Even after just one preseason game, you can tell Portland is going to have a different identity this year. Starters: Two Smalls, Two Bigs Dame and CJ chuck. We've seen this act before, and it's a rerun I'm always happy to watch. The difference is inside. Zach & Whiteside rebound and defend the rim. It might be harder to get a dunk against these guys than any tandem in the league this side of Philly. And they will punish on the boards with vastly superior length. If your team's bigs hit lots of threes, you stand a good chance of beating us. If not, well, good luck. Because they aren't scoring or rebounding inside. Our small forward will have to be Mr Fixit, adding defense or shooting depending on matchup. But he'll be the afterthought on the scouting report no matter who we go with. Key question: Can anybody throw a lob? Bench: Run like hell. It seems clear to me Hezonja has a real knack for pushing the ball, and the second unit is going to move. A lot. Bazemore presses a lot more than I expected on both ends of the court. (I forgot that a 3 & D guy could also have a handle after so many years of Aminu and Hark.) Simons may not be a distributor but jesus the guy has a quick release and an aggressive mindset. Key question: I like the addition of Gasol, but can he fit at all with this identity? Will he be mostly health/foul insurance for Zach and Whiteside?