1971-72 Trail Blazers Team

Group Category: Historical Teams

About this Group: Overall record: 18-64 (17th in league, 9th in conference, 5th in division)

Playoff record: N/A

Key draft picks: Sidney Wicks, UCLA (1st round), Charles Yelverton, Fordham (2nd), Larry Steele, Kentucky (3rd), Bill Smith, Syracuse (3rd)

Key roster moves: Traded Jim Barnett to San Francisco for three draft picks---one future (Charles Yelverton, Bill Smith, Dave Twardzik), LeRoy Ellis to LA Lakers for a future draft pick (Ollie Johnson).

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Date Founded: Dec 3, 2009

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  1. 12/29/09

    1971-1972 Team Bio

    Written by trailblazers

    Under new head coach Jack McCloskey, the Blazers struggled to a 21-61 finish and won just 13 times at home. But Portland, with two of the league's top-10 scorers (Geoff Petrie, 24.9 ppg, and Sidney Wicks, 23.8 ppg) providing the punch, played an upbeat, fastbreak brand of basketball that helped boost home attendance by more than 1,000 a game over the previous season. Continue Reading

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