1979-1980 Trail Blazers Team

Group Category: Historical Teams

About this Group: Overall record: 38-44 (13th in league, 6th in conference, 4th in division)

Playoff record: 1-2 (Lost to Seattle in Western Conference First Round)

Key draft picks: Jim Paxson, Dayton (1st round)

Key roster moves: Received Kermit Washington and Kevin Kunnert plus a 1st round draft choice from San Diego as compensation for the Clippers signing veteran free agent Bill Walton; Acquired Jim Brewer from Detroit for a 2nd round draft pick in 1981; Traded Clemon Johnson to New Jersey for a 1981 2nd round pick; Traded Lionel Hollins to Philadelphia for a 1981 1st round draft pick and cash; Traded Maurice Lucas and two 1st round draft picks to New Jersey for Calvin Natt; Signed free agents Abdul Jeelani and Billy Ray Bates; Larry Steele and Dave Twardzik both retired at the end of the season because of injures.

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  1. 12/30/09

    1979-1980 Team Bio

    Written by trailblazers

    New faces came on the scene, among them Calvin Natt, Kermit Washington, Kevin Kunnert, Jim Paxson and Billy Ray Bates. Gone were three players who had big roles in the 1977 championship run---Bill Walton, Maurice Lucas and Lionel Hollins. Continue Reading

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