Portland Trail Blazers wing Josh Hart has asked fans to be patient with the roster after a less than ideal preseason.
Josh Hart asks that Rip City remains patient while the Trail Blazers work things out. pic.twitter.com/OUpYFHZpP5— Aaron J. Fentress (@AaronJFentress) October 13, 2022
Hart, who was this week announced as the team’s starting small forward, said the new group was still working things a week before the start of the season.
The Blazers are introducing three new starters in Anfernee Simons, Hart and Jerami Grant, when compared to the lineup that started the 2021-22 season.
The bench rotation has also been reshuffled with Gary Payton II, Justise Winslow, Shaedon Sharpe and Keon Johnson.
Payton II and newly signed two-way contract Olivier Sarr are recovering from injury and are unlikely to be ready for the team’s first game against the Sacramento Kings.