Blazers Open Training Camp

By Jim McCoy Tue 1st October SportsNBAPortland Trail Blazers
At the end of last season, Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews had one word to describe how he felt. It was "empty." Now, just a few months later, Matthews says his word is "optimistic." Portland held its annual media day on Monday, a day before the team opens training camp with a revamped roster that includes some much-needed depth and the addition of a real center in Robin Lopez. Mathews says this season's Blazers have everything they need, they just have to put it all together. The Blazers finished last season with a 13-game slide to finish 33-49 and out of the playoffs for the second straight season. The Blazers were still in the playoff picture after the All-Star break but then injuries struck down the stretch and there wasn't the depth to overcome it.

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