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Position
F
 
Jersey
12
Name  LaMarcus Aldridge
Born  7/19/1985
Height  6-11
Weight  240
College  Texas
5/3/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: LaMarcus Aldridge was outstanding in Friday's win over Houston.
Insight: The Portland forward delivered 30 points, 13 rebounds and two assists. With the exception of Wednesday's Game 5 when the Rockets limited him to just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting, Aldridge had a spectacular series (29.8 ppg, 11.2 rpg in six games) and was probably the best player on the court for either team.
 
5/2/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Portland PF LaMarcus Aldridge was as hot as a firecracker in the first two games of the series, but has cooled off significantly in the last three.
Insight: Aldridge was averaging an obscene 44.5 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 2.5 bpg as Portland took a 2-0 lead in the series, but has averaged 20 ppg and 9.3 over the past three as his team lost two of them.
 
Hot4/25/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Portland PF LaMarcus Aldridge is hotter than any player in the league through the first two games of the series with Houston.
Insight: Aldridge is averaging an obscene 44.5 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 2.5 bpg. It's strange that the Rockets haven't been doubling him much and it they don't start he'll be a must start in every game for the remainder of the series.
 
4/16/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Portland won't play LaMarcus Aldridge Wednesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Caset Holdahl, Blazers.com
Insight: He's just getting some rest. Aldridge slumped a bit in the second half (21.0 ppg on 42.9 percent shooting) but he's still one of the top power forwards in fantasy basketball. The Trail Blazers open their postseason slate Sunday against Houston.
 
4/15/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: The Trail Blazers are considering giving LaMarcus Aldridge the night off Wednesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Mike Tokito, The Oregonian
Insight: Though Portland is only one game behind Houston for the No. 4 seed, the Rockets hold the tiebreaker because they won three out of four against the Blazers during the regular season. That essentially makes Wednesday's game meaningless. Even if Aldridge (23.2 ppg, 11.1 rpg) and the usual starters do play tomorrow night, they'll probably be on a minutes restriction.
 
Cold3/29/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge looked out of sorts Friday in a win against the Bulls.
Insight: Aldridge netted a season-low five points on 2-for-10 shooting. He managed to salvage the evening somewhat by collecting 13 rebounds and four steals. Aldridge has slumped badly in the second half of the season, averaging just 18.7 ppg across nine appearances. Back problems have obviously played a major role in his decline.
 
3/27/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) had 25 points and 16 rebounds over 32 minutes in his return to the lineup Thursday at Atlanta.
Insight: Aldridge missed the last seven games due to a lower-back contusion but had been ready to return for a few days. He just needed to get in a practice session with the team. Dorell Wright started all seven games Aldridge missed but played just 10 minutes Thursday.
 
3/27/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Hawks, according to beat reporter Chris Haynes.
Insight: Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg) missed the last seven games due to a lower-back contusion. Dorell Wright started all seven in his place and averaged 21.8 minutes, 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 threes, but will return to his backup role.
 
3/26/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Hawks, according to the Blazers on Twitter.
Insight: Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg) missed the last seven games due to a lower-back contusion. Dorell Wright started all seven in his place and averaged 21.8 minutes, 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 threes.
 
3/25/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) is officially out Tuesday against the Magic, according to Chris Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: It will be the seventh straight absence for Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg), who is dealing with a lower-back contusion. He's expected to return Thursday. Dorell Wright has started the last six games in Aldridge's place and averaged 11.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 threes.
 
3/25/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) is most likely to return Thursday which would mean one more game on the sidelines, according to Chris B. Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: Tuesday would be the seventh straight absence for Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg), who is dealing with a lower-back contusion. He'll need to get in a practice at least once before he returns which is why Thursday is the most likely day.
 
3/23/2014 2:50:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Heat, according to Chris B. Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: It will be the sixth straight absence for Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg), who is dealing with a lower-back contusion. He'll need to get in a practice before he returns. Dorell Wright started the last five games in Aldridge's place and averaged 12.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 threes.
 
3/22/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) will miss Saturday's game against Charlotte, according to Chris B. Haynes of csnnw.com.
Insight: It will be the fifth straight absence for Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg), who is dealing with a lower-back contusion. Dorell Wright has averaged 11 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 threes in his last four games. Mo Williams, Thomas Robinson and Victor Claver also have seen increased minutes with Aldridge out.
 
3/22/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge isn't likely to play in Saturday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Saturday's game in Charlotte seems like a longshot though Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg) will travel with the team on its five-game road trip.
 
3/20/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge won't participate in Thursday's game against Washington. SOURCE: Joe Freeman, The Oregonian
Insight: It's the fourth game he's missed with a bruised back. Saturday's game in Charlotte seems like a longshot though Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg) will travel with the team on its five-game road trip. Consider him day-to-day.
 
3/20/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back contusion) missed Tuesday's game and is doubtful for Thursday, according to coach Terry Stotts.
Insight: Backup forward Dorell Wright has seem many of Aldridge's minutes, though after three solid performances did little in Milwaukee on Tuesday shooting 0-for-8 from the field.
 
3/17/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back contusion) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, according to Casey Holdahl of trailblazers.com.
Insight: Aldridge is past his initial timetable of two games and isn't expected to play Thursday either. Backup forward Dorell Wright has seem many of Aldridge's minutes and averaged 14.0 ppg with him out of the lineup the past two contests.
 
3/17/2014 11:00:00 AM
Description: Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee with a back injury.
Insight: He has missed the past two games. Backup SF Dorell Wright has seem many of Aldridge's minutes and averaged 14.0 ppg with him out of the lineup the past two contests.
 
3/16/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge remains sidelined with a back injury. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area
Insight: He won't compete Sunday against the Warriors. Backup Dorell Wright scored 15 points Friday night in Aldridge's absence. Overall, Wright is averaging 8.2 ppg as a starter this season (six games).
 
3/14/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Portland PF LaMarcus Aldridge has a lower back contusion and will miss Friday night's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Aldridge (23.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 2.7 apg) will be reevaluated next week. Dorell Wright and Thomas Robinson will see more minutes with Aldridge out, but neither has Aldridge talent. Damian Lillard, Wes Mathews and Nicolas Batum should dominate the offense.
 

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