An anonymous player had this to say about the team in the latest issue of SI (Chris Mannix article):
"The Blazers may be 0-3 (through Sunday), but they've shown me something. Teams will sleep on them because Greg Oden is out for the year [after right knee surgery], but the guys they have now play hard and they play fast; they had us winded. LaMarcus Aldridge is a beast, and he runs the court as well as any big man in the game today. Last season he mostly played away from the basket, but now he's got a post-up game too. You saw what he did to Tim Duncan? [Aldridge scored 27 points against the Spurs.] That's not easy."
Thought that was cool. I think people (mostly back East) are starting to realize there's a little bit more to this team than Greg Oden. :D