I took the time this morning to create a spreadsheet with most of the Blazer players that compares their performance from last year to their performance this year. I grabbed the stats from ESPN.com. Red = Worse than last year, Green = Better than last year
You'll notice that three players really grew this year statistically, while almost everyone else was stagnant or declining. Oden, Bayless and Batum are significantly better players this year than last, growing in nearly every category. Rudy was the one 2nd year player to really falter. It was nice to see LMA grow as a rebounder, even if he still should be at least in the 9.0 range.
Defensive rebounding across the team appeared to improve, which I believe contributed to stronger defensive numbers as a whole. Assists also appeared to rise. On the down side, we fouled more often, leading to more free throws against, and our 3P shooting fell despite amazing growth from Nic.
Make your own conclusions and share them here!