Portland Trail Blazers Roster 2020 Blazers Roster

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The Blazers and their fans didn't have a whole lot to hang their head about last season. Sure, they fell 4 games to none to the Warriors in the Conference Finals, but they made the conference finals. Damien Lillard put on a show throughout the playoffs which was perfectly encapsulated by his buzzer beater shot to take the series against the Thunder. The Blazers look good going into 2019, but with the emergence of many more strong teams throughout the West, I don't think they make it back to the Conference Finals this year. Lillard is good, but he can only take the team so far.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Damian Lillard Damian Lillard D. Lillard 0
#5 PG 1 6' 3" 195 29 7/15/90 7th season Weber State
PG Langston Morris-walker Langston Morris-walker L. Morris-walker
SG C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum C. McCollum 3
#8 SG 1 6' 3" 190 28 9/19/91 6th season Lehigh
SG Kent Bazemore Kent Bazemore K. Bazemore 24
#34 SG 1 6' 5" 201 30 7/1/89 7th season Old Dominion
SG Rodney Hood Rodney Hood R. Hood 5
#24 SG 2 6' 8" 206 27 10/20/92 5th season Duke
SG Mario Hezonja Mario Hezonja M. Hezonja 8
#32 SG 2 6' 8" 225 24 2/25/95 4th season
SG Anfernee Simons Anfernee Simons A. Simons 24
3 6' 4" 185 20 6/8/99 Rookie
SG Gary Trent Jr. Gary Trent Jr. G. Trent Jr. 9
3 6' 6" 205 20 1/18/99 Rookie Duke
PF Skal Labissiere Skal Labissiere S. Labissiere 17
#62 PF 2 6' 11" 235 23 3/18/96 3rd season Kentucky
PF Nassir Little Nassir Little N. Little 0
3 6' 6" 220 Rookie North Carolina
PF Anthony Tolliver Anthony Tolliver A. Tolliver 43
#47 PF 6' 8" 250 34 6/1/85 11th season Creighton
PF Mikyle Mcintosh Mikyle Mcintosh M. Mcintosh
PF Jaylen Hoard Jaylen Hoard J. Hoard 0
6' 9" 213 Rookie Wake Forest
C Hassan Whiteside Hassan Whiteside H. Whiteside 21
#9 C 1 7' 0" 265 30 6/13/89 7th season Marshall
C Zach Collins Zach Collins Z. Collins 33
#72 C 1 7' 0" 235 21 11/19/97 2nd season Gonzaga
C Jusuf Nurkic Jusuf Nurkic J. Nurkic 27
#18 C 3 7' 0" 275 25 8/23/94 5th season
C Pau Gasol Pau Gasol P. Gasol 17
#20 C 3 7' 0" 250 39 7/6/80 18th season

2019-2020 Portland Trail Blazers Roster Top 3 Questions

How do the Blazers offseason moves work with their roster?

In a trade made with the Hawks, the Blazers acquired Kent Bazemore in exchange for Turner. This doesn't save a ton of money, but Bazemore does fit into Portland roster better than Turner did. He's great on D and has proved himself from the perimeter. The signings of Anthony Tolliver and Mario Hezonja are good to add some depth to the second unit. Trading Harkless and Meyers Leonard, the Blazers were able to acquire Hassan Whiteside. This is a good move since Nurkic is going to miss an extended period of the season due to his leg injury. Say what you want about Whiteside, but in my opinion it was a nice job by Portland to fill out the vacant spot. Is this the most glamorous offseason? Absolutely not, but the Blazers were able to add some talent around the core that has already proven itself, giving them a better shot to compete with these newly dangerous teams in the West.

How did the Blazers do in the 2019 NBA Draft?

The Blazers came into this draft with only one pick: 25th overall. With this in mind, you might be surprised to hear that they exited this draft having taken none other than forward Nassir Little. No one was projecting for the freshman out of the University of North Carolina to drop down that far. At the onset of the college season, he was projected to be a top 5 draft pick. Roy Williams, the coach of North Carolina, typically doesn't start freshman, so some are speculating that Little found it hard to get a rhythm going by not starting. He definitely still has a lot of potential that feels untapped. and we'll see how things shake out once he picks up some minutes in the NBA. As of now, he seems like he's going to be a lock-down defender type, comparable to Andre Iguodala. He also provides a nice skillset on the offensive side of things, so he'll compliment McCollum and Lillard nicely.

Do the Blazers have a shot at making it deep into the playoffs?

You can't help but feel bad for teams in the West that were eagerly awaiting for Golden State to split up just to have teams like the Lakers and Clippers all of a sudden become insanely good in a single offseason. As of now, we can only project, but I just don't see the Blazers having what it takes in their roster to beat the duos of LeBron/Anthony Davis or Kawhi/Paul George. My prediction is that the Blazers will win 2 playoff series and then fall to one of those two teams.