The Portland Trail Blazers season has been filled with many positive surprises as well as many disappointments as the team deliver up-and-down performances. While the playoffs were once a possibility, the Blazers will end the year about 10 games back of the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
This team wasn't initially expected to compete this season, but it proved throughout the year that it was better than the preseason rankings. While the end of the year has been disappointing, the Blazers have a bright future.
Here are the biggest surprises and disappointments from Portland's 2012-13 season.