The Portland Trail Blazers' final regular-season grades reflect the main narrative of the 2012-13 squad: solid starters with a terrible bench. While the Blazers were once in the playoff hunt, multiple long losing streaks cost them that chanced and put them right back into the draft lottery.
With a core of Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge and even Wesley Matthews, the Blazers have a strong group to build around. The main challenges for this team going forward will be to add a starting center and improve its bench.
Here is a look at the Blazers' final regular-season grades. Grades are based on production, expectations and potential.