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The Blazers had a very young and inexperienced bench for the season and Coach Terry Stotts opted to play the starters heavy minutes. On the other hand, looking long-term, would it have not been better to have focused a bit more on player development than trying to accumulate a win total which equaled a paltry 33 games?
We weren't expected to do much as for as playoff contention is concerned. Forget the expectations (or lack there of) had we made it to the first round.
The state of Indiana is notorious for being a huge basketball state. One could even argue that Indiana's love for basketball could rival Texas' love for football. Even the casual viewer of the film Hoosiers can see the intensity, emotion and pure love the people of Indiana share for the game and their teams.
With the exception of an extremely small number of reports, the Blazers Damian Lillard is expected to run away with this year's Rookie of the Year award. In fact, most feel he has already put his competition for that honor in the rear-view mirror this season.
A seldom-mentioned fact is that the NBA originally started out as an 11-team league, known as the Basketball Association of America (BAA), with the 1946-47 season. The name change came prior to the league's fourth season, 1949-50.
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