Former Trail Blazer Clifford Robinson passed away Saturday, after a year long battle with Lymphoma. He was 53.
The 6’10 Robinson was taken by the Blazers with the 36th pick in the 1989 NBA draft. He spent his first eight seasons in Portland and helped the Blazers to the finals in 1990 and 1992. He was 6th man of the year in 1993. He made the All star team with Portland in 1994, his only appearance there.
Robinson averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game with Portland. He was a versatile player and suited up for the Blazers at the SF, PF, and C positions.
He also played four seasons with the Phoenix Suns, as well as stints with Detroit, New Jersey, and Golden State. Robinson made the NBA All Defensive 2nd Team with Phoenix and Detroit.