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Latest News / Jan 24, 2015 / 3:30 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge Puts Surgery On Hold, Will Play Tonight Versus Wizards

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge surely understands the value of process, but the result he wants can only be had if his team continues improving. And due to the three-time All-Star’s supreme importance to the Portland Trail Blazers, that won’t occur unless he’s on the floor. Just 24 hours after the team announced that Aldridge would miss six-to-eight weeks following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the sweet shooting big man has decided to put the procedure on hold and play the rest of the season injured. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 23, 2015 / 11:15 am

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge To Have Surgery; Out 6-8 Weeks

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have managed to maintain the Western Conference’s third best record despite lagging injuries to the frontcourt: Robin Lopez (hand) and Joel Freeland (shoulder). However, on Thursday the Blazers took a major blow to their lineup when they announced that three-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge would require surgery to repair a torn radial collateral ligament in his left thumb, which comes with a 6-8 week recovery timetable. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 4:30 pm

Report: San Antonio Spurs Eyeing LaMarcus Aldridge In Free Agency

LaMarcus Aldridge, Boris Diaw

These San Antonio Spurs can’t exist forever. Fortunately for owner Peter Holt, GM R.C. Buford, and company, though, they aren’t half as uncomfortable admitting that depressing reality as we are. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Jan 20, 2015 / 12:45 am

Watch Damian Lillard Split Defense And Soar For Crunch-Time Slam

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard

The Sacramento Kings knew he was getting the ball and knew he was taking the shot, but they were still helpless to stop him when they needed to most. The fourth quarter is called “Lillard Time” for a reason, after all. Watch Damian Lillard live up to that billing by splitting the pick-and-roll and flying for a big slam in crunch-time of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 98-94 win over the Kings. Read More »

Video / Jan 15, 2015 / 2:00 pm

Watch LaMarcus Aldridge Drop 37 Points In Blazers’ Loss To Clippers

LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin

LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin (Steve Dykes, USATODAY)

We’re much more concerned with the outcomes of single games between contenders than a player’s individual performance. That the Los Angeles Clippers went into the Moda Center on Wednesday and defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, for instance, is the biggest takeaway from last night’s matchup. But sometimes a guy plays so well that it deserves special notice nonetheless; that was LaMarcus Aldridge versus the Clippers. Watch the sharp-shooting big man put his vast repertoire of skills on display with a sick 37-point performance in his team’s 105-99 loss. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Hawks’ Al Horford, Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge Named Players Of The Week

LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Horford

The jury is still out on title hopes of the surging Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks. But its reached a verdict on the teams’ perpetually underrated big men: LaMarcus Aldridge and Al Horford are really, really good. After leading their squads to undefeated records last week, Aldridge and Horford have been named Conference Players of the Week for games played between December 15 and December 21. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 16, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Portland Trail Blazers’ Robin Lopez Fractures Hand; Out “A While”

LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard, Robin Lopez

An improved bench ensures that the Portland Trail Blazers aren’t doomed as a result of Robin Lopez’s impending absence. Not that their reaction to his injury would have you know it. After Lopez suffered a fractured right hand in the team’s win over the San Antonio Spurs, his teammates stressed how difficult it would be to move forward without him. Read More »

NBA / Dec 8, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge, Raps’ Kyle Lowry Named Players Of The Week

Kyle Lowry, LaMarcus Aldridge

So much for the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors being “sub-contenders” in their respective conferences. Spurred by awesome play of their leaders, the Blazers and Raptors sport two of the league’s top-five records at 16-4 and 15-5, respectively. And now LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Lowry are receiving the due of which they’ve been worthy over the past two seasons. The pair have been named Conference Players of the Week for games played between December 1 and December 7. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

Video: Simple Terry Stotts Play Gives Blazers Last-Second Win Over Nuggets

J.J. Hickson, Robin Lopez

The headline probably should have included Robin Lopez, the Blazers center who put in a layup to give Portland a 105-103 advantage with 1.3 seconds remaining last night. The Blazers held on to win, but all anyone wanted to talk about was the brilliance of Portland coach Terry Stotts and his ATO (after timeout) play-calling. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Watch Anthony Davis Block Two Jumpers In Two Seconds

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Maybe the most impressive aspect of this sequence by Anthony Davis is that it seems so normal. Obviously, we’re running out of ways to be amazed by the 21 year-old legend in-the-making – he’s the only player in basketball capable of making this play. Watch Davis show off his amazing combination of length, athleticism, and effort by blocking a LaMarcus Aldridge step-back and somehow maintain enough balance to tip Wesley Matthews’ jumper just a second later. Read More »