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Rick Adelman
One of the original Trail Blazers and in the starting lineup in the club's regular season inaugural against Cleveland on Oct. 16, 1970 . . . Named team's first captain at start of 1971-72 season . . . Missed only nine games in his three seasons with Blazers because of injury or illness . . . Averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 assists in 237 contests . . . His best NBA season was 1970-71 when he scored at a 12.6 ppg clip and averaged a team-best 5.2 assists while starting 59 of 81 games . . . Scored in double figures 121 times in his three seasons . . . Registered 20 or more points 12 times, including an NBA career high 27 in a 124-120 win over Boston 1/5/71 . . . Dished out 10 or more assists in nine games as a Blazer, including a career-high 17 vs. Cleveland 11/19/71, the eighth highest total in team history.

Jim Barnett
One of the original Trail Blazers and a starter in the first regular season game . . . Scored team's first point on a free throw at the 9:18 mark of the first quarter in the Blazers' inaugural against Cleveland Oct. 16, 1970, in Memorial Coliseum . . . His 1,444 points (18.5 per game) were the most in one season during his 11 years in the NBA . . . Team's second-leading scorer while starting 75 of 78 games . . . Third on team in assists (4.1 apg) . . . Scored in double digits in 69 of the 78 games and had at least one basket in all 78 contests . . . Tallied 20 or more points 31 times and had nine games of 30 points or more, including a Blazers career-high 40 points against the Knicks on Nov. 8, making him the first member of the team's 40-point club . . . On Nov. 18 against Atlanta, he converted all 16 of his free throws, a Blazers record one-game accuracy mark that has remained intact for 33 years . . . Posted his only triple-double as a Trail Blazer on Dec. 1 against the San Diego Rockets—27 points, 10 rebounds and a Portland career high 12 assists.

Leroy Ellis
One of the original Trail Blazers and in the starting lineup in the club's regular season inaugural against Cleveland 10/16/70 . . . Third leading scorer (15.9 ppg) and the leading rebounder, averaging 12.3 boards per game, the third best average in the Blazers' first three decades . . . Scored in double numbers in all but seven games he played in including the team's first 33 contests . . . Had 20 ore more points 21 times and scored a Blazers career high 33 vs. Detroit 3/12/71 . . . Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 50 games and registered 47 double-doubles (points and rebounds) . . . Six times he claimed 20 or more boards, including a Blazers career-high 26 10/27/70 vs. Buffalo . . . The 26 rebounds is a Blazers' record for a regulation-length game that was tied by Bill Walton in 1977 . . . Played all 48 minutes in consecutive games 11/29 and 12/1.

Claude English
Played his entire professional career with Portland . . . Appeared in 18 games . . . Had one start, on March 20 at Buffalo when he played 20 minutes . . . Best game was March 11 vs. Baltimore when he scored a career-high seven points in 2 minutes on 3-of-3 field goal shooting . . . Averaged 1.7 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 3.9 minutes in his 18 outings.

Walt Gilmore
One of the original Trail Blazers . . . Played his entire professional career with Portland . . . Participated in 27 games and started 10 including six of the club’s first seven contests . . . Biggest game of his career was 10/24/70 at Seattle when tallied 11 points on 5-of-7 field goal shooting---the points and field goals both career highs . . . Three nights earlier against Cleveland, he tallied 10 points in a career-high 32 minutes . . . On 10/25/70 he grabbed a career high 9 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls . . . For the season, he averaged 2.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes.

Gary Gregor
One of the original Trail Blazers . . . Missed the first 31 games of the inagural season because of a torn knee ligament suffered in fall camp . . . Started 85 of 126 games in his two years in Portland and saw action in all 82 games in 1971-72 . . . Scored in double-digits 63 times in two seasons, including 15 games of 20 or more points . . . Put up Portland career-high 28 points twice, vs. Seattle 2/12/71 and vs. Philadelphia 12/71/71 . . . His Portland-high 20 rebounds was half of a 20/20 night on 2/5/71 when he also had a game high 24 points in a 123-117 win over San Francisco . . . Went on a five-game tear in February of Portland's first year, averaging 23.6 points and 11.4 rebounds, to lead the Blazers to a five-game winning streak, their longest of the season . . . Third on the team in rebounding (7.6) and sixth in scoring (9.6) that first year . . . Third in scoring (7.2) and fifth in rebounding (11.1) the next campaign . . . Averaged 10.6 points, 7.3 boards and 27.9 minutes in his two seasons in a Blazers uniform.

Ron Knight
One of the original Trail Blazers and was one of two rookies in the starting lineup in the club's regular season inaugural against Cleveland 10/16/70 . . . Scored organization's first field goal at 8:25 of the first quarter in the opener against the Cavaliers . . . Played his entire professional career in Portland, starting 21 of 101 games over two seasons . . . Recorded 16 double-digit scoring nights and had three double-doubles . . . Tossed in a career-high 16 points in just 18 minutes of action in a 131-130 overtime victory at Detroit on 12/7/71, making seven of nine from the field . . .Snagged a career-high 12 rebounds twice, against Atlanta on 11/18/70 and at Cleveland 3/21/71 . . . Pressed into action as a starter early in Portland's first season after a training camp injury sidelined veteran forward Gary Gregor for the first 38 games . . . Was on the floor for the opening whistle in 15 of the team's first 24 contests that first year.

Ed Manning
One of the original Trail Blazers . . . Played in 79 of the 82 games during the inaugural season . . . drew one starting assignment . . . Averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 rebounds during his Portland tenure . . . Averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds in the team's first five games . . . Was particularly tough on the boards in the early going, claiming a Portland career-best 14 rebounds in three of the first 10 contests . . . Tallied a Blazers career-high 19 points twice, on 12/27/70 vs. Boston and 3/7/71 at San Diego . . . Scored in double figures 22 times and had nine double-digit rebound games . . . Despite his size (6-7 and 210 pounds), he was a tough competitor in the paint and was at his best when driving to the basket . . . Went on a tear in mid-season, averaging 11.3 points in a 10-game stretch.

Stan McKenzie
One of the original Trail Blazers . . . Very durable---played in all 171 games during his two-plus seasons in Portland . . . Called on to start 59 games and averaged 25.9 minutes in the 171 contests . . . The best seasons of his seven-year NBA career came in Portland where he averaged 13.7 and 13.8 points respectively in the club's first two years . . . One of the franchise's all-time best free throw shooters, he made 83.4% of his charity shots, ranking him behind only Kiki Vandeweghe and Terry Porter in career percentage numbers . . . Ironically, he shot just 74.8% from the line with other NBA teams . . . His 83.1% free throw mark was the ninth best in the league in 1971-72 . . . A consistent point producer from his guard position, he scored in double figures in 130 of the 164 games in his first two seasons and tallied 20 or more points 28 times . . . His career best came 11/19/71 when he poured in 31 points in a 118-105 win over Cleveland . . . On 10/27/70, he converted 17 of 19 from the line in a victory over Buffalo . . . It was a team record until Geoff Petrie made 18 in 21 attempts later that season.

Dorie Murrey
An original Trail Blazer, he took part in just two games and had one DNP-coach's decision before being traded to Baltimore three games into the inaugural season . . . Scored nine points in 13 minutes, including a 7-of-9 performance from the free throw line in Portland's second game, a 10/18/70 loss to Boston.

Geoff Petrie
The original Trail Blazer who played his entire professional career in Portland. . . First player to be drafted and the first to be signed to a contract . . . Earned co-NBA Rookie of the Year honors (with Boston's future Hall of Famer Dave Cowens) after becoming only the seventh first-year NBA player to score more than 2,000 points and only the second rookie guard since the legendary Oscar Robertson to do so . . . A deadly long-range shooter, he was point-prolific without the advantage of the three-point basket . . . He scored in double figures in 86 of his first 88 professional games and made 10 or more points in 412 of 446 NBA contests . . . He tallied 20 or more points in 274 games, topped the 30-point mark on 75 occasions and had 13 games of 40 or more points . . . He tallied personal and all-time Blazers high games of 51 points twice in bookend performances against the Rockets in 1972-73 (on 1/20 in Houston and 3/16 in Portland) . . . In addition to single-game scoring records, he set club standards for field goals, (20 in games 2/8/73 versus Golden State and 3/20/74 at Philadelphia) and free throws (18 in 21 tries versus Seattle 3/19/71) . . . In the 1974-75 season opener, a four-overtime thriller against Cleveland, he played a team record 61 of the 68 minutes . . . Averaged 21.8 points for his career, surpassed only by Kiki Vandeweghe (23.5) and Sidney Wicks (22.3) in Portland's first three decades . . . Was seventh in NBA scoring in 1970-71 and 1972-73 (24.8 and 24.9 ppg averages respectively), and eighth in 1973-74 (24.3) . . . First team All-Rookie selection and the Blazers' first All-Star Game participant, playing in the 1971 and the 1974 games . . . Named to the Blazers 12-member Legendary Lineup during Portland's 25th Anniversary celebration . . . His number 45 was officially retired in ceremonies 10/1/85.

Dale Schlueter
One of the original Trail Blazers . . . Played backup center to LeRoy Ellis during the inagural season then took over as starter for most of 1971-72 . . . Averaged 8.2 points and 7.9 rebounds and led the 1970-71 team in field goal shooting, making 48.8% of his shots . . . He improved to 11.7 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 52.5% shooting his second year with Portland, all three marks being season bests during his 10 years in the league . . . Scored in double-digits in 50 of 81 games in during 1971-72 and tallied 20 or more points six times . . . His career high scoring night came 12/71/71 at Philadelphia when he netted 26 points . . .He recorded four 20-plus rebounding games in the two seasons, including a career best 21 at Cincinnati 1/6/71 . . . Put together two triple-doubles as a Blazer---getting 20 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists against the Lakers 12/14/71 and 16 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Baltimore 1/11/72 . . . The 10 assists he dished out were both career highs . . . Had a hot 30-game stretch in middle of the second season when he averaged 13.0 points and 13.2 rebounds and shot 54% from the floor . . . After an absence of five years, returned to the Blazers roster at the start of the 1977-78 season but spent the first 72 games on the injured list before returning to action 3/24.


1970-83| 1983-90 | 1990-2000
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