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Oregonian's Top Ten?



The Oregonian today published players 11-15 of the 40 Blazers/40 years series, and Mychal the Mouth comes in at #11, followed by 'Sheed (#12), Bobby Gross (#13), Sidney Wicks (#14), and Lionel Hollins (#15). 

So, whose in the Top 10?  The "big names" not mentioned so far include, in rough chronological order

1) Petrie

2) Walton

3) Lucas

4) Paxson

5) Fat Lever

6) Clyde Drexler

7) Jerome Kersey

8) Terry Porter

9) Buck Williams

10) Clifford Robinson

11) Brandon Roy (notice the big gap between big names...)

12) Oden.

 

My suspicion is that Oden, despite all the press, hasn't made sufficient impact in a Blazer uniform to make the Top 10, so his exclusion to this point means he's not on the list altogether.  Likewise for Fat Lever, who had a bright year as a Blazer, but spent the bulk of his career in Denver.  So given that, we have a top 10--what's the order?

I'd say:

1) Walton

2) Drexler

3) Lucas

4) Roy--after only 4 years in the league, he's this high.

5) Porter

6) Petrie--would be higher if he hadn't gotten hurt

7) Williams

8) Paxson

9) Uncle Cliffy

10) Jerome--the only one in the Top 10 to never be an All-Star

 

Anyone wanna disagree?

For reference, the rest of the list after Hollins is Duck, Kiki, Pippen, Damon, Sabas, Z-Bo, Natt, Ramblin' Rod, Brian Grant, Lloyd Neal, Twardzik, Larry Steele, LMA, Kelvin Ransey, BRB, Ainge, Steve Johnson, Darnell, Johnny Davis, Bonzi, Kenny Carr, John Johnson, Steve Smith, Kermit, and Jim Barnett.  The omission of Jerryd Bayless is a snub of the highest magnitude, BTW.. :)

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