ChrisHaynes, CSNNW.com NBA & Trail Blazers Insider
-- Themedia got their first glimpse of the Portland Trail Blazersscrimmaging each other. Teams were mixed up for the most part butDamian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge were on the same white squad.
-- Headcoach Terry Stotts says they have put in a couple of offensive plays andnew coverages, refining what they have already implemented.
-- JaredJeffries's black team won the last scrimmage after he dunked the balloff of a fake hand-off that froze the defender Luke Babbitt.
-- TheTrail Blazers will have a short practice session tonight with nocontact. It will involve watching film of recent practices, 5-on-0offense, and shooting drills.
-- WillBarton sat out his fourth consecutive day of practice (sore righthamstring). He says it's getting better but not quite thereyet...Barton also revealed that coach Stotts has asked him to play alittle point guard once he returns.
Iplayed a lot of point back in my day, says Barton. I candefinitely play the position at 6'6 and be very affective there.
-- DamianLillard says he doesn't know how the game NBA 2K13 missed his tattoosthat he has inked on both of his arms. He says he's not mad, justdoesn't know how they missed it.
Iwasn't mad, I was kind of disappointed, Lillard said. I don'tsee how you can miss them, though. I've had these tatts since I wasin college, I thought they would at least be in the game. But I'mjust glad to be on there. It's a privilege.
-- Lillardlater goes on to say that he spends the majority of his off time withteammate Nolan Smith and you wouldn't believe how the two spend theirtime together.
Nolanis my guy. We workout together, we got our feet done together. Man,you got to take care of the dogs. We tearing our feet up (inpractice)."
-- The team will likely take Sunday off.