The Trail Blazers still have some issues to be ironed out if they want to get back to competing in their conference, we broke them into more detail below.
Opponent free throws
This has been a problem all season. Fouling opponents on drives or making ill-advised fouls that get the opponent in the bonus early in the quarter have been a theme since day one. The addition of Carmelo Anthony and his size may mean that rather than having to intentionally foul an opposition big under the basket, they can defend with some strength to try and stop the player.