During the season, it seemed like the Trail Blazers were making progress. They were a top-10 defense, Damian Lillard was having his best season, Jusuf Nurkic was anchoring the paint, and role players such as Al-Farouq Aminu and Mo Harkless stepped up.
Then came the playoffs and the Pelicans swept the Trail Blazers out of the playoffs.
Now there are a lot of questions in Portland, about roster construction, style of play, and just how good a team with a Lillard and C.J. McCollum can ultimately be? This team is capped out, so making changes is not going to be easy. I get into all of it in this PBT Extra.