Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/4/13
LA at center? Throughout his NBA career, LaMarcus Aldridge has become one of the best power forwards in the game. He’s an inside-outside threat, he’s a two-time All-Star and his game has improved drastically since the departure of Brandon Roy. So why would we want to move the big man away from his natural position? Simply put, he has the potential to be even better as the Portland Trail Blazers’ starting center. *All advanced statistics are provided by 82games.com and accurate as of Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM PT.    LaMarcus Aldridge has proven he can play center. (Photo: Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports) *The Big Disclaimer Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat. LaMarcus Aldridge has only played nine percent of the 2012-13 season at the center position. The sample size is small, and it’s possible that more minutes would balance out the impressive showings we’ve seen thus far. But on a team that has lacked a dominant center for so many years, the risk of balancing out statistics
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