Trailblazers Preseason Basketball: What We Can Learn?

Posted: 8th October 2009 by Drew Barton in NBA
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Last season, the Blazers were done in by two things in the post-season; first, they were not physical enough and second, when they absolutely had to score, they could not. So as this preseason gets rolling, Portland has several questions to answer. Will LaMarcus Aldridge turn into the dominating defender that showed up in flashes last season? Will Travis Outlaw find a home as a back-up power forward? Will the Greg Oden Portland drafted return or will we still see more of the walking wounded coming back from micro-fracture surgery? Obviously there are more questions, but there is a mantra that you hear over and over from good teams. "There is only so much you can learn from preseason." There are things you can learn, however. Here are some examples. Oden spins on Spencer Hawes, leaves ...

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