Which Portland Trail Blazers Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

September 23rd, 2014 by Joshua J Vannuccini Leave a reply »

Few teams can boast an abundance of young talent, but the Portland Trail Blazers are one of them. 

It's even more of a luxury to have to assess which players have the most upside and who will flourish first. For the Blazers, guys like Damian Lillard, Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews have developed into legitimate NBA players, often dominating games at their respective positions.

Yet others such as Thomas Robinson, C.J. McCollum and Will Barton have yet to fully step into the spotlight and reach their fullest potential. Developing talent always takes longer than signing established free agents but more often than not pays larger dividends.

It's been a successful route for most, but it's been a rather shaky one for Portland fans in years past. From Greg Oden to Brandon Roy, injuries have often decimated hopes of young talents growing into young stars.

But as the current players gear up for the coming season, there's a few who will have the chance to take advantage of a revamped reserve unit. Let's take a look.


Will Barton, G

Barton started out last sea ...

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