2008-2009 Trail Blazers Team

Group Category: Historical Teams

About this Group: Overall record: 54-28 (tie, 5th in league, tie, 2nd in conference, tie, first in division)

Playoff record: 2-4 (Lost to Houston in Western Conference First Round)

Key draft picks: Brandon Rush (1st round), Joey Dorsey, Omer Asik, Mike Taylor (2nd)

Key roster moves: Acquired draft rights to Darrell Arthur from New Orleans for cash considerations; Acquired draft rights to Nicolas Batum from Houston in exchange for draft rights to Darrell Arthur and Joey Dorsey; Sent draft rights to Omer Asik to Chicago in exchange for three second round draft picks from Chicago and Denver; Sent draft rights to Mike Taylor to the L.A. Clippers in exchange for a 2009 second round draft pick; Acquired Ike Diogu and draft rights to Jerryd Bayless in exchange for Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts, draft rights to Brandon Rush and cash considerations; Acquired Michael Ruffin in exchange for Ike Diogu as part of three-team trade involving Chicago and Sacramento.

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Date Founded: Dec 3, 2009

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  1. 01/19/10

    2008-2009 Team Bio

    Written by trailblazers  / avg. rating: 5

    2008-09 was a year in which the Trail Blazers returned to NBA prominence. The Trail Blazers won 54 games, the fifth highest in franchise history, good enough to earn the title of co-division champions of the Northwest and a first round matchup against the Houston Rockets, marking the first time the team had reached the playoffs in six years. Continue Reading

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    1. Prophet21

      Prophet21 posted on 12/24/09 at 11:30 AM / view full discussion

      Hey Boomer, I know this is a later thread but I just wanted to point out (in case you didn't know) Webster was #8 since we drafted him. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.. but I'm pretty sure you can't change your number until you've been in for 4 years. So now Webster is #23 and they probably just haven't updated the "official roster". Not sure it really matters but thought I'd put that in there. =) Very glad to know we have some Aussie support even before we drafted Mills! I'm excited to see him on the floor! Merry Christmas!
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    1. BOOMER

      BOOMER posted on 12/04/09 at 3:00 PM / view full discussion

      Thanks for helping me out with the #8 question mate its really apprciated, as I had already ordered and paid for it. Bit funny the so called official site has him listed as #0 and Martell Webster as #8. That aside I think Patty will be everything you would expect and more once he gets past the injury fully. His performance at the Olympics showed he is ready and able to perform at the elite level and was not intimidated by Lebron, Kobe and the like. I know he will be a bolter and there will be quite a few teams that will regret overlooking him. GO BLAZERS.
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    1. DHawes22

      DHawes22 posted on 12/04/09 at 1:41 PM / view full discussion

      Patrick Mills wears #8 I hope your boy from down under can provide a nick spark off of the bench next year! I loved picking him up late in the 2nd round and think he has the quickness and shooting ability to be an effective NBA player.
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    1. BOOMER

      BOOMER posted on 12/04/09 at 12:43 AM / view full discussion

      Hi from Australia mate, I just have a quick question and I hope you can answer it. Can you tell me if Patrick Mills has jersey #8 or #0. I have always been a Blazers Fan and now Patty is playin I have ordered one with his name and the #8 from the nbastore.com who had him listed with #8 and I have since been to the official Blazers site and he is listed as #0. I hope you can answer this for me. Cheers
                                                                BOOMER
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    1. DHawes22

      DHawes22 posted on 12/03/09 at 11:31 AM / view full discussion

      Welcome to the group, start talking here.
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