Three years ago, the Portland Trail Blazers seemed broken beyond repair. Since then, the team has been reinvented—reimagined, you might say—with some of the most youthful, talented, and flat-out lovable players in the NBA. Its potential is explosive—and entirely unpredictable. As these superheroes in sneakers power up for the new season, we take a close look at the five characters most likely to answer the call of “Rip City” and lead the Blazers to succeed in their ultimate mission: a world title.