Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
- Joe Freeman of The Oregonian breaks down the Blazers zombie like performance last night. Following the loss, Coach McMillan decided to give his players the day off today. I hope they spend it playing “horse” against one another.
- Also from The Oregonian, Mike Tokito believes that the Knicks’ defensive output and not their usual prolific offense, keyed the victory against the Blazers. The Knicks only allowed one offensive rebound in the second half and forced the Blazers to shoot only 35% from the field.
- Also from Tokito, his breakdown of upcoming opponents the Phoenix Suns and New Jersey Nets. Tokito also shares some thoughts on the recent rumors of Devin Harris becoming a Blazer.
- Ben Golliver of Blazersedge, provides his Media Row Report from last night. In his notes he mentions that Ronny Turiaf referred to himself as a “chameleon”, most likely because of his willingness to change shape and do anything for the team. But after reading that, all I could think about was this.
- Mike Barrett mentioned it last night at the end of the game and again today in his blog, The Miami Heat beat the Blazers twice. Describing last night as a “trap game”, Barrett believes the mental hangover from Sunday night’s loss to the Heat is only partly to blame for the loss last night (see: 35% shooting).
- Henry Abbott of TrueHoop Motherblog breaks down some possible scenarios in ESPN’s trade machine regarding Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks. One trade Abbott Tinkers with involves a third team, The Blazers.
- Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times hints at the Knicks’ desire to trade for Marcus Camby. Rich Cho will have none of that.
- Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated claims that this may be the Year for first-time All-Stars. Included in the crowded West Post Player category—Lamarcus Aldridge.
- Get ready to see a lot of zone fans, because the Blazers are now the worst 3pt shooting team in the league.