Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Clearing out the depth chart As we traverse through the summer we get closer to the 2013/14 NBA opening night. The closer things get, the more Portland’s roster begins to take shape. The Trail Blazers have picked up a lot of players this offseason, and they might not be done. There’s a lot of depth here, and unfortunately that means some guys won’t make it through the summer. Looking towards this fall, we’re breaking down four players facing an uphill climb to opening night. Wesley Matthews, SG There’s been talk for some time about Portland attempting to move Wesley Matthew’s contract. His job for the upcoming season won’t be secure until we make it to opening night and he’s in a Blazer’s uniform. Wes has been a great player for Portland, playing shutdown defense and providing plenty of points. But he does go through his cold stretches, and sometimes it feels like he’s more cold than hot. Then there’s the fact that Wes has the third highest salary of any player...
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