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2020-21 Portland Trail Blazers Roster | ClutchPoints
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42-30 • 6th in WESTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Chauncey Billups
VENUE: Moda Center - 1 Center Court, Portland, OR 97227
CAPACITY: 19,393
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#1
Anfernee Simons
SG22$3,938,8186' 3"181 lbsN/A
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#16
CJ Elleby
SF21$1,517,9816' 6"200 lbsWASHINGTON STATE
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#3
CJ McCollum
SG30$30,864,1986' 3"190 lbsLEHIGH
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#40
Cody Zeller
C28$2,389,6416' 11"240 lbsINDIANA
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#0
Damian Lillard
PG31$43,750,0006' 2"195 lbsWEBER STATE
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#0
Dennis Smith
PG23$1,789,2566' 2"205 lbsNC STATE
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Greg Brown
20$925,2586' 9"205 lbsTEXAS
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#27
Jusuf Nurkic
C27$12,000,0006' 11"290 lbsN/A
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#22
Larry Nance
PF28$10,690,9096' 7"245 lbsWYOMING
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#32
Marquese Chriss
PF24$1,789,2566' 9"240 lbsWASHINGTON
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#9
Nassir Little
PF21$2,316,2406' 5"220 lbsUNC
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#24
Norman Powell
SF28$15,517,2426' 3"215 lbsUCLA
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#54
Patrick Patterson
PF32$2,641,6916' 8"235 lbsKENTUCKY
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#4
Quinn Cook
PG28$1,939,3506' 1"180 lbsDUKE
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#23
Robert Covington
PF30$12,975,4716' 7"209 lbsTENNESSEE STATE
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#18
T.J. Leaf
PF24N/A6' 10"222 lbsUCLA
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#19
Tony Snell
SG29$2,389,6416' 6"213 lbsNEW MEXICO
TOTAL Trail Blazers SALARY: $147,434,952
Trail Blazers SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Trail Blazers Roster Status

After a furious run in the bubble led by seeding games MVP Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers were able to prove to the rest of the NBA that they are indeed one of the top teams in the league. The Blazers come into the 2020-21 season with high hopes, as they look to make another extended run in the playoffs.

Portland had a clear strategy coming into the offseason and they did not waste any time executing it. They brought on Robert Covington from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Isaiah Stewart, and a first-round draft pick. That was quite a price to pay for the Blazers, but Covington's all-around game could prove to be a key addition for the squad this season.

Along with Covington, Portland also added veteran big man Enes Kanter in a three-team trade involving the Boston Celtics and the Memphis Grizzlies, with the Blazers sending Mario Hezonja to Memphis.

The Blazers also brought in a couple of free agents in the offseason. Derrick Jones Jr., one of the most sought after names in free agency, opted to sign with the Blazers on a two-year deal worth $19.0 million. Portland also signed third-year big man Harry Giles from the Sacramento Kings.

Portland had to decide on a number of internal free agents as well. They brought back 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony for 2020-21. The tested veteran had an outstanding bounce-back campaign with the Blazers last season and he was rewarded with a one-year extension for $2.6 million.

The Blazers splashed the cash on Rodney Hood, with the 28-year-old guard/forward penning a lucrative $20.9 million extension for the next two years.

On the other hand, the Blazers also lost some guys, with Hassan Whiteside, Jaylen Adams, and Wenyen Gabriel, all departing Portland via free agency.

The Blazers starting five consists of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Derrick Jones, Robert Covington, and Jusuf Nurkic. Key players coming off the bench include Carmelo Anthony, Gary Trent Jr., Enes Kanter, and Rodney Hood.

portland trail blazers Team Analysis

Who Did The Blazers Recently Sign?

The Blazers brought on several new players into the fold during the offseason, as they look to mount a more formidable challenge in the West.

Portland signed a couple of free agents on the same day (Nov. 22), coming in the form of Harry Giles and Derrick Jones Jr.

With the Miami Heat unable to retain the services of Jones, the highly-coveted free agent picked the Blazers as his new team. The 23-year-old signed a lucrative deal with Portland, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal worth $20.9 million. Last season with the Heat, Jones averaged 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.0 steals in 23.3 minutes per contest.

Giles, who spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings, signed with the Blazers on a one-year deal worth $1.7 million. With Hassan Whiteside opting to sign with the Kings, Giles should provide some much-needed support for Portland's frontcourt.

Who Are The Blazers Targeting In Free Agency?

Portland's most significant free agent acquisition this offseason came in the form of former Miami Heat wing Derrick Jones Jr. The high-flying 23-year-old was one of the most coveted names on the market, and credit needs to be given to the Blazers for winning the sweepstakes. It will cost them $19.0 million over the next two seasons.

The Blazers also brought in 22-year-old big man Harry Giles, who spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings, on a one-year, $1.7 million deal.

Other names that were linked to the Blazers during the offseason included Jae Crowder, Paul Millsap, Markieff Morris, and Robin Lopez.

Who Did The Blazers Most Recently Trade For?

The Blazers weren't involved in a Russell Westbrook-John Wall caliber trade, but their most recent acquisition might just be what Portland needs to take them to the next level.

On Nov. 22, the Blazers sent Trevor Ariza, Isaiah Stewart, and a 2021 first-round pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Robert Covington. The Rockets had a bit of a fire sale in the offseason, and Covington was one of the first to go.

The 6-foot-7 wingman joined the Rockets in the middle of last season, and his impact was immediate and significant. He proved to be a key piece in Houston's micro-ball lineup, serving as an undersized big for coach Mike D'Antoni. In 22 games played for Hosuton, Covington averaged 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals, and a career-best 2.2 blocks, while also connecting on 2.4 triples per game.

Covington is one of the best 3-and-D players in the league today, and on paper at least, he's a tremendous addition for the Blazers.

What Is The Best Blazers Roster Of All-Time?

By default, the Blazers' lineup from the 1976-77 season takes the cake for Portland's greatest roster of all time. This franchise has only won the title once throughout its history, and it came during that memorable season.

The great Bill Walton led the squad to the championship, getting a lot of help from fellow all-time greats in Maurice Lucas and Lionel Hollins. Bob Gross, Dave Twardzik, Herm Gilliam, Larry Steele, Johnny Davis, Robin Jones, and Lloyd Neal were also members of Portland’s historic 1976-77 roster.

What Is The Blazers' Salary Cap?

With $93 million in guaranteed salaries for the upcoming season, the Blazers already had minimal cap maneuverability to begin with.

They signed Rodney Hood to a new two-year deal worth around $10.4 million per season, while also re-signing Carmelo Anthony to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Mario Hezonja also opted into his $2.0 million deal for next term.

The Blazers also brought on a couple of free agents in Derrick Jones Jr. (two years, $20.9 million) and Harry Giles (one year, $1.7 million).

Portland also opted to let Hassan Whiteside walk away, and they traded away Trevor Ariza and his $11 million salary next term.

All-in-all, the Blazers have total salary cap allocations of $130,749,148, which is over the NBA’s salary cap but just below the luxury tax threshold.

Top portland trail blazers Roster Questions

Who Did The Blazers Recently Sign?

The Blazers brought on several new players into the fold during the offseason, as they look to mount a more formidable challenge in the West.

Portland signed a couple of free agents on the same day (Nov. 22), coming in the form of Harry Giles and Derrick Jones Jr.

With the Miami Heat unable to retain the services of Jones, the highly-coveted free agent picked the Blazers as his new team. The 23-year-old signed a lucrative deal with Portland, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal worth $20.9 million. Last season with the Heat, Jones averaged 8.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.0 steals in 23.3 minutes per contest.

Giles, who spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings, signed with the Blazers on a one-year deal worth $1.7 million. With Hassan Whiteside opting to sign with the Kings, Giles should provide some much-needed support for Portland's frontcourt.

Who Are The Blazers Targeting In Free Agency?

Portland's most significant free agent acquisition this offseason came in the form of former Miami Heat wing Derrick Jones Jr. The high-flying 23-year-old was one of the most coveted names on the market, and credit needs to be given to the Blazers for winning the sweepstakes. It will cost them $19.0 million over the next two seasons.

The Blazers also brought in 22-year-old big man Harry Giles, who spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings, on a one-year, $1.7 million deal.

Other names that were linked to the Blazers during the offseason included Jae Crowder, Paul Millsap, Markieff Morris, and Robin Lopez.

Who Did The Blazers Most Recently Trade For?

The Blazers weren't involved in a Russell Westbrook-John Wall caliber trade, but their most recent acquisition might just be what Portland needs to take them to the next level.

On Nov. 22, the Blazers sent Trevor Ariza, Isaiah Stewart, and a 2021 first-round pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Robert Covington. The Rockets had a bit of a fire sale in the offseason, and Covington was one of the first to go.

The 6-foot-7 wingman joined the Rockets in the middle of last season, and his impact was immediate and significant. He proved to be a key piece in Houston's micro-ball lineup, serving as an undersized big for coach Mike D'Antoni. In 22 games played for Hosuton, Covington averaged 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals, and a career-best 2.2 blocks, while also connecting on 2.4 triples per game.

Covington is one of the best 3-and-D players in the league today, and on paper at least, he's a tremendous addition for the Blazers.

What Is The Best Blazers Roster Of All-Time?

By default, the Blazers' lineup from the 1976-77 season takes the cake for Portland's greatest roster of all time. This franchise has only won the title once throughout its history, and it came during that memorable season.

The great Bill Walton led the squad to the championship, getting a lot of help from fellow all-time greats in Maurice Lucas and Lionel Hollins. Bob Gross, Dave Twardzik, Herm Gilliam, Larry Steele, Johnny Davis, Robin Jones, and Lloyd Neal were also members of Portland’s historic 1976-77 roster.

What Is The Blazers' Salary Cap?

With $93 million in guaranteed salaries for the upcoming season, the Blazers already had minimal cap maneuverability to begin with.

They signed Rodney Hood to a new two-year deal worth around $10.4 million per season, while also re-signing Carmelo Anthony to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Mario Hezonja also opted into his $2.0 million deal for next term.

The Blazers also brought on a couple of free agents in Derrick Jones Jr. (two years, $20.9 million) and Harry Giles (one year, $1.7 million).

Portland also opted to let Hassan Whiteside walk away, and they traded away Trevor Ariza and his $11 million salary next term.

All-in-all, the Blazers have total salary cap allocations of $130,749,148, which is over the NBA’s salary cap but just below the luxury tax threshold.