The Portland Trail Blazers held their annual media day at the Moda Center on Monday. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey, head coach Terry Stotts and the rest of the Trail Blazers met with the media to preview the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Portland returns 12 players from a team that finished eighth in the Western Conference and was swept by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA playoffs last season.
The Trail Blazers will host the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 3 for their first preseason game.
In the video above, Portland center Jusuf Nurkic touches on a variety of topics, including the Blazers ‘trash’ defense from last season, his weight loss and his desire for the Blazers to be “Bad Boys.”