Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Reasons They Can Make the NBA Playoffs This Season

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Portland Trail Blazers: 5 Reasons They Can Make the NBA Playoffs This Season
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When reading projections and predictions of the upcoming NBA season, experts are continually leaving out the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference playoff picture.

Not much is expected from the Trail Blazers. The once projected Big 3 of the franchise that included Brandon Roy, Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge is history, leaving fans with several thoughts of what-could-have-been.

A Bleacher Report column cited the five reasons the Blazers will not make the playoffs, but there is still cause for optimism for the upcoming year. Even in an always competitive Western Conference, it's not far-fetched to think the Blazers can still make the postseason.

Here are five reasons the Blazers can, indeed, qualify for the Top 8 in the West.

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