Quick facts: Founded: 1970 Arena: Moda Center Division Championships: 6 (1978, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2015, 2018) NBA Titles: 1 (1977) Playoffs: 35 Best Season: 63-19 (90-91) Worst Season: 18-64 (71-72)#1 Picks:
The Blazers have had the #1 pick 4 times in their history with varying degrees of success. The first time the Blazers had the #1 pick was when they selected LaRue Martin first overall. Martin turned out to be one of the biggest misses in NBA history lasting only 4 seasons in the league.
The Blazers had the #1 pick again four years later and got a slam dunk with Bill Walton. Walton would have a short lived career due to injuries but did lead the Blazers to their only NBA title in 1977.
The Blazers got the #1 pick again in 1978 and selected Mychal Thompson. Thompson had a solid career with both the Blazers and Lakers that lasted 13 season.
The Blazers had to wait almost 30 years before they got the #1 pick again in 2007 when they selected Greg Oden. Oden turned out to be almost as big of bust as LaRue Martin. Oden only played in 3 seasons in the NBA.
The most famous miss is in 1984 when the Blazers selected Sam Bowie #2 overall when they could have selected Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley or John Stockton.
The Blazers missed again in 2007 when they took Oden and could have drafted Kevin Durant.
In 24 of their 36 playoff appearances the Blazers have failed to win their first round series, and have been swept six times. In another 12 of their first round series they have managed to win just 1 game. Since making the NBA finals in 1992 the Blazers have won just 8 playoff series.