Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune offers midseason grades for each member of the 2012-13 Portland Trail Blazers.
The top performers...
Strengths: Can score in transition, excellent dunker, solid 3-point threat, good creator for himself and teammates, excellent off-ball shot-blocker.
Weaknesses: Loose with ball at times, can disappear offensively for stretches
Strengths: Clutch shooter and scorer, patient and strong decision-maker, court savvy, excellent scorer on drive and in transition
Weaknesses: Overall defensive game
The back of the class...
Strengths: Willing passer and defender
Weaknesses: Poor shooter, poor ballhandler, prone to turnovers
Strengths: Can shoot with range and run the court Weaknesses: Court savvy; has shot poorly
Strengths: Good hands, can shoot to mid-range
Weaknesses: Slow and overpowered defensively at times, has shot poorly
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