In an offseason where the ultimate goal was to build a team around Damian Lillard, Portland used their seventh overall pick on what could end up being a work in progress. With Shaedon Sharpe possessing extremely high potential, what does that mean for the immediate future?
Portland honed in on their defensive deficiencies this offseason as they added dynamic defensive guard Gary Payton II. Payton, 29, looks to make a direct impact on the defensive end and lift Portland from being a bottom five defense.
Following Trendon Watford’s strong ending to his rookie season, he could very much be in line for a bigger role during year two. And all of that starts in Summer League.
Shaedon Sharpe was selected seventh overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2022 NBA Draft following a strong pre-draft workout.
With the seventh overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers have several different paths they could take.