Found July 19, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
Thus far, the Portland Trail Blazers' front office has been surprisingly active this offseason. General Manager Neil Olshey has striven to address the biggest concern from last season: the glaring lack of depth in the Blazers' roster. Portland had the worst bench in the association by far, as the second unit finished the season averaging 18.5 points (30th), 10.5 rebounds (30th), 4.7 assists (29th), 1.8 steals (28th), and 1.0 blocks (28th). The shooting percentages were abominable as well, as the bench shot 39.9% from the field (29th), 29.8% from beyond the arc (30th), and 68.8% from the line (29th). Here are my grades for the five transactions Olshey have orchestrated this offseason to improve the bench: Drafting C.J. McCollum with the 10th overall pick: A+ It is still early, but C.J. McCollum might go down as the biggest steal of the 2013 NBA draft. Through four summer league games, McCollum has led all rookies in scoring with 20.7 ppg. Although he hasn't been v...
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