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Portland Trail Blazers
If you have followed the Trail Blazers during the pre-season, you know that expectations are not high for the 2012-13 season. Let’s be honest, it’s going to be a long season. Despite the pessimism that surrounds this team there are a number of bright spots.
For starters they have a full-time general manager in Neil Olshey, who Blazers owner Paul Allen hired over the summer. This in itself is an upgrade, as last season they operated without one. In Olshey’s limited time with the team he selected two promising prospects in point guard Damian Lillard and center Meyers Leonard. Both players have exhibited potential and could become corner stones of the franchise for years to come. Olshey also went head-to-head with the Minnesota Timberwolves to sign Blazers free agent small forward Nicolas Batum. If Batum lives up to his potential and the riches of a 4-year $44 million contract, this will prove to be a shrewd move by Olshey.
In addition to adding and retaining players, Olshey a...
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Oct. 31 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
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Let the season begin
The 2012-13 NBA season has finally arrived, and the Portland Trail Blazers are set to take on the new-look Los Angeles Lakers in their first contest of the new year.
Matchup: Portland (0-0) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-0)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:30 PM PT
Date: Oct. 31, 2012
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