In 2008, this was a team on the rise, with a core consisting of LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy and Greg Oden. They were viewed by most pundits as a franchise that had long playoff runs in their future, and Oden famously quipped that he wanted three handfuls of championship rings.
But obviously that never came to fruition and now only Aldridge remains of that young core, but the Blazers have remained undeterred and now they have re-loaded with another group of young players.
Portland still is not a team on the verge of contention, but recent moves have made them a team to watch heading into the regular season.
Here is a look at the current two-deep depth chart for the Blazers.