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
940 182
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
1,008 231
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
tcalouri added Point guard

3
678 198
Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Center

4
428 196
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard

5
534 163
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

6
464 167
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

7
573 216
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

8
310 137
Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward

9
416 168
Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Center

10
345 173
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
madamsundin added Small forward

11
217 89
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward

12
354 70
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
225 99
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward

14
260 102
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

15
206 87
Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard

16
167 90
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

17
157 73
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward

18
204 100
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

19
141 86
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard

20
120 70
Geoff Petrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Guard

21
121 38
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard

22
107 65
Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

23
117 67
Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center

24
125 69
Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard

25
116 63
Jim Paxson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Shooting guard, Swingman