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Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Payton II (00) defends Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz (20).

There hasn’t been much to like about the Portland Trail Blazers the last couple of weeks.

The team dropped three disheartening road games and followed that up with losses at home to Orlando and Cleveland.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Payton II, left, and forward Josh Hart, right, kick the ball to each other during warmups before playing Detroit on Jan. 2 at the Moda Center.

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I'm Pamplin Media Group's managing sports editor, overseeing our sports sections across our entire network. On top of that, I help the Portland Tribune by covering the Portland Trail Blazers and local high school sports. From Colorado, I enjoy the lack of snow in Portland and enjoy a night out perusing the next big food truck.

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