With Roy, Aldridge and the No. 1 pick, the future is bright for the Blazers.
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  • 32-50, Fourth Place in Northwest Division
Key Rotation Players Returning:
Free Agents:
  • Shooter
  • Rebounder
In Nate Mcmillan’s second year as head coach the team improved, winning 11 more games than the previous season. However, that still landed them in 4th place in the Northwest Division and without a playoff appearance. After several trades following last year’s draft, Portland’s rookies included Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge and Sergio Rodriguez. Aldridge and Roy became core players for Portland averaging 9.0 ppg and 16.8 ppg respectively. Veteran Zack Randolph led the team compiling averages of 23.6 ppg and 10.1 rpg. Injuries to Roy, Randolph, Joel Przybilla, Aldridge and Darius Miles hindered the young team, but the lottery draft awarded Portland the first pick in the 2007 Draft, which grants the Blazers the opportunity to select one of two potential household names: Greg Oden or Kevin Durant.
No. 1

No. 24 (from PHX)

No. 30 (from PHI)

No. 37

No. 52 (from TOR)

4. Tyrus Thomas*
30. Joel Freeland
31. James White*

6. Martell Webster
27. Linas Kleiza*
35. Ricky Sanchez*

13. Sebastian Telfair
23. Sergei Monia
46. Ha Seung-Jin

* Draft Rights Traded

Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 + - +/- Min +/- /Min G
I. Udoka Z. Randolph T. Outlaw J. Jack B. Roy 91 -71 20 34:40 .576 15
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From The Media:
"Even though many have conceded the Blazers drafting Oden with the No. 1 pick, Pritchard shot down the notion on Friday. He was adamant that anybody who feels Oden is the sure-fire pick should watch Durant's March 3 game during which he scored 25 first-half points against Kansas. One week later, in the Big 12 championship game, Durant had 37 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks against Kansas."
-- Jason Quick, The Oregonian

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