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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 admitted during a recent interview that he had to go through an adjustment period learning to play with a sore thumb on his right shooting hand.
"It’s still sore but it’s not bothering me too much," Aldridge said. "I had to get used to it, but I’m not going to say it messed with my shooting because that’s not who I am." Aldridge is as tough as they come, so he's not going to use any excuses for the missed shots. However, he is shooting just 36.3 percent from the field since the break, so the injury has clearly affected him. He's still an elite asset, despite the poor shooting. Mar 5 - 4:06 PM
Source: CSN NW

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LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points, nine rebounds and a block on Wednesday.

His thumbs aren't right, but it doesn't matter. He's determined to finish out the season and is still playing at an elite level.
Mar 5 - 2:46 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points with 15 boards and two assists in Sunday's 110-99 win over the Kings.

He did go just 9-of-25 from the field and missed all three of his attempts from beyond the arc, but his owners won't be complaining about this line. Aldridge is coming off a 29-point, 16-board performance vs. the Thunder on Friday, and he is going to continue to be a beast as long his troublesome thumbs don't cause him any problems.
Mar 1 - 8:35 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge played through his thumb injury on Wednesday after sitting out Sunday, and had 11 points and 13 rebounds.

That's the good news. The bad news is he hit just 5-of-19 shots and now has a pair of bad thumbs to deal with the rest of the way. But as long as he's playing for the Blazers, he should be in your lineup.
Feb 26 - 3:05 AM

Updating a previous report, the Trail Blazers are officially listing LaMarcus Aldridge as probable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

All signs are pointing towards Aldridge giving it a go on Wednesday, and his return to the lineup will send Meyers Leonard back to the bench and irrelevancy in standard leagues. Aldridge owns career averages of 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game through 28 meetings with the Spurs, so make sure he's on your active roster tomorrow.
Feb 24 - 4:58 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) said that he will play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

Aldridge said he had an x-ray and an MRI taken on his right thumb, but both came back negative, and he will be a go for tomorrow's matchup with the Spurs despite being limited during Tuesday's practice. His return to the lineup will send Meyers Leonard back to the bench, so he can be sent back to the wire in just about all leagues. Aldridge said that the thumb injury had been affecting his shot, but it is no longer an issue.
Feb 24 - 3:08 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge was a late scratch on Sunday due to a right thumb sprain.

Aldridge is playing through ligament damage in his left thumb but this sprain is to his right thumb, on his shooting hand. That's a mild relief for owners and he was reportedly shooting around without obvious discomfort prior to Sunday's game, so hopefully this is a mere precaution from the Blazers. His absence means more playing time for Chris Kaman, Meyers Leonard and Dorell Wright. Owners should sit tight while we await further updates.
Feb 22 - 7:58 PM

Updating a previous report, coach Steve Kerr has decided to move LaMarcus Aldridge into the starting lineup to replace Anthony Davis (shoulder) on Sunday night, meaning Kevin Durant will come off the bench.

Hopefully coach Kerr didn't lose too much sleep over this, as this is the All-Star game we are talking about. Regardless, Aldridge has battled through a pretty serious thumb injury this season and has still managed to average 23.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Unless he suffers a setback, Aldridge should be a monster down the stretch for Portland, not to mention his fantasy owners.
Feb 14 - 2:16 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's blowout win over the Lakers, but hit just 6-of-20 shots.

His thumb is a problem, but he's determined to play through it. Robin Lopez had 10 points, nine boards and three blocks, Damian Lillard had 15 points and eight dimes, and Wesley Matthews scored 20 in the blowout win. Lillard has scored in double digits in all 53 of the Blazers' games thus far, and is the only NBA player to do so.
Feb 12 - 1:21 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge dropped 25 points with 14 boards and one assist in Saturday's overtime loss to Dallas.

Although he recently said his thumb causes him some pain during the games, it's hard to tell by the way he has been playing. Aldridge has averaged 26.4 points and 11.7 rebounds over his last seven games since returning to action, and it's becoming pretty obvious that the guy is going to feast every time he touches the floor. Unless he suffers a setback, there's no reason to think that he will slow down anytime soon with the Blazers poised to make some noise in the Western Conference.
Feb 8 - 1:00 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled in Thursday's 108-87 win over the Suns, scoring 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

In a post-game interview on TNT, Aldridge said he had to deal with a lot of pain in the first half due to some contact on his thumb, but he said he's not having a problem playing through it. Additionally, he set a Blazers franchise record with his 220th double-double of his career. HIs fantasy owners can keep him rolling him out there in their lineups.
Feb 6 - 1:35 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Portland hang on for a 103-102 win vs. the visiting Jazz on Tuesday.

He chipped in one steal and one block while recording the 219th double-double of his career, tying the Blazers' franchise record held by Sidney Wicks. Aldridge has been ridiculously hot since deciding to delay thumb surgery until the offseason, shooting 59 percent vs. one-on-one coverage in the post and 50 percent on spot-up jumpers. It's all salt in the wounds for owners who dumped him after the Blazers' premature announcement that he'd have surgery.
Feb 4 - 1:34 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points on 15-of-24 from the field against the Hawks during a 105-99 loss on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

Umm, what thumb injury? Aldridge was the go-to option and the Hawks couldn't stop him. He's also coming off a 38-point game on Wednesday and it's probably safe to say he's comfortable playing through the torn ligament. Although, there is a ton of risk because an aggravation is possible, so his owners can consider trading him for 90 cents on the dollar.
Jan 30 - 9:55 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 38 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 13-of-23 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Cleveland.

He took advantage of LeBron James' absence with a big night, but the Blazers couldn't stop Kyrie Irving tonight. It's pretty incredible that Aldridge is playing through his thumb injury, but if tonight is any indication, it doesn't look like he's going to miss any time with the injury. Hopefully you didn't jump the gun and cut him after the Blazers announced he would have surgery. He's going to wait until after the season, barring any setbacks.
Jan 28 - 10:24 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is not planning on sitting out any more games, and he will delay his surgery until the offseason.

"As of now, I’m back," said Aldridge. "But if I get [my thumb] whacked or if something happens where I can’t tolerate it and I’m not playing at a good enough level to help the team, then I’ll have surgery. But as of now, I think they have done a good job of protecting it, so I’m back for the season and then I’ll just have surgery in the offseason." Owners will just have to hope he can stay healthy, but coming off a 26-point outing, his production is not going to be an issue.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 27 - 7:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
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