After another crushing loss Tuesday night, this time at the hands of the Utah Jazz, the Portland Trail Blazers continue to see their playoff hopes dissipate. For a team that started the season looking like a legitimate contender in the Western Conference, the Blazers' fall to the outside of the playoff picture has been shocking.
As a result of the team's swoon, the front office made the transition into rebuilding mode official at the trade deadline by trading key contributors Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace. A key step in the rebuilding process for any team that wants to complete the transition back to the playoffs is the NBA draft.
With the possibility for two first-round picks, the Blazers' pick and the Nets' pick if it isn’t a top-three selection, the Blazers have the potential to expedite the rebuilding process this coming June.
This slideshow takes a look at six draft prospects the Blazers could target in their quest to return to the playoffs in the 2012-13 season.