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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2. Bill Walton

Were it not for the foot injuries that plagued his career, Bill Walton may be viewed as one of the greatest centers in NBA history. He certainly holds a special place in Portland as the leader of the only championship team in franchise history.

The UCLA legend averaged 17.1 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.0 steals as he dominated the league during his four seasons with the Trail Blazers. He was the 1977-78 NBA MVP and Finals MVP. He was named First-Team All-Defense and Second-Team All-NBA in 1976-77 and First-Team All-Defense and First-Team All-NBA in '77-78.

Walton only played 259 more games after he left the Trail Blazers, although he did have a resurgent season as the sixth man on the 1986 NBA Champion Boston Celtics.

Even without his PER of 22.1, Walton is arguably the greatest player in Portland franchise history; along with the guy who tops this list.