1982–83 Portland Trail Blazers season

The 1982–83 season was the 13th season of the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Blazers finished 46–36, a four-game improvement from the previous season.

In the 1983 NBA Playoffs, the Blazers won their first playoff series since their championship season of 1976–77, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in their first-round best-of-three series in a two-game sweep and gaining a measure of revenge for the Sonics' having eliminated them from the postseason in 1978 and 1980.

However, the Blazers were bested in their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one, on the Lakers' way to the 1983 NBA Finals.

Draft picks

Note: This is not a complete list; only the first two rounds are covered, as well as any other picks by the franchise who played at least one NBA game.


Roster listing
Portland Trail Blazers roster
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G10Buse, Don6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)190 lb (86 kg)Evansville
F34Carr, Kenny6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)220 lb (100 kg)North Carolina State
F/C42Cooper, Wayne6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)220 lb (100 kg)New Orleans
F22Judkins, Jeff6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)185 lb (84 kg)Utah
F3Lamp, Jeff6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)195 lb (88 kg)Virginia
PG12Lever, Fat6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)170 lb (77 kg)Arizona State
SF33Natt, Calvin6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)220 lb (100 kg)Louisiana–Monroe
C24Norris, Audie6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)230 lb (104 kg)Jackson State
G4Paxson, Jim6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)200 lb (91 kg)Dayton
F/C43Thompson, Mychal6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)226 lb (103 kg)Minnesota
G10Valentine, Darnell6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)183 lb (83 kg)Kansas
F31Verhoeven, Pete6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)215 lb (98 kg)Fresno State
Head coach

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season

The Trail Blazers played their home games at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Season standings

z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

Game log


West First Round

(4) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers: Blazers win series 2–0

Last playoff meeting: 1980 Western Conference First round (Seattle won 2-1)

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Portland Trail Blazers: Lakers win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 118, Portland 97
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 112, Portland 106
  • Game 3 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland: Los Angeles 115, Portland 109 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ Memorial Coliseum, Portland: Portland 108, Los Angeles 95
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles: Los Angeles 116, Portland 108

Last playoff meeting: 1977 Western Conference Finals (Portland won 4-0)

Player statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game



Awards and honors


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