Portland Trail Blazers: Updating the Depth Chart Following the 2014 NBA Draft

Portland Trail Blazers: Updating the Depth Chart Following the Draft

Portland Trail Blazers: Updating the Depth Chart Following the Draft
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With no draft picks in the 2014 Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers will have to focus on getting the most out of the players they currently have on the roster if they want to make it beyond the Western Conference semi-finals.

5. PG: Damien Lillard, Mo Williams, Earl Watson

Damien Lillard
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5. PG: Damian Lillard, Mo Williams, Earl Watson

Damien Lillard
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After a successful 2013-14 season, Lillard has put himself in the category of being one of the top point guards in the NBA after averaging 20 PPG and 5.6 APG. Mo Williams and Earl Clark provide 10-plus seasons of NBA veteran leadership and in a pinch, C.J. McCollum is able to play the position as well.

4. SG: Wesley Matthews, C.J. McCollum, Will Barton, Allen Crabbe

Wesley Matthews
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4. SG: Wesley Matthews, C.J. McCollum, Will Barton, Allen Crabbe

Wesley Matthews
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Matthews had his most successful season as a pro in 2013 averaging 16.4 PPG and 3.5 RPG, and enters his sixth year looking to build upon a successful season. Second year player C.J. McCollum is looking for an expanded role after averaging 12.5 minutes in 38 games his rookie season. Barton and Crabbe add depth and are flexible enough to play multiple positions for the team.

3. SF: Nicolas Batum, Dorrell Wright, Victor Claver

Nicolas Batum
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3. SF: Nicolas Batum, Dorrell Wright, Victor Claver

Nicolas Batum
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Batum is the jack of all trades for the Trail Blazers. He has always been known as a defensive stopper, but he has the ability to score and prove in 2013 that he is a great rebounder and passer. Wright, a 10-year vet, is his back up and an excellent spot up shooter. Claver, the former Spanish league star, started 16 games in 2012 and is another depth guy.

2. PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson

LaMarcus Aldridge
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2. PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, Thomas Robinson

LaMarcus Aldridge
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Aldridge is the star of the team and showed the ability to be able to carry the Portland franchise after averaging 26.2 PPG in the 2014 playoffs. In 2013, Aldridge showed versatility in his game by extending it beyond the three-point arc in the playoffs. Robinson looks to have found a home in Portland after bouncing between two teams in his first NBA season.

1. C: Robin Lopez, Joel Freeland, Myers Leonard

Robin Lopez
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1. C: Robin Lopez, Joel Freeland, Myers Leonard

Robin Lopez
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The lesser known of the Lopez twins, Robin was acquired from New Orleans and instantly provided the team with a level of toughness that was evident during the first round match-up against Dwight Howard and Houston. He set the team record for offensive rebounds in 2013 and is a better scorer than most realize. Freeland appeared in 52 games and gives depth at the center and power forward position. Leonard is still a project.

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