Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/13/13
Back to Vegas The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the Las Vegas Summer League, and while fans can be excited that the NBA has returned, there are a few questions we’ll have in mind as the competition begins. The first question, which we won’t include below, is: Can the Blazers win the Las Vegas Summer League championship? We’ll skip over the answer for now, as the sad truth is that most fans will completely forget who won by the time the regular season tips off. But while that may be a query worth skipping, there are a handful of storylines that we can’t ignore as summer play begins. How Much Have the Second-Year Players Improved? Meyers Leonard has worked on his offensive game during the offseason. (Photo: Trailblazers.com) The Trail Blazers had hands-down the worst bench in the NBA during the 2012-13 season, and a number of the reserves responsible will be playing in Las Vegas. Will Barton, Victor Claver and Joel Freeland will be on the roster, and it will be interesting ...
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