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Blazers Sit At No. 20 In NBA Power Rankings

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Here's your latest round up of NBA Power Rankings updates. The Portland Trail Blazers are 28-33, good for fourth in the Northwest Division and 11th overall in the Western Conference. Portland went 1-3 last week.

Marc Stein, Blazers are No. 20

Wish I had something smart/comforting to say to Blazer-maniacs after a season that began with Brandon Roy's injury-hastened retirement and yet another health setback to ultimately end Greg Oden's time in Portland is wrapping up with hip surgery for LaMarcus Aldridge. But I don't.

John Hollinger, Blazers are No. 20

John Schuhmann, Blazers are No. 20

Wesley Matthews has taken advantage of LaMarcus Aldridge's absence, hoisting 47 shots and averaging 22 points in the last three games. Jamal Crawford was actually more efficient, scoring 52 points on 35 shots in the first two games, before sitting out Sunday's loss to the Kings.

Chris Sheridan, Blazers are No. 20

Memo to those hoping Paul Allen sells the team: He gets rejuvenated on draft night, and Blazers will likely have two lottery picks (their own, and New Jersey's).

Kurt Helin, Pro Basketball Talk: Blazers are No. 20

Wes Mathews has played well with more minutes. So, there's that for a bright side.

Jeff Sagarin, USA Today: Blazers are No. 19

John Hollinger's Playoff Odds...

  • Portland has a 0 percent chance to make the playoffs's Playoff Odds...

  • Portland has a .2 percent chance to make the playoffs
Basketball Prospectus's Playoff Odds...
  • Portland has a 0 percent chance to make the playoffs

John Hollinger of's advanced stat team rankings...

  • No. 11 in Offensive Efficiency
  • No. 16 in Defensive Efficiency
  • No. 17 in Pace
  • No. 20 in Rebound Rate
John Hollinger of's PER positional rankings...
  • Raymond Felton -- No. 44 among point guards
  • Wesley Matthews -- No. 30 among shooting guards
  • Jamal Crawford -- No. 15 among shooting guards
  • Nicolas Batum -- No. 6 among small forwards
  • LaMarcus Aldridge -- No. 3 among power forwards
  • Kurt Thomas -- No. 49 among centers

-- Ben Golliver | | Twitter