Top 10 Players Portland Trail Blazers of All-Time

Top 10 Players Portland Trail Blazers of All-Time

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Portland Trail Blazers


Honorable Mentions:

20. Damon Stoudamire

19. Rod Strickland

18. Mychal Thompson

17. Kiki Vandeweghe

16. Zach Randolph

15. Scottie Pippen

14. Lionell Hollins

13. Arvydas Sabonis

12. Buck Williams

11. Sidney Wicks

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10. Damian Lillard

Seasons in Portland:

3 (2010-Present)

Stats w/ the Blazers

20.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 6.1 APG, 1.3 Stocks, 42.9 FG%

In point guard Damian Lillard the Portland Trail Blazers have an offensive standout, and a potential star player in the NBA. The 24-year old, who was the sixth pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, has improved ever since winning the Rookie of the Year Award in his initial season, and in 2014-2015 averaged 21.0 points, 6.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.2 steals. Lillard is a potent offensive weapon, able to get to the rim and finish well, as well as stretch the floor from beyond the arc, nailing the three-point shot at a 36.8% clip for his career – a number which was close to 40% in 2013-2014 despite him taking 6.8 attempts per game.

Aside from his scoring, Lillard is an underrated playmaker, and he has averaged a shade over six assists per game since coming into the league. To top this all off, the 24-year old earned his first All-Star nod in 2014-2015, something which the Blazer can be proud of. He has his weaknesses – he can sometimes become a matador on defence, and his scoring is at times inefficient – but Damian Lillard is undoubtedly a tremendous player, who has the potential to become even better.

Portland Trail Blazers forward Rasheed Wallace reacts after sinking a second-half 3-point shot in the Blazers' 132-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 14, 2002. Wallace scored 37 points. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

9. Rasheed Wallace

Seasons in Portland:

8 (1996-2004)

Stats w/ the Blazers

16.8 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 2.3 Stocks, 49.7 FG%

Rasheed Wallace is definitely a player that you either love or hate. He is brash, loud, quite the whiner and loves to talk, talk and talk a little more. But few players that have ever worn the Blazers uniform were more talented. Wallace not only was a very capable low-post defender in Rip City, but his post offense was nearly unstoppable. He also developed a great three-point shot that some may argue he relied on too much. But offensively, he was almost without flaw. The biggest knock on Wallace was that he was content to be just one of the guys and refused to accept greatness. He had superstar talent but he just wanted to fit in. If Wallace truly realized his potential he could have been in the top three on this list.

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8. Cliff Robinson

Seasons in Portland:

7 (1989-1997)

Stats w/ the Blazers

16.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.1 APG, 2.2 Stocks, 44.6 FG%

Clifford Robinson, also known as Uncle Cliffy, had a very solid 7 year stint in Portland. One of the things I personally loved about Robinson was how he was able to reinvent himself as a player in Portland. He started out his career as mainly a scorer, eventually becoming the focal point of the offense once Clyde Drexler left town. But as his athleticism slightly diminished, he became a very good interior defender. Always an excellent marksman from downtown, Robinson was one of the original stretch-4 power forwards. He represented the Blazers in the 1994 All-Star game and even had himself a three year peak of 20+ PPG three straight seasons. Not too shabby for Uncle Cliffy.

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7. Brandon Roy

Seasons in Portland:

5 (2006-2011)

Stats w/ the Blazers

19.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.2 Stocks, 46.0 FG%

I’m gonna keep this short because talking about this dude just makes me sad. One of the more devastating injuries in recent NBA history in terms of lost potential and possible great basketball moments has to be Brandon Roy. Roy played for Portland for 5 seasons and had back-to-back seasons where he was the third best shooting guard in the NBA behind two future Hall of Famers (D-Wade and Kobe Bryant) as he averaged two straight 21/5/4 seasons. In his five years in Portland, Roy was able to win Rookie of the Year, make three All-Star games, and average 19.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 4.7 APG. Ok, I can’t talk about him anymore – I’m feeling the tears coming. Just go watch some Youtube videos and gain the appreciation you should have for this man if you don’t already.

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