Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers had an impressive 2018-19 season ending with a 53-29 record and went into the playoffs strong and went out with a fight. Behind one of the best guard duos in the league in Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum the Trail Blazers were looking to add some defense and size in the off-season and they went out and made it happen. With the signed of Heat center Hassan Whiteside, the rim will be protected in Moda Center. Whiteside ended last season averaging 12 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. Putting Whiteside next to Jusuf Nurkić could give the West something to fear come playoff time. The Portland Trailblazers have been a force in the Western Conference for years, and as long as Damian Lillard is around, that level is excellence is unlikely to change.
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The Trailblazers have an incredibly anxious fanbase waiting for their favorite team to take the next step and win their first NBA Championship since 1977. They are one of the most passionate fan bases in the entire NBA, at one-point Blazers fans had a sellout streak of 814 straight games "the longest in American major professional sports history. The fans in Portland have seen some of the best players to ever take the floor in the NBA like Clyde Drexler, Bill Walton, Brandon Roy, Terry Porter, Sidney Wicks, Scottie Pippen and Damien Lillard. These players are at the top of the Portland Blazers signed memorabilia market.
After a wild finish to their first-round opponent the Oklahoma City Thunder when Damien Lillard knocked down one of the greatest series-ending shots in NBA history. They defeated the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the playoffs to advance to the Western Conference Championship round to be swept by the runner-up Golden State Warriors. The bittersweet ending to a great season is making fans and players alike anxious to get back to the Western Conference Championship and to advance to the NBA Finals.
The Moda Center will be packed once again this upcoming season to see some new faces in Blazers uniforms. They acquired all-star big man Hassan Whiteside from the Miami Heat to add a big man down low while Nurkic is healing up from his injury. They will also see wing player Kent Baezmore who the Blazers acquired from the Atlanta Hawks for Evan Turner. They are hoping that these new faces in addition to All-NBA Damien Lillard and CJ McCullum will be enough to get them over the hump and bring back the NBA Championship to Portland for the first time since 1977.
The Blazers are favorites to get back to the Western Conference Playoffs and will have a target on their back as they play their way through the schedule. Damien Lillard will be in the conversation for the MVP trophy as well as potentially 1st Team All_NBA. Their Head Coach Terry Stotts will be in the conversation for Coach of the Year with a stacked starting lineup. The Trailblazers are a young and athletic team that will be able to match up with any team in the NBA on a given night, only time will tell if they have enough to hoist the Larry O Brien Trophy in June.
The rich history of the Portland Trailblazers will always be worthy of tribute. Build your shrine to the heroes of Portland past with a Bill Walton signed jersey, a Clyde Drexler autographed basketball and a Scottie Pippen signed framed photo.
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