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Lillard cracks top 10
Portland's Damian Lillard is hoping to prove the critics wrong by leading the Trail Blazers to the playoffs. While we aren't sure about Portland's postseason chances, we think he can lead your fantasy team to the playoffs at least. Top 200 fantasy rankings
Marco Belinelli had 32 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-105 in overtime Monday night, the preseason opener for both teams.
Where does Mason Plumlee rank?
The big man has left the Nets for the Trail Blazers. His place in our annual preseason NBA player rankings dropped just a hair. This dispatch includes players Nos. 121-130. #NBArank: Day Eight
One Blazer is in latest rankings
It's newcomer Ed Davis, the power forward who left the Lakers via free agency over the summer. He's moved up from a year ago, included in the latest dispatch of players Nos. 131-140. #NBArank: Day Seven
Check out our player scouting reports and 2015-16 projections for the Blazers.
Three Blazers in latest rankings
Our rankings of NBA players continue with Nos. 141-160 featured in the latest collection. Three Portland players are in this group, though they didn't all play for the Blazers last season. #NBArank: Day Six
Will Blazers' Meyers Leonard cash in?
The Portland forward's rookie deal is about to end. With Leonard in position to fill LaMarcus Aldridge's place in the starting lineup, Kevin Pelton speculates on what could happen soon. Top extension candidates (Insider)
Henderson makes latest rankings
Shooting guard Gerald Henderson is part of the Trail Blazers' makeover following six seasons in Charlotte. The veteran is the only Portland player listed in the latest dispatch of NBA rankings, Nos. 161-180. #NBArank: Day Five
Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey met with the local press on Monday during media day. To the surprise of some, Olshey talked about the Blazers as a contender for the 2016 playoffs even though most experts project Portland to be one of the worst teams in the Western Conference.
The Denver Nuggets have emerged as the strong favorites to sign veteran sharpshooter Mike Miller when he clears waivers Wednesday, according to league sources.
Noah Vonleh in next round of rankings
As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 200-181, see where the new member of the Trail Blazers made the list. #NBArank: Day Four
Only Damian Lillard remains from the Portland Trail Blazers starting-five from last season as the other four left via trade and free agency. Lillard is without a doubt now the clear-cut leader of the team.
New-look Blazers lowest in West
The loss of four of five starters has Portland falling from a playoff team to the bottom of the West. How low does Marc Stein have the Blazers to begin this season? Power Rankings: Preseason
Trail Blazers in next round of rankings
As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 251 - 300, see which members of the Portland roster made it to the next group. #NBArank: Day Two
three trail blazers in bottom 100
In our annual rankings of all the players in the NBA, three members of the Portland roster made the bottom quarter. See which Trail Blazers are listed among the worst in the league. #NBArank: The bottom 100
Now that Anthony Bennett is a former no. 1 pick without a team, what is next for this diamond in the very rough?
Expect less from Blazers in 2015-16
Portland smartly rebuilt around Damian Lillard after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to free agency. That said, it's still a step back no matter how you look at it. See how many spots the loss cost them. NBA Future Power Rankings (Insider)
Forward Cliff Alexander, an undrafted 2015 rookie out of Kansas, signed with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 24. Alexander is one of two players who doesn't have full salary protection for 2015-16, which will place him on the roster bubble during training camp and the preseason.
Guard Phil Pressey will enter Trail Blazers training camp competing with Tim Frazier for a back up role.
Blazers too young to contend?
Only six players are returning to the Trail Blazers' roster, which will be one of the youngest and least experienced in the NBA, led by All-Star PG Damian Lillard. Can they contend with other teams in the West as they look to Tim Frazier as a backup? Frazier's contribution
The new-look Trail Blazers will feature one the youngest rosters in the NBA.
Points Per Game102.89th
Rebounds Per Game45.92nd
Assists Per Game21.912th
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