October 3, 2017, 6:26 pm
The Blazers starting five for Tuesday’s preseason contest against the Suns will feature Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner, Ed Davis and Jusuf Nurkic according to Jason Quick of NBCS Northwest.
It is no surprise to see Lillard, McCollum and Nurkic in the lineup, as they are locked in day one starters for the Blazers. The inclusion Turner and Davis is more interesting, but this will likely be one of many starting looks for the Blazers in preseason as they experiment with different rotations at the three and four. Expect to see different starting combinations also featuring Maurice Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and rookies Caleb Swanigan and Zach Collins. Keep an eye on minutes at the small forward position for the Blazers as the season approaches since whichever player ends up winning the job may see a slight bump in fantasy value.