X-Utah Jazz 51-31 (4) For anyone that ever wants to doubt that the Utah Jazz have what it takes needs to watch some film from last season's team. After losing small forward Gordon Hayward in free agency, the Jazz were expected to take a step back, but what ensued was a season where they became [...]
There was no place to run or hide for Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.
X-Oklahoma City Thunder 53-29 (3) The 2017-2018 NBA season proved to be a strange, but interesting one for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder had to deal with the notion that they no longer had the services of small forward Kevin Durant as after nine seasons with the franchise he decided to leave in free [...]
Having guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum shoulder the scoring load is not going get the Portland Trail Blazers to the next level.
X-Portland Trailblazers 51-31 (4) After winning 51 games during the 2014-2015 NBA season, the 2015-2016 campaign was expected to be a down one for the Portland Trailblazers. The summer of 2015 saw the Trailblazers ravaged by departures which included power forward LaMarcus Aldridge joining the San Antonio Spurs and shooting guard Wes Matthews signing on [...]
After winning 115 games over the last two NBA seasons, the Portland Trail Blazers expected this to be a totally different year for them. Last summer the Trail Blazers lost six of their top seven scorers from the previous season through trades and free agency. And in the Western Conference, that meant that the Blazers [...]
Y-Oklahoma City Thunder 58-24 (2) The past five years years have seen the Oklahoma City Thunder emerge as a contender for the NBA Championship. But injuries put the Thunder in a bind last season as they missed the NBA Playoffs last year for the first time since 2009 in spite of the fact that they [...]
This past NBA season saw the Portland Trailblazers go through their fair share of trials and tribulations. But under head coach Terry Stotts, the Trailblazers still managed to go 51-31 which was good enough for fourth place in the Western Conference and their first division title since 1999. But in the first round of the [...]