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The Portland Trail Blazers are a basketball club in the United States that competes in the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference (NBA). The Trail Blazers have three conference titles and one NBA championship (1977). (1977, 1990, and 1992).
In 1970, the NBA Portland Trail Blazers became an expansion franchise in the league. The Lewis and Clark Expedition, which came to a finish not far from where Portland is today, is referenced in their name. In each of its first four seasons and five of its first six seasons, the team known as The Blazers basketball game – a moniker popular with fans and the media – finished last in their division.
Sidney Wicks, a forward-centre who had been selected by the team in the 1971 NBA draft and had been voted an all-star in each of his first four NBA seasons, was one shining spot during those years.
In 1976–1977, Portland saw a spectacular turnaround that started with the franchise compiling its first winning regular-season record (49–33).
The Blazers, led by first-year head coach Jack Ramsay and featuring a front line of Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas, and guard Lionel Hollins, defeated the Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, and Los Angeles Lakers in the postseason to advance to the NBA finals without being hindered by their lack of playoff experience.
The Philadelphia 76ers were there to face them, and after winning the opening two games of the series, Portland returned to win the next four and the NBA championship. The Trail Blazers made the playoffs again in the following four seasons, but they were defeated in the first round.
The first of the Blazers’ 21 consecutive postseason appearances came in 1982–83 after they missed the playoffs in 1981–82. Clyde Drexler, a guard who would spend 12 seasons with the Trail Blazers and eventually become the team’s all-time greatest scorer and rebounder, was selected by them in the 1983 NBA Draft.
The Blazers continued their playoff streak with Drexler, but just once in his first six seasons in Portland did they make it past the first round of the playoffs. Sam Bowie (who would go on to play just four injury-plagued seasons with Portland) was selected by the Blazers with the second overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft, beating out future superstar Michael Jordan, who was selected by the Bulls with the very next pick.
The Trail Blazers won their first three playoff series to win the Western Conference in 1989–1990 under the leadership of Drexler, point guard Terry Porter, and forward Jerome Kersey. The Detroit Pistons defeated the team in five games in the NBA Finals. After achieving a franchise-best 63-19 record the next year, the Lakers eliminated the Blazers in the conference finals.
Portland again made it to the NBA Finals in 1991-92, but this time, they were defeated by the Chicago Bulls in a six-game series. From 1992–1993 through 1997–1998, the Blazers lost in the opening round six times in a row, reverting to their previous pattern of postseason failure.
When Portland reached the conference finals in 1998–99, the San Antonio Spurs swept them, ending Portland’s streak. Again making it to the conference finals the next year, the Blazers fell to the Lakers in a tight seven-game series. This series was memorable for the Trail Blazers, blowing a 15-point lead in the last quarter of the seventh game, the greatest lead ever given up in a playoff series.
The team was given the derisive moniker “Jail Blazers” in the early 2000s because so many Portland players had legal issues. The Blazers’ streak of playoff appearances ended around the same time, and the team began a period of rebuilding that peaked with a last-place divisional finish in 2005-06.
Beginning in 2008-09, the Trail Blazers made it back to the playoffs because of the play of All-Star guard Brandon Roy. However, due to injuries, Roy had to retire early in 2011, and the Blazers were no longer in the playoff race. The squad immediately recovered, increased its victory total from the previous season by 21, and made the playoffs in 2013–14.
The club was largely expected to be among the worst in the NBA the following season after losing several significant free agents after the 2014–15 season, but it rallied around star guard Damian Lillard to extend its postseason run to three seasons.
On the other hand, the Blazers did not live up to preseason expectations in 2016–17, finishing with the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs and being swept in the first round. The Blazers’ unpredictability persisted in 2017–18, a season in which they won their division but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
The next year, Portland bounced back, going all the way to the conference finals for the first time in almost 20 years, thanks to clutch playoff performances by Lillard and teammate all-star guard CJ McCollum.
Player Stats – All Splits
|Damian Lillard PG||29||29||36.4||24||0.4||3.7||4.1||7.3||0.6||0.4||2.9||1.3||2.6||18.53|
|CJ McCollum SG *||36||36||35.2||20.5||0.9||3.3||4.3||4.5||1||0.6||1.9||2.1||2.3||15.91|
|Josh Hart SG *||13||13||32.1||19.9||0.7||4.7||5.4||4.3||1.2||0.2||2.5||2.5||1.7||19.42|
|Norman Powell SF *||40||39||33.3||18.7||0.4||2.9||3.3||2.1||1||0.4||1.6||2.3||1.3||15.32|
|Anfernee Simons SG||57||30||29.5||17.3||0.5||2.2||2.6||3.9||0.5||0.1||2||1.9||1.9||15.34|
|Jusuf Nurkic C||56||56||28.2||15||3||8.1||11.1||2.8||1.1||0.6||2.6||3.4||1.1||20.1|
|Drew Eubanks PF *||22||22||29.5||14.5||3||5.5||8.5||1.6||0.8||0.5||1.6||2.8||1||19.92|
|Brandon Williams PG||24||16||26.7||12.9||0.8||2.3||3.1||3.9||1||0.4||2.4||2.2||1.6||11.04|
|Justise Winslow PF *||11||10||26.8||10.7||1.8||4.5||6.3||2.9||1.3||0.6||1.1||1.9||2.7||14.13|
|Ben McLemore SG||64||6||20.1||10.2||0.2||1.4||1.6||0.9||0.6||0.2||0.9||1.6||1.1||11.72|
|Reggie Perry F *||9||1||19.7||10||1.7||3.4||5.1||1.3||1||0.7||1.2||3.3||1.1||16.27|
|Nassir Little SF||42||23||25.9||9.8||1.4||4.2||5.6||1.3||0.6||0.9||1||2||1.4||13.55|
|Keon Johnson SG *||22||12||25.5||9.7||0.8||1.9||2.7||2.9||1||0.5||1.8||2.2||1.6||8.58|
|Robert Covington PF *||48||40||29.8||7.6||0.9||4.9||5.7||1.4||1.5||1.3||1.2||2.8||1.2||9.98|
|Trendon Watford PF||48||10||18.1||7.6||1.2||3||4.1||1.7||0.5||0.6||0.9||2.4||1.8||15.86|
|Kris Dunn PG||14||3||24||7.6||0.6||2.9||3.5||5.6||1.6||0.2||2.3||2.7||2.5||12.55|
|Larry Nance Jr. PF *||37||11||23.2||6.9||1.6||4.1||5.6||2||1||0.4||0.7||1.8||2.7||14.4|
|CJ Elleby SG||58||28||20.2||5.8||1.1||2.8||3.9||1.5||0.6||0.3||1||2||1.6||9.26|
|Dennis Smith Jr. PG||37||4||17.3||5.6||0.5||1.8||2.4||3.6||1.2||0.3||1.4||1.4||2.6||13.22|
|Cody Zeller C||27||0||13.1||5.2||1.9||2.8||4.6||0.8||0.3||0.2||0.7||2.1||1.2||17.27|
|Didi Louzada SF *||7||1||17.4||5||0.4||1.7||2.1||0.6||0.3||0.3||0.7||1.9||0.8||6.83|
|Greg Brown III PF||48||6||13.3||4.7||0.8||2||2.8||0.7||0.5||0.5||0.8||1.9||1||11.05|
|Cameron McGriff F||3||0||15.3||4.7||2||3||5||1||0||0.3||0||2.3||INF||12.54|
|Elijah Hughes F *||22||3||14.6||3.8||0.2||1.7||1.9||0.7||0.5||0.3||0.5||1.5||1.6||3.71|
|Keljin Blevins SF||31||1||11.3||3.1||0.5||0.9||1.5||0.6||0.4||0||0.5||0.9||1.1||4.84|
|Tony Snell SF *||38||10||14.4||2.6||0.3||1.6||1.9||0.5||0.2||0.2||0.3||1.2||1.8||5.23|
|Jarron Cumberland SG||3||0||4||0.7||0.3||0.7||1||0.3||0||0||0||0.7||INF||8.44|
Shooting Stats – All Splits
|Damian Lillard PG||7.7||19||40.2||3.2||9.8||32.4||5.5||6.2||87.8||4.5||9.2||48.5||1.259||0.49|
|CJ McCollum SG *||8.1||18.5||43.6||3.1||8||38.4||1.3||1.9||70.6||5||10.4||47.6||1.111||0.52|
|Josh Hart SG *||7.1||14.1||50.3||2.4||6.4||37.3||3.4||4.4||77.2||4.7||7.7||61||1.415||0.59|
|Norman Powell SF *||6.2||13.6||45.6||2.3||5.7||40.6||4||5||80.3||3.9||7.8||49.2||1.376||0.54|
|Anfernee Simons SG||6.2||14||44.3||3.1||7.8||40.5||1.8||2||88.8||3.1||6.2||49||1.24||0.56|
|Jusuf Nurkic C||5.7||10.7||53.5||0.3||1||26.8||3.3||4.8||69||5.5||9.7||56.3||1.403||0.55|
|Drew Eubanks PF *||6.2||9.6||64.6||0.2||0.7||26.7||1.8||2.3||78.4||6||9||67.5||1.5||0.66|
|Brandon Williams PG||4.4||11.8||37.2||1.3||4.4||29.2||2.8||4||70.1||3.1||7.3||42||1.096||0.43|
|Justise Winslow PF *||4.3||10.5||40.5||0.9||3.4||27||1.3||2.3||56||3.4||7.2||46.8||1.017||0.45|
|Ben McLemore SG||3.4||8.4||40.1||2.4||6.5||36.2||1.1||1.4||81.8||1||1.9||53.3||1.215||0.54|
|Reggie Perry F *||4.3||8.7||50||0.3||1.8||18.8||1||1.7||60||4||6.9||58.1||1.154||0.52|
|Nassir Little SF||3.5||7.5||46||1.2||3.7||33.1||1.6||2.2||73.4||2.2||3.8||58.4||1.302||0.54|
|Keon Johnson SG *||3.6||10||35.7||1.4||4||34.8||1.1||1.4||83.3||2.2||6||36.4||0.968||0.43|
|Robert Covington PF *||2.7||7||38.1||1.6||4.8||34.3||0.6||0.8||83.3||1||2.2||46.2||1.086||0.5|
|Trendon Watford PF||3||5.6||53.2||0.2||0.8||23.7||1.5||2||75.5||2.8||4.8||58.1||1.363||0.55|
|Kris Dunn PG||3.1||7.3||43.1||0.1||0.8||9.1||1.2||1.3||94.4||3.1||6.5||47.3||1.039||0.44|
|Larry Nance Jr. PF *||2.8||5.4||51.5||0.5||1.7||30.6||0.9||1.3||65.3||2.2||3.7||61||1.288||0.56|
|CJ Elleby SG||2.1||5.3||39.3||0.6||2.2||29.4||1||1.4||71.4||1.4||3.1||46.2||1.101||0.45|
|Dennis Smith Jr. PG||2.1||5.1||41.8||0.2||0.7||22.2||1.1||1.7||65.6||2||4.4||45.1||1.09||0.43|
|Cody Zeller C||1.9||3.3||56.7||0||0.1||0||1.4||1.8||77.6||1.9||3.2||59.3||1.556||0.57|
|Didi Louzada SF *||1.7||4.3||40||1.3||2.9||45||0.3||0.3||100||0.4||1.4||30||1.167||0.55|
|Greg Brown III PF||1.7||4||42.6||0.4||1.3||31.1||0.9||1.4||67.7||1.3||2.7||48.1||1.184||0.48|
|Cameron McGriff F||1.7||4.7||35.7||0.7||2||33.3||0.7||0.7||100||1||2.7||37.5||1||0.43|
|Elijah Hughes F *||1.5||4.9||29.6||0.7||3||22.4||0.2||0.3||66.7||0.8||1.9||41.5||0.769||0.37|
|Keljin Blevins SF||1.1||3.6||30.6||0.7||2.3||29.2||0.2||0.4||54.5||0.4||1.3||33.3||0.856||0.4|
|Tony Snell SF *||0.9||2.6||37.1||0.6||2||32||0.1||0.1||100||0.3||0.6||54.5||1.021||0.49|
|Jarron Cumberland SG||0.3||0.7||50||0||0.3||0||0||0||0||0.3||0.3||100||1||0.5|
|SF||26||6′ 4″||200 lbs||Montana State||—|
|Greg Brown III4||PF||20||6′ 7″||206 lbs||Texas||$925,258|
|Kris Dunn18||PG||28||6′ 3″||205 lbs||Providence||$5,005,350|
|CJ Elleby16||SG||22||6′ 6″||200 lbs||Washington State||$1,517,981|
|Drew Eubanks24||PF||25||6′ 9″||245 lbs||Oregon State||$1,762,796|
|Jerami Grant9||SF||28||6′ 8″||210 lbs||Syracuse||$20,002,500|
|Josh Hart11||SG||27||6′ 5″||215 lbs||Villanova||$12,000,000|
|Elijah Hughes19||F||24||6′ 5″||215 lbs||Syracuse||$1,517,981|
|Joe Ingles00||SG||34||6′ 8″||220 lbs||—||$13,036,364|
|Keon Johnson6||SG||20||6′ 4″||185 lbs||Tennessee||$2,553,120|
|Ismael Kamagate||C||21||6′ 11″||227 lbs||—||—|
|Damian Lillard0||PG||32||6′ 2″||195 lbs||Weber State||$39,344,900|
|Nassir Little9||SF||22||6′ 5″||220 lbs||North Carolina||$2,316,240|
|Didi Louzada35||SF||23||6′ 5″||188 lbs||—||$1,786,878|
|Ben McLemore23||SG||29||6′ 3″||195 lbs||Kansas||$1,669,178|
|Jusuf Nurkic27||C||27||6′ 11″||290 lbs||—||$12,000,000|
|Gary Payton II||SG||29||6′ 3″||195 lbs||Oregon State||$1,669,178|
|Norvel Pelle||PF||29||6′ 10″||231 lbs||St. John’s||—|
|Reggie Perry10||F||22||6′ 8″||250 lbs||Mississippi State||—|
|Shaedon Sharpe||G||19||6′ 6″||200 lbs||Kentucky||—|
|Anfernee Simons1||SG||23||6′ 3″||181 lbs||—||$3,938,818|
|Jabari Walker||F||20||6′ 9″||215 lbs||Colorado||—|
|Trendon Watford2||PF||21||6′ 8″||237 lbs||LSU||$436,482|
|Brandon Williams8||PG||22||6′ 2″||190 lbs||Arizona||—|
|Justise Winslow26||PF||26||6′ 6″||222 lbs||Duke||$3,902,439|
|Cody Zeller40||C||29||6′ 11″||240 lbs||Indiana||—|
- Shaedon Sharpe: The little labral rupture in Sharpe’s left shoulder won’t require surgery. He should be prepared for training camp.
- Greg Brown III
- Damian Lillard: According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Lillard (abdomen) and the Trail Blazers reached an agreement on a two-year, $120 million deal extension Friday. For the 2026–27 season, there is a player option in the contract.
- Jusuf Nurkic: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Nurkic (foot) and the Trail Blazers reached an agreement on a four-year, $70 million contract on Friday.
- Anfernee Simons: According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Simons (knee) and the Trail Blazers reached an agreement on a four-year, $100 million contract on Thursday.
- Nassir Little: On Tuesday, surgery was performed on Little’s shoulder to treat a core muscle issue.
- Cody Zeller: According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Zeller has been released by the Trail Blazers.
- F Drew Eubanks was signed on July 7, 2022. G. Eric Bledsoe was released.
- On July 6, 2022, F Jerami Grant was acquired from Detroit in exchange for a draft pick.
- G. Shaedon Sharpe was given a rookie scale contract on July 1, 2022.
- signed F Drew Eubanks to a 10-day contract on March 4, 2022.
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