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Could a Healthy Trail Blazers Lineup Compete?

The Portland Trail Blazers lost approximately sixteen billion player games to injury during their unfortunate 2023-24 season. The team, as designed, didn’t get off the launching pad. Heck, they didn’t even get to it. That reality shaped not only strategy and lineups for the year, but perception of the team itself. How big a role did health really play, though? That’s the subject of today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag.


I read with interest your article on the Blazers needing a superstar option in the draft for the lineup. I feel like you’ve skipped over the health issue.