Portland thrived on a balanced attack and a deep roster stacked with current and former NBA-roster players, including rookies Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. and veterans Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan, Wade Baldwin IV, Archie Goodwin, K.J. McDaniels and John Jenkins. “Every one of the guys on our team and something to prove,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts told The Crossover.
“We had two rookies, we had Zach and Caleb who were rookies last year and needed to be in Summer League. Wade Baldwin and Jake Layman really hadn’t done much on the NBA stage. K.J. McDaniels and Archie Goodwin have bounced around. We had some experienced players but there wasn’t one guy who didn’t need to be in Summer League and show what they could do.”