For the first time since 2011, the Portland Trail Blazers look like they are heading squarely towards the NBA Playoffs. That being said, the Blazers are far from a finished product ahead of the postseason. They still have plenty of work to do before the next chapter of this season begins.
The Blazers have benefited from a truly remarkable starting five and a drastically improved second unit. They boast one of the top power forwards in the game and one of the league's best young point guards. Coach Terry Stotts has orchestrated the league's top offense and has this team playing inspired basketball.
But there are still some holes on this squad, especially on the defensive side of the ball, and the Blazers are running out of time to address them.
Here are some of the issues the Portland Trail Blazers must address between now and the playoffs.