1981-1982 Trail Blazers Team

Group Category: Historical Teams

About this Group: Overall record: 42-40 (tie, 13th in league, 8th in conference, 5th in division)

Playoff Record: N/A

KEY DRAFT PICKS: Jeff Lamp, Virginia, and Darnell Valentine, Kansas (both 1st round),Petur Gudmundsson, Washington (3rd); Peter Verhoeven, Fresno State (4th)

KEY ROSTER MOVES: Traded Tom Owens to Indiana for a 1984 1st round draft pick (used to draft Sam Bowie); Traded Mike Gale to Golden State for two 2nd round draft picks; Kermit Washington retired on January 26.

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Date Founded: Dec 3, 2009

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  1. 12/29/09

    1981-1982 Team Bio

    Written by trailblazers

    Even though they finished the year at 42-40, two games above .500, the 1981-82 Trail Blazers became the first Portland team to miss the NBA Playoffs in six seasons. While only 12 of the 22 other teams in the league had better records, four of those were in the tough Pacific Division and seven were in the Western Conference. Continue Reading

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