Ranking the top 10 Portland Trail Blazers of all time

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Clyde Drexler, Portland Trail Blazers
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No. 2 – Clyde Drexler

Clyde “The Glide” Drexler was an incredible talent and is regarded as one of the top 10 shooting guards ever. Drexler played for 15 seasons in the NBA, spending 12 of those years as a member of the Trail Blazers.

He was the 14th overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft and became a 10-time NBA All-Star, eight of which were in Portland.

Drexler’s impressive career includes two All-NBA Second Team and two All-NBA Third Team selections, as well as being named to the 50th and 75th NBA Anniversary Teams.

In addition, he won a Gold Medal in 1992 as a member of the United States “Dream Team” and was a 1995 NBA Champion with the Houston Rockets.

Drexler’s career averages of 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals on 47/32/79 shooting splits are a testament to his all-around skills. Thanks to his incredible athleticism and quick hands, he’s also in the top 10 of the NBA’s all-time steals list.

Drexler led the Blazers to the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992 but ultimately lost to historic Pistons and Bulls teams. Nevertheless, Drexler’s place among the greatest shooting guards of all time is solidified by his number 20 being retired by both Portland and Houston and his induction into the Hall of Fame.