The Portland Trail Blazers organization, which is currently in first place in the entire National Basketball Association, is considering updates to its uniform designs, which could result in brand new uniforms by the 2015-16 season. While the team has not yet released any information regarding its new designs, ESPN's Uni Watch unveiled some possible new designs on Wednesday, the same day Portland beat Cleveland on a Damian Lillard three-pointer in the final seconds.
The Trail Blazers improved to 22-4 on the season with the victory.
The Trail Blazers have had the same home and away uniform designs since the 2002-03 season, when the team was notorious for its poor character issues, stemming from on-the-court altercations and off-the-court arrests by players like Damon Stoudamire (drug use), Rasheed Wallace (technical fouls, suspensions), Ruben Patterson (convicted rapist), and Qyntel Woods (first degree animal abuse - dog fighting).
With a team now built on high-character players and a winning formula, the newly named Moda Center appears ready to host a Blazers team with a fresh new look.
The Trail Blazers organization released the following statement regarding its new uniform designs:
As we embark onto a new season, we're also entering a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball. As you may be aware, the Portland Trail Blazers have utilized the same home and away uniforms since the 2002-03 season and we think it may be time to take a fresh look at our team design elements that could possibly take effect for the 2015-16 season. Ultimately, we may decide, based on your feedback, that no change is necessary, but we want to explore the possibility and would like to get your feedback and comments. This is a decision we don't take lightly and very much want to reflect the opinions of our fans in whatever the final product is."