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Portland Trail Blazers 2019 Offseason and Team Outlook

2018-19 Record 53-29
2019-20 Record 57-25 Prediction

The departures on this team were really just dead weight anyway. I can see this team utilizing the playing time among all of their current players and of course giving the full green light to Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. They have brought in some expiring contracts that are going to really benefit this team moving forward, a $19.3 mil contract for Kent Bazemore and a $27.1 mil contract for Hassan Whiteside. Damian Lillard is already paid, and they just have figure a way to sign back McCollum in two years, which shouldn’t be a problem with the amount of cap space coming off, and they could possibly even add another key free agent in the process.

They have drafted well this year with Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little, filling needs, and brought in Mario Hezonja to help on the wing. They have upped Rodney Hood contract, which I think he deserved, and Zach Collins will also be a part of the team for at least another two years, and if they can resign him, he could be a core piece of the future. I’m not sure who is going to start at PF, but I would imagine just a filler such as Labissiere or Tolliver, and Collins plays the majority of the minutes off the bench. They have brought in Hassan Whiteside as insurance for Jusuf Nurkic. Portland is poised for what I think will be an improved season over last year.

I love what they have done with this team this year centered around their main two. Portland is my surprise team of the West. They will be in the thick of it when it is all over with the Rockets, Lakers, and Clippers, Warriors, Jazz, and Thunder.

Roster Cap Figures
Current & future salary payroll figures for players on the active roster.

Damian Lillard MAX PG $29,802,321 $31,626,953 $43,750,000 $47,250,000 $50,750,000
C.J. McCollum SG $27,556,959 $29,354,152 UFA -
Kent Bazemore SG $19,269,662 UFA -
Rodney Hood SG $5,718,000 $6,003,900 UFA
Anfernee Simons SG $2,149,560 $2,252,040 $3,938,818 RFA
Mario Hezonja SG $1,737,145 $1,923,136 UFA
Gary Trent Jr. SG $1,416,852 $1,663,861 RFA -
Nassir Little SF $2,105,520 $2,210,640 $2,316,240 $4,171,548 RFA
Skal Labissiere PF $2,338,847 RFA -
Anthony Tolliver PF $1,620,564 UFA - -
Hassan Whiteside MAX C $27,093,019 UFA
Jusuf Nurkic C $13,250,000 $14,138,889 $13,250,000 UFA -
Zach Collins C $4,240,200 $5,406,255 RFA -

Key Departures: Al Forouq Aminu, Maurice Harkless, Enes Kanter, Evan Turner, Seth Curry, Jake Layman
Key Additions: Hassan Whiteside, Anfernee Simons, Mario Hezonja, Nassir Little
Most Improved: Rodney Hood, Zach Collins, Mario Hezonja
Team Outlook Through 2023: A+

Per Game Stats 2018-19

Rk Age G GS MP▼ FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS/G
1 Damian Lillard 28 80 80 35.5 8.5 19.2 .444 3.0 8.0 .369 5.6 11.1 .499 .522 5.9 6.4 .912 0.9 3.8 4.6 6.9 1.1 0.4 2.7 1.9 25.8
2 CJ McCollum 27 70 70 33.9 8.2 17.8 .459 2.4 6.4 .375 5.8 11.4 .506 .527 2.3 2.7 .828 0.9 3.1 4.0 3.0 0.8 0.4 1.5 2.5 21.0
3 Al-Farouq Aminu 28 81 81 28.3 3.2 7.3 .433 1.2 3.5 .343 2.0 3.9 .514 .514 1.9 2.1 .867 1.4 6.1 7.5 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.9 1.8 9.4
4 Jusuf Nurkić 24 72 72 27.4 5.8 11.5 .508 0.0 0.4 .103 5.8 11.1 .523 .510 3.9 5.1 .773 3.4 7.0 10.4 3.2 1.0 1.4 2.3 3.5 15.6
5 Rodney Hood 26 27 4 24.4 3.6 8.0 .452 1.1 3.1 .345 2.6 4.9 .519 .518 1.2 1.5 .805 0.3 1.4 1.7 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.7 9.6
6 Maurice Harkless 25 60 53 23.6 3.2 6.5 .487 0.6 2.0 .275 2.6 4.5 .582 .530 0.8 1.2 .671 1.3 3.2 4.5 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.8 2.7 7.7
7 Enes Kanter 26 23 8 22.3 5.4 9.3 .577 0.1 0.5 .250 5.3 8.8 .596 .584 2.2 3.0 .735 3.7 4.9 8.6 1.4 0.6 0.4 1.7 2.7 13.1
8 Evan Turner 30 73 2 22.0 2.8 6.1 .460 0.2 0.7 .212 2.6 5.4 .494 .473 1.0 1.5 .708 0.5 4.0 4.5 3.9 0.5 0.2 1.6 1.5 6.8
9 Seth Curry 28 74 2 18.9 2.9 6.3 .456 1.5 3.4 .450 1.3 2.9 .463 .577 0.6 0.7 .846 0.4 1.3 1.6 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.8 1.3 7.9
10 Jake Layman 24 71 33 18.7 3.0 6.0 .509 0.8 2.5 .326 2.2 3.4 .646 .579 0.7 1.0 .704 0.8 2.3 3.1 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.6 1.6 7.6

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