2014 NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers


Point Guard Damian Lillard Mo Williams Earl Watson Terrel Harris
Shooting Guard Wesley Matthews C.J. McCollum Allen Crabbe
Small Forward Nicolas Batum Dorell Wright Victor Claver Will Barton
Power Forward LaMarcus Aldridge Thomas Robinson
Center Robin Lopez Meyers Leonard Joel Freeland


LaMarcus Aldridge: .492 FG%, .808 FT%, 0.0 3PM, 8.8 RPG, 2.5 AST, 0.9 STL, 1.1 BLK, 21.4 PPG

Damian Lillard: .429 FG%, .844 FT%, 2.2 3PM, 3.0 RPG, 6.2 AST,  0.9 STL, 0.2 BLK, 18.3 PPG

Nicolas Batum: .434 FG%, .847 FT%, 2.3 3PM, 5.5 RPG, 4.8 AST, 1.2 STL, 1.1 BLK, 14.7 PPG

Wesley Matthews: .433 FG%, .822 FT%, 2.3 3PM, 3.0 RPG, 2.2 AST, 1.3 STL, 0.2 BLK, 14.9 PPG

Robin Lopez: .522 FG%, .764 FT%, 0.0 3PM, 5.3 RPG, 0.7 AST, 0.4 STL, 1.4 BLK, 10.3 PPG


39 – 43

While the team has good young pieces the West is just too deep for the Blazers to enter into the discussion of playoffs in 2014. In a few seasons, that could easily change. While the starting five has good pieces, Lopez is probably the biggest concern. Hence why the team acquired young Meyers Leonard, but as we have all heard before, it takes time for big men to achieve success in the NBA. Could the team surprise and challenge for a playoff spot in 2014, absolutely, its dependent on the progression of Lillard entering his second season in the NBA.

In fantasy terms, Lillard, Aldridge and Batum as all quality choices and should be drafted in all fantasy terms. While Lillard is the logical choice as a keeper for most teams after his rookie season. Don’t miss out on C.J. McCollumMeyers Leonard or  Thomas Robinson in deeper leagues.

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