Found April 18, 2013 on Sports Junkie Online:
With the 2012-2013 season now in the books, it's now time to review how each of the Trail Blazers did this year. The first in this series will be the team's All Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge: Statistical ReviewAldridge had another solid season, averaging 21.1 points, as well as career-highs in both rebounding (9.1) and assists (2.6). While his field goal percentage dipped nearly three points from last year, a part of that can be attributed to the high level of attention opposing teams paid to him as the only true low-post scoring threat on Portland's roster. HighlightStatistically speaking, Aldridge's best game came in the season finale against the Warriors, where he posted 30 points, 21 rebounds and 3 blocks in just over 32 minutes. Aldridge could have put up even bigger numbers, but head coach Terry Stotts never brought him off the bench when it was just a seven-point game midway through the fourth quarter.LowlightA disappointing 6-point, 3 rebound performan...

Portland Trailblazers: 12 Striaght Losses, But Their Rookies Are Looking Excellent

The Portland Trailblazers have now lost 12 straight games and while they once had slim hopes at the playoffs, they simply fell off a cliff in the final month. All Star LaMarcus Aldridge, Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum have all missed games during the losing streak, which has been a factor, but they have simply played poor basketball. Despite the losses, there have been some positives...

Three Sure-Fire Predictions For The Portland Trail Blazers

Welcome to the offseason Portland Trail Blazer fans! While 16 other franchises anticipate the upcoming playoffs, fans here in Portland sit and anticipate the summer to come. There is so much talk about what may happen this offseason to improve this young team. Even though there were bright spots to this season, the excitement of the unknown will start to consume this market. ...

DeAndre Jordan Pushes Damian Lillard out of way While Catching Alley-oop (Video)

  So first things first, this posterization wasn’t nearly as devastating as the Brandon Knight soul crusher a month ago, but it was still nice. During the third quarter of a largely uninteresting game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Los Angeles Clippers last night, Damian Lillard got added to the growing list of point guards that DeAndre  Jordan has dunked on. Check...

Blazers optimistic despite finish

Wesley Matthews succinctly summed up the Trail Blazers' feelings as the season ended with a thud. ''Empty,'' he said. Matthews missed the team's final five games with a right ankle injury, watching from the bench as Portland's season-ending losing streak stretched to 13 games. The Blazers finished 33-49 and out of the playoffs for the second straight...
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