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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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  • Dražen Petrović1
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    Dražen Petrović

    Shooting guard

    AgeDec. at 29 (1964-1993)

    BirthplaceŠibenik, Croatia

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

    Dražen Petrović (pronounced [drǎʒen pětroʋitɕ]; 22 October 1964 – 7 June 1993) was a Croatian...  more

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    #237 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#3 of 130 The Best European NBA Players of All Time

  • Clyde Drexler2
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    Clyde Drexler

    Shooting guard

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

    Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player...  more

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    #2 of 32 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 90s#13 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time

  • C. J. McCollum3
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    C. J. McCollum

    Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball...  more

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    #63 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#33 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

  • Bill Walton4
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    1,154

    Age68

    BirthplaceLa Mesa, California, United States of America

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

    William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player...  more

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    #59 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#16 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • Zach Randolph5
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    Zach Randolph

    Power forward, Center

    Age39

    BirthplaceMarion, Indiana, United States of America

    Number50

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #38 of 54 The Most Hated Active NBA Players#308 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Danny Ainge6
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    Danny Ainge

    Shooting guard

    Age61

    BirthplaceEugene, Oregon, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959) is an American basketball executive and former...  more

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    #5 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#33 of 126 The Best NBA Buys for the Money

  • Lloyd Neal7
    75
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    Lloyd Neal

    Power forward, Center

    Age69

    BirthplaceTalbotton, Georgia

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Lloyd Neal (born December 10, 1950) is an American former professional basketball player born...  more
  • Steve Smith8
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    Steve Smith

    Shooting guard

    Age50

    BirthplaceDetroit, Highland Park, Michigan

    TeamsCharlotte Bobcats, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Miami Heat

    Steven Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969) is an American retired basketball player who is...  more

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    #612 of 874 Big Grid relations#26 of 27 The Best NCAA Shooting Guards of the 90s

  • Damon Stoudamire9
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    Damon Stoudamire

    Point guard

    Age47

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors

    Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Lionel Hollins10
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    134

    Lionel Hollins

    Point guard

    Age66

    BirthplaceArkansas City, Kansas

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, San Diego Clippers, Detroit Pistons

    Lionel Eugene Hollins (born October 19, 1953) is an American professional basketball coach and...  more

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    #72 of 76 The All Time Greatest NBA Coaches#3 of 34 The Best NBA Players from Kansas

  • Jusuf Nurkić11
    262
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    Age26

    BirthplaceŽivinice, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Number27

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkić (born August 23, 1994) is a Bosnian professional basketball player who currently...  more

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    #14 of 50 The Best NBA Centers Right Now#21 of 25 The Coolest Hairstyles In The NBA Today

  • Maurice Lucas12
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    Maurice Lucas

    Power forward

    AgeDec. at 58 (1952-2010)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Hawks

    Maurice Lucas (February 18, 1952 – October 31, 2010) was an American professional basketball...  more
  • Scottie Pippen13
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    Scottie Pippen

    Small forward

    Age55

    BirthplaceHamburg, Arkansas, United States of America

    Number33

    TeamsChicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

    Scotty Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965), commonly spelled Scottie Pippen, is an...  more

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    #462 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#2 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time

  • Bob Gross14
    104
    78

    Bob Gross

    Small forward

    Age66

    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, San Diego Clippers

    Robert Edwin Gross (born August 3, 1953) is a retired American basketball player formerly in...  more
  • Cliff Robinson15
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    Cliff Robinson

    Power forward, Center

    Age54

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    TeamsPhoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

    Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional...  more

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    #8 of 41 The Greatest UConn Basketball Players of All Time#3 of 24 The Best NCAA Power Forwards of the 80s

  • Damian Lillard16
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    Damian Lillard

    Point guard

    Age30

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Number0

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard is an American professional basketball player for the Portland...  more

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    #96 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#8 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

  • Larry Steele17
    Larry Nelson Steele (born May 5, 1949) is a former professional basketball player, best known...  more
  • Rod Strickland18
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    Rod Strickland

    Point guard

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

    Rodney Strickland (born July 11, 1966) is an American basketball executive and retired...  more
  • Brandon Roy19
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    Brandon Roy

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    Age35

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Number3

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers

    Brandon Dawayne Roy (born July 23, 1984) is an American basketball coach and a former...  more

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    #50 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History#37 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked

  • Jermaine O'Neal20
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    101

    Jermaine O'Neal

    Power forward, Center

    Age42

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina, United States of America

    Number20

    TeamsIndiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jermaine Gregory O'Neal (born October 13, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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    #25 of 31 The Best Power Forwards of the 1990s#7 of 41 The Best NBA Players from South Carolina

  • Wesley Matthews21
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    Wesley Matthews

    Shooting guard

    Age33

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Number23

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #126 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History#21 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

  • Mychal Thompson22
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    Mychal Thompson

    Power forward, Center

    Age64

    BirthplaceNassau, Bahamas

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers

    Mychal George Thompson (born January 30, 1955) is a Bahamian former basketball player. The No....  more
  • Kevin Duckworth23
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    Kevin Duckworth

    Center

    AgeDec. at 44 (1964-2008)

    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois

    TeamsWashington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kevin James Duckworth (April 1, 1964 – August 25, 2008) was an American professional...  more

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    #113 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#21 of 23 The Best NBA Centers of the 1980s

  • Maurice Harkless24
    92
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    Maurice Harkless

    Small forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Number21

    TeamsLos Angeles Clippers

    Maurice José Harkless (born May 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for...  more
  • Buck Williams25
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    Buck Williams

    Power forward

    Age60

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina

    TeamsPortland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

    Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball...  more