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PORTLAND -- General manager Neil Olshey prefers the term emerging rather than rebuilding when it comes to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers open training camp on Tuesday with a new general manager, a new head coach and a group of promising young players as they seek to move forward from last season's turbulence.

The Blazers finished last season 28-38 and out of the playoffs for the first time in four years.

They dismissed head coach Nate McMillan and let go of some of their more veteran players, choosing instead to build around All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge and forward Nicolas Batum.

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