In the 1984 Pro Basketball Handbook edited by Zander Hollander, NBA analysts Steve Hershey and Fran Blinebury wrote of the 1983-84 season Portland Trailblazers:
"Their strength is still shooting from the outside. First-round draft choice Clyde Drexler is not going to shoot anybody’s lights out, but he’s effective enough with the jumper from 15 feet. Besides, Clyde the Glide’s specialty is the slam dunk and he shoots a high percentage on those.
What the Trailblazers still lack is that dominating guy to stand in the middle and take control."