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Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10

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Which of these players has had the best career as a Blazer?

Poll ended at Sat Aug 3, 2019 7:25 am

Kevin Duckworth
0
No votes
Jerome Kersey
3
25%
CJ McCollum
1
8%
Jim Paxson
0
No votes
Geoff Petrie
0
No votes
Scottie Pippen
0
No votes
Cliff Robinson
4
33%
Mychal Thompson
1
8%
Kiki Vandeweghe
1
8%
Buck Williams
2
17%
 
Total votes: 12

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Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#1 » by Moonbeam » Thu Aug 1, 2019 7:25 am

Arvydas Sabonis was voted in as the 10th greatest Blazer in a close one. Here is the list so far.

Our last spot in the top 10 seems side open, as lots of different players received votes in the last poll.

How to participate:

1. Vote among the polled players for the player you feel has had the best career as a Blazer.

2. Nominate an unlisted player to join the pool of players eligible to be voted in the next thread.

3. Feel free to argue your case for the players you are voting for and nominating, but do not use this as a platform to belittle the opinions of others.

You are welcome to participate in any and all of these ways. Above all else, have fun!

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Polls will be remain for 48 hours. Ties will be broken by votes in previous rounds, and failing that, total Win Shares with the team.

Do not consider the careers of players while they were playing for other teams. For example, we're not evaluating LaMarcus Aldridge for his entire career, just for his career with the Blazers.

Do not consider any non-playing roles some former players have had with Portland after their tenure as players. So don't consider Maurice Lucas for his role as a big man coach, just what he brought to the team while he was a player.

This spreadsheet may be a useful resource - it contains information about all 330 Blazer players, including statistics from the regular season and playoffs, all-star appearances and other awards, and MVP vote shares.

Here is a link to the overall 2015 project, which contains links to each of the chosen players.
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Re: Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#2 » by bob2 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 9:45 am

Nominate Sydney Wicks
09-01-2006: C.Paul, D.Wade, L.James, C.Bosh, D.Howard and C.Anthony lost to a team without any NBA player.
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Re: Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#3 » by Wizenheimer » Thu Aug 1, 2019 3:27 pm

now this is a tough choice. Looking at that list, the last 7 guys are all worthy and so is Kersey

I'm gonna go with Buck Williams because it was only after he was added that the Drexler team became a contender. He was the best rebounder on a great rebounding team. He was the best defender. He was the glue-guy. And he set the tone for a team that was considered just about the most physical team in the league. Without Buck, that Portland team doesn't make it to the finals

nominate Lionel Hollins. When on the championship team he was the best transition player in the league and was 1st team all-NBA on defense. That Walton/Lucas team wasn't all Walton/Lucas
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Post#4 » by Norm2953 » Thu Aug 1, 2019 4:03 pm

With CJs extension, he’s going to have 10 likely productive years in Portland and my vote for #10 but again, if Jerome Kersey or Cliff Robinson who also had productive years in Portland, I’m fine with them
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Re: Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#5 » by JasonStern » Fri Aug 2, 2019 7:33 pm

Kevin Duckworth
7 seasons, 13.6ppg/6.3rpg/0.9apg average, 18.1ppg/8.0rpg/0.8apg peak, 1989 all-star, 1991 all-star, 1988 most improved player

Jerome Kersey
11 seasons, 12.1ppg/6.1rpg/2.1apg average, 19.2ppg/8.3rpg/3.1apg peak

CJ McCollum
6 seasons, 17.8ppg/3.1rpg/2.9apg average, 23.0ppg/3.6rpg/3.6apg peak, 2016 most improved player

Jim Paxson
9 seasons, 16.0ppg/3.2apg/2.3rpg average, 21.7ppg/2.9apg/2.1rpg peak, 1983 all-star, 1984 all-star

Geoff Petrie
6 seasons, 21.8ppg/2.8rpg/4.6apg average, 24.9ppg/3.5rpg/4.4apg peak, 1971 rookie of the year, 1971 all-star, 1973 all-star

Scottie Pippen
4 seasons, 11.4ppg/5.3rpg/5.0apg average, 12.5ppg/6.3rpg/5.0apg peak

Cliff Robinson
8 seasons, 16.2ppg/5.2rpg/2.1apg average, 21.3ppg/5.6rpg/2.6apg peak, 1994 all-star, 1993 sixth man of the year

Mychal Thompson
7 seasons, 16.7ppg/8.9rpg/3.4apg average, 20.8ppg/11.7rpg/4.0apg peak

Kiki Vandeweghe
5 seasons, 23.5ppg/2.9rpg/2.2apg average, 26.9ppg/3.2rpg/2.8apg peak

Buck Williams
7 seasons, 10.2ppg/8.7rpg/1.1apg average, 13.6ppg/9.8rpg/1.4apg peak

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people seem to have mistaken Bulls-era Pippen for Blazers-era Pippen, but what can you do?

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Re: Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#6 » by Effigy » Fri Aug 2, 2019 9:01 pm

Cliff for me and I'll echo the nomination for Zach Randolph.
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Re: Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#7 » by ImABlazerFan » Mon Aug 5, 2019 5:33 am

I'll go with Buck again. Nominate Damon Stoudemire again as well.
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Re: Greatest Blazers ever: Vote for #10 

Post#8 » by Moonbeam » Tue Aug 6, 2019 4:13 am

Voting is closed! Scoring a narrow victory is CLIFF ROBINSON, who rounds out our top 10.

ZACH RANDOLPH was the only player with more than one nomination this round, so he will join the pool of players to be voted in as the 11th best Blazer.

Thanks for your participation, everyone!

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