NBA The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time  

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A list of the best Portland Trail Blazers of all time. The only major sports franchise in Rip City, the Trail Blazers have been a source of civic pride in Portland since its inception in 1970. The Blazers notoriously have the worst draft luck in the NBA. But it wasn't always that way. Though the team had solid players in its early years, no one would could compare to when the team draft Bill Walton. The UCLA star is considered one of the best centers ever. Along with the addition of Maurice Lucas, the Blazers became one of the best teams in the NBA. Portland won the NBA championship in 1977 and seemed like it was on the cusp of a dynasty until Walton broke his foot.

Despite losing Walton, the Blazers were consistent winners throughout its history. They were helped by the play of the greatest players in its history. Hall of Fame guard Clyde Drexler led the team in the 1980s and players like Terry Porter and Jerome Kersey were other excellent players who contributed to those winning teams. Though the team made a huge mistake in drafting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan in 1984, the Blazers made two NBA Finals appearances in 1990 and 1992. 

The end of the 1990s saw the team's next wave of success. Behind All Star power forward Rasheed Wallace, the Trailblazers were a consistent threat to win the NBA championship. As great of a player as Wallace was, the team couldn't quite get over the proverbial hump.

This is a list of the best Portland Trail Blazers of all time. If you notice someone isn't on the list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think is the great Blazers player of all time.  
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760 118
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

2
761 171
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
tcalouri added Damian Lillard Point guard

3
520 160
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Bill Walton Center

4
383 123
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

5
346 153
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Terry Porter Point guard

6
419 129
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Brandon Roy Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

7
461 173
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
LaMarcus Aldridge Power forward, Center

8
348 139
Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Rasheed Wallace Small forward, Power forward, Center

9
243 112
Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Jerome Kersey Small forward

10
283 115
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
madamsundin added Scottie Pippen Small forward

11
261 47
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added C. J. McCollum Point guard, Shooting guard

12
174 85
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Buck Williams Power forward

13
211 94
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Cliff Robinson Power forward, Center

14
171 76
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Maurice Lucas Power forward

The Best Portland Trail Blazers Centers of All Time

15
171 71
Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Damon Stoudamire Point guard

16
137 77
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

17
171 86
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Zach Randolph Power forward, Center

18
127 64
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

19
113 75
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Rod Strickland Point guard

20
92 62
Geoff Petrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

21
102 53
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Wesley Matthews Shooting guard

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22
97 51
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Nicolas Batum Small forward

23
82 57
Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Sidney Wicks Power forward, Center

24
92 61
Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Brian Grant Power forward, Center

25
71 32
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Steve Smith Shooting guard

26
93 57
Jim Paxson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Jim Paxson Shooting guard, Swingman

27
93 35
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

28
73 69
Bonzi Wells is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Bonzi Wells Shooting guard, Small forward

The Best Portland Trail Blazers Point Guards of All Time

29
67 49
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
henrycarlton22 added Lenny Wilkens Point guard

30
57 36
Jermaine O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Gavinatorxx added Jermaine O'Neal Power forward, Center

31
55 38
Danny Ainge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Danny Ainge Shooting guard

32
49 42
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Gavinatorxx added Andre Miller Point guard

33
63 49
Lionel Hollins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
JohnWade added Lionel Hollins Point guard

34
53 60
Isaiah Rider is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
JohnWade added J. R. Rider Shooting guard, Small forward

35
42 23
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
slaft added Mychal Thompson Power forward, Center

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36
52 36
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Gerald Wallace Small forward, Power forward

37
58 44
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Robin Lopez Center

38
45 39
Al-Farouq Aminu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Al-Farouq Aminu Small forward, Power forward

39
31 27
Larry Steele is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Larry Steele

40
45 42
Steve Blake is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Steve Blake Point guard

41
33 39
Kenny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Kenny Anderson Point guard

42
30 27
Bob Gross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Bob Gross Small forward

The Best Portland Trail Blazers Small Forwards of All Time

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43 29
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shawn Kemp Power forward

44
38 25
Ed Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Ed Davis Power forward

45
20 28
Harvey Grant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Harvey Grant Power forward

46
28 18
Greg Anthony is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Greg Anthony Point guard

47
38 30
Joel Przybilla is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

48
33 25
Travis Outlaw is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Travis Outlaw Small forward, Power forward

49
26 17
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Marcus Camby Power forward, Center

50
32 47
Sam Bowie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
bigulcards added Sam Bowie Center