PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) With all the upheaval in Portland, guard Damian Lillard thought maybe the best thing for the Trail Blazers would be a vacation. Together.
Things had changed dramatically in the offseason for the Blazers, with the departure of starters LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez. Portland acquired 11 new players via free agency and trades.
Lillard thought it would be good to get all the new faces on the roster together to work out, but moreover, just to get to know each other. So, with the input of fellow guard CJ McCollum, he put together a group getaway to San Diego.