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Coach Vincent Collet has effectively built a new roster, centered around Parker but maximizing the presence of newcomer Noah. Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has been a revelation while the unheralded duo of Ali Traore and Nando de Colo have caused seismic shifts at key times. Creating balance and unity, Collet said, has taken up much of his energy. "In France, we have a lot of talent," he said. "But it's the chemistry between the NBA talents and the European league players that is huge. The main thing is that they all know how to contribute. They stay within their abilities and don't try to do more. As long as we keep this chemistry, we'll be OK." ESPN.com
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