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Portland Trail Blazers Report Card: Early Grades for Team's Key Players

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Portland Trail Blazers Report Card: Early Grades for Team's Key Players
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For most of the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the biggest surprises of the young NBA season. However, for the Blazers themselves, it hasn't been that much of a surprise.

Even after a lackluster performance at Phoenix the other night, the Blazers are still near the top of the Western Conference standings and looking to make a strong push for a top playoff spot this year.

Each player on the team plays an important role; and when everyone is performing their roles well, the team is nearly unstoppable. Fatigue and turnovers appear to be their two biggest obstacles, which hopefully can be addressed with time.

Here are grades for each primary rotation player after the first couple weeks of the season.

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