Found February 25, 2012 on
Brandon Roy is retired and Greg Oden just underwent another microfracture surgery. That leaves LaMarcus Aldridge as the only member of what was supposed to be the Blazers' Big Three.
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Since the days of Bill Walton it seems like the Portland Trail Blazers have been cursed by injuries to their stars. Either injuries or bad apples in the locker room. The latest blow to the Blazers has been Greg Oden's latest setback trying to recover from knee surgery, which will probably end his Blazers career and put his NBA career in serious jeopardy.
There was once a time...
The Blazers power forward could also land a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
With a superstar like LaMarcus Aldridge and solid role players surrounding that player, it is a wonder why the Portland Trail Blazers are only 18-16 at the midway point of the NBA season. On the other hand, the Phoenix Suns at 14-20 are clearly overachieving with their roster, however not enough to make the playoffs anytime soon. The Suns are clearly in rebuilding mode and the Blazers...
The absence of such All-Star perennials as Tim Duncan and Pau Gasol clears the way for a new group.
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LaMarcus Aldridge believes he would have been the odd man out in Portland had Brandon Roy's knees held up and Greg Oden remained healthy.
The 7-foot-1 center will be signed Monday, but first the team must waive a player off current roster. Blazers withholding the decision until Monday out of respect for LaMarcus Aldridge's All-Star appearance
The 18-16 Blazers are currently 8th in the Western Conference -- the exact same record they had at this point last season.