5 Things Every Fan Needs to Know About Portland Trail Blazers for 2013-14 Season

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5 Things Every Fan Needs to Know About Portland Trail Blazers for 2013-14 Season
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The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder and grocery stores are already starting to stock Halloween candy. 

And most importantly, the NBA season is quickly approaching. 

For Portland Trail Blazer fans, this means that they once again have the task of wrestling the hearts and minds of Portlanders away from the MLS Portland Timbers. 

So around town, you will start seeing more and more Blazer jerseys taking the place of the green-and-white scarves that flood down Burnside Avenue every evening. 

For the first time in a few years, Portlanders actually have a team worth getting excited about. That being said, most of the moves that have been made during the offseason really were below the radar. 

The overall talent level of the team got much better, although there really will likely be only one new starter on opening night. 

And while this team isn't going to be confused with the mid-90s Chicago Bulls, there certainly is reason for optimism in the Rose City. 

Here are five things that every fan needs to know about this year's Portland Trail Blazers squad. 

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