Basketball 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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1
909 173
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
952 228
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
tcalouri added Point guard

3
650 189
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Center

4
412 186
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard

5
453 159
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

6
506 158
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

7
548 210
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

8
404 161
Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Center

9
294 131
Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward

10
332 164
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
madamsundin added Small forward

11
209 86
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward

12
337 67
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Point guard, Shooting guard

13
217 96
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward

14
253 100
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

15
202 83
Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard

16
163 87
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

17
152 69
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward

18
200 97
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

19
138 82
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard

20
117 37
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard

21
114 69
Geoff Petrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Guard

22
103 62
Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

23
113 66
Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

24
86 38
Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard

25
120 67
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard