Portland Trail Blazers hold team retreat in San Diego
Teams around the NBA have begun to reconvene for offseason workouts as the preseason nears closer and closer.
Now it’s time to add the Portland Trail Blazers to that list.
However, the Oregon franchise isn’t starting off their campaign in Oregon. Instead, the team has headed off to sunny San Diego, California.
The fellas are back in San Diego for the second annual team bonding retreat! pic.twitter.com/qsvHHMq5dV
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) September 1, 2016
— Educated Fool (@feistyeducator) September 1, 2016
The entire team, save injured power forward Noah Vonleh, attended the second annual event in San Diego. Team leader Damian Lillard organized the inaurgarl event last summer after LaMarcus Aldridge left the Blazers for the Spurs.
The emphasis on early team bonding clearly worked out for the Blazers last season. They weren’t expected to contend for a playoff spot, but defied all odds to reach the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
With Lillard and 2015-16 Most Improved Player of the Year C.J. McCollum leading the way, expect Portland to be fighting for a playoff spot again in 2017.