The NBA lockout looks to be extending a few more weeks, but I doubt it will end there. The sides are still very far apart and the mediator hasn't done much to bring them together.
This may affect some teams more than others, such as the ones with a new coach, a new point guard running the offense and teams with consistent injury problems.
With the Blazers meeting most of that criteria (Nate McMillan still runs the team), I focus this article on the Blazers and how this lockout could affect them in both negative and positive ways.
I will weigh some of the pros and cons of the NBA lockout from the Trail Blazers perspective and analyze how the team might respond when the season finally rolls around.