Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Dwayne_poster
How great can LA be? Every NBA player has a ceiling, and it’s possible that the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge has hit his in his seventh season. At 27 years old, LaMarcus Aldridge is the go-to option on his team, he’s a solid 20-points-per-game player and he is one of the best power forwards in the entire league. The question is, can he get even better? At this point, it’s difficult to imagine Aldridge pushing his game to another level. He’s already proven people wrong when they said he couldn’t take his game to the low block, but the areas where he needs to truly improve is in the rebounding and shot-blocking areas of the stat sheet. Aldridge is a top power forward in the NBA, but he may have hit his ceiling at 27. (Photo: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE) Aldridge is 6’11”, 240 pounds, and he has the frame to be a presence on the glass despite averaging just 7.6 rebounds for his career. He also has the wingspan to affect shots on defense, but his focus has always been on the ...
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