The Trail Blazers amassed a 6-2 recored in bubble play to leap past the Grizzlies in the Western Conference’s postseason standings. With Portland on the precipice of earning a first-round matchup against the Lakers, NBA legend Clyde Drexler paid respect to his former team’s chances in the playoffs.
In an interview with Sam Mitchell and Brian Geltzeiler on the SiriusXM NBA show, Drexler explained that the Blazers are a totally different team with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins healthy. He went on to explain that Portland is at its best when Damian Lillard is setting the table for the big fellas, but he capped his interview by explaining that the Blazers should not be overlooked.
“They are capable of beating any team in the West. They’re a dangerous team.”
Here is a one-minute clip of Drexler’s interview on the SiriusXM NBA show.
"They're a dangerous team"— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) August 14, 2020
Former #Blazers great Clyde Drexler believes Portland can be a tough out if they make it past the Grizzlies this weekend #RipCity pic.twitter.com/LiQamaFQSf
The Blazers will attempt to punch their ticket to the first-round when they face the Grizzlies later today.