New and Improved: The 2009 Portland Trail Blazers

Posted: 19th October 2009 by Alex Tichenor in NBA
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Rewind to April 30th. The Portland Trail Blazers all have their heads hung in defeat. They've just been beat, bruised, and broken for the fourth time in six games against the Tracy McGrady-less Houston Rockets and had their entire summers to think about it. That is ancient history as far as Portland is concerned. Oh, they remember it, but the Blazers and their leader, fourth-year guard Brandon Roy, are the type of team that will feed off of last season's disappointing outcome. At first glance it wouldn't seem that Portland did much in the offseason to improve the team. They signed an aging, although still very capable, point guard in Andre Miller and picked up a few role players in free agency and the draft. However, Portland adds two more key contributors it did not have last season as ...

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