In between the veterans and the newcomers, the Portland Trail Blazers have definitely had their fair share of spotlight moments. With 49 seasons under their belt, they boast a .536 W-L%, with 34 of those seasons leading to playoff appearances, and 1 championship to top it all off. Many of their playoff runs were ended in the finals, showing that they still have a strong system in place.
Clyde Drexler may have played out his remaining years with the Houston Rockets, but he was a Blazer through and through. Having played 12 seasons with them, he firmly established himself as one of the greats while there. In his 12 seasons, he was able to rack up 20.8 points per game on average, as well as a monstrous 2.1 steals per game. Tag onto that a nice 5.7 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per game as well, and you have yourself one disgusting shooting guard.
Whether you know him as the Red Baron, or the Grateful Red, Bill Walton will always be the big man on the court. With his 4 years with the Trail Blazers, he was able to hold a decent 17.1 points per game, as well as an amazing 2.6 blocks per game. But that’s not even the best part. On the defensive side as well, he was able to get 13.5 rebounds per game, with 10.9 of those coming from defensive rebounds. Out of the many big men in the 70s and 80s, The Big Red Hall of Famer is one you didn’t want to face.
Brandon Roy is one of the few players that didn’t have the most illustrious careers, but still had an impact during his years that he was active. Known as Daggers or B-Roy, he was able to rack up a solid 19.0 points per game in a solid average throughout his 5 years, as well as a decent 1.0 steals per game. He was also able to bring about a solid 4.3 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per game over the 5 seasons he played, establishing himself as not exactly the most spotlight heavy player, but still team orientated.
Although his career has pretty much just started, Damian Lillard has already established himself as one of the most prominent players to have entered the Trail Blazers’ roster bench. Averaging 23 points per game in just his first 6 years, he also holds 1.0 steals per game, and 4.1 rebounds per game as well. This is more eclipsed by the fact that he has 6.2 assists per game, making him fairly solid in teamplay and combinations.