Tag:Portland Trail Blazers
Posted on: November 18, 2010 12:51 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:50 pm
Posted on: November 18, 2010 12:38 am
Edited on: November 18, 2010 1:25 am
Greg Oden's latest microfracture surgery on his left knee is another in a long line of injuries, whether he is injury prone or not.
Posted by Matt Moore
With the news that Greg Oden is out for the year, it's time to take stock of the inordinate number of injuries the young man has unfortunately suffered during his basketball career. This is not in regards to further ellucidating his supposedly fragile state, but simply to give perspective to the unfathomable string of bad luck or unavoidable damage he has incurred, depending on which side of the "freak accident vs. fragile body" side of the aisle you happen to sway to. What follows are just some of the injuries Oden has suffered in his basketball life.
Posted on: November 18, 2010 12:05 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:50 pm
With the news coming from a Blazers press release that Greg Oden's season is done before it began as he is soon to have microfracture surgery on hs left leg, the Portland Trail Blazers have scheduled a 12 EST press conference to discuss the injury. Ben Golliver is live at the arena and we'll be updating relevant information to you as well as hopefully some media from the event. Check back here for more info. Here's audio of the presser via Ben Golliver.
LIVE TWEETS FROM THE BLAZER PRESS CONFERENCE VIA BEN GOLLIVER
Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:38 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:51 pm
The Portland Trail Blazers announced that center Greg Oden will undergo microfracture on his left knee. Posted by Ben Golliver.
The Portland Trail Blazers announced in a press release to the media Wednesday night that oft-injured center Greg Oden will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee. The surgery will end Oden's 2010-2011 season before it began.
Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee Friday and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season, the Trail Blazers announced this evening.
Dr. Richard Steadman will perform the surgery with assistance from Trail Blazers orthopedic surgeon Dr. Don Roberts at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. Oden, 22, has been sidelined since fracturing his left patella in a Dec. 5, 2009, game vs. Houston. A recent MRI showed damaged cartilage to the surface of his femur, and his current injury is unrelated to the fractured left patella. Oden previously underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee Sept. 13, 2007.Oden has played just 82 games over the course of his 3-year NBA career and he is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season after not receiving a contract extension this fall. Oden was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft, and has been continually compared to No. 2 overall pick Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who has gone on to superstar status while Oden has struggled to stay healthy enough to reach the court.
For more on the history of Oden's injuries, check out our review here .
For more from Ben Golliver live at the Blazers' press conference, visit our livethread .
Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:20 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:51 pm
The Portland Trail Blazers have informed the media that Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will not undergo surgery on his ailing left knee. Posted by Ben Golliver.
In a text message to Portland media sent Wednesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers said that an MRI of all star guard Brandon Roy's left knee conducted on Wednesday revealed that Roy does not need surgery. The message read, "No surgery is contemplated. He will miss the next two games vs. Denver and Utah and will be reevaluated in a week." The news comes as a huge relief for Blazers fans, who have the specter of a dreaded microfracture surgery hanging over Roy's season. Roy has been limited by the knee in recent weeks, injuring himself against the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday and sitting out against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Blazers play the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night and the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Both games are at home. In Roy's absence, backup guard Wesley Matthews figures to get the starting nod, as he did against the Grizzlies, where he delivered a career-high 30 points in his first start of the season. Starting small forward Nicolas Batum and starting point guard Andre Miller, as well as reserve guard Rudy Fernandez, also figure to log heavy minutes against the Nuggets and Jazz, two of Portland's major division rivals.
Posted on: November 17, 2010 11:18 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:49 pm
The Lakers drop the Bucks, A Milwaukee fan gets revenge, Wesley Matthews goes off for a career-high, The Grizzlies melt down at home and the Toronto Raptors didn't do their coach any favors. Posted by Ben Golliver.
Each game is made up of elements which help formulate the outcome. Monday through Friday, we'll bring you the elements from the night before's games in our own specialized version of the game recaps. It's not everything that happened, but it's an insight into what lead to the results you'll see in the box scores. This is the Game Changer.
THE BIG ONE: REVENGE FOR BUCKS FANS, DESPITE THE LOSSWho could forget the Los Angeles Lakers' trip to Milwaukee last year given the controversial calls down the stretch that enraged Bucks fans and the eventual Kobe Bryant dagger to win it? Tuesday night's rematch wasn't as drama-filled, but that doesn't mean Milwaukee didn't exact a measure of revenge. First: the numbers. Los Angeles won by slapping a whopping 118 points on Milwaukee, thanks to 31 points from Bryant and four other Lakers in double figures. Shannon Brown really got it going off the bench, connecting for four three-pointers on his way to 21 points. Andrew Bogut and Drew Gooden did their part for Milwaukee, combining for 34 points, 31 rebounds and five blocked shots, but the Lakers' perimeter attack was too much. The Lakers cruised to the victory thanks to 10-16 from deep; take out Bryant and the rest of the Lakers combined for 10-12 from downtown. Anyway, back to the revenge play for Milwaukee. Here's video of Kobe Bryant's overtime dagger, that only came about because of some suspect calls that went L.A.'s way. And here's Milwaukee's "we didn't forget" moment, as a fan came well-equipped this year with a sign that reads "Stern Loves L.A." that found its way onto Milwaukee's television broadcast. Sure, it's not as sweet a feeling as getting an upset win over the defending champs, but sometimes getting your point across feels just as satisfying.
GO-GO-GADGET LINES OF THE NIGHT:Wesley Matthews: A career-high 30 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block on 11-19 shooting, 5-10 from deep in 43 minutes in a Portland road win over Memphis.
Honorable mention to...
Josh Smith: 25 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, SEVEN blocks on 9-16 shooting in 37 minutes in Atlanta's road win over Indiana. Landry Fields: 21 points, 17 rebounds, one assist, two steals on 10-15 shooting in 38 minutes in a New York road loss to Denver.
THE GRIZZLIES GO DOWN:
By Matt Moore
Here's the trick with the Grizzlies last night. To describe them as dysfunctional is to fail to give credit to how functional they were last season. Watching them slump out of timeouts, barely rotate to their man, and generally sleepwalk through another loss, this time to the Greg-Oden-less, Brandon-Roy-less, Joel-Przybilla-less Portland Trailblazers, it really hit you how far this team has fallen in a few months. Mike Conley took 14 shots last night, which is more than any other Grizzlies starter.
The Blazers were more than happy to oblige Conley with being the offensive weapon, as long as Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo didn't get in the act. Meanwhile, as Wesley Matthews poured in shots from every single spot on the floor, Rudy Gay simply couldn't be bothered to commit to defending him, running off screens or getting a hand up. After all, he had to carry the load offensively with the rest of the team out of sync. Tony Allen was brought in to shut down the Blazers' backcourt but instead spent most of his time going ISO.
Meanwhile, Andre Miller calmly and coolly backed down Conley and nailed a turnaround in his face. Mayo looks as if he's simply going through the motions in the hopes of accelerating what seems like an inevitable trade process, and Zach Randolph is drowning in his minutes while Hasheem Thabeet can barely stay on the floor.
But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
ON Mike Bibby:By Matt Moore
Mike Bibby's old. I mean old, old. It's time for him to move on, and yet, the old guy just keeps draining J's. Even as Bibby's pick and roll abilities on both sides of the ball erode into dust, his shot has become even more accurate. The Pacers for whatever reason saw fit to test that gunslinger's pistols and he wound up dropping 3 of 5 threes on them, including a trailing three pointer early which set the tone for the half. Bibby dropped 7 dimes tonight with zero turnovers, and yet will see nothing but scorn despite the win.
For being the most forgotten man in America, Bibby has certainly set himself up as a huge part of the Hawks' core.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has a left hand that is bigger than his head, one that could quite possibly be the largest human hand ever.
ONE FINAL THOUGHT:The Toronto Raptors lost an ugly one, 109-94, to the Washington Wizards who were playing without rookie stud John Wall. After a defense-less 2-9 start that puts Toronto tied for the second-worst record in the league, calls for coach Jay Triano's job can't be too far away.
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Posted on: November 17, 2010 10:03 am
Posted by Royce Young
Posted on: November 16, 2010 9:29 am
Posted by Royce Young