2001–02 Portland Trail Blazers season

The 2001–02 NBA season was the 32nd season for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, head coach Mike Dunleavy was fired after four years and two trips to the Western Conference finals, and was replaced with Maurice Cheeks, as the Blazers acquired Derek Anderson and Steve Kerr from the San Antonio Spurs, and signed free agent Ruben Patterson. Kerr was a former teammate of Scottie Pippen on the Chicago Bulls, where they won three championships in the late 1990s. The Blazers struggled with a 13–18 start, but then went on a 12-game winning streak between February and March, finishing third in the Pacific Division with a 49–33 record, and making the playoffs for the 20th consecutive year.

As in the previous year, the Blazers faced the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, and the result was identical: the Blazers were swept in three straight games by the Lakers, who would go on to win their third consecutive NBA championship. It was the fifth time in six years the Blazers' postseason run was ended by the Lakers. Following the season, Shawn Kemp was released and later signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic, and Kerr was traded back to the San Antonio Spurs.

Draft picks

Roster

Roster listing
Portland Trail Blazers roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G/F1United StatesAnderson, Derek6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)194 lb (88 kg)Kentucky
G12United StatesBarkley, Erick6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)177 lb (80 kg)St. John's
C44CameroonBoumtje-Boumtje, Ruben7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)257 lb (117 kg)Georgetown
G9United StatesBrunson, Rick6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)190 lb (86 kg)Temple
G23United StatesButler, Mitchell6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)210 lb (95 kg)UCLA
F/C34United StatesDavis, Dale6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)230 lb (104 kg)Clemson
C14United StatesDudley, Chris6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)235 lb (107 kg)Yale
F/C40United StatesKemp, Shawn6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)230 lb (104 kg)Trinity Valley CC
G25United StatesKerr, Steve6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)175 lb (79 kg)Arizona
G/F21United StatesPatterson, Ruben6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)224 lb (102 kg)Cincinnati
F33United StatesPippen, Scottie6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)210 lb (95 kg)Central Arkansas
F50United StatesRandolph, Zach6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)260 lb (118 kg)Michigan State
G3United StatesStoudamire, Damon5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)171 lb (78 kg)Arizona
F/C30United StatesWallace, Rasheed6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)225 lb (102 kg)North Carolina
G/F6United StatesWells, Bonzi6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)210 lb (95 kg)Ball State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular season

Season standings



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

Record vs. opponents

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(3) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (6) Portland Trail Blazers Last Playoff Meeting: 2001 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-0)

Player statistics

Legend
  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

Season

Playoffs

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