Portland surprised everyone last season, but taking the next step will be difficult for Damian Lillard’s bunch. Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Portland Trail Blazers. Find all of the Flanns and Zillz previews here.
FLANNERY: Like everyone else, we undersold the Blazers last season. I don't feel bad about that because no one this side of Damian Lillard thought they were going to be a second-round playoff team last season.
The Portland Trail Blazers are forever confounding expectations. In 2013-14, they were supposed to build upon their 33 wins from the previous season, and if things broke right, challenge for the playoffs. Instead, Damian Lillard lea...