DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, April 23, 2014


Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues The price tag on LaMarcus Aldridge has risen since yesterday, with the Portland Trail Blazers forward going from $18,940 to $19,421. That’s what’ll happen when an astounding 52 percent of the entrants in DraftStreet’s two-day playoff fantasy tournament snatch up the player who had the most productive Game 1 of any NBA player. Aldridge went off for 46 points and 18 rebounds in Portland’s


NBA Admits Another Officiating Error, This One on Dwight Howard’s 6th Foul


If you were watching the Houston-Portland game late Sunday night, you may have thrown something at your television set in disgust when Dwight Howard’s sixth foul was called. Yes, even if you are a Trail Blazers fan. The call was so egregiously wrong, it was heinous. Well, today, the NBA has owned up to the mistake — marking the second time in as many days that the league office has issued a statement acknowledging a grievous error.


Tweet of the Day: Portland Rookie CJ McCollom Wants A Handout

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Adidas announced a contract extension with Portland Trail Blazers All-Star point guard Damian Lillard Monday. The deal, as reported by many news outlets, could be worth up to $100 million plus incentives. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Darren Rovell reported the $100 million potential of the deal. The deal, which can extend to 10 years, could be worth up to $100 million including incentives and options … It’s believed to be the largest shoe deal since Derrick Rose signed a 13-year deal in 2012 that could


Tweet of the Day: Damian Lillard Hits Hard On Final #4BarFriday Of Regular Season

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Portland Trail Blazers superstar point guard/ @ Dame Lill-ard/ continues to drop rhymes hard. It’s #4BarFriday, and this time around/ as the NBA regular season winds down— He’s illin’ on some W-W-E stuff/ wreckin’ the beat like he’s wreckin’ the Heat/ his lyrics are tough! #4BarFriday, sure not to bore ya’/ Rest In Peace Ultimate Warrior! … My apologies. In honor of #4BarFriday, I thought it’d be fun to start with a rhyme. I leave you with Damian Lillard, he’s much better than I.


Tweet of the Night: Damian Lillard Among Many To Remember The Ultimate Warrior

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James Hellwig, known as the Ultimate Warrior, seen at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This past weekend was a momentous one for any who would call themselves professional wrestling fans. WrestleMania XXX, a week-long extravaganza often considered the Super Bowl of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), occurred Sunday evening, opposite the premiere of Game of Thrones fourth season and a slew of NBA basketball games. Among the highlights of the weekend, Saturday night featured the 2014 WWE Hall


VIDEO: What Defines the San Antonio Spurs? Getting Swept by Thunder? Last Year’s Finals?

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Life can be tricky. Sometimes, you are judged by your successes. Other times, you are judged by your failures. Which brings us to the San Antonio Spurs, who are sitting at 60 victories with a little over a week left in the 2013-14 regular season, practically assured of having homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. But when you play word association with the Spurs, what comes to mind first: Their 19-game winning streak that ended last week, or their 0-4 record this season


Bernucca: You Can Have the NCAA Tournament


I don’t like the NCAA Tournament. I don’t like that college basketball’s regular season provides little postseason incentive. I don’t like that the coach is a bigger personality than the players. I don’t like that the games are played on neutral courts. I don’t like that one bad game or bad call or bad break can end a team’s season. I don’t like that “close” becomes a synonym for “well-played.” And I don’t like that poor play determines the outcome much


Tweet of the Night: Wesley Matthews excited to see Portland getting back to winning ways

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The Portland Trail Blazers have been struggling quite a bit since the calendar flipped to March. Prior to Friday’s contest against the Washington Wizards, the Blazers had won just four of their previous 10 games. It doesn’t sound like the worst thing in the world to go 4-6, but that’s the kind of inconsistent performance that can drop you quickly when you’re trying to keep up with some of the powerhouses of the Western Conference. After going through a tough stretch