TAG: LaMarcus Aldridge

All-Star, NBA / Aug 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future All-Star Game

LaMarcus Aldridge

The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique experiences that they’re almost impossible to catalogue.

Undaunted by that near-Himalayan task, that’s precisely what we’ll aim to accomplish here. Read More »

NBA / Jul 8, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Aldridge Says He Will Sign Extension With Trail Blazers Next Summer

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge is eligible to sign an extension with the Portland Trailblazers this summer, but won’t be doing so until a year from now. While that’s discouraging news for the Blazers on the surface, Aldridge also made it clear that he intends to remain in Portland for the long-haul while taking advantage of his rights as a free agent. Read More »

NBA / Jul 4, 2014 / 2:15 pm

10 Players On The Rise In NBA Fantasy Next Season

Anthony Davis

As the 2013-14 NBA season has come to a conclusion, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year for fantasy owners. Finding value is crucial in keeper leagues and is a big part of building a championship roster. Drafting fresh each year becomes a daunting task of finding players who are ready to break out and have a bigger impact than they did the year before. Below is a list of 10 players who should be selected earlier than they probably went in your fantasy draft last year. These players had impact seasons this year and should take the another step next year to become big time fantasy studs. Read More »

NBA / May 17, 2014 / 8:20 pm

What The Trail Blazers Can Learn After The Spurs Handed Them A Beatdown

Damian Lillard

Every year, a team “grows up” in the playoffs. It’s part of a painful learning curve every great team has to endure. This year, that team was the Portland Trail Blazers, and they did it in dramatic fashion with a miraculous, series-clinching buzzer-beater that catapulted them into the Conference Semifinals for the first time in 14 years and brought an entire city to its feet. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 14, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The 10 Best Closers From This Season’s NBA Playoffs

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing. There are no weak teams left but rather just the mighty squads that are all capable of winning at this level in this kind of environment. Because of the level of talent from team to team, games–especially those that mean so much–come down to the wire and it is up to the “closer” to bring his ninth inning heat and finish out the contest. Read More »

NBA / May 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Will The Real Trail Blazers Please Stand Up?

Will Barton

Memphis by way of Baltimore? It doesn’t get much grimier than that. So is it any surprise that it was the rugged, skinny kid from Mobtown who had the Blazers’ backs when they needed it the most?

For more than a week now, the Blazers have been wondering what happened to their pride. In Game 4 against the Spurs, it was the inspiring, and improbable, play of Will Barton that showed everyone just what pride looks like. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm

10 Players That Suffer From Michael Jordan Syndrome

Russell Westbrook

Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »

College, High School / May 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: The Next LaMarcus Aldridge Is Going To Texas Next Year

Myles Turner

Top recruit Myles Turner officially committed to Texas yesterday afternoon, continuing in a long line of high-profile recruits that Rick Barnes has brought to Austin. Turner is a 7-0 big man with shooting range and strong defensive instincts, and is rated the No. 2 prospect by the ESPN 100. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 2:07 am

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 40-Plus Again In Houston As Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead

LaMarcus Aldridge, Terrence Jones

At one point, Omer Asik‘s body language resembled Charlie Brown after Lucy had yanked the football away from him yet again. That’s what LaMarcus Aldridge has done to most every Houston defender they’ve thrown at him during back-to-back games of 40-plus points in Houston to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to Portland. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

2013-14 All-Fantasy Basketball Third Team

Goran Dragic

As much as we love to talk about the sleepers and the busts, fantasy championships are won by the stars. Just as in real life, if you have a Kevin Durant or a LeBron James or a Dwight Howard, you can ride them deep into the playoffs. Read More »