Trail Blazers ready for training camp

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 30, 2013
At the end of last season, Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews had one word to describe how he felt. It was ''empty.'' Now, just a few months later, Matthews says his word is ''optimistic.'' Portland held its annual media day on Monday, a day before the team opens training camp with a revamped roster that includes some much-needed depth and the addition of a real center in Robin Lopez. Mathews says this season's Blazers have everything they need, they just have to put it all together. The Blazers finished last season with a 13-game slide to finish 33-49 and out of the playoffs for the second straight season. The Blazers were still in the playoff picture after the All-Star break but then injuries struck down the stretch and there wasn't the depth to overcome it.
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