HoopsHype Nolan Smith rumors

October 21, 2012 Updates

Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts brushed off Smith's latest performance and chalked it up to him just missing some gimmes that might have jump-started his game onto the right track. “He had a rough night [Friday] because he went 0-for-6,” Stotts said. “He had a couple of really good moves that he wasn't able to finish and that probably would have changed the tenner of the opinion of the game. “Those two layups go in [it's different game]. But he struggled [Friday] scoring the ball, but I think he still defends, he's quick, he gets by people. So, this is good for him. This is good for him to go through it and get minutes on the floor and [Friday] in crunch time, to be able to try and make plays and win the game.” CSNNW.com

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But it’s his most recent stop, with Dallas, that is generating the biggest buzz among Blazers players. Stotts was a key member of coach Rick Carlisle’s staff during the Mavericks’ run to the 2011 NBA Championship, which featured a first-round Western Conference playoff victory over the Blazers. “I’ve never formally met him, so I don’t know him,” second-year Blazers guard Nolan Smith said. “But I know he was on the World Championship team with the Mavericks. I know he knows what it takes to win.” Oregonian

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Nolan Smith continued to endure headaches and a sore neck Wednesday, but was recovering from the concussion he suffered Tuesday night in a summer league game against the Houston Rockets. Because he sustained a concussion, Smith will have to go through a series of steps to gain clearance from the NBA to return to basketball. But general manager Neil Olshey said Smith was "going to be fine." Oregonian

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Portland Trail Blazers second-year guard Nolan Smith was taken off the court on a stretcher after sustaining a blow to the head during the fourth quarter of his team's Tuesday afternoon game against the Houston Rockets. Smith attempted a lay-up and took a hit to the head. Smith yelled a profanity as he came to the ground and appeared to lose consciousness, falling to the ground on the baseline. Team staffers immediately attended to Smith, who took a minute or so to come to. He was able to move both of his arms and his legs and responded to questions from team staffers and medical trainers. Blazers Edge

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