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Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons has thrived in the first quarter of the season. Fresh off signing a 4-year, $100 million contract this offseason, Simons has entered the starting lineup and has played his best basketball to date. In fact, he’s even earned All-Star consideration from ESPN writer Kirk Goldsberry.
Heading into the 2022 NBA season, the range of outcomes for the Portland Trail Blazers were very diverse. There was a case to be made that Portland should look to tear down their team with their sights set on landing a generational prospect in the 2023 NBA Draft. Others believed that the Trail Blazers were not that far from contention in the Western Conference, and just needed a couple of breaks to make a return trip to the postseason.