Joe Freeman of The Oregonian also has five questions about the Trail Blazers heading into the 2012/13 season. "1. Is Damian Lillard the real deal? 2. Can Nicolas Batum take the next step? 3. What will the Blazers look like under new coach Terry Stotts? 4. What will happen at center? 5. Can LaMarcus Aldridge be even better and more dynamic?"