Brandon Roy and Portland's 10 Best Scorers Ever
The Portland Trail Blazers entered the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team.
Since then, the Blazers have had many great players and scorers.
This is a list of the 10 best scorers that have ever played for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Note that this list is not the "best" players, but rather the top scorers.
Here's a nod to the guys that just missed out:
10. Bill Walton
This lists the top scorers that ever worn a Blazer uniform, not the best players.
Undoubtedly, Bill Walton would be much higher on this list if it was the other way around.
Walton spent four seasons with the Portland Trailblazers, and during those seasons he averaged 17.1 points per game.
Bill Walton was a big man who also specialized in rebounding and blocked shots.
If he hadn't been cursed by injuries and had stuck around in Portland, he could have easily been higher on this list.
9. Jerome Kersey
Jerome Kersey was an outstanding forward who spent most of career with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Drafted in the second round of the 1984 NBA Draft, he ranks fourth in Trail Blazer history in points scored with 10,067 points
In the 1987-1988 season, Kersey had his best single season career average posting 19.2 points per game.
8. Clifford Robinson
Clifford Robinson was a forward/center who helped the Blazers make the playoffs in every single year he was on the team, from 1989-1997.
In 1994, Robinson made the NBA All-Star team, and in the 1992-1993 season he won the Sixth Man of the Year Award.
Robinson currently ranks third in Trail Blazer franchise history with 10,405 points scored while in a Blazer uniform.
His best single season average while with Portland was in the 1995-1996 season with 21.1 points per game.
Robinson finished his career in 2007 with 19,591 career points.
7. Jim Paxson
Often an unforgotten Blazer great, Jim Paxson ranks fifth in Portland Trail Blazers career points scored.
Paxson played for Portland from to 1979 to 1988 before he was traded away to Boston.
Paxson scored 10,003 of his 11,199 career points in a Blazers uniform, and when he was traded away he was the Blazers all-time scoring leader.
Twice, Paxson posted season averages above 21, and in both years he was named to the NBA All-Star team, 1982-1983 and 1983-1984.
6. Sidney Wicks
Sidney Wicks, a former UCLA star, averaged 22.3 ppg in his five seasons with the Blazers.
The 6'8" Wicks played for the Portland Trail Blazers from 1971-1976 averaging over 20 points per game in four of the five seasons (during the 1975-1976 season he averaged 19.1).
In his first season with Portland, Sidney Wicks won the Rookie of the Year award and made the NBA All Star team, in a season in which he averaged 24.5 points per game.
Wicks' talents were not solely limited to scoring, as he averaged over 10 rebounds per game in his five seasons as a Blazer.
5. Terry Porter
There's no question that Terry Porter ranks among the great Portland Trail Blazers.
But he's also one of the better scorers.
Porter played for Portland from 1985-1995 and ranks second in Portland career points scored.
Terry scored 11,330 of 15,586 career points while with the Blazers.
Porter led the Portland Trail Blazers to two NBA Finals and finished a long career with a 12.2 points per game average.
In addition, Terry Porter is the all-time Blazers assist leader.
4. Kiki Vandeweghe
Kiki Vandeweghe was an excellent shooter and scorer while with the Portland Trail Blazers from 1984-1989.
Just look at his averages from the four full, healthy seasons he played for Portland: 22.4, 24.8, 26.9, and 20.2 point per game.
Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider that Kiki played on the same team as fellow scorer, Clyde Drexler.
After getting injured and losing his starting spot to Jerome Kersey, Vandeweghe was traded away to the New York Knicks.
3. Brandon Roy
Brandon Roy has gotten off to a quick start in his four-year-old career.
He's won the Rookie of the Year award and followed that up with All-Star selections in his three other seasons.
As of now, Roy boasts a 20.2 career average along with a 47 percent career field goal percentage.
Brandon is a versatile player with the ability to drive, shoot from long distance, and beat a defender one-on-one.
There's no limit to how high Roy can end up on this list before he eventually retires.
But for now, Blazer fans get to enjoy watching one of the best scorers in Portland Trail Blazer history.
2. Geoff Petrie
The original Portland Trail Blazer star, Geoff Petrie is easily one of the most talented shooters Portland has ever had.
He averaged 21.8 points per game in his six seasons and shot 45 percent during his career.
Petrie played in two All-Star games and was named Rookie of the Year after the 1970-1971 season.
Something to note is that Petrie would have scored a substantially higher amount of points if there had been a three-point line in the NBA during his career.
Petrie was a long range shooter and surely would have benefited by the added points from the three ball.
1. Clyde Drexler
This one is a no brainer.
NBA Hall of Famer and ten-time All Star Clyde "The Glide" Drexler is the best scorer ever to play for Portland.
"The Glide" played for Portland from 1983-1995.
He averaged 20.4 points per game during his 15-year NBA career. His best single season was the 1988-1989 season with Portland when he posted a 27.7 points per game average.
Drexler scored 18,040 points while with the Blazers, which is almost 7,000 points more than the next closest, Terry Porter.
Clyde Drexler's versatility as a player and amazing athletic ability helped him to have an extraordinary NBA career as well as playing on the "Dream Team" and many All-Star games.
Clyde would definitely garner plenty of talk in a debate on the greatest Blazer ever, but on this list he's No. 1 as the best scorer to play for the Portland Trail Blazers.