The Portland Trail Blazers were eliminated in five games by the deeper, more experienced San Antonio Spurs. With the emergence of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, there is a solid foundation in Rip City to build upon.
With Aldridge in a contract year, however, it will be vital for Portland to convince its big man that it is ready to contend for a title. How can the Trail Blazers assure their star that a championship is within reach?
Howard Beck analyzes their offseason priorities in the video above.