Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
22. Victor Claver 13. Brandon Rush 1. Greg Oden 4. Tyrus Thomas 6. Martell Wesbter
33. Dante Cunninghman 33. Joey Dorsey 37. Josh McRoberts 30. Joel Freeland 27. Linas Kleiza
38. Jon Brockman 36. Omer Asik 42. Derrick Byars 31. James White 35. Ricky Sanchez
55. Patrick Mills 55. Mike Taylor 52. Taurean Green
Demetris Nichols

108.0 (7)

104.0 (13)

Under contract
F LaMarcus Aldridge
F Nicolas Batum
G Jerryd Bayless
F Marcus Camby
F Dante Cunningham
G Travis Diener
G Rudy Fernandez
G Andre Miller
C Greg Oden
F/C Jeff Pendergraph
G/F Brandon Roy
F Martell Webster

Free agents
G Travis Diener (unrestricted)
G Patrick Mills (restricted)
C/F Juwan Howard (unrestricted)
C Joel Przybilla (ETO)

Areas of Strength
Roy is one of the league's best, and his first-round return from a knee injury exemplifies leadership. The roster is versatile, athletic and deep. Aldridge has developed into a first-rate No. 2.

Needs Work
Miller's first year in Portland had its ups and downs integrating into Nate McMillan's system. Fernandez, a potential game changer, took a step back last season. Focus an issue at times.

Two Stats That Matter
-- Road wins, tied for third-best in franchise history

311 -- Player games lost to injuries among 13 players

The way to go:
A good place to start is at the top. There have been no assurances from owner Paul Allen that general manager Kevin Pritchard is returning next season. Pritchard is the architect of the current roster and the one preparing for the Draft, so figuring this out seems a tad important. With the core of the roster under contract, needs are relative. Grooming another point guard behind Miller is an option. More help on the wing is another. Even with the fragile nature of the frontline, going big isn't a priority. The other standby is going with the best available talent, a strategy that has treated Pritchard well.