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44-38, 2nd in Northwest

Northwest division preview

Kevin Arnovitz, Kevin Pelton, Brian Windhorst and Royce Young preview the Northwest Division. Thunder, Trail Blazers, Jazz, Nuggets and Timberwolves.

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4dKevin Pelton

Projecting Lillard, McCollum and the Blazers

How will Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers do in 2016-17? Check out our player scouting reports and projections.

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Can Blazers win division crown?

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook puts Portland's over/under at 46.5 wins after a 44-win 2015-16 season. Damian Lillard & Co. have 9-4 odds to win the Northwest Division, which is behind Utah (2-1) but slightly ahead of Oklahoma City (5-2). Odds for every team

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Kaman among available free agents

J.R. Smith has garnered much attention for not yet signing. But Marc Stein notes veteran center Chris Kaman, who played in a career-low 17 games last season for the Trail Blazers, is among the NBA free agents still available with camps opening soon. Free agents

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Trail Blazers sign Greg Stiemsma

The Trail Blazers signed 6-foot-11 center Greg Stiemsma to a training camp contract.

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Trail Blazers add depth to backcourt

Portland has invested nearly $400 million long term into its backcourt. Chad Ford likes the depth at every position on the Trail Blazers' roster. Western Conference offseason grades (Insider)

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McCollum to make All-Star debut?

C.J. McCollum pushed his way into the starting lineup last season as a third-year player. He might push his way onto the West's All-Star roster next February, according to our Summer Forecast panel. First-time All-Star candidates

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Will Plumlee be hot item next summer?

Mason Plumlee finally earned a full-time starting job going into the 2015-16 season and had a solid campaign. But Kevin Pelton writes that recent personnel moves could indicate the Blazers aren't sure the 6-foot-11 center fits into their long-range plans. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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More of same for Blazers next season?

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Portland finishing with about the same regular-season record despite significant offseason additions. That could mean a drop in the Western Conference standings. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Ezeli out six weeks following injection

Center Festus Ezeli, who signed a two-year contract with the Blazers in July, will be sidelined for six weeks after having an injection in his left knee on Tuesday that should reduce pain and improve function. nba.com/blazers

With 24th pick in draft, Blazers would ...

The comparisons between 18-year-old German big man Isaiah Hartenstein and Dirk Nowitzki are predictable. Chad Ford writes that Hartenstein would be an excellent long-term selection. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Blazers sign Jerrett to training camp deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have rounded out their training camp roster by signing forward Grant Jerrett to a training camp deal on Tuesday. The Oregonian

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting opening week at the Moda Center: Blazers host rising Jazz, then playoff rematches against both the Clippers and the Warriors.

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Brian Grant shares his battle with Parkinson's

Retired forward Brian Grant contributed a piece to The Players' Tribune, titled 'Joining the Fight,' detailing his struggles with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. After retiring from the NBA in 2006, Grant started the Brian Grant Foundation to encourage, educate and support those with the disease. The Players' Tribune

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Did Trail Blazers overspend this summer?

Portland extended C.J. McCollum's contract, brought in Evan Turner and matched Allen Crabbe's offer sheet over the offseason. Kevin Pelton believes if the Trail Blazers fall short of last season's second-round appearance, it may look like they overpaid for a roster that's not in contention. Biggest NBA offseason losers (Insider)

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52dZach Lowe

The Blazers' Oregon Trail to contention

Portland is not going to win right away, but it definitely will be good this season. And like other teams, its path to get even better is uncertain.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.16th
Rebounds Per Game45.55th
Assists Per Game21.321st
Points Allowed104.320th

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