2023-24 will be the dawn of a new era for the Portland Trail Blazers, as the team starts a campaign without franchise GOAT Damian Lillard on the roster for the first time since 2011-12.
In his stead will be former No. 3 overall pick Scoot Henderson, a rookie with a lot of hype behind him considering his draft status. Henderson is an explosive, strong athlete who has the speed and strength to the basket with aplomb, and who has a solid touch on pull-up midrange jumpers.
Former No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton will also help usher in this new era for Portland, as the team acquired the former Phoenix player this summer. Perhaps a fresh start will be what Ayton needed to improve his nightly impact.
Veterans Malcolm Brogdon, Jerami Grant and Robert Williams will be the other names to watch for the Blazers, as they could help Portland win games this season… or be traded by the deadline for more future draft capital.
Below, the 2023-24 Portland Trail Blazers depth chart: starters and backups.
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