Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/15/12
What happens in Vegas… The Portland Trail Blazers are set to kick off the Las Vegas Summer league against the New Orleans Hornets Sunday night at 7:30 PT. The team will play five games in the next week, as they prepare to make the final roster moves heading into the 2012-13 NBA season. Here is a look at what you should be watching for from the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League: 5) Was Will Barton the Steal of the 2012 NBA Draft? Will Barton saw himself fall to the 40th overall pick in June’s NBA draft despite numerous projections that had him landing somewhere late in the first round. Either the Trail Blazers got one heck of a steal, or the other teams ahead of them knew something Portland didn’t. Expect the former to be the case, as Barton is a dynamic scorer and a great rebounder for his 6’6”, 174-pound frame. Barton certainly needs to add strength and consistency to his game, but with the potential to be a high-volume scorer, his athleticism and aggressiveness could...
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