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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 and Small forward from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 57

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets

Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player who is the commissioner of the Big3 3-on-3 basketball league. Nicknamed "Clyde the ...more

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

Age: 29

Number: 0

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

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 from La Mesa, California, United States of America

Age: 67

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers, Los Angeles Clippers

William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton played for John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s, ...more

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Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Age: 35

Number: 3

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Brandon Dawayne Roy (born July 23, 1984) is an American basketball coach and a former professional basketball player. Roy played six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the ...more

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LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Dallas, Texas

Age: 34

Number: 12

Teams: San Antonio Spurs

LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge (born July 19, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The power forward played ...more

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Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Center from Kaunas, Lithuania

Age: 55

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Arvydas Romas Sabonis (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[ˈaːrviːdaːs ˈsaːboːnʲɪs]; born December 19, 1964) is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman. Recognized as one of ...more

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Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Age: 56

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat

Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963) is an American college basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the head men's basketball coach at the ...more

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Rasheed Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward and Power forward from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age: 45

Number: 36

Teams: Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons

Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Philadelphia, ...more

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C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard from Canton, Ohio, United States of America

Age: 28

Number: 3

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Christian James McCollum (born September 19, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his third ...more

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Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Age: Dec. at 58 (1952-2010)

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Hawks, + more

Maurice Lucas (February 18, 1952 – October 31, 2010) was an American professional basketball player. The first two years of his postcollegiate career were spent in the American Basketball ...more
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Jerome Kersey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward from Clarksville, Virginia

Age: 57

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle Supersonics, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks

Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 – February 18, 2015) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Portland Trail Blazers ...more

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Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Buffalo, New York

Age: 53

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons

Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Selected 36th overall ...more

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Buck Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward from Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Age: 59

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player and former assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers. He was well known for his ...more
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Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
madamsundin added Small forward from Hamburg, Arkansas, United States of America

Age: 54

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls

Scotty Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965), commonly spelled Scottie Pippen, is an American former professional basketball player. He played 17 seasons in the National Basketball ...more

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Damon Stoudamire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard from Portland, Oregon, USA

Age: 46

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors

Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player and the current head men's basketball coach at the University of the Pacific. The 5 ft 10 in ...more
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Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Small forward from Wiesbaden, Germany

Age: 61

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks

Ernest Maurice "Kiki" VanDeWeghe III (born August 1, 1958) is an American basketball executive. He serves as the Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations of the National ...more

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Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Marion, Indiana, United States of America

Age: 38

Number: 50

Teams: Sacramento Kings

Zachary McKenley Randolph (born July 16, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed ...more

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Kevin Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Kevin Duckworth Center from Harvey, Illinois

Age: Dec. at 44 (1964-2008)

Teams: Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers

Kevin James Duckworth (April 1, 1964 – August 25, 2008) was an American professional basketball player at center in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of Illinois, he played ...more

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Rod Strickland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Point guard from New York City, New York

Age: 53

Teams: Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, + more

Rodney Strickland (born July 11, 1966) is an American basketball executive and retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He is currently the program manager for the NBA G League's ...more

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

Age: Dec. at 29 (1964-1993)

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets

Dražen Petrović (pronounced [drǎʒen pětroʋitɕ]; 22 October 1964 – 7 June 1993) was a Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional ...more

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Jim Paxson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Shooting guard and Swingman from Kettering, Ohio

Age: 62

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers

James Joseph Paxson (born July 9, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player. A first round selection (12th overall) of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1979 NBA draft, Paxson ...more
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Geoff Petrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time

Age: 71

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers

Geoffrey Michael Petrie (born April 17, 1948) is an American retired basketball player. A native of Pennsylvania, he played professional basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA) ...more

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Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
MattBryant added Shooting guard from San Antonio, Texas

Age: 33

Number: 23

Teams: Milwaukee Bucks

Wesley Joel Matthews Jr. (born October 14, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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

Age: 47

Teams: Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

Brian Wade Grant (born March 5, 1972) is a retired American basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions for five teams during 12 seasons in the National Basketball ...more

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Sidney Wicks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Portland Trail Blazers of All Time
Power forward and Center from Los Angeles, California

Age: 70

Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, San Diego Clippers

Sidney Wicks (born September 19, 1949) is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of California, he played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins and played professionally ...more

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