Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/28/13
2013 NBA draft in the books The Portland Trail Blazers entered the 2013 NBA draft with rumors swirling. Would they move up to improve their selection? Would they trade out of the draft altogether? As it turned out, the evening went by without much drama, but that doesn’t mean the team didn’t improve. Without ever truly making headlines, this team quietly left its mark all over the draft. Management still has moves to make in free agency, but with the draft officially in the past, the bench has improved, which is a major step in the right direction. No. 10: CJ McCollum C.J. McCollum was taken 10th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. (Photo: Kathy Willens/AP) Before the Blazers made their first pick in the draft, rumors began to fly that the team had struck a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota had taken college basketball’s Player of the Year in Trey Burke, and it looked as if Portland would be moving up and claiming the guard out of Michigan. As it turned out, that pick went
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