While last year was somewhat of a disappointment for the Portland Trail Blazers, who ended the season 27-55, the team is expected to return stronger in 2022/2023. There is a positive expectation for the team’s performance internally, as the squad works towards fulfilling Damian Lillard’s aims of developing the Trail Blazers into title contenders.
They have signed new players and intensified training for this purpose – undoubtedly, they are a team to watch out for in the coming season, and certainly might be worth backing should attractive odds be offered in NBA betting markets this year.
The 2021/2022 Portland Trail Blazers’ Season was their 51st in the NBA. They began the season after a playoff streak, qualifying yearly since the 2013/2014 season. Though the season was ultimately a failure for the Trail Blazers, the team believes it was just a glitch in an otherwise consistent run of playoff qualifications.
Longer term, the Portland Trail Blazers has been a reasonably successful team since the franchise began. The team won the NBA championship in 1977 and progressed to the NBA finals two more times in 1990 and 1992.
The Trail Blazers have 21 straight playoff appearances from 1983 to 2003, making it the second longest streak in the history of the NBA. They also rank third for total playoffs qualification in the NBA, behind the LA Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs, with 34 playoff appearances since 1970.
The Portland Trail Blazers are based in Portland, Oregon and are members of the NBA’s Western Conference, Northwest Division. Initially the franchise was owned by a group of investors, with Larry Weinberg as Chairman. In 1988, Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, bought the team and remained the owner until 2018.
The team is currently owned by a series of holding companies owned by Paul Allen and managed by Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, a subsidiary of Vulcan Inc.
The Trail Blazers began their activities as a franchise, and in 1970, they entered the league as an expansion team. Between 1977 and 1995, they enjoyed a significant following with the team able to sell out 814 home games consecutively, doubling as the longest streak in major American sports at the time.
The Portland Trail Blazers is currently the only basketball team based in the Pacific Northwest region following the relocation of the other teams in the area. The Seattle Super Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Vancouver Grizzles moved to Memphis to become the Memphis Grizzles.