2008–09 Portland Trail Blazers season

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2008–09 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach Nate McMillan
Arena Rose Garden
Results
Record 54–28 (.659)
Place Division: 2nd (Northwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Northwest, KGW
Radio KXTG
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 Portland Trail Blazers season is the 39th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

  • An MRI revealed that Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy needed arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in the meniscus of his left knee. The surgery was scheduled for Thursday, August 14.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2008 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 13 Brandon Rush Guard USA Kansas
1 27 Darrell Arthur Power Forward USA Kansas
2 33 Joey Dorsey Center USA Memphis
2 36 Ömer Aşık Center Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
2 55 Mike Taylor Guard USA Iowa State

Draft Day trades[edit]

Roster[edit]

Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 12 United States Aldridge, LaMarcus (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas
G/F 88 France Batum, Nicolas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) France
G 4 United States Bayless, Jerryd 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Arizona
PG 2 United States Blake, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Maryland
G 5 Spain Fernández, Rudy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Spain
F/C 44 United States Frye, Channing (FA) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Arizona
F/C 9 United States LaFrentz, Raef (FA) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kansas
C 52 United States Oden, Greg 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Ohio State
F 25 United States Outlaw, Travis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Starkville HS (MS)
C 10 United States Przybilla, Joel 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Minnesota
PF 42 United States Randolph, Shavlik (FA) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
PG 11 Spain Rodríguez, Sergio 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Spain
G 7 United States Roy, Brandon (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) Washington
PF 51 United States Ruffin, Michael (FA) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Tulsa
G/F 8 United States Webster, Martell Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Seattle Prep (WA)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2009-02-18

Preseason[edit]

2008–09 game log
2008–09 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yDenver Nuggets 54 28 .659 33–8 21–20 12–4 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 34–7 20–21 11–5 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 6 33–8 15–26 10–6 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 30 11–30 13–28 3–13 82
Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 31 15–26 8–33 4–12 82
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 65 17 .793
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 11
3 y-San Antonio Spurs 54 28 .659 11
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 53 29 .646 12
6 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 15
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 49 33 .598 16
8 x-Utah Jazz 48 34 .585 17
9 Phoenix Suns 46 36 .561 19
10 Golden State Warriors 29 53 .354 36
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 24 58 .293 41
12 Memphis Grizzlies 24 58 .293 41
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 23 59 .280 42
14 Los Angeles Clippers 19 63 .232 46
15 Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 48

Game log[edit]

2008–09 game log
2008–09 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2009 playoff game log
2009 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Source: [2]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
LaMarcus Aldridge 81 81 37.1 .484 .250 .781 7.5 1.9 .95 .95 18.1
Nicolas Batum 79 76 18.4 .446 .369 .808 2.8 .9 .63 .51 5.4
Jerryd Bayless 53 0 12.4 .365 .259 .806 1.1 1.5 .30 .04 4.3
Steve Blake 69 69 31.7 .428 .427 .840 2.5 5.0 1.0 .06 11.0
Rudy Fernández 78 4 25.6 .425 .399 .839 2.7 2.0 .88 .15 10.4
Channing Frye 63 1 11.8 .423 .333 .722 2.2 .4 .27 .25 4.2
Greg Oden 61 39 21.5 .564 .000 .637 7.0 .5 .41 1.13 8.9
Travis Outlaw 81 6 27.7 .453 .377 .723 4.1 1.0 .58 .70 12.8
Joel Przybilla 82 43 23.8 .625 .000 .663 8.7 .3 .41 1.18 5.5
Shavlik Randolph 10 0 3.7 .615 1.000 .250 1.8 0 0 .1 1.8
Sergio Rodríguez 80 13 15.3 .392 .325 .792 1.6 3.6 .68 .03 4.5
Brandon Roy 78 78 37.2 .480 .377 .824 4.7 5.1 1.13 .28 22.6
Michael Ruffin 11 0 3.2 .286 .000 1.000 1.0 0 .27 .09 .5
Martell Webster 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
LaMarcus Aldridge 6 6 39.5 .490 .250 .700 7.5 1.3 .5 1.67 19.5
Nicolas Batum 6 5 10.5 .556 .500 0 .5 .2 .7 .33 2.0
Jerryd Bayless 2 0 5.5 .333 .000 .667 .5 0 0 .5 3.0
Steve Blake 6 6 38.5 .489 .417 .714 4.0 6.2 .83 0 9.8
Rudy Fernández 6 1 27.0 .429 .421 1.000 2.8 1.0 1.33 .5 7.5
Channing Frye 4 0 9.0 .357 .000 .667 .8 .3 0 0 3.0
Greg Oden 6 0 16.0 .524 .000 .667 4.3 0 .33 1.0 5.0
Travis Outlaw 6 0 28.3 .318 .250 .667 3.0 .5 .83 .67 9.0
Joel Przybilla 6 6 27.0 .556 .000 .500 7.3 1.3 .67 2.0 3.8
Sergio Rodríguez 5 0 5.4 .333 .000 .000 .6 1.4 0 .2 .8
Brandon Roy 6 6 39.7 .459 .471 .870 4.8 2.8 1.33 1.17 26.7
Michael Ruffin 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .500 5.0 0 0 0 1

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 12/18/08 - Brandon Roy scores 52 points (2nd most in team history) in 124-119 win over Phoenix.
  • 2/22/09 - Steve Blake ties the NBA record and sets the team record of assists in a quarter with 14 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • 4/15/09 - Rudy Fernández sets the rookie record for 3-point baskets made in a season with 159.

Transactions[edit]

[3]

Trades[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Jerryd Bayless July 9 Indiana Pacers
Ike Diogu July 9 Indiana Pacers
Michael Ruffin February 18 Chicago Bulls[4]

Subtractions[edit]

Player Left New team
Jarrett Jack July 9 Indiana Pacers
Josh McRoberts July 9 Indiana Pacers
Brandon Rush July 9 Indiana Pacers
Ike Diogu February 18 Sacramento Kings[4]

Free Agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Shavlik Randolph September 25 Philadelphia 76ers

Subtractions[edit]

Player Left New team
James Jones July 8 Miami Heat
Darius Miles August 22 Boston Celtics

See also[edit]

References[edit]