We've learned via Oregon Live this week that the starting lineup for the 2012-13 Trail Blazers is: Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and J.J. Hickson.
The season is almost here.
"J.J. is the incumbent," Stotts said. "I'm not saying he's going to be the starting center opening night. We'll have to see how training camp goes, see how the preseason goes, and then we'll make that determination. Meyers (Leonard) has played very well (this summer). But it's just like politics: J.J. has been here, he's the returner, so going into it he has the advantage."
Tuesday, Oct. 2: Training camp opens
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Preseason opener at L.A. Lakers
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Season opener vs. L.A. Lakers