This season in Portland has so far been confusing. Just when the team looks like they are about to command respect in the West after handling the Thunder and the Lakers, they came out flat yesterday against the Suns.
They make you believe that they might possibly be a top four Western team with outstanding play one game just to make you change your mind during the next.
You have to question which Portland team will show up on any given night and so far the fast-paced team with defensive prowess has usually showed up. But the up and down start to the season has given some fans a reason to start worrying a little.
I will give just a couple of reasons why these fans might be right to have some troublesome thoughts for the year.