The Trail Blazers are heading into 2019 enjoying their best start of the post-Aldridge era. Before turning the page on 2018, I wanted to take a look back at a few Blazer’s Edge posts I truly enjoyed this past year. As a member of the community here, I am consistently blown away by the commitment that our staff and readers have for Portland basketball.
It was tough to narrow this list to five, but here are the stories that stuck out for me.
Eric Applies the Heat
The NBA continues to debut fancy new names for jerseys, development leagues, and awards. With each new name, our own Eric Griffith is there to remind us all how absurd it is. In this post from October, Eric perfectly captures how ridiculous things are getting.
Ryne Asks for Two-Way Contracts
The Blazers and Nuggets are the only teams in the NBA without a direct G League affiliate. Even without a exclusive partnership, Portland can still utilize the low-cost benefits of signing developing players to two-way contracts. Last month, Ryne Buchanan explained how the Blazers are missing out on opportunities.
Dan Provides A Jabari Warning
When he isn’t on NBC Sports Northwest or podcasting, Dan Marang is forever committed to testing theories that involve improving the Blazers’ roster. Once Bulls forward Jabari Parker hit the trade market, it was Dan that put together this comprehensive warning.
Team Mom’s Weekly Awards
Every week Team Mom helps me remember a few important moments from the past few games. From identifying trends and highlighting the little things—Mom’s Favorite is worth checking out. Here is one example from a few weeks ago.
Isaiah Remembers Roy’s 0.8 Shot
It has been a over a decade since Brandon Roy hit his legendary shot against the Rockets. In a fitting tribute to Roy’s heroics, Isaiah De los Santos delivered a superb look back at all the little things that set the stage for the shot.
What were some of your favorite articles from 2018? Tell us in the comments below.