Portland Trail Blazers: The Top 10 Players in Blazers History

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Portland Trail Blazers: The Top 10 Players in Blazers History
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Compiling a list like this can always be somewhat subjective, and trying to address a topic of this nature always needs to be done with a short list of reasons why certain players were chosen over others.  

That's the point though, to get a good discussion going as to who's on the list that shouldn't be, who got left off unfairly and which players were over or under-rated.

So, the criteria:

1. No players from the current roster will be included. This decision has to be made because some who could potentially make the list either haven't been around long enough, haven't been healthy enough or haven't played at a high level consistently enough (such as Greg Oden or LaMarcus Aldridge).  

Brandon Roy is also a special case in that one could argue he deserves a spot already after his quality play over the past few seasons, but his recent injuries and the uncertainty surrounding his role going forward make it difficult to include him at this point. That being said, I definitely expect him to crack the top 10 by the time his career is over. 

2. The player had to play a minimum of ___ quality seasons with Portland.

One other thing: I tried to calculate all the given stats based on the years each player played with Portland and not over their careers as a whole (with those stats coming from basketballreference.com), so keep that in mind. 

That's basically it. From there, it's just a look at who had the best stats, the most success with individual awards, the best overall impact on team success, and of course, things like playoff success will factor in as well.  

Feel free to agree or disagree and leave comments.  Enjoy! 

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