Portland re-signed Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Jusuf Nurkic this offseason to keep things status quo for the franchise. They added first round pick Shaedon Sharpe, traded for Jerami Grant, and signed Gary Payton. All in all, not a bad offseason for the Blazers.
2021-22 Record: 27 - 55
2022-23 NBA Win Total Odds: 39.5 (DraftKings)
2022-23 NBA Championship Odds: +8000 (DraftKings)
The starting five for this Blazers team has potential to make some noise in the league. However, their bench is razor thin. If the bench guys can contribute on a nightly basis, I see no problem with this team soaring over 39.5 wins.
Over 39.5 Wins. (Lillard will be in the conversation for MVP)