There was a piece done by John Hollinger about All-time NBA Franchise Rankings.
Referenced already by dpnim in a fan shot.
So what Hollinger was doing was a comprehensive average of each year the team has been in existence putting emphasis on winning, winning and championships. His rating gave some credit to intangibles but of the teams I was looking at the intangibles only dropped Portland behind Utah and left the other teams I had access to 1-10 unaffected.
Here are the current totals of championships owned by NBA teams
My rating system would put more emphasis on championships because that is all that is important
1. Celtics 2. Lakers 3. Bulls 4. San Antonio 5. 76ers
6. Detroit 7. Golden State 8. Houston 9. Knicks 10. Bullets
11. Portland 12. Heat 13. Seattle 14. Bucks 15. Hawks
With everyone below that as insignificant because they didn't win a championship.
So where do the TrailBlazers end up in 2020?
What kind of wild expectations do we have of the team we have.
I was listening on the Pod cast and they were saying they would be happy with one win in the championship.
They mentioned they thought a nice 5-7 year run might open up.
Assuming Kevin Pritchard is here for the next 11 years what are the expectations on Kevin Pritchard and management to bring in the pieces to keep us winning
Also assuming Nate McMillan is here in 11 years will he become the next Red Auerbach, 10+ championships or the next Rick Adelman good coach no rings (coaching styles aside)
This is hard to predict, but this is more of a estimation.
Obviously some of these teams could end up winning more, the question is will we have more then them more then the actual number.
I personally see us ahead of San Antonio and behind Chicago by the year 2025.