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  1. commontongue
    Posts: 1864

    Posted 09/01/2012 2:52 PM

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    Trail Blazers


    2011-12 Team Rating
    Offense Defense
    102.8 103.7
    13th Overall 22nd Overall
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    The continued presence of All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge at power forward and, after some free-agent wrangling, Nicolas Batum at small forward allows lottery pick Meyers Leonard the time he needs to develop at center.


    Damian Lillard, the No. 6 pick in June, will have the ball in his hands from the beginning and needs to show he can deliver the ball as well as score. Wesley Matthews is trying to take a larger leadership role.


    They were 26th in shooting defense and will now start two rookies. But the new energy will definitely help, even if it comes with inexperience.


    While the starting lineup of the future has come into focus, the bench is still undergoing major reconstruction. Four players with one season or less of experience could be in the rotation.


    For all the attention Terry Stotts has received for his work with offenses, the real impact, at least in the beginning, will have to come in chemistry. The new roster has to mesh established players and newcomers.


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    The Trail Blazers definitely have a future. But they also have a past, and the ability of Aldridge, Batum and Matthews in particular to use the bad memories of 2011-12 as a lesson will be a key to moving forward. Dealing in emotion will likewise be important for Batum in dealing with the expectations of the new contract.

    Having a new coach, a new general manager and likely two new starters will help underline the storyline of the new day. There will be a lot of losses, probably enough to challenge for the worst record in the conference, but at least there will be hope again.

    -- Scott Howard-Cooper

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    • B - Above Average
    • C - Average
    • D - Below Average
    • F - Failing
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
    Posts: 1669

    Posted 09/01/2012 4:13 PM

    What it boils down to, is we're not going to receive the benefit of late game goaltending calls once again, because our town is located to close to Seattle.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. cmeese47
    Posts: 2735

    Posted 09/03/2012 10:25 AM

    If our team is not professional or motivated enough to overcome one bad call then trade them all and start over. We are not the Cubs. 
    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
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