Portland Trail Blazers should be very active this off-season

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At the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, the Portland Trail Blazers were my sleeper pick to make a run in the Western Conference.  I looked like a genius early on as the Blazers won seven of their first nine games.  Things quickly turned downhill though as Portland missed out on the playoffs and now enters the off-season with a boat load of needs.

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How Does Wesley Matthews Fit with the Blazers?

Wesley Matthews Blazers

With the Utah Jazz signing veteran shooting guard Raja Bell to a three-year deal on Wednesday, it appears as if Wesley Matthews’ short tenure in Salt Lake City has come to an end.  The former Marquette standout signed a 5-year, $33.4 million offer sheet with Portland this past weekend and according to multiple reports, the Jazz will not match the contract making Matthews the newest member of the Blazers.  While I am thrilled that the Madison native earned a big-time payday, I am not sure how he is going to fit with his new team.

By: David Kay
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Patience Key for Blazers This Off-Season

Brandon Roy Blazers

Patience has paid off for the Blazers’ franchise.  Their re-building youth movement is now seeing results as Portland is a true threat in the Western Conference.  But what can they do this off-season to try and become one of the elite teams in the league?

By: Peter Christian and David Kay
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