Deveney: Blazers Coach Terry Stotts "Doesn't Anticipate Roster Changes"

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts doesn't expect any roster changes this season.

Sean Deveney of The Sporting News reports that Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts doesn't expect any roster changes as the Feb. 20 trade deadline rapidly approaches.

"We can and we need to improve defensively with what we have now, because I don't anticipate any roster changes," Stotts said. "Our growth is going to have to come from within. Our young players are going to have to continue to improve, our starters are going to have to continue to remain engaged, and we have shown - we would not have the record that we have if it were not for our defense. We have played very good defense in spots, but we have just not been consistent with it."

Here's the full story, which includes additional thoughts from Stotts.

These comments fall in line with earlier statements from Blazers owner Paul Allen back in January.

I think we're looking more at internal development, what changes we can make or tweaks we can make. I don't think we're looking at any blockbuster trades or anything like that. Although we always listen.

The Blazers currently have a full 15-man roster.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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