool of around 170 players and somehow cut it down to 100 (plus tenContinue reading “Top 100 Players of the 2022 Season (6/29/22)”

How Jerami Grant Fits in Portland (6/22/22)

Just a day away from the NBA draft, we got our second major trade of the off-season. In exchange for a 2025 first-round pick and the rights to select 36th in this year’s draft, the Portland Trail Blazers landed Jerami Grant (and pick 46). Grant, who broke out in a bigger role during the 2020-21Continue reading “How Jerami Grant Fits in Portland (6/22/22)”

It’s Ant Time- Portland’s Budding Superstar (2/3/22)

The Blazers are a mess this season. Injuries have hit them like a freight train. Dame has missed 22 games and could be done for the year. His sidekick, C.J. McCollum, missed 18 contests. Up-and-coming young wing Nassir Little recently went down with a season-ending shoulder injury. Injuries, as well as questionable roster construction, areContinue reading “It’s Ant Time- Portland’s Budding Superstar (2/3/22)”

My 2022 Rising Stars Picks (1/28/22)

The NBA recently introduced the new format for the Rising Stars game on All-Star weekend. This new format pits four teams of the league’s brightest young stars against each other in tournament style.  The player pool for those teams is made up of twelve rookies, twelve sophomores, and four prospects from the G-League Ignite squad. Continue reading “My 2022 Rising Stars Picks (1/28/22)”

2022 NBA Power Rankings (10/17/21)

A couple of days ago, I came out with my award predictions. This is my second preseason prediction article (out of three). Today, I’ll be giving my team power rankings for the 2021-22 season. These power rankings are based on how good the team will be in both the regular season and the playoffs (myContinue reading “2022 NBA Power Rankings (10/17/21)”

2022 Award Predictions (10/10/21)

The offseason is over. The preseason is underway. It is now time for my preseason prediction articles. My prediction top 100 is in the works and a 30 team power ranking/standings prediction is coming soon. This article is my award predictions/power rankings.  For each major award, I’ll give my top 5 candidates for each awardContinue reading “2022 Award Predictions (10/10/21)”

Top 100 Players of the 2021 Season (9/19/21)

The biggest (also my favorite) article of the year is finally here. My top 100 players of the 2021 season. It took me a while to put this together. I started with around 150 players, and cut it down to 100 ( actually it’s 110. I have ten “honorable mentions”, which makes this a topContinue reading “Top 100 Players of the 2021 Season (9/19/21)”

What’s Next for the Portland Trail Blazers? (6/5/21)

Another first round exit for the Portland Trail Blazers. That’s unfortunate. Losing to a Denver Nuggets roster missing their second best player is not the way that Portland wanted to go out. Damian Lillard definitely didn’t want to lose. Over the six games, he averaged 34 points and 10 assists while shooting 45% from three.Continue reading “What’s Next for the Portland Trail Blazers? (6/5/21)”

10 Players I’ve Loved Watching This Season (5/10/21)

The NBA regular season is wrapping up. One week remaining until the playoffs. I’m excited! There are some good series set to be played, and I love watching good basketball. Speaking of watching good basketball, today I have a list of ten players I’ve enjoyed watching this year (in no particular order). NBA League PassContinue reading “10 Players I’ve Loved Watching This Season (5/10/21)”