Today you get to try your hand at being a blogger/journalist/editor. Skip ahead to the end of next season, somewhere around late June. You are writing the headline for the season recap. How does it read? If you wish you can add a couple of sentences of the story afterwards. (Don't go too far overboard...we don't need half a page.) Remember we're talking about next season alone and remember we're talking about your actual forecast, not necessarily the dream headline.
Here's my shot to start things off, and it's pretty simple.
The Blazers returned to the playoffs this season, which is the exact goal at which they were aiming. The end result didn't matter as much as the fact that they're right on track. Look out league...Portland is back.