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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 made 6-of-22 from the field for 18 points with 12 boards, one assist and no turnovers in 40 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.
It was a really bad game and he was defended very well by Zach Randolph. This could have been Aldridge's last game at the Moda Center and the fans gave him a nice reception. The team will look to extend its season on Wednesday in Memphis. Apr 28 - 1:34 AM

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ESPN's Chris Broussard reported on Saturday that when he asked LaMarcus Aldridge if Portland will be his No.1 choice in free agency, Aldridge said "we'll see".

To make this story even more interesting, Blazers general manager Neil Olshey gave his team the option of flying home separately after their Game 2 defeat in Memphis, and Aldridge was the only player to take a separate flight from the team. This certainly doesn't bode well for Aldridge's future in Portland, and it's already being reported that teams such as the Spurs, Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks will pursue him hard this summer. The Blazers have lost the first three games of the series to the Grizzlies, so an early-round exit likely won't help Portland's chances of retaining their star power forward. We will continue to pass along updates as necessary.
Apr 26 - 10:50 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge struggled from the field in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, shooting just 6-of-18 from the field to finish with 21 points, seven boards, five assists and two blocks.

His shot was way off for most of the night and he was never able to establish a rhythm. Rumors were swirling around Aldridge for the entire game about potential destinations when he hits free agency, and an early first-round exit likely won't sit too well with him. Aldridge will look to bounce back in Game 4 on Monday as the Blazers try to avoid getting swept by the Grizzlies.
Apr 26 - 2:18 AM

The Spurs and Mavericks will pursue LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency this summer, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

While the Lakers and Knicks are thought to covet Aldridge, Stein reports that both the Spurs and Mavericks think they have a shot at signing the Texas native. Aldridge will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and will have no shortage of suitors, so we'll have to revisit this topic over the summer. No matter where he ends up, Aldridge is coming off a top-25 fantasy season and should be a late-second round pick in fall drafts.
Apr 23 - 9:40 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit 7-of-20 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-10 free throws to finish with 24 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Wednesday's 97-82 Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies.

The Blazers now trail 2-0 in the series, and the future doesn't look very bright in Portland. Damian Lillard added 18 points, but just one assist, and also hit just 5-of-16 shots in the process. With Arron Afflalo and Wesley Matthews both out, the Blazers started Allen Crabbe, who hit just 1-of-2 shots for three points. Games 3 & 4 are in Portland, so the Blazers have a chance to get back into the series, but they'll need everyone to play well in order for that to happen.
Apr 22 - 10:43 PM

The Blazers are fearful LaMarcus Aldridge could bolt in free agency this offseason, according to The Oregonian.

One Blazers player estimated Aldridge is 50-50 to return after the season. This is more rumor than report, and we haven't seen much to suggest Aldridge is seriously considering a change of scenery. That being said, he'll be in high demand, and a first-round playoff exit could leave a sour taste in his mouth.
Apr 20 - 9:13 AM

The Blazers left LaMarcus Aldridge on an island offensively on Sunday, as he scored a game-high 32 points on 13-of-34 shooting in a blowout road loss at Memphis.

The Blazers left LaMarcus Aldridge on an island offensively on Sunday, as he scored a game-high 32 points on 13-of-34 shooting in a blowout road loss at Memphis. Aldridge snared 14 rebounds with four blocks, two 3-pointers and only two turnovers in 42 minutes, but it wasn't nearly enough with his teammates scoring a combined 54 points on 31.1 percent shooting. Teams that lose Game 1 of a seven-game series go on to lose 76.9 percent of the time, a trend Portland will try to reverse beginning on Wednesday.
Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday and had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Blazers in a loss to the Mavericks.

The Blazers are technically the No. 4 seed in the West, but will face the No. 5 seeded Grizzlies, who will have home-court advantage due to having a better record than Memphis. Damian Lillard scored 17, but it was reserve Tim Frazier who was one of the surprises of the night, racking up 13 points, 10 assists and a 3-pointer off the bench in 30 minutes. Nicolas Batum sat this one out, and is iffy for Game 1 against the Grizzlies.
Apr 16 - 12:07 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) will play on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks, and he is expecting to see his normal allotment of minutes.

Nicolas Batum (knee) and C.J. McCollum (ankle) have already been ruled out, meaning Aldridge will be able to take as many shots as he pleases Wednesday. Aldridge has missed the last two games, but the Blazers likely want him to establish some rhythm leading into the playoffs. Aldridge obviously belongs in all lineups, while Meyers Leonard will shift to the bench and loses most of his value.
Apr 15 - 1:13 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

Head coach Terry Stotts said on Monday that he was hopeful Aldridge would be able to play Wednesday, so it's looking like he has a good chance of suiting up tomorrow. He'll be very busy on offense with Nicolas Batum (knee) and C.J. McCollum (ankle) already having been ruled out, so he'll be someone to consider in daily leagues. Meyers Leonard would head back to the bench with Aldridge active, rendering him a negligible option in most leagues.

Coach Terry Stotts said he's hoping LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) can play on Wednesday night against the Mavericks.

He's out against the Thunder tonight and the Blazers will start Meyers Leonard again. It's great to hear Aldridge is getting close because the Blazers will obviously need him this weekend for the playoffs.
Apr 13 - 6:40 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (foot) will not play on Monday against the Thunder.

It's a big break for the Thunder as the team fights the Pelicans for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Without Aldridge available, Meyers Leonard is likely to draw another start. Leonard is averaging 10.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 triples on 50.9 percent shooting. We know what you're thinking: We're surprised, too.
Apr 13 - 1:21 PM

An MRI was negative on LaMarcus Aldridge's foot and he's only dealing with soreness.

This is good news and the Blazers are just taking it easy on their star power forward. They're almost a lock to be the fourth seed, so the risk outweighs the reward. Meyers Leonard is worth a look tonight against the Jazz.
Apr 11 - 8:21 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (left foot sprain) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

The Blazers are having some really bad luck with injuries right now. Hopefully, this is more precautionary than anything because there were no indications he was hurt on Thursday. The Blazers would probably be wise to rest guys because they're losing all of their forwards to injury. As for Saturday, Meyers Leonard will be a very popular play in daily leagues following a big 17-point, 15-board outing the last time LMA missed a game.
Apr 10 - 10:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a team-high 27 points against the Warriors during a 116-105 loss on Thursday, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

He had some trouble on close-range shots with Draymond Green defending him. Aldridge was rested on Monday night and the Blazers will likely take it easy on him going forward. Yes, coach Terry Stotts said he isn't planning on resting guys, but he might change his mind with all the injuries occurring to his team.
Apr 10 - 1:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Tim Frazier
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Arron Afflalo
3C.J. McCollum
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Alonzo Gee
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland