Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Damian Lillard has signed a five-year, $120M extension to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers, so it doesn’t look like the Blazers will lose all of their starters this offseason. Lillard signed a max deal to remain with Portland, but most of the other starting five are either hurt or headed out-of-town.

LaMarcus Aldridge is still shopping himself around (most likely headed to San Antonio), Nicholas Batum was traded to the Hornets, Wesley Matthews has an Achilles injury, and Robin Lopez might be headed elsewhere too. Portland could be in serious trouble in the near future, and might very well be playing for a lottery pick in 2016. Damian Lillard can play though, averaging 21 points and 6.1 assists per game in 2014-15, and he will be the veteran leader that this team needs going forward. The team did sign Al-Farouq Aminu on Wednesday though, so we will see if he can raise his extremely low career point per game average with the help of Lillard.

Look at it this way, Portland could have lost everyone. That didn’t happen though, so the Blazers will begin to build around their new centerpiece, Damian Lillard.

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