Ranking the 10 Worst Trail Blazers starters of the Damian Lillard era

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Victor Claver was the worst Blazers starter of the Damian Lillard era.
Victor Claver, Portland Trail Blazers (left) (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /

1. Victor Claver, 2012-13 season

The Trail Blazers selected Victor Claver with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Portland did what it could to give Claver a shot in his rookie campaign, but it became very obvious very fast he wasn’t going to be what the franchise thought.

This is the one time we’ll take liberty with the 20 games started rule. Only five players started more than 16 games during this season as the Blazers rolled with Lillard, J.J. Hickson, LaMarcus Aldridge, Batum and Wesley Matthews for almost the entire year.

The only other player to start double digit games was Claver, who was on the court for the opening tip 16 times.

The Spaniard managed to average a whopping 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from the floor. He was a minus in offensive win shares, defensive win shares, total win shares, offensive box plus-minus, total box plus-minus and VORP.

Claver played 31 games the rest of his NBA career before flaming out after three seasons.

On the bright side, he can say he’s now been handed The Worst Blazers Player of the Damian Lillard Era trophy.

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