The Portland Trail Blazers had a disappointing 2011-12 season. Led by power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was selected as an NBA All-Star for the first time in his six-year career last season, the Trail Blazers were only able to muster a 28-38 regular season record. Portland finished fourth in the Northwest Division, missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season.
The Trail Blazers made the necessary moves to improve in the season to come. They had two of the first 11 picks in the 2012 NBA Draft and one pick in the second round. With those picks, Portland selected developmental talents that they hope will lead their team back to playoff prosperity in the very near future.
Trail Blazers fans--and NBA fans in general--are excited for the upcoming NBA Summer League, taking place in Las Vegas this July, for a chance to watch some young players turn into future NBA stars. This article will highlight the biggest story lines on Portland's Summer League roster.