Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/23/12
The old adage says: it’s the name on the front of the jersey that counts, not the name on the back. But while the Portland Trail Blazers will be loved by its city regardless of who is on the roster, it’s sometimes difficult to recognize a team that has seen so many faces come and go over the past few seasons. Wednesday, however, brought fans a blast from the past as it was announced that the Trail Blazers will bring back center Joel Przybilla for the second half of the lockout-shortened season; a decision overwhelming met with joy by the Portland faithful. While his level of production is difficult to predict, he will provide, if nothing else, a familiar face to a team that has seen the names on the back of the jerseys change quite a bit since the days of the up-and-coming Trail Blazers just a few seasons ago. Entering the 2007-08 season, the Trail Blazers were touted as the team of the future with their youthful depth and core group of Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and newly...
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