The Portland Trail Blazers have been a contender in the Western Conference over the past few seasons with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum leading the way. While they have contended, they have not been able to take the necessary steps to become more serious contenders against teams like the Golden State Warriors.
Heading into the offseason, Portland fans were hoping that their team would make a sizable move to help them inch closer in the Western Conference. Those fans were disappointed, to say the least.
Terry Stotts will have almost the same roster to work with that he has had over the past couple of seasons. There were some additions, including backup guard Seth Curry, but there were also some players who left town. Ed Davis was the biggest name to leave Portland in free agency.
While the Blazers did finish the 2017-18 NBA season with a 49-33 record, there is not much of a chance that they can improve on that this season. Portland is relying on development from their young talent, but that might not be enough to get them farther up in the Western Conference standings.
It will be interesting to see what kind of season the Blazers have this year. The fans may not be excited, but the franchise obviously believes they are heading in the right direction.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three things that can be taken away from the Trail Blazers’ offseason.
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