Trail Blazers at a glance
Portland's blazing a trail right into the lottery.
With two old, undersized point guards (Nick Van Exel, Damon Stoudamire), two 'Lemme outta here' forwards (Ruben Patterson, Shareef Abdur-Rahim) and a perimeter guy with a Team USA jumper (Darius Miles), not even someone as strong as Zach Randolph can lift this outfit above .500 in the West.
Of course, they're also a trade away from a division title.
|The starters: The trade winds say, 'What you see is not what you're going to get.'|
|PF||Zach Randolph||A beast underneath who now knocks down the 15-footer||8|
|SF||Shareef Abdur-Rahim||Off the bench and onto the trading block||7|
|C||Theo Ratliff||Led league in blocks the past two seasons||7|
|SG||Derek Anderson||Gets a lot of minutes for someone who doesn't produce||6|
|PG||Damon Stoudamire||Vet warms a spot for Cheeks fave Sebastian Telfair||6|
|BENCH||Patterson, Van Exel, Miles, Joel Przybilla and Qyntel Woods (if he can get out of the doghouse) make a nice starting five.||7|