In the 2008-2009 NBA season, the young Portland TrailBlazers, despite a disappointing first-round playoff loss to Houston, showed great potential. Behind stars Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge, the Blazers were albe to rack up 54 wins in the regular season, a huge change from two years previous, when they had about 24 wins all season. A young and dynamic cast of players made it happen, and now they are seen as seriosu threats in the Western Conference, known for power teams. In a couple seasons, the Blazers could be on their way to the NBA Finals. This is the Fan Club dedicated to the Blazers and their players. The Roster (As of Today): Brandon Roy, G LaMarcus Aldridge, F Greg Oden, C Steve Blake, PG Joel Przybilla, C Travis Outlaw, F Nicolas Batum, F-G Martell Webster (injured for all but five minutes this season) G-F Sergio Rodriguez, PG Rudy Fernandez, G-F Channing Frye, F-C Jerryd Bayless, PG Michael Ruffin, F-C Shavlik Randolph, F Raef LaFrentz (injured all season) F-C It looks as if Ruffin, Frye, Randolph and LaFrentz will take a walk, and Roy and LA lead the group of players expected to be signed to contract extensions. It is also possible that Rodriguez will leave as well, given his comments a few days ago about needing "a change of scenery". I find that this is not a good thing for Portland; Sergio brought a dynamic passing style to the team, something that they will lack if he leaves for another team. If the team stays mostly intact, this team should go far next season. If Oden can stay healthy and learn from his mistakes this season, he will give the team a strong center presence, and Joel Przybilla should get a lot of minutes either off the bench (for LA or Oden) or in the starting lineup. Fernandez, Bayless and Outlaw bring flair off the bench, combining to make a great young group of players that add depth to the roster, and the return of Webster to the lineup will give the team another scoring threat off the bench (if Batum stays at starting SF). Batum is a smart young guy that provides lockdown D (sort of like Bruce Bowen of the Spurs; doesn't score much, but plays good D and can knock down the occasional 3-point shot). The Blazers have 5 draft picks in this year's draft; hopefully, they will add a few extra pieces to the puzzle, and then the Blazers can have a strong follow-up season next year.