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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
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LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) will not play on Friday against the 76ers.
He missed Monday and played on Tuesday with an illness, so this is a surprise. Aldridge is not at the arena and he should be considered questionable for Sunday against the Knicks. With Chris Kaman also out, expect Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland to get more looks. Dec 26 - 8:28 PM

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LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Friday.

He had an illness keep him out of action on Monday, but he was able to play on Tuesday. Chances are Aldridge is going to suit up, but it wouldn't be a shock to see him sit against Philly. His fantasy owners in standard leagues can probably plug him in, but Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) owners might want to avoid this one.
Dec 26 - 2:57 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) had 25 points, nine rebounds and one block in 45 minutes of action during his return on Tuesday, though he made only 9-of-28 FGs before being ejected in overtime.

He was poked in the eye during the first quarter but quickly returned and should be fine for Friday's game vs. the 76ers, though it never hurts to double-check his status. On a side note, the Blazers' veteran went 7-of-8 from the free throw line on Tuesday, in the process tying Jerome Kersey for third-most free throws made in franchise history (2,071).
Dec 23 - 11:45 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge exited Tuesday's game after being poked in the eye during the first quarter, but he was able to return.

He went into the Blazers' locker room briefly, but soon returned after presumably being cleared of any serious injuries.
Dec 23 - 8:33 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is active vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

It appears as though Aldridge will start at usual and owners should rush him into all active lineups, while keeping an eye out for last-second updates. Even at less than 100 percent he'll have more fantasy value than the vast majority of the league's power forwards. Myers Leonard will return to the bench with this news.
Dec 23 - 6:47 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

Aldridge is dealing with an upper respiratory infection and looks to be headed towards a game-time decision. We'll have an update closer to game-time, but Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, Thomas Robinson, and Chris Kaman would all see a small value boost if Aldridge is out.

LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

He has an upper respiratory infection and should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Thunder. The Blazers have a total of four games this week, so Aldridge owners will probably want to still use him depending on the other options. Thomas Robinson is a great option tonight.
Dec 22 - 6:33 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) is questionable to face the Rockets on Monday, and Terry Stotts said he'll be a game-time decision.

Aldridge has been on a tear over his last several games, so the Blazers missing him in this one against the Rockets would be a tough blow. If he is forced to sit, Thomas Robinson would likely draw the start in his place with Joel Freeland starting at center for Robin Lopez (hand). Stay tuned.

LaMarcus Aldridge made 12-of-20 from the field for 27 points against the Pelicans on Saturday during a 114-88 win, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 29 minutes.

It's not often Anthony Davis isn't the best power forward on the court on a given night, but LMA carved him up all night. He is coming off a 32-point game from Friday and has a double-double in 15 of his last 17 games. The Blazers are on a five-game winning streak and they'll look to extend it on Monday at Houston. Aldridge is one of the best fantasy big men around.
Dec 20 - 9:37 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with 14 rebounds and one steal in Monday's win over the Spurs.

Aldridge will have to do some extra work without Robin Lopez (hand) around to occupy opposing teams' big men so it wouldn't be surprising if his efficiency took a small hit. Lopez does a lot to attract rebounding attention from other teams too, so that focus could shift over to him and make his life harder. That or he'll have more rebounds available to grab. It's a toss-up in that respect.
Dec 16 - 2:45 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 14 points on 8-of-23 from the field with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers on Saturday.

He started out ice cold while his teammates were hot, but Aldridge was still able to post a solid line. Aldridge has made below 39 percent from the field in three of his last four games, but the 35-point game from last night will keep his owners happy.
Dec 13 - 9:37 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge busted out of his slump in Friday's road loss to the Bulls, hitting 15-of-24 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) for 35 points, nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

Aldridge and Damian Lillard became the first Blazers teammates since Clyde Drexler and Jerome Kersey in 1988 to both score 35 points in the same game. Aldridge's value had dipped down into the second and third rounds, and tonight's explosion knocked him back up into the first and second rounds in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively.
Dec 12 - 10:17 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit just 3-of-14 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's surprising loss to Minnesota.

Aldridge hit just 8-of-21 shots on Tuesday, but there are no reports of an injury. If you're looking for a reason the Blazers lost to the Wolves, Aldridge is the short answer, but he should find his shot again soon.
Dec 11 - 12:06 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with his shot on Tuesday, scoring 23 points on 8-of-21 shooting, but he filled out the stat sheet with one 3-pointer, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

LA is second in the NBA with five 25 & 10 games this season, and he's giving fantasy owners exactly what they bargained for on draft day. He's even chipping in career-highs with 0.5 threes and 1.3 blocks per game, and has inched his way into first-round fantasy value (nine-cat).
Dec 9 - 10:12 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with his shot on Tuesday, scoring 23 points on 8-of-21 shooting, but he filled out the stat sheet with one 3-pointer, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

LA is second in the NBA with five 25 & 10 games this season, and he's giving fantasy owners exactly what they bargained for on draft day. He's even chipping in career-highs with 0.5 threes and 1.3 blocks per game, and has inched his way into first-round fantasy value (nine-cat).
Dec 9 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland