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It seems fairly obvious to everyone that LaMarcus Aldridge is already the proverbial “man” in Rip City (and was that even before Brandon Roy retired), but the star forward feels as though he must start truly proving himself this season. From the Oregonian: “It is how the mind of this 26-year-old works. He uses slights — real or perceived — to motivate himself. It has been an effective tool for the 6-foot-11 Aldridge, who has blended his unique skill set of speed, length and shooting touch with power and determination to become the Blazers’ franchise player and one of the best power forwards in the NBA. But as he embarks on this newest era in Blazers history — one in which the unquestioned best player is no longer named Brandon Roy, Zach Randolph or Rasheed Wallace — Aldridge is far from content. Far from thinking he has made it. ‘I still have to prove a lot of people wrong,’ Aldridge said. ‘I still haven’t been an All-Star. I still haven’t led this team to the second round of the pl
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The Blazers forward, now the team's unquestioned leader, lets past slights - real and perceived - fuel his desire for improvement.
The recently signed big man, the NBA's oldest player, logged big minutes in two preseason games.
A turnover by Jeremy Evans… that’s what happened on this play, according to the box score. What I want you to do before you watch this video is envision a turnover. What exactly does a typical turnover look like to you? Okay, now watch the video.
Did anyone envision that? Didn’t think so. This is why the official in the lower right hand corner needs to be fired...
Damn Jeremy Evans. No that dunk didn’t count, it was called a charge. Gerald Wallace did have his feet outside the circle, although I think he got them there after Evans took off. That said, we’re not going to argue a borderline call in a preseason game. I didn’t know much about Jeremy Evans until…
The 6-foot-3 Johnson is a strong defender.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Watch Utah’s Jeremy Evans absolutely DESTROY Gerald Wallace with what would have been an early candidate for Dunk of the Year. What do you think: dunk or charge? Follow Aron on Twitter at @the_real_aron. Follow Dime on Twitter at @DimeMag. Become a fan of Dime Magazine on Facebook HERE.
We asked the 2011-12 Blazers the best and worst parts of having five new players. It's the first installment of our Meet the Blazers series.
The 6-foot-11 forward is lethal from 18 feet out, but he has added an inside game to his repertoire.
The 6-foot-5 guard is the Blazers' top player off the bench.
Call this a charge if you want “rules of the game”. As far as I’m concerned, no kid that buys this poster of Jeremy Evans owning Gerald Wallace will ever think this bucket was waived off. And that’s the truth Ruth.
The 6-foot-5 Matthews is the Blazers' starting shooting guard.
The 6-foot-7 Wallace is the Blazers' starting small forward.
The Blazers shot just 35 percent, but still had a chance to send the game into overtime.
Symbolic of Bill Walton reminiscing on the better days he had with the Trail Blazers where he was hailed as the saviour of the Portland franchise and quickly delivered with a championship, multiple all-star appearances and a league MVP award. This piece from Jacob Weinstein captures a moment of “Big Red” with the Clippers wishing he could smell the sweet roses of his injury...
Isn't it great knowing the NBA is back? The squeak of sneakers across the court, fans cheering in arenas, your favorite players back in action and players giving fans highlights to drool over.Case in point: Utah Jazz Jeremy Evans absolutely crushing Portland Trail Blazers' Gerald Wallace. Yeah, that Wallace. One of the better defenders in the NBA.
Though Evans was called...