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LaMarcus Aldridge has surgery on left thumb

LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb on Monday. Aldridge damaged his thumb early in the season. The Blazers announced Aldridge would miss up to eight weeks, which turned out to be just a bit conservative, as Aldridge returned to the line up within days, opting to put off the surgery until after the season. It was a gritty, courageous...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – DeAndre Jordan Needs To Be Their Big Splash Target

There is a rich history of basketball in Portland, and a beloved history at that. But one thing that the Trail Blazers have lacked for seemingly ages is a dominant big man. Sure, they’ve made due and had some great years with Robin Lopez, Meyers Leonard, Marcus Camby, Greg Oden, Joel Pryzbilla, Arvydas Sabonis, Kevin Duckworth, Sam Bowie, Mychael Thompson, Tom Owens, Bill Walton...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Time Is Now For The Portland Trail Blazers To Trade Nicolas Batum

The Portland Trail Blazers are set to enter the 2015 NBA offseason with a potential roster overhaul on the horizon. The team only has four players guaranteed to be on the books next year, but as it turns out, one of those surefire returnees is far from a lock to remain in Rip City after all. According to CSNNW.com’s Jabari Young, Neil Olshey may look to package Nicolas Batum and...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Free Agent Targets – Wings & Point Guards

If you’re an Oregon sports fan, and you frequent sites like this, chances are you’ve read dozens of articles about the Portland Trail Blazers’ free agents. You’ve seen every argument for and against keeping this player or that player, heard every opinion about whether the Blazers have the core to go all the way (they do, but there’s this thing called “luck” that every...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Would Be Smart To Rely Heavier On C.J. McCollum Next Year

The Portland Trail Blazers already have a star point guard in Damian Lillard and hope to retain his backcourt mate, soon-to-be free-agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews, who might be the team’s most valuable player. Given the franchise’s desire to keep this duo intact, backup guard C.J. McCollum is left with less than ideal minutes. While that might be the case, he has the...
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PDX Carpet adidas Basketball D Lillard 1

Ever been to Portland?PDX Carpet adidas and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard today unveiled a commemorative PDX Carpet inspired edition of the D Lillard 1 basketball shoe. Paying homage to Portland International Airport’s iconic teal print carpet the shoe is a must have for fans of Damian and all things Portland. The PDX carpet pattern is printed across the shoe...
Via Inside The Sneakerbox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Is DeAndre Jordan Coming to Town?

The Western Conference Finals are locked up with the Golden State Warriors playing against the Houston Rockets. But what about the other teams in the West that can now begin to sift through potential free agent scenarios? The Portland Trail Blazers obviously need a little more than they had in the 2014-15 season to reach the spot Houston finds itself in. Many would say that the injuries...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Fan Burden – Who To Cheer For

Sports fans watch. Maybe they have some game. Maybe they used to have some game. Either way they mostly watch. By watching they can compare their game to the players they see on TV. Most sports fans compare favorably; way too many of them think Michael Jordan could beat The King one on one. Today. At 52. With Portland out of the playoffs in the first round, Blazers fans turn into...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Perfect Offseason

Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers got a lot of love as a very good team this season, and justifiably so. They were never genuine title contenders, but they had star power, good chemistry, and the record to show that they were a few pieces away from being top tier. It was really great for a franchise...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge has surgery on left thumb

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery Monday to repair a ligament in his left thumb. The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to return to basketball activity in about eight weeks. Aldridge, a four-time All-Star, averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds during the regular season, playing with the injured thumb for part of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge has surgery on left thumb

  Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had surgery Monday to repair a ligament in his left thumb. The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to return to basketball activity in about eight weeks. Aldridge, a four-time All-Star, averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds during the regular season, playing with the injured thumb for part of that time. He averaged...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge undergoes surgery on left thumb

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery on his thumb Monday, the team announced. Aldridge need to have the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb repaired.  Dr. Thomas J. Graham performed the procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Aldridge is expected to be able to return basketball...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Undergoes Surgery On Thumb

LaMarcus Aldridge has undergone surgery on his left thumb and will be unable to participate in basketball activities for eight weeks. Aldridge elected not to have surgery during the season to continue the playoff chase for the Portland Trail Blazers. Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Season Is Here – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Scouting Report

Previous Scouting Reports: Joseph Young Last Thursday the Portland Trail Blazers began interviewing draft prospects at the NBA Combine. One of their first interviews was Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from the University of Arizona. In his interviews with reports Hollis-Jefferson said, “Right now, I’ll say I’m a couple steps ahead of my generation (defensively). I’m playing chess...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Increasing Meyers Leonard’s Role Crucial For Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are two weeks away from the official beginning of an offseason worth dreading. Much of their roster will be free to sign wherever they please, including two of their stars, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews. There is a great deal up in the air and while that is the case, it is also important to focus on the players Portland has under control. Among...
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers – LaMarcus Aldridge And The $115 Million Dollar Question

During his nine seasons in Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge has been associated with the number twelve. If things go as expected, he’s going to be considering another number – 115. $115 million dollars, that’s what it could cost the Trail Blazers to keep their captain and longest-tenured player around for five more seasons. He’s an elite player and the Blazers have cap room, so...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Season Is Here – Joseph Young Scouting Report

As much as I love covering a 4 quarter, 48 minute game in the Moda Center, covering the NBA Draft is almost just as intriguing for me. One of my dreams is to sit in the Portland Trail Blazers draft room in Tualatin and just observe the happenings of a draft night. The speculation and scouting that goes into every decision is more detailed than any casual fan would believe. The excitement...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers’ Frenzied Offseason Has Been Part Of The Plan All Along

If it’s true that we sometimes fear what we don’t understand, Portland Trail Blazers fans are justifiably shaking in their boots. Following a disappointing end to the 2014-15 NBA season, free agency is on the horizon, and there are far more questions than answers. LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the most-coveted free agents to hit the market across the Association, and high-profile...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Fans Need More Portland

How many times did you see the San Antonio River Walk last year during the Spurs run? The Alamo? After four playoff rounds, what else is there to see? From the first series to the last the River Walk looked better and better, but it got a little monotonous even by Texas standards. Fortunately the Spurs were not boring. Fast forward to 2015 and what do the remaining team cities have...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: What If LaMarcus Aldridge Leaves?

Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… As the free agency period creeps closer, the Portland Trail Blazers have found themselves in a potentially problematic situation if All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge opts to play in a different uniform come next season. The Blazers already find themselves lacking depth, while other core...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blakely: LaMarcus Aldridge 35% to 40% likely to sign with the Celtics

A. Sherrod Blakely seems rather confident that the Celtics have a good shot at signing away the Blazers all-star big man LaMarcus Aldridge. The key for Blakely is the C's making it a package deal by also signing Aldridge's buddy, the injured Wes Matthews. Obviously Aldridge would be a huge get for the Celtics, but 35 to 40 percent seems AWFULLY optimistic. I'm sure Danny will make...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics might go hard after LaMarcus Aldridge and Wes Matthews?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Sherrod Blakely: I think there’s a 35-40% chance (Aldridge) comes here. Here’s the thing about Aldridge, he’s going to look for a situation that gives him the best shot at going deep into the playoffs....
Via Red's Army
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Spurs add Aldridge to their current 'core four'?

The San Antonio Spurs and free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge have been linked over the past few weeks, for natural reasons. San Antonio knows how to win and Aldridge wants to, well, win.    But it doesn't seem like the two can realistically forge a long-term relationship unless Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili retire. Here's why that isn't true, and why, technically speaking, Aldridge...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the New York Knicks Consider LeMarcus Aldridge in Free Agency?

LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers stretches before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) After the first round exit of the 2015 NBA playoffs, LaMarcus Aldridge is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Aldridge has played his entire nine...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez is 'very open to coming back' to the Trail Blazers

While LaMarcus Aldridge will certainly be the Portland Trail Blazers' top priority this summer, they also have a few other players who will be free agents – among them, Robin Lopez. After bouncing around the league a bit, Lopez finally seems to have found a home in Portland. He's an ideal fit in Terry Stotts' offense, not to mention next to LaMarcus Aldridge. He's the keystone...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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