The Blazers' roster

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12 LaMarcus Aldridge

• Position: Power forward

• Height/weight: 6-11/240

• Age: 27

• College: University of Texas, No. 2 overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft

• Of note: Earned first All-Star berth last season and led team in points and rebounds.

8 Luke Babbitt

• Position: Small forward

• Height/weight: 6-9/225

• Age: 23

• College: University of Nevada, 16th overall pick in 2010 NBA Draft

• Of note: Shot 43 percent from 3-point range last season, the best mark on the team.

5 Will Barton

• Position: Shooting guard

• Height/weight: 6-6/174

• Age: 21

• College: University of Memphis, second-round pick and No. 40 overall pick in 2012 NBA Draft

• Of note: Averaged 18.0 points a game as sophomore at Memphis before entering the draft.

88 Nicolas Batum

• Position: Small forward

• Height/weight: 6-8/210

• Age: 23

• Background: Native of France, 25th overall pick in 2008 NBA Draft.

• Of note: Signed four-year deal worth $44 million as restricted free agent after averaging 13.9 points for Portland last season. Had signed a deal with Minnesota before Portland matched it to retain his rights.

18 Victor Claver

nPosition: Forward

• Height/weight: 6-10/230

• Age: 24

• Background: Native of Spain, 22nd overall pick in 2009 NBA Draft.

• Of note: Averaged 8.4 points and shot .420 from the field last year for Valencia of the Spanish league, his sixth season with the club.

19 Joel Freeland

• Position: Forward/center

• Height/weight: 6-10/225

• Age: 25

• Background: Native of England, 30th overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft.

• Of note: Shot 55 percent from the field over six seasons of play in the Spanish league.

21 J.J. Hickson

• Position: Center/forward

• Height/weight: 6-9/242

• Age: 24

• College: North Carolina State, 19th pick in 2008 NBA Draft.

• Of note: Joined Portland for final 19 games last season after being waived by Sacramento, and averaged 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds. Re-signed with Blazers as free agent during off season.

1 Jared Jeffries

• Position: Power forward

• Height/weight: 6-11/235

• Age: 30

• College: Indiana University, 11th pick in 2002 NBA Draft

• Of note: Averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 39 games last years with the Knicks.

11 Meyers Leonard

• Position: Center

• Height/weight: 7-1/250

• Age: 20

• College: University of Illinois, 11th pick in 2012 NBA Draft

• Of note: Entered draft after averaging 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds as a sophomore.

0 Damian Lillard

• Position: Point guard

• Height/weight: 6-3/195

• Age: 22

• College: Weber State University, sixth pick in 2012 NBA Draft

• Of note: Named co-MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League in July, will take over as starting point guard.

2 Wesley Matthews

• Position: Shooting guard

• Height/weight: 6-5/214

• Age: 26

• College: Marquette University, undrafted in 2009

• Of note: Led team in 3-point field goals and attempts last year.

3 Sasha Pavlovic

• Position: Guard/forward

• Height/weight: 6-7/235

• Age: 28

• Background: Native of Montenegro, 19th pick in 2003 NBA Draft

• Of note: Has averaged 5.1 points in more than 500 NBA games with six teams.

24 Ronnie Price

• Position: Point guard

• Height/weight: 6-2/190

• Age: 29

• College: Utah Valley State, undrafted in 2005

• Of note: Regarded as defensive specialist, has averaged 3.6 points over seven NBA seasons.

4 Nolan Smith

• Position: Point guard

• Height/weight: 6-2/185

• Age: 24

• College: Duke University, 21st pick of 2011 NBA Draft

• Of note: Averaged 3.8 points and shot 37 percent from the field last year as a rookie.

9 Elliott Williams

• Position: Shooting guard

• Height/weight: 6-4/175

• Age: 23

• College: University of Memphis, 22nd pick in 2010 NBA Draft

• Of note: Missed 2010-11 season with injuries, and played a total of 149 minutes last season. Will miss 2012-13 season after suffering torn Achilles tendon, but remains on the roster.