Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/13/13
Two key areas are in need of revamping if the Portland Trail Blazers want improve upon last season’s lackluster 33 win performance.  Portland must improve their depth ... everywhere.  The Blazers had the least used bench in the association, featuring a group that played a little over 13 minutes per game and shot an abhorrent .39% from the field.  The Blazers have a starting lineup easily talented enough to be top eight in the Western Conference, but until they flesh out their second unit, they are destined for an annual date with Dan Gilbert at the NBA Draft Lottery. Just as important, the Blazers must improve their defensive efficiency.  The NBA has transformed into a league where the ability to stop your opponent is the most important determinant for success in the postseason.  This year's final four (Miami, San Antonio, Memphis and Indiana) featured the three most defensively efficient teams during the regular season.  Miami who finished 7th, has arguably the best perimet...
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