Last season, the Portland Trail Blazers were the surprise team of the NBA, winning 44 games and getting to the second round of the playoffs.
This season they are not sneaking up on anybody, and they are counting on Evan Turner to be the difference maker that takes them to the next level. Which seems a big gamble.
Jason Quick of CSNNW.com joins Kurt Helin of NBC to talk Portland, Turner, Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Mason Plumlee and the rest o the Blazers. Can Terry Stotts get this team back to the second round? Can they play enough defense to build on that success? The pair also discusses the rest of the interesting Northwest Division, including a very different but must-watch season in Oklahoma City. Then this is a division with teams on the rise: Minnesota, Utah, and Denver.
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