The unofficial tip-off to a Portland Trail Blazers season doesn’t begin on the hardwood: it starts in a dark luxury suite beneath the Rose Garden stocked with chicken strips, Jones soda, and spicy turkey wraps. This is, of course, Media Day, a chance for the local press to get their first cracks at the players after a summer spent apart, and the first bit of actual team news in months. It consisted mostly of variations on a theme: a player sits down in front of an array of microphones and ...

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