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Steve Blake returns, LaMarcus Aldridge will sit with groin injury

Steve Blake is in. LaMarcus Aldridge is out. That's how the Trail Blazers' roster will look when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night in the final exhibition game of the preseason at the Staples Center. Aldridge, the All-Star power forward, tweaked his groin on Tuesday, when the Blazers opened a three-game trip with a win over the Denver Nuggets in Boulder,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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2014-15 NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

After years of toiling through a Jail Blazer era and the collapse of the Brandon Roy-Greg Oden team, Portland broke through with a trip to the second round thanks to an all-star season from Damian Lillard and a starting lineup that clicked immediately. Forgotten was Portland’s rich history with the sixth best winning percentage among active franchises and a 21 year streak of making...
Via Analytics Game
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Sports News Roundtable – Portland Trail Blazers Season Preview

The start of the 2014-15 NBA season is just around the corner, with league games this Tuesday, October 28th. Portland tips off against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 29th, and there have been many questions as to what we will see from the Trail Blazers this season. Will they take a step forward or a step back? Is this the last year we see LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland? Will the...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Portland Trailblazers: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-1708" src="" alt=""<strong" /> (LaMarcus Aldridge & Damian Lillard by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and...
Via Hoops Manifesto
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge leads Blazers over Nuggets with 20 points

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds in Portland's 93-75 win over Denver in an exhibition game Tuesday. Lillard had 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six assists and Wesley Matthews was 4 for 7 from beyond the arc for 17 points for the Blazers, who next face the Lakers. Wilson Chandler had a team-high 13 points and Darrell Arthur...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Portland Trail Blazers Have A “Top-Ten Defense” This Season?

During this time of year for teams in the NBA, each team sets a few goals for each player, as well as for the team overall. For the Portland Trail Blazers’ individual players, this ranged from learning to shoot three-point shots better (LaMarcus Aldridge, who said he’s extended his range comfortably to the corners) to learning to stay in front of opponents on defense (Damian...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge not focused on NBA TV deal, still wants to retire as best Blazer ever

When LaMarcus Aldridge first got on the team, I thought he was destined to be the second or even third fiddle team on the Portland Trail Blazers. Brandon Roy was leading the go-to guy for the Blazers then and Greg Oden had so much potential coming into the league. Now Roy is retired and Oden is barely hanging on as he went through multiple injuries and personal problems. Aldridge...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New TV Deal Unlikely To Impact LaMarcus Aldridge's Free Agency

The NBA's new television deal won't have an impact on whether LaMarcus Aldridge signs a long-term deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to a source. Aldridge's annual salary will pencil in at 30 percent of the Blazers' cap when he signs his deal, no matter how much it is. Afterward, he would receive 7.5 percent increases each year for the length of his deal...
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers season preview: Roster analysis

Just when you think that the Western Conference couldn’t get any tougher, the Portland Trail Blazers decided to pop into the mix. After the Blazers surprisingly knocked off the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs last year, fans and teams alike began to take notice of the potential that resides in this talented team. The Trail Blazers are a team that looks like they will...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Call To The Hall: LaMarcus Aldridge

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: LaMarcus Aldridge   LaMarcus Aldridge...
Via Hoops Manifesto
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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