Top 5 Starting 5’s Entering the 2014-15 Season
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#4 Portland Trailblazers
The Portland Trailblazers young squad made their first playoff appearance with their new core and head coach. They successfully avoided losing prized center LaMarcus Aldridge in a massive rebuilding stage following the loss of Brandon Roy to career ending knee injuries. Following solid draft picks and their players’ improvements in the offseason, Portland has a very solid defense in addition to the offensive starting lineup featuring 2 All Stars behind 3rd year head coach Terry Stotts. In the 2013-2014, many argued that the Blazer bench was not strong enough to compete with the rest of the league, but the starters who carried them to a 54-28 record in Lillard, Matthews, Batum, Aldridge, and Lopez all return for the 2014-15 season even better. Look for the Blazers to make some possible noise in the playoff behind their now experienced lineup.