Blazers announce preseason schedule

By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor



Portland Trail Blazers fans will get a first look at the team’s revamped roster on Oct. 5.

That’s when the Blazers will begin their NBA preseason against Sacramento at the Moda Center. The team released its seven-game preseason schedule Wednesday.

Portland also has preseason home games on Oct. 8 against Golden State and Oct. 18 against Utah.

The Blazers play preseason road games at Sacramento (Oct. 10), Utah (Oct. 12), the Los Angeles Lakers (Oct. 19) and the Los Angeles Clippers (Oct. 22).

Damian Lillard is the only starter from returning from last year’s team that lost in the first round of the playoffs. LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez all left in free agency. Nic Batum was traded to Charlotte.

The Blazers 2015-16 regular season schedule will be released later this month, though the exact date hasn’t been set.