2013-14 NBA Season Preview Player Power Rankings for Portland Trail Blazers

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2013-14 NBA Season Preview Player Power Rankings for Portland Trail Blazers
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The Portland Trail Blazers are gearing up for what truly could be a turning point type of year. 

After a few years of stagnation (if not outright regression), the Blazers finally seem poised to take a major step forward this year. 

However, if they are going to realize their impressive potential they are going to need to see major contributions from some key players on their roster. 

It is a foregone conclusion that LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard are going to answer the call.

But how exactly will Nic Batum fare in this his second season with a budding superstar at the point?

How well will Robin Lopez play as the starting center and can the team withstand the loss of J.J. Hickson's double-digit rebounding nights?

And just how good is this year's bench going to be after the team improved nearly every position on the roster?

Here is this year's season preview power rankings for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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