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Potential Playoff Matchups

If the Blazers get into the playoffs this year, they will be playing one of 4 teams in the first round:

Spurs

Lakers

Mavericks

Thunder

This is jumping way ahead, but assuming Portland's current active players are healthy going into the first round, who does Portland match up best with?

Each team presents their problems. Spurs with their 3 point shooting and tough rebounding. Lakers have size that Portland can longer match up with if Bynum is healthy. And the Kobe factor. Mavericks have the Dirk factor and Jason Terry seems to kill us every time we play them. The Thunder have a point guard who absolutely dominates our back court. And Durant is a crunch time killer. Plus, Ibaka has been able to guard Aldridge fairly well. Who knows how Perkins is going to impact their team?

Spurs Roster

 2010-11 Roster
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
25 James Anderson G 6-6 215 03/25/1989   Oklahoma State R
45 DeJuan Blair C 6-7 270 04/22/1989   Pittsburgh 1
15 Matt Bonner F-C 6-10 235 04/05/1980   Florida 6
21 Tim Duncan F 6-11 255 04/25/1976   Wake Forest 13
20 Manu Ginobili G 6-6 205 07/28/1977   Bahia Blanca, Argentina 8
3 George Hill G 6-2 180 05/04/1986   IUPUI 2
12 Othyus Jeffers G-F 6-5 210 08/15/1985   Robert Morris (Ill.) 1
24 Richard Jefferson F 6-7 230 06/21/1980   Arizona 9
34 Antonio McDyess F-C 6-9 245 09/07/1974   Alabama 14
14 Gary Neal G 6-4 210 10/03/1984   Towson R
23 Steve Novak F 6-10 240 06/13/1983   Marquette 4
9 Tony Parker G 6-2 185 05/17/1982   Paris, France 9
11 Chris Quinn G 6-2 175 09/27/1983   Notre Dame 4
22 Tiago Splitter F 6-11 240 01/01/1985

  Brazil

 

Mavericks Roster

 2010-11 Roster
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
11 Jose Barea G 6-0 175 06/26/1984   Northeastern 4
3 Rodrigue Beaubois G 6-2 185 02/24/1988   Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe 1
13 Corey Brewer F 6-9 188 03/05/1986   Florida 3
4 Caron Butler F 6-7 228 03/13/1980   Connecticut 8
35 Brian Cardinal F 6-8 240 05/02/1977   Purdue 10
6 Tyson Chandler C 7-1 235 10/02/1982   Dominguez HS (CA) 9
33 Brendan Haywood C 7-0 263 11/27/1979   North Carolina 9
20 Dominique Jones G 6-5 215 10/15/1988   South Florida R
2 Jason Kidd - C G 6-4 210 03/23/1973   California 16
28 Ian Mahinmi C 6-11 230 11/05/1986   Rouen, France 2
0 Shawn Marion F 6-7 228 05/07/1978   UNLV 11
41 Dirk Nowitzki - C F 7-0 245 06/19/1978   Wurzburg, Germany 12
92 DeShawn Stevenson G 6-5 218 04/03/1981   Washington Union HS (CA) 10
16 Peja Stojakovic F 6-10 229 06/09/1977   Belgrade, Serbia 12
31 Jason Terry G 6-2 180 09/15/1977   Arizona 11

 

 

Lakers Roster

 2010-11 Roster
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
15 Ron Artest F 6-7 260 11/13/1979   St. John's 11
9 Matt Barnes F 6-7 226 03/09/1980   UCLA 7
5 Steve Blake G 6-3 172 02/26/1980   Maryland 7
12 Shannon Brown G 6-4 210 11/29/1985   Michigan State 4
24 Kobe Bryant - C G 6-6 205 08/23/1978   Lower Merion HS (PA) 14
17 Andrew Bynum C 7-0 285 10/27/1987   St. Joseph HS (NJ) 5
45 Derrick Caracter F 6-9 275 05/04/1988   Texas-El Paso R
3 Devin Ebanks F 6-9 215 10/28/1989   West Virginia R
2 Derek Fisher - C G 6-1 210 08/09/1974   Arkansas-Little Rock 14
16 Pau Gasol C 7-0 250 07/06/1980   Barcelona, Spain 9
7 Lamar Odom F 6-10 230 11/06/1979   Rhode Island 11
50 Theo Ratliff C 6-10 235 04/17/1973   Wyoming 15
1 Joe Smith F-C 6-10 225 07/26/1975   Maryland 15
4 Luke Walton F 6-8 235 03/28/1980   Arizona 7

 

Thunder Roster

 2010-11 Roster
NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS
45 Cole Aldrich C 6-11 245 10/31/1988   Kansas R
4 Nick Collison F-C 6-10 255 10/26/1980   Kansas 6
14 Daequan Cook G 6-5 210 04/28/1987   Ohio State 3
35 Kevin Durant - C F 6-9 230 09/29/1988   Texas 3
13 James Harden G 6-5 220 08/26/1989   Arizona State 1
9 Serge Ibaka F-C 6-10 235 09/18/1989   Brazzaville, Republic of Congo 1
7 Royal Ivey G 6-4 215 12/20/1981   Texas 6
6 Eric Maynor G 6-3 175 06/11/1987   Virginia Commonwealth 1
8 Nazr Mohammed C 6-10 250 09/05/1977   Kentucky 12
23 Byron Mullens C 7-0 275 02/14/1989   Ohio State 1
5 Kendrick Perkins C 6-10 280 11/10/1984   Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX) 7
3 Nate Robinson G 5-9 180 05/31/1984   Washington 5
2 Thabo Sefolosha G 6-7 215 05/02/1984   Vevey, Switzerland 4
0 Russell Westbrook - C G 6-3 187 11/12/1988   UCLA
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