The 10 Greatest Trail Blazers in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

The best players in Portland franchise history are easy to name. But when it comes to PER, who's No. 1?

LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs (left); Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs (left); Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages
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9. Rod Strickland

Rod Strickland had one of the most underrated point guard careers of the 1990s. He was a first-round pick of the New York Knicks in 1988 and after he was traded to San Antonio the next season, averaged 14.2 points, 8.0 assists and 1.8 steals.

He had two stints with the Blazers, the first from 1992-96. He averaged 17.0 points, 8.6 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting better than 47 percent from the field over that span. He was fourth in the voting for Most Improved Player during the 1993-94 season.

Portland brought him back in a trade with Washington in the 2000-01 season and Strickland came off the bench in 21 games at age 34.

The 17-year veteran had a career-high PER of 21.6 in '94-95, which was 11th-best in the league that season. His 19.3 PER with the Blazers is ninth in franchise history.