The season is winding down in the Rose City, and the playoffs are imminent. The Portland Trail Blazers, for the first time in several years, will be playing in the postseason.
They didn't get here by accident. This is a team that has jelled considerably under coach Terry Stotts despite featuring only one new starter from last season's team that lost its last 13 straight games. Stotts has introduced a culture of accountability and effort that has spread like wildfire.
Second-year point guard Damian Lillard has grown considerably, power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has turned into one of the top 10 players in the game and Nicolas Batum has finally started to put it all together on the court.
As the Blazers forge through toward the playoffs, let's take a look back at their power rankings individually.