10 Best Portland Trail Blazers Players of All Time

Compiling a list of the 10 best Portland Trailblazers players of all time is difficult because of those players that must be left out. The Portland Trailblazers have been a part of the NBA since the 1970-71 season. In that time they have competed for 3 NBA Championships, winning once in 1977. During the years, many great NBA players have donned their jersey, and here is a list of the 10 best.

  1. Clyde Drexler: Drexler is the undisputed king of the Blazers franchise. He is the all-time leading scorer in the franchise's history and a first-ballot hall of famer. He was named to the 1992 Dream Team, a member of 10 all-star teams, and named one of the 50 greatest players of the first 50 years of the NBA. Drexler is one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the NBA and his high-flying antics were second only to Michael Jordan during the 1980's and 1990's. Drexler had the unfortunate circumstance of having to play in the Jordan era, which kept him from winning a NBA title.
  2. Bill Walton: Bill Walton was the leader on the 1977 Blazers team that won the only NBA championship for the franchise. He was the MVP of the league that season and also the NBA Finals MVP. Not only was Walton one of the great players on the court, but he was one of the great characters off the court.
  3. Terry Porter: Porter was the initiator of those great late 1980's and early 1990's teams that pressured the likes of Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Isiah Thomas for the NBA crown on a yearly basis. He is the second leading scorer in the history of the franchise and the all-time leader in assists.
  4. Sidney Wicks: Wicks was another early star for the Trailblazers, winning the 1971 Rookie of the Year Award and playing in four all-star games while a Trailblazer. He averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game while with Portland.
  5. Geoff Petrie: Considered to be the first star in the history of the franchise, Petrie won the 1970 Rookie of the Year Award. He is an original member of the team and scored over 20 points per game for his career.
  6. Cliff Robinson: Another member of the Trailblazers during the 1990's, Robinson was one of the first of the big men to step outside and hit three-pointers on a regular basis. He is the third leading scorer in the history of the franchise.
  7. Jerome Kersey: Kersey was a part of the great Trailblazer teams of the late 1980's and early 1990's. He was athletically gifted and a productive scorer as well. Kersey is the fourth leading scorer in franchise history and one of the top defensive players in the history of the Trailblazers.
  8. Jim Paxson: When Paxson was traded from Portland in 1988, he was the leading scoring in the history of the franchise. Paxson was a two-time all-star and one the best pure shooters in the game.
  9. Buck Williams: Williams played for the Blazers from 1989 to 1996. He was a defensive and rebounding presence during that time and a major reason Portland contended for NBA championships year after year. He was one of the greatest offensive rebounders of his day.
  10. Brandon Roy: The newest member to the list, Roy has the potential to end up at the very top of the list. Roy was the 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year and has played in three all-star games in only four seasons in the NBA.
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