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Earl Watson is just the type of player that every coach loves.
He works hard, he rarely makes mistakes and he is an intelligent player.
The veteran point guard does have his drawbacks however. He no longer has good enough foot speed to play elite defense or get to the hoop.
He has never been an overly strong shooter and that hasn't exactly gotten better with age. Last year Watson shot only 17.9 percent from three-point range.
He probably makes the team but just as a veteran voice.
Joel Freeland has one thing going for him, the one thing that can't be coached. Freeland is big.
In fact, he is one of only a handful of true big men on this roster.
That being said, he doesn't offer a whole ton to this team.
The 2006 first round pick has failed to live up to his draft status.
Allen Crabbe was a heck of a college ball player that seemed to regress towards the end of his scholastic run.
Crabbe's bread and butter, if he makes it in this league, is shooting. He is going to need to knock down shots from deep if he is going to make this roster.
However, he looked lost in the summer league and he likely will end up in the D-League.
The Blazers had high expectations for Victor Claver when they made him a first round pick in 2009.
Claver, besides a nice stretch of games late last season, has failed to live up to his potential and is in danger of losing his roster spot.
The only hope he has is that C.J. McCollum's injury keeps the rookie on the shelf the majority of the year.
If Claver's hope for making this team is the continued ailments of McCollum and his feet, then that goes doubly for Will Barton.
Barton is a high-flying shooting guard that knows how to get to the rack and finish with style.
The McCollum injury opened up a rotation spot for Barton and he doesn't seem poised to want to let that spot go.
Barton adds an element of excitement to this team that has been sorely lacking over the years.
Of all the players on this slide, Barton is the one that figures most prominently into the Blazers' plans this year.