Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/1/13
The time has come NBA training camp is upon us, and for the Portland Trail Blazers, that means we’ll get to see a new-look roster that endured some serious re-tooling during the summer. Fans in Rip City are approaching the 2013-14 season with a cautious optimism. The talent is there to surprise some people, but the team is hardly considered a contender at this juncture. At this point in the process, look for improvement across the board. Portland is still young, and turning potential into production must be the goal entering the new year. Here are five things to keep an eye on as training camp commences. Established Rotation Thomas Robinson (right) has a chance to earn minutes behind LaMarcus Aldridge. (Photo: Trailblazers.com) During the 2012-13 season, head coach Terry Stotts had a relatively simple scheme when it came to setting a rotation. The starters played as many minutes as they could possibly handle, and the bench saw as few minutes as humanly possible. Now, with a real-li...
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