Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/11/13
What have we learned so far? Before we begin, let’s make one thing clear: Preseason basketball doesn’t matter. The Portland Trail Blazers could go 0-7 and it wouldn’t have any impact on their chances of making the playoffs during the 2013-14 season. That said, basketball has to start mattering at some point, and fans in Rip City have noticed a few things early that are both concerning and promising during exhibition play. Sloppy Play The Blazers must control the ball during the 2013-14 season (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images). The Blazers haven’t been the sharpest team thus far during the 2013 preseason. During their first two games, they’ve average 19 turnovers per contest, which would have put them in last place by a long shot during the 2012-13 campaign. Aside from the numbers, this team is making bad passes and giving its opponents too many opportunities. A loss to the Los Angeles Clippers is understandable; a loss to the Phoenix Suns is concerning. Fans know that what happens...
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