Enemy Lines: A rival scout sizes up the Trail Blazers

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Damian Lillard led the NBA in minutes played last season, when he won the Rookie of the Year award.

Damian Lillard led the NBA in minutes played last season, when he won the Rookie of the Year award.

Coach Terry Stotts handled the team pretty adroitly last year. He is very innovative offensively. A lot of what they ran in Dallas [where Stotts served as an assistant coach for four years before being named Blazers coach in 2012] were things that he designed. Players enjoy playing for him. He has a really positive demeanor, and he's learned from his previous head-coaching stints [with the Hawks and Bucks]. Stotts can grow with this team if the Blazers keep adding pieces.

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