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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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Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward
Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Clyde the Glide," he was a ten-time All-Star during his career, and named ...more
2
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
tcalouri added Point guard
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Lillard is a 6 ft 3 in point guard from Oakland, ...more
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Bill Walton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Center
William Theodore "Bill" Walton III is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins ...more
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Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard
Terry Porter is an American professional basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association. A native of Wisconsin, he played college basketball at the University of ...more
5
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward
Brandon Dawayne Roy is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association. He was ...more
6
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Center
Arvydas Romas Sabonis is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman. Recognized as one of the best European players of his era, he won the Euroscar Award six times, and ...more
7
Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward
Jerome Kersey was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle ...more
8
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. Aldridge, a 6 ft 11 in, 240-pound ...more
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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward, Center
Rasheed Abdul "Sheed" Wallace is a retired American professional basketball forward who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association. A native of Philadelphia, ...more
10
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard
Christian James "C. J." McCollum is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted ...more
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Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward
Maurice Lucas was an American professional basketball player. The first two years of his postcollegiate career were spent in the American Basketball Association with the Spirits of St. Louis and ...more
12
Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward
Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams is a retired American professional basketball player and former assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers. He was well known for his rebounding ...more
13
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
madamsundin added Small forward
Scottie Maurice Pippen is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Pip", he is most remembered for his time with ...more
14
Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Clifford Ralph "Cliff" Robinson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 5 teams throughout his career in the National Basketball Association.
15
Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Center
Kevin Jerome Duckworth was an American professional basketball player at center in the National Basketball Association. A native of Illinois, he played college basketball at Eastern Illinois ...more
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Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard
Damon Lamon Stoudamire is a retired American professional basketball player. The 5 ft 10 in, 171 lb point guard was selected with the 7th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 NBA ...more
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Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward
Ernest Maurice "Kiki" Vandeweghe III is a basketball executive, currently the vice-president of basketball operations of the National Basketball Association. Vandeweghe is a retired ...more
18
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "Z-Bo", ...more
19
Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard
Rodney "Rod" Strickland is a retired American NBA player. Strickland played college basketball at DePaul University, where he was awarded All-American honors. He then enjoyed a long ...more
20
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard
Dražen Petrović was a Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s before joining the National ...more
21
Geoff Petrie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Guard
Geoffrey Michael Petrie is a former American basketball player. A native of Pennsylvania, he played professional basketball in the National Basketball Association for the Portland Trail Blazers ...more
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Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Sidney Wicks is a retired American basketball player. A native of California, he played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and played professionally in the National Basketball Association ...more
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Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward, Center
Brian Wade Grant is a retired American basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions for five teams during 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was known ...more
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Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard
Wesley Matthews, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more
25
Jusuf Nurkić is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
arnas added Center
Jusuf Nurkić is a Bosnian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 11 in tall and weighing 280 ...more