Portland Trailblazers
Clyde Drexler
Portland Trailblazers
Bill Walton
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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ROSTER (* PER = Player Efficiency Rating)
POS PLAYER HT YEAR AGE PTS REB AST PER*
G TERRY PORTER 6-3 1991 27 17.0 3.5 8.0 21.7
Comment: Somehow, only made two All-Star teams; shot over 50% in '91, including 41% on 3s
G CLYDE DREXLER 6-7 1988 25 27.0 6.6 5.8 24.1
Comment: Few players could excite a crowd like him; 10-time All-Star was 2nd-team All-NBA in '88
G GEOFF PETRIE 6-4 1974 25 24.3 2.8 4.3 17.4
Comment: A deadly long-range shooter before the 3-point line; knee injury ended career at 27
G JIM PAXSON 6-6 1983 25 21.7 2.1 2.9 20.1
Comment: An All-Star in '83 who shot 51% from the field; with his height, could shoot over smaller guards
F SIDNEY WICKS 6-8 1973 23 23.8 10.9 5.5 19.0
Comment: An All-Star his first four years in the league; was ninth in scoring in '73
F MAURICE LUCAS 6-9 1977 24 20.2 11.4 2.9 18.3
Comment: One of the NBA's all-time tough guys, but he was an enforcer with game: he could score, board and play D
F RASHEED WALLACE 6-10 2001 26 19.2 7.8 2.8 20.9
Comment: He's always had a solid all-around game, which earned him an All-Star nod in '01
F JEROME KERSEY 6-7 1988 25 19.2 8.3 3.1 17.3
Comment: Part of the Porter-Drexler nucleus that led the Blazers to two NBA Finals
C BILL WALTON 6-11 1978 25 18.9 13.2 5.0 24.8
Comment: Led Blazers to title in '77, but named MVP in '78 despite playing just 58 games; 2nd to Kareem in PER
C ARVYDAS SABONIS 7-3 1998 33 16.0 10.0 3.0 20.9
Comment: Not the quickest of centers, but could pass, shoot and rebound and was immovable with his great strength

SCOUTING REPORT: Against the Lakers, look for the Blazers to attack L.A.'s somewhat porous defense with a barrage of 3-point shooting and timely fastbreaks (the key will be for Portland to take advantage of L.A.'s potential rebounding weakness). Drexler might have to guard Magic, leaving Porter on West or Kobe; if that's the case, look for the Lakers to spotlight Kobe's size advantage in this matchup.