Portland Trail Blazers NBA Championship Odds 2023-24

The current Portland Trail Blazers NBA championship odds are . Portland finally pulled the trigger on a Damian Lillard trade, sending him to the Milwaukee Bucks and bringing in a haul in the process. The Blazers then moved Jrue Holiday, whom they acquired from Milwaukee, to Boston for another boatload of young talent and picks.

After the dust settled, Portland wound up with Deandre Ayton, Robert Williams III, Malcolm Brogdon, Toumani Camara, three first-rounders, and two pick swaps. It was a massive return for Portland, who has fully embraced the rebuilding process. If the Blazers can get the most out of Deandre Ayton and a few of those future first-round picks pan out, they could be a force in the Western Conference in a handful of seasons!

Check out Portland’s updated NBA Championship odds for the 2023-24 season below!

Portland Trail Blazers NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2023-24

The current odds for Portland futures are located in the table below. It includes championship, conference, division, playoff, and win total odds for the Blazers. 

Portland Trail Blazers NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated May 2024)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
Western Conference Winner Odds
Northwest Division Winner Odds
Regular Season Win Total Odds
Odds To Reach Playoffs

Portland finally bought into the rebuild after a few years of twidling its thumbs; it traded Damian Lillard and brought in an abundance of young players and future first-rounders. The Blazers won’t be a contender for the 2023-24 season, but there are a lot of uber-talented players on their roster, including Scoot Henderson, Shaedon Sharpe, Anfernee Simons, Robert Williams, Deandre Ayton, Matisse Thybulle, and Jerami Grant.

 

Reasons Why Portland Trail Blazers Can & Can’t Win NBA 2023-24 Championship 

Strengths

  • Youth/High-Upside Backcourt: Henderson, Sharpe, and Simons make up arguably the most athletic backcourt in the NBA, with each boasting the ability to fly high in the air for game-breaking dunks. Further, each of the aforementioned players is adept at creating their own shot, while Henderson should also be able to create for others at a high level on Day 1 of his rookie season. The future of this team is in great hands between those three guards. Additionally, Portland brought in Malcolm Brogdon from the Jrue Holiday trade, giving the Blazers a talented scoring veteran to add to their backcourt. Brogdon would be a good player for the three aforementioned young guards to learn from; however, he could be moved at some point to a contender.
  • Three-Point Shooting: Even without Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers still have an assortment of capable three-point shooters, including Simons, Sharpe, Brogdon, and Grant. Portland finished shooting just below 37% from deep as a team (11th) on the ninth-most 3PAs in the NBA. Lillard shot just above the team’s average with a substantial volume, so his absence will hurt quite a bit, but Grant shot 40%, Simons shot 38%, Brogdon shot 44%, and Sharpe shot 36% (38% in his final ten games on increased volume.) Three-point shooting could still be a relative strength for Portland.

Weaknesses

  • Defense: Defense has not been a strong suit for the Portland Trail Blazers in the recent past; it has ranked towards the bottom in most key defensive statistical categories during Damian Lillard’s career. Losing Lillard is not going to help either, as the Blazers simply have never surrounded him with the proper personnel. Last season, Portland ranked 28th in defensive rating, 29th in opponent 3P%, and 27th in opponent eFG%. Matisse Thybulle and Jerami Grant will have moments where they help this defense, but ultimately, there won’t be enough improvement to move Portland out of the “weakness” category.
  • Lack of Superstars: Even with all of the talent that Portland brought in from the Damian Lillard trade and the talent it already possesses, the Blazers simply don’t have the superstars needed to win an NBA Championship in the near future. If you look at the past, virtually every recent NBA championship team has had at least two stars, including Denver, Golden State, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Miami. The Blazers will have to wait for a few of their younger players to develop before they can perform at that level.
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