There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding the 2013 NBA draft picks that the Portland Trail Blazers snatched up on June 27. Guards C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe, in particular, have garnered a good deal of attention.
Instead of looking towards the future, why don’t we take a second and reflect on the past. Who has Portland gotten in the past from the NBA draft? Are they successes? Failures? Where are they now?
Let’s examine the first-round draft picks of the Portland Trail Blazers for the last five seasons, looking at their progress and, in some cases, setbacks that have characterized their careers.