Portland Trail Blazers: Can They Challenge the Lakers? Prove It Now

October 14th, 2010 by AJ Brady Leave a reply »
2010-11 will be a big year for the Blazers. They really need to prove things this year. Last year they had an amazing season considering the circumstances. This year they will have to have good luck as far as their recent injury problems. 

If they are more fortunate this year, or can fight through the misfortune, there is a big opportunity for them to show their stuff in the West. 

Utah just reshuffled Deron Williams’ supporting cast and is a big question mark. Losing Boozer, Korver, and Matthews will hurt. The additions of Raja Bell, Gordon Hayward, and Al Jefferson could help, but they are still question marks. 

Even if Denver doesn’t trade Carmelo Anthony, I expect them to take a step back because of bad attitudes, expiring contracts, injuries, and drama. The drama surrounding their star won’t go away until he does.

Five of Denver’s top players are in contract years, and that makes a volatile team even more so. Also, three of their top four big men (Martin, Andersen, Harrington) are currently injured. 

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