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The Trailblazers are a young team and a very good young team, with a few veterans to lead the way.
The young guns are Brandon Roy, who averaged 21 points last season as well as 4.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds. Lamarcus Aldridge PF averaged 17.9 points, and eight rebounds per game. Finally you have, Greg Oden with 11.1 points per game, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks.
Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum will split time at SF, both are fast and good shooters who will continue to get better.
Veteran Joel Przybilla is a very good center as far as defense goes, not so much of a offensive presence you would look for in a center but you cant have everything. Then you have Marcus Camby, another veteran who averages 11.8 rebound, and two blocks he only scores 7.5 points a game, but you're not going to be scoring that many points against him anyway so it doesn't really matter.
Then you have PG Andre Miller, who averages 14 points and 5.4 assists.
Like the Lakers, the Blazers are very deep. with several big men who can split time, leaving them with fresh legs. I foresee the Blazers surprising everyone by being the second-best team in the West.