As much as the Trail Blazers have brought pleasure and pride to the Northwest, they have failed at one thing: bringing a title to the Rose City post 1977. Close but no cigar, the Blazers haven't been able to get over the proverbial hump and grasp hold of that golden championship trophy at center court.
We have had makeover after makeover, and hope has always led to disappointment. It is time the Blazers go big. If they want to run with the contenders, they need to go for broke and bring in the big-name ballers.
Some players will play large roles, others much smaller ones but all of the following seven players should be on Portland's radar in the coming couple of seasons.