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The Trail Blazers added some veteran leadership to help Brandon Roy and company. Can Portland make some noise out West? FOXSports.com has a preview.
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I am very Little Rock. Portland trailblazers have high expectations coming into the season after winning 54 games a year ago for a preview I've now joined by the writer Jason quick. But the -- go any. Several knocks on Miller's -- Blackmon outside shot and his defense is pretty questionable. Good move or bad about Portland bringing him it. It gives them from the depth at point guard point guard has been kind of what other weaknesses. They don't necessarily need him to be and out pitchers they they're thirty. When he perimeter players they need somebody. Who can run the pick and roll takes some of the pressure off Brandan Wright if in the first round playoff blockbuster he's -- They found that the Rockets were just. Able to really overload on Roy Aldridge it felt like it needs a third scorer and that -- are great guys that -- well -- -- -- the. -- former number one overall pick Greg Oden the guy is seemingly been mortality trainers who he hasn't back then on the court in his first two seasons. Would you call this make a break here for the big -- I don't Make or Break it there but it. Certainly yet to show them something you know last year was clearly a disappointment. He would -- in and now. Of the lineup because the nagging injury that even when it in the air. It's fairly disappointed a lot travels. Law awkward. Opted to shots and and just to -- -- felt he was. It to the -- a lot of times just with early foul trouble though what would delete. Felt -- -- the group and it's the you know. -- This kind of wild stab at the ball. So they they're expecting more he went to Columbus it worked out I hope they all summer. If that the coaches who worked out with them. -- he would. In much better frame of mind both physically and Italy that he kind of determined to show we're but he that you were the other a couple of days. I finally Jason last season the Blazers won 54 games the league's second youngest roster so as Portland now ready to contend with the big boys in the west there. Might they they'll be a year away. I think they are ready to contend they're expecting to win the northwest division title they tied Denver. That -- last year but it. They doubted Andre Miller they get Martell Webster back. You know a lot of people nationally probably don't know much about mark held that he was a starter the year before. For the -- feet and made a hundred and dumb. Three pointer keep -- great outside shooter. They're gonna get him back in the mix deputy McCullough he told the Bergen -- -- they've added some veteran savvy Q would Juwan Howard so that he kept it helped some of that you'd been. Inexperience so this is a team that expects. Two. Not just make the playoffs but win a playoff series. And I think it really got there I don't continued for the wet I don't think they're quite there yet where they can beat the Lakers and make it BA finals but I think they'll be in -- -- -- here. I Jason thanks for the insight and for more basketball make sure you keep it right here logged on -- foxsports.com. I'm Daryl Brock we'll see you next.