Ranking the 10 Blazers who need to play the most minutes the rest of this season

Which young players should get the most run down the stretch and where do the vets fit in?

Jabari Walker, Portland Trail Blazers
Jabari Walker, Portland Trail Blazers / Alika Jenner/GettyImages
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7. Jerami Grant

Injuries considered, Grant has been Portland's best player this season. He's averaging 21.9 points and is connecting on 40.5 percent of his 5.2 threes per game and has played more minutes than any other Blazer. He still deserves to start games and be a major part of Billups' rotation over the final two months.

Yes, Portland wants the highest draft pick possible, but the team is in no danger of falling outside of the top five in the lottery standings, and maintaining a competitive environment is still key to the development of the Blazers' young players. The 29-year-old still needs to be on the floor as long as he's healthy and producing at a high level.