With the 2019 NBA Draft right around the corner, now is the last opportunity for the Portland Trail Blazers to properly evaluate this crop of prospects.
With just three days remaining until the 2019 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers better be finished making their list and checking it twice, determining which prospects appear to be naughty or nice.
For many NBA teams, draft day must actually feel like Christmas. It serves as a beacon of hope into the future, a sign for the end of long playoff droughts and miserable years of tanking. For the Blazers however, it’s a much more arduous task.
Armed with the No. 25 overall selection, Portland must scour this year’s crop of prospects and correctly determine which of these players can be difference makers for a team with a championship on its mind. With the most naturally gifted and heavily scouted players off the board, this isn’t always such a simple task.
In the following slides we’ll go in-depth on ten interesting players who could be the answer to some of Portland’s problems. Some of these players might already be off the board by the time the Blazers pick; some of these players may seem like reaches by the time the Blazer’s pick.
That’s OK – whatever decision is made on draft day, it must be made with the utmost confidence that this move will tip the scales in the Portland Trail Blazers’ favor moving forward. Without further ado, here are ten players who could be drafted at No. 25 to help push the Blazers towards that Larry O’Brien Trophy.