Found April 12, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
Forget about Chicago Bulls forward Brian Scalabrine retaining the moniker of “White Mamba.” In light of this photo, Portland Trail Blazers big man Joel Przybilla is much more deserving of the nickname. I mean, look at how he is silently stalking his prey. Nolan Smith has virtually no idea he is about to become his [...]

LaMarcus Aldridge on shelf rest of season

Per the Trailblazers PR department. Portland F/C LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his his right hip to repair a labral tear and will be out for the season. Quote: "In his most recent MRI, and following further evaluation, it's been determined that LaMarcus has a slight labral tear and will require arthroscopic surgery," said...

Raymond Felton tells critics where he lives, invites them to come over

As the Portland Trail Blazers attempt to stay alive in the playoff hunt, point guard Raymond Felton has been bashed by critics for his up-and-down play.Well, Raymond decided to fight back against those critics by telling them where he lives, so that he could speak with them in person:Blazers guard Raymond Felton invited his critics to his home for a direct confrontation: “Regardless...

Aldridge injury allows Hickson to improve his FA stock

Twice since joining the Trail Blazers, J.J. Hickson has started in place of an injured LaMarcus Aldridge. In those two contests (at Clippers, vs Warriors), Hickson has averaged 26.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 63.9% shooting from the field. With news breaking today that Aldridge will be out for the season after an MRI revealed a slight labral tear in his hip that required...

Blazers F Aldridge needs season-ending hip surgery

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss the rest of the season to undergo surgery on his right hip.Aldridge has been bothered by hip pain for the past this weeks and underwent an initial MRI exam that failed to disclose a slight labral tear.The injury was discovered during a visit this week to Vail, Colo. No date has been set for the surgery.The 6-foot-11 Aldridge...

Is hip surgery next if Blazers decide to shut down Aldridge?

No one is going to blame LaMarcus Aldridge if he can’t finish out the remaining eight games on the Portland Trail Blazers schedule. If  anything, he might actually be applauded for the decision.  Because after everything else that has gone wrong for Portland this season, risking further damage to Aldridge’s lingering right hip is the  last stroke of bad luck this franchise...

Portland Trail Blazers Transformation

Let's make one thing clear. No matter what you've read, what you've heard or what you've seen, the Portland Trail Blazers aren't tanking. It's not their style, nor is it in their vocabulary. No, no. This is no 1984 Houston Rocket Project. This is the NBA edition of Extreme Home Makeover. Portland management have sketched out a blueprint to quickly transform...

Aldridge has surgery, won't miss opener

The Trail Blazers say forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery on his right hip Thursday. The arthroscopic procedure repaired a slight labral tear. Aldridge was bothered by the injury late in the season and missed the Blazers' final eight games. The 6-foot-11 power forward announced earlier he would have the proactive procedure for the tear, which he described as minor. Aldridge...

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers betting odds & handicapping preview April 11

NBA Matchup Insight The Portland TrailBlazers are 4.5 games out of the last playoff spot in the West and while the Warriors are reeling they have a shot tonight since LaMarcus Aldridge may miss this game with a hip injury. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE BLAZERS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE TODAY AT NWSB! Golden State Warriors (22-34) at Portland Blazers (27-31) When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday...

Trail Blazers 118, Warriors 110

Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 34 points, Wesley Matthews had two baskets in the final minute and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors 118-110 Wednesday night despite missing All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. J.J. Hickson added 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Matthews finished with 18 points for Portland. Raymond Felton had 16 points and 10 assists. David Lee...

Aldridge To Undergo Hip Surgery

LaMarcus Aldridge will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip.
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