The Portland Trail Blazers were originally scheduled to face the Brooklyn Nets on January 26th as part of a 4-game Eastern Conference road swing. That game got postponed, courtesy of an East Coast blizzard that never materialized in Brooklyn itself. As a result, Portland will be forced to travel cross-continent for a single-game on Monday.
Amy Schwartz of Portland radio station 750 the Game tweets that several Trail Blazers will remain home when their plane takes off for Brooklyn.
Nicolas Batum, Chris Kaman, and LaMarcus Aldridge will not travel with the #Blazers to Brooklyn per sources. Will all stay home to rest.— Amy Schwartz (@TheAmySchwartz) April 5, 2015
It'll be interesting to see how the Blazers perform minus most of their big men. It'd be a shame if a non-transpiring weather phenomenon cost Portland a critical game in the middle of a tight playoff seeding battle.