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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The All-Time "Almost" Blazers Roster

I did some digging and looked up all the players the Blazers could have drafted.  These are players that were on the board when the Blazers were selecting.  I have also included the players the Blazers did take.  I then made a list of the starters of what each team would have looked like if the Blazers had drafted the players.  So here is the list of the All-Time Almost Blazers, listed as one team:

PG: Chris Paul
SG: Michael Jordan
SF: Larry Bird
PF: Kevin Durant
C: Moses Malone

The players we drafted instead:

Chris Paul - Martell Webster (Possible lineup today: Paul, Matthews, Wallace, Aldridge, Camby)

Michael Jordan - Sam Bowie (Possible lineup if MJ was drafted by Blazers: Jordan, Drexler, Kersey, Williams, Robinson)

Larry Bird - Mychal Thompson (Possible lineup if Bird was drafted: Lionel Hollins, Ron Brewer, Larry Bird, Maurice Lucas, Tom Owens)

Kevin Durant - Greg Oden (Possible lineup today: Felton, Matthews, Durant, Aldridge, Camby)

Moses Malone - (Blazers did draft him, but he never played a game, instead he was traded to the Buffalo Braves for a first round draft pick).  They ended up drafting Herm Gilliam. (Possible lineup if Malone was kept: Lionel Hollins, Bob Gross, Maurice Lucas, Moses Malone, and Bill Walton.

Can someone just go ahead and punch me in the face?