1996-1997 Trail Blazers Team

Group Category: Historical Teams

About this Group: Overall record: 49-33 (11th in league, 5th in conference)

Playoff Record: Lost 3-1 to LA Lakers in Western Conference First Round.

Key Draft Picks: Jermaine O'Neal, Eau Claire H.S., Columbia, S.C. (1st round), Marcus Brown, Murray State (2nd).

Key Roster Moves: Traded Rod Strickland and Harvey Grant to Washington for Rasheed Wallace and Mitchell Butler; Traded James Robinson, Bill Curley and a 1997 1st round draft pick to Minnesota for Isaiah Rider; Traded Randolph Childress, Reggie Jordan and Aaron McKie to Detroit for Stacey Augmon; Signed free agents Aleksandar Djordjevic; Signed Ruben Nembhard and Ennis Whatley to 10-day contracts.

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  1. 12/28/09

    1996-1997 Team Bio

    Written by trailblazers

    For the second year in a row, Coach P.J. Carlesimo's club came on strong in the final two months of the season to nail down a playoff berth, this time the fifth seed in the West. Only a game above.500 going into the last day of February, the Blazers proceeded to go on an 11-game winning streak, the second longest in club history, and finished the season by taking 20 of their last 25 games. Continue Reading

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