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Portland Trail Blazers


ABOUT

Full NamePortland Trail Blazers

Nick NameBlazers

Founded1970

GroundModa Center

Prominent PlayersDamian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside, Trevor Ariza, Zach Collins

SQUAD

JERSEY PLAYER POS BIRTH PLACE HEIGHT WEIGHT AGE EXP
lbs yrs yrs
6 Jaylen Hoard SF Le Havre,, FRA 6’8” 216 21 -
35 Wenyen Gabriel PF Khartoum,, SDN 6’9” 205 23 -
00 Carmelo Anthony PF Brooklyn, NY, USA 6’8” 238 36 16
4 Moses Brown C New York, NY, USA 7’2” 245 21 -
21 Hassan Whiteside C Gastonia, NC, USA 7’0” 265 31 7
44 Mario Hezonja PF Dubrovnik,, HRV 6’8” 220 25 4
0 Damian Lillard PG Oakland, CA, USA 6’2” 195 30 7
2 Gary Trent Jr. SG Columbus, OH, USA 6’5” 209 21 1
1 Anfernee Simons SG Altamonte Springs, FL, USA 6’3” 181 21 1
9 Nassir Little PF Pensacola, FL, USA 6’5” 220 20 -
8 Trevor Ariza SF Miami, FL, USA 6’8” 215 35 15
27 Jusuf Nurkic C Tuzla,, BIH 7’0” 290 26 5
33 Zach Collins PF North Las Vegas, NV, USA 6’11” 250 23 2
3 CJ McCollum SG Canton, OH, USA 6’3” 190 29 6
5 Rodney Hood SF Meridian, MS, USA 6’8” 208 28 5
50 Caleb Swanigan PF Indianapolis, IN, USA 6’9” 260 23 2
POS = Position EXP = Experience
ABOUT

Portland Trail Blazers are an American professional Basketball team competing in the Western Conference Northwest division of the NBA. The Blazers were founded in 1970 and play their home games at Moda Center. The team from Portland has won one NBA Championship, three Conference titles and six Division titles.


Trail Blazers history


In 1974, the Blazers drafter Bill Walton and in 1976, Blazers hired Jack Ramsay as head coach. These moves led the Portland Trail Blazers to win their first and only NBA Championship in 1977. Some of the prominent players to have played for the Blazers include Bill Walton, Clyde Drexler, LaMarcus Aldridge etc.


Trail Blazers in recent years


In 2012, Portland Trail Blazers picked Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard as the 6th and 11th pick of the draft. Terry Sotts was hired as head coach for the Trail Blazers. Despite a strong start to the season, Portland fell to a 33-49 record, as they failed to make the playoffs.


The following season, Trail Blazers added CJ McCollum with the 10th pick. They finished the season with 21 more wins and made their way into the playoffs. The first round series against the Houston Rockets was a close contest as it required a Damian Lillard buzzer-beater to send them through to the semifinals. Unfortunately, the lost out to eventual champions San Antonio Spurs in five games.


Portland continue to make the playoffs with impressive regular season performances but fail to convince as they would eventually lose out in either the first round or the semifinals. They advanced to the conference finals for the first time during the 2018-19 season as they beat the OKC Thunder and the Denver Nuggets en route. Ultimately they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals in four games.


Portland Trail Blazers Record - Last 10 Seasons


SeasonDivision FinishConference FinishRecordPlayoffs
2018-19 2nd 3rd 53-29 Lost Conf Finals
2017-181st3rd49-33Lost First Round
2016-173rd8th41-41Lost First Round
2015-162nd5th44-38Lost Conf Semifinals
2014-151st4th51-31Lost First Round
2013-142nd5th54-28Lost Conf Semifinals
2012-134th11th33-49-
2011-124th11th28-38-
2010-113rd6th48-34Lost First Round
2009-103rd6th50-32Lost First Round
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