Portland Trail Blazers Draft Profile


Picks Held: 16, 46


  • Window revolves around Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum
  • Jusuf Nurkic is entering his first full season back since his leg injury in the 2018-19 season
  • Injuries plagued the Blazers’ 2019-20 season

Team Needs: Switchable wing, big man depth

Current players under contract for next season: 

Guards: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Gary Trent Jr, Anfernee Simons

Wings: Trevor Ariza, Nassir Little 

Bigs: Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins

Options: Rodney Hood (player), Mario Hezonja (player)

Upcoming FA: Hassan Whiteside, Wenyen Gabriel (RFA)

Past 5 drafts:

2015: Pat Connaughton, Daniel Diez

2016: Jake Layman

2017: Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan

2018: Gary Trent Jr, Anfernee Simons

2019: Nassir Little

#16 big board

  1. Saddiq Bey
  2. Precious Achiuwa
  3. Josh Green
  4. Desmond Bane
  5. Jay Scrubb
  6. Aaron Nesmith
  7. Tyrese Maxey
  8. Theo Maledon
  9. RJ Hampton
  10. Grant Riller
  11. Tyrell Terry
  12. Jaden McDaniels
  13. Malachi Flynn
  14. Leandro Bolmaro
  15. Jalen Smith

#46 big board:

  1. Robert Woodard II
  2. Tyler Bey
  3. Cassius Stanley
  4. Mason Jones
  5. Nico Mannion
  6. Kaleb Wesson
  7. Borisa Simanic
  8. Josh Hall
  9. Ty-Shon Alexander
  10. Kylor Kelley

Other options: The Blazers seem locked in on Jay Scrubb, which could give them flexibility to trade down and still take him, should the rest of the league lack similar interest. The Blazers need to continue adding depth, and in a draft full of  role players, it’s hard to see Portland passing up the 46th pick. While the Blazers could make some noise and move up, even if only in the 2nd round, the Blazers are in a good situation without sacrificing future assets. With Portland having no second round pick for 2021, the Blazers need to add cheap talent as much as possible.