Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/27/12
With the dreadful 2011-12 NBA season officially over for the Portland Trail Blazers, it’s time to focus on rebuilding the roster in what should be one of the busiest offseasons in franchise history. The Blazers are no strangers to rebuilding. Just six years ago the team began a new era by drafting Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge, selecting Greg Oden No. 1 overall and shipping out the team’s only go-to scorer in Zach Randolph. The team experienced a number of significant changes during the mid-2000’s, and the future looked bright for a team that was ready to grow together and contend out West for years to come. It’s safe to say, though, that things haven’t exactly gone as planned in Rip City. The Blazers now find themselves with only one of their Big Three still standing and still have yet to see the second round of the playoffs in more than a decade.   With just a 28-38 record this season, the team is ready to embrace another big shift in the franchise. This time, though, the
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