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New kids in town: Young Blazers hope to compete

Updated: October 24, 2012, 5:04 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers' theme for this season is "New Dream. New Team."

After a major makeover, the team certainly looks new. But it might be a few years before the dream becomes reality.

The most familiar faces on the team, All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, French forward Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews will be surrounded by a young, largely untested cast, including first-round draft picks Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard.

"Emerging, I think is the word," ...

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