GM Olshey Likes Blazers’ Defensive Effort
It’s safe to say that the Portland Trail Blazers have exited the 2013 preseason a success by going 5-2 and ending on a remarkable five-game winning streak.
A revamped roster of NBA quality players blended in with a newly designed defensive scheme has been a recipe for success, thus far. This collection of unique talent bought in on the defensive end during training camp and we are now witnessing the fruits of their labor.
Although it’s just the preseason, general manager Neil Olshey likes the direction this team is headed.
“I think all the guys that we brought in compliment the style of play that we’re trying to reinforce from last year,” Olshey told CSNNW.com. “Clearly the defensive end has been an area of focus for Terry [Stotts] and we’ve seen the results. I think we’ve been really good defensively in the preseason. Everybody is buying in to how we’re playing defensively. It’s as much the schemes Terry has put in as it is the personnel. But clearly that’s the area we had the biggest need for improvement. We’ve been very good on that end of the floor.”