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Trail Blazers Preseason Report Cards

Dan Marang gives a video breakdown of Portland’s preseason and shares how each player fared.

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On this week’s episode of “The Breakdown” host Danny Marang hands out Preseason Report Cards to four players that stood out for various reasons; Derrick Jones Jr, Robert Covington, CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic.

Who skated by with a “C’s get degrees” mindset in the trial season? Who impressed and set the curve from the class? Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little all picked up incomplete grades - Simons and Little due to limited action and Dame gets a free period without evaluation because at this point, he’s earned it.

How do you think the Blazers did in preseason? And how much does it affect the year? Do the losses or style of play worry you, or is this to be expected with a team getting used to each other?

The Blazers open the regular season on Wednesday night versus the Utah Jazz. Stay tuned to Blazer’s Edge between now and the opening tip as we preview the season, the game, and everything in between.