So it seems many D-League teams are opening up their tryout doors this year. It appears the Idaho Stampede, through their pro counterpart Portland Trail Blazers, are holding open tryouts and for any amateur ballers out there trying to prove their stuff it is only 150 bucks to enter. Not too bad to get seen by some D-League coaches (or assistant more likely) and get a chance to show off your game against other players. The Iowa D-League team is also holding open tryouts at various locations so feel free to check out more details about it below.
Portland Trail Blazers, Idaho Stampede To Hold D-League Open Tryouts http://t.co/vqAcLNZcqrAdvertisement
— Ben Golliver (@blazersedge) September 11, 2013
The Trail Blazers pro roster on the other hand will be just fine next season and the addition of draft pick C.J. McCollum will be huge for their backcourt. Love that young man and if you have not seen his Grantland draft interview then I highly recommend checking that out. He is quite an intelligent young man and his game tape is almost as impressive as how quick a thinker he is. Having Damian Lillard and McCollum form an intriguing pair because they can both handle, pass, and shoot. LaMarcus Aldridge could be the key for the Blazers next season, and if the talented power forward decides to stay long term, then it could immense help the Blazers in the future. Hopefully the Blazers can land in the playoffs next season, but it will be quite difficult in a crowded Western conference. It is difficult to imagine them placing higher than sixth seed next season, but if they can stay healthy and build some more chemistry then definitely see these Blazers slipping into the postseason.
Who knows though? Maybe they will get an extra boost by someone on their D-League team right now.