Aldridge is still a go for the World Cup this summer

Despite dealing with a nagging back contusion that will likely linger the remainder of the season, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to still compete with Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer. “I’m committed to playing,” Aldridge told “I don’t see how that would change.” His inside-outside game is perfect for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Momentum is picking up for the playoffs

The Portland Trail Blazers are so close to clinching a spot in this year’s playoff race. They had a chance to do it last night against a Phoenix Suns team that has proved to be a difficult matchup for the Blazers this season. The Suns like to go small with their lineups and proved they wanted it more than the Blazers as they seek the final playoff spot in the West, showcasing their...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Portland Trail Blazers video highlights and analysis – Week 22

Back on Track? The 2014 NBA playoffs are right around the corner, and the Portland Trail Blazers are finally turning things around with LaMarcus Aldridge back in the lineup. In Week 22, Rip City went 3-2 in matchups against the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies. More importantly, the team saw LaMarcus Aldridge return, and the team closed...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizz fall to Blazers, lose hold on eighth in West

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A healthy LaMarcus Aldridge makes a world of difference for the Portland Trail Blazers. Aldridge scored 28 points in his third game back from injury and the Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to three games with a 105-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night. "Whether he's scoring or not, just getting him touches has a big effect on...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
17 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge is exactly what Trail Blazers needed

The difference between having and missing LaMarcus Aldridge has been night and day for the Portland Trail Blazers. The All-Star power forward missed seven games with a back injury in a March 12 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, and his team went 3-4 during that stretch. But they are 2-0 since he returned Thursday and enter Sunday's home game against the Memphis Grizzlies (9 p.m...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Early season success has disappeared

What once was a Portland Trail Blazers team at the top of the Western Conference standings early in the season has turned into a struggling squad trying to find its way. The Blazers 6-9 record in the month of March won’t cut it if they want to maintain their status as the fifth seed in the west. The Trail Blazers currently have a record of 46-27, but Golden State (44-27), Memphis...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Seeks Quick Return to Aid Falling Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are slowly falling in the playoff standings without All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge. If all goes well in Wednesday’s workout, Aldridge stated he will suit up against the Atlanta Hawks Thursday night. Chris Haynes of reports: “I say I’m trying to go no matter what [against Atlanta on Thursday] but if I look good enough to play [in Wednesday’s...
Via Basketball Bicker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Portland Trail Blazers find success without LaMarcus Aldridge?

Can the Portland Trail Blazers find success without LaMarcus Aldridge? The Portland Trail Blazers are characterized by lots of people around the NBA as one of the most pleasant surprises in the 2013-2014 season. And it’s true that earlier in the season, the Blazers rose to levels when almost nobody around the league expected. Really, Portland managed to stay at the top seed...

Blazers season crashing down long before Aldridge

Portland's season was quickly going off the rails long before LaMarcus Aldridge came crashing on the floor in the second half. Aldridge made the basket but fell hard on his lower back, an injury that will keep him out at least the next two games and maybe longer. {youtube}94DznluOcO8{/youtube} The game was almost out of reach at that point anyway. Which says a bit more about...
Via Crossover Chronicles
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury plagued Portland Trail Blazers finding ways to win

Injury plagued Portland Trail Blazers finding ways to winThe Portland Trail Blazers have caught the injury bug in February. Four Blazers have missed games due to injury since the All-Star break. Inured players include All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge (groin), Thomas Robinson (knee), Meyers Leonard (ankle) and Joel Freeland (knee). If you didn’t notice, those are all post players. You...
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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