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2008–09 Portland Trail Blazers season

The 2008–09 Portland Trail Blazers season is the 39th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the playoffs, the Trail Blazers lost to the Houston Rockets in six games in the First Round.

2008–09 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coachNate McMillan
ArenaRose Garden
Results
Record54–28 (.659)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Northwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest First Round
(Lost to Rockets 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionCSN Northwest, KGW
RadioKXTG
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Key datesEdit

Contents

OffseasonEdit

  • An MRI revealed that Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy needed arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in the meniscus of his left knee. The surgery was scheduled for Thursday, August 14.[1]

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club Team
1 13 Brandon Rush (traded to Indiana) Guard/Forward   United States Kansas
1 27 Darrell Arthur (traded to Houston) Power Forward   United States Kansas
2 33 Joey Dorsey (traded to Houston) Center   United States Memphis
2 36 Ömer Aşık (traded to Chicago) Center   Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey)
2 55 Mike Taylor (traded to LA Clippers) Point Guard   United States Iowa State

Draft Day tradesEdit

RosterEdit

Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 12   Aldridge, LaMarcus (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Texas
G/F 88   Batum, Nicolas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) France
G 4   Bayless, Jerryd 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Arizona
G 2   Blake, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Maryland
G 5   Fernández, Rudy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Spain
F/C 44   Frye, Channing (FA) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Arizona
F/C 9   LaFrentz, Raef (FA) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kansas
C 52   Oden, Greg 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Ohio State
F 25   Outlaw, Travis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Starkville HS (MS)
C 10   Przybilla, Joel 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Minnesota
PF 42   Randolph, Shavlik (FA) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
G 11   Rodríguez, Sergio 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Spain
G 7   Roy, Brandon (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Washington
F 51   Ruffin, Michael (FA) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Tulsa
G/F 8   Webster, Martell   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Seattle Prep HS (WA)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

PreseasonEdit

2008 preseason game log
2008–09 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yDenver Nuggets 54 28 .659 33–8 21–20 12–4 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 34–7 20–21 11–5 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 6 33–8 15–26 10–6 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 30 11–30 13–28 3–13 82
Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 31 15–26 8–33 4–12 82
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Game logEdit

2008–09 game log
2008–09 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2009 playoff game log
2009 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Source: [2]

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
LaMarcus Aldridge 81 81 37.1 .484 .250 .781 7.5 1.9 .95 .95 18.1
Nicolas Batum 79 76 18.4 .446 .369 .808 2.8 .9 .63 .51 5.4
Jerryd Bayless 53 0 12.4 .365 .259 .806 1.1 1.5 .30 .04 4.3
Steve Blake 69 69 31.7 .428 .427 .840 2.5 5.0 1.0 .06 11.0
Rudy Fernández 78 4 25.6 .425 .399 .839 2.7 2.0 .88 .15 10.4
Channing Frye 63 1 11.8 .423 .333 .722 2.2 .4 .27 .25 4.2
Greg Oden 61 39 21.5 .564 .000 .637 7.0 .5 .41 1.13 8.9
Travis Outlaw 81 6 27.7 .453 .377 .723 4.1 1.0 .58 .70 12.8
Joel Przybilla 82 43 23.8 .625 .000 .663 8.7 .3 .41 1.18 5.5
Shavlik Randolph 10 0 3.7 .615 1.000 .250 1.8 0 0 .1 1.8
Sergio Rodríguez 80 13 15.3 .392 .325 .792 1.6 3.6 .68 .03 4.5
Brandon Roy 78 78 37.2 .480 .377 .824 4.7 5.1 1.13 .28 22.6
Michael Ruffin 11 0 3.2 .286 .000 1.000 1.0 0 .27 .09 .5
Martell Webster 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
LaMarcus Aldridge 6 6 39.5 .490 .250 .700 7.5 1.3 .5 1.67 19.5
Nicolas Batum 6 5 10.5 .556 .500 0 .5 .2 .7 .33 2.0
Jerryd Bayless 2 0 5.5 .333 .000 .667 .5 0 0 .5 3.0
Steve Blake 6 6 38.5 .489 .417 .714 4.0 6.2 .83 0 9.8
Rudy Fernández 6 1 27.0 .429 .421 1.000 2.8 1.0 1.33 .5 7.5
Channing Frye 4 0 9.0 .357 .000 .667 .8 .3 0 0 3.0
Greg Oden 6 0 16.0 .524 .000 .667 4.3 0 .33 1.0 5.0
Travis Outlaw 6 0 28.3 .318 .250 .667 3.0 .5 .83 .67 9.0
Joel Przybilla 6 6 27.0 .556 .000 .500 7.3 1.3 .67 2.0 3.8
Sergio Rodríguez 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 0 .2 .8
Brandon Roy 6 6 39.7 .459 .471 .870 4.8 2.8 1.33 1.17 26.7
Michael Ruffin 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .500 5.0 0 0 0 1

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

  • 12/18/08 – Brandon Roy scores 52 points (2nd most in team history) in 124-119 win over Phoenix.
  • 2/22/09 – Steve Blake ties the NBA record and sets the team record of assists in a quarter with 14 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • 4/15/09 – Rudy Fernández sets the rookie record for 3-point baskets made in a season with 159.

TransactionsEdit

[3]

TradesEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Jerryd Bayless July 9 Indiana Pacers
Ike Diogu July 9 Indiana Pacers
Michael Ruffin February 18 Chicago Bulls[4]

SubtractionsEdit

Player Left New team
Jarrett Jack July 9 Indiana Pacers
Josh McRoberts July 9 Indiana Pacers
Brandon Rush July 9 Indiana Pacers
Ike Diogu February 18 Sacramento Kings[4]

Free agentsEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Shavlik Randolph September 25 Philadelphia 76ers

SubtractionsEdit

Player Left New team
James Jones July 8 Miami Heat
Darius Miles August 22 Boston Celtics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Basketball/NBA/2008/08/14/6443766-ap.html
  2. ^ "Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference.
  3. ^ http://www.nba.com/transactions/movement2008_index.html
  4. ^ a b "Blazers trade Ike Diogu to Sacramento for Michael Ruffin in three-team deal". The Oregonian. February 18, 2009. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2009.