The center position is a sore spot for Blazers fans.
Greg Oden, Sam Bowie and Bill Walton belong in a line of Blazer centers who had their careers derailed by injuries.
But for Walton, his impact during his short run was so good that he is still arguably the best Blazer of all-time. He was the 1977 NBA Finals MVP and was the only Blazer in franchise history to win the league MVP (in1978).
Portland was 50-10 the year after winning the title and was on the verge of another championship before lingering foot injuries cut his career short.
His passing ability, his rebounding and as the focal point in head coach Jack Ramsay's offense, Walton's talent was unmatched during his era.
He played four seasons in Portland before getting traded to the San Diego Clippers in 1979.
Honorable mention: Arvydas Sabonis
Sabonis had unbelievable basketball instincts for a man who stood 7'3". The Lithuanian had the sky-hook, the ability to shoot three-pointers and his behind-the-back passes were the stuff of legends.
Despite the injuries, he was still a dominant center when he came over to the NBA late in his career. Had he come over in his prime, there was no telling how many titles Portland would have won if he teamed up with Porter, Drexler, Kersey and the Blazers of the early '90s.
Who would be in your all-time starting five for the Trail Blazers? Who else would you mention?