Roster Reload: Trail Blazers

Portland's growth can continue, but is 'seismic event' looming?

Updated: May 15, 2014, 1:14 AM ET
By Bradford Doolittle and Amin Elhassan | ESPN Insider

Damian LillardSteve Dykes/Getty ImagesDamian Lillard and the Blazers appear to have a bright future.

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Portland's 2014 playoff foray resembled the Cinderella run of a mid-major college in March: they pulled off an exciting first-round victory only to be summarily banished before a live audience against a far superior opponent. There should be no cause for shame among the Blazers' faithful. On the contrary, Portland's future looks rosier than ever (no pun intended).

General manager Neil Olshey did an excellent job of plugging the biggest holes with talent that complemented the existing roster perfectly, but his job is far from done, and the Blazers must find a way to keep adding talent and keep improving on the strong campaign put together in 2013-14.

Here's a look at some of the ways they might do that.