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2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers season

The 2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers season was the franchise's 48th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This season is most notable for having a 13-game winning streak in their franchise history (tied), starting with a win over the Utah Jazz on February 23, but was ended with a 111–115 loss to the Houston Rockets on March 20. Despite that, the team still managed to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth on April 1, with a win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers season
Division champions
Head coachTerry Stotts
General managerNeil Olshey
Owner(s)Paul Allen
ArenaModa Center
Results
Record49–33 (.598)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Pelicans 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionNBC Sports Northwest
RadioKPOJ, Portland Trail Blazers Radio
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

They finished the regular season with 49–33, which secured the 3rd seed and clinched the Northwest Division. In the playoffs, the Trail Blazers faced the 6th seeded New Orleans Pelicans in the First Round, and were swept in 4 games.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 10 Zach Collins C   United States Gonzaga
1 26 Caleb Swanigan PF   United States Purdue

RosterEdit

2017–18 Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 8 Aminu, Al-Farouq 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–09–21 Wake Forest
G 2 Baldwin, Wade 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1996–03–29 Vanderbilt
F/C 33 Collins, Zach 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1997–11–19 Gonzaga
G/F 5 Connaughton, Pat 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993–01–06 Notre Dame
F/C 17 Davis, Ed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–06–05 North Carolina
F 4 Harkless, Maurice   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993–05–11 St. John's
F 10 Layman, Jake 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–03–07 Maryland
C 11 Leonard, Meyers 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1992–02–27 Illinois
G 0 Lillard, Damian (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–07–15 Weber State
G 3 McCollum, C. J. (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991–09–19 Lehigh
G 6 Napier, Shabazz 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991–07–14 Connecticut
C 27 Nurkić, Jusuf 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1994–08–23 Bosnia and Herzegovina
C 19 Papagiannis, Georgios 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1997–07–03 American School (GRE)
F/C 50 Swanigan, Caleb 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1997–04–18 Purdue
G/F 1 Turner, Evan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1988–10–27 Ohio State
G 23 Wilcox, C. J.   (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–12–30 Washington
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–03–24

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yPortland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 0.0 28–13 21–20 9–7 82
xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 1.0 27–14 21–20 5–11 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 1.0 28–13 20–21 7–9 82
xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 2.0 30–11 17–24 10–6 82
Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 3.0 31–10 15–26 9–7 82


ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zHouston Rockets * 65 17 .793 82
2 yGolden State Warriors * 58 24 .707 7.0 82
3 yPortland Trail Blazers * 49 33 .598 16.0 82
4 xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 17.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 17.0 82
6 xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 82
8 xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 18.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 19.0 82
10 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 23.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 30.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 38.0 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 82
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 44.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 5–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 3–0)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2017–18 game log
Total: 49–33 (Home: 28–13; Road: 21–20)
2017–18 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2018 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
2018 playoff schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 22, 2017
To Portland Trail Blazers[1]
Draft right to Zach Collins (Pick 10)
To Sacramento Kings
Draft rights to Justin Jackson (Pick 15)
Draft rights to Harry Giles (Pick 20)
June 28, 2017 To Portland Trail Blazers
Cash considerations
To Houston Rockets
Tim Quarterman

Free agencyEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
C. J. Wilcox[2] Two-way contract Orlando Magic
Wade Baldwin IV[3] Two-way contract Memphis Grizzlies

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trail Blazers Acquire Draft Rights to Zach Collins". nba.com/blazers. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Trail Blazers sign guard C. J. Wilcox to Two-way contract, waive Iroegbu, Plumlee & Wallace". NBA.com/blazers. August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Trail Blazers sign Wade Baldwin to Two-way contract". NBA.com/blazers. October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.