Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/18/13
Welcome to the offseason Portland Trail Blazer fans! While 16 other franchises anticipate the upcoming playoffs, fans here in Portland sit and anticipate the summer to come. There is so much talk about what may happen this offseason to improve this young team. Even though there were bright spots to this season, the excitement of the unknown will start to consume this market. While everything up to this point is speculation, I have 3 sure-fire predictions to keep an eye on leading up to next season. 1 - The Trail Blazers WILL NOT draft in the lottery. Even though the Blazers finished the season in the 10th slot in the lottery, this team will not draft at that spot. Having such a young roster, the last thing they need is another unproven rookie on this roster. The Blazers desperately need to pursue a rim protecting big guy and the number one way to do that is through trade. The Blazers have a real lack of assets to make a needle moving trade happen; the 10th pick may ju...
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