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Damian Lillard walks on the court pregame before the Blazers took on the Golden State Warriors on April 9 at the Moda Center.

After finishing the 2022-2023 season with a 33-49 record that was the fifth worst in the NBA — and fielding uncompetitive lineups down the stretch — the Portland Trail Blazers enter what needs to be a highly productive offseason.

Sitting at No. 5, Portland has a 10.5% chance at landing the No. 1 pick in the NBA Lottery going down May 16, plus a 42.1% chance of moving into the top four. It also comes with a 55.6% chance to move back from No. 5.


Managing sports editor

I'm Pamplin Media Group's managing sports editor, overseeing our sports sections across our entire network. On top of that, I help the Portland Tribune by covering the Portland Trail Blazers and local high school sports. From Colorado, I enjoy the lack of snow in Portland and enjoy a night out perusing the next big food truck.

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