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Delaying surgery could cause LaMarcus Aldridge to miss start of training camp

LaMarcus Aldridge shocked the NBA by playing in the Portland Trail Blazers’ Saturday night win over the Washington Wizards, just days after the team announced he needed a thumb surgery that would sideline him six to eight weeks. 323 more words

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LaMarcus Aldridge to return tonight for Portland

HANG TIME BIG CITY — Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge injured his thumb during Monday’s win over the Sacramento Kings. After a few days of testing, on Thursday the Trail Blazers announced that Aldridge was diagnosed with a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb, an injury that require surgery and keep Aldridge out of action for 6-8 weeks. 144 more words

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Veterans may rest, so let better options Blaze a Trail in daily basketball

It’s important to pay attention to teams that are playing on back-to-back days.

Several high-end players routinely take rest days on the back end. Carmelo Anthony ($7,900 salary; 15.8% of your cap) is one to watch Saturday after playing Friday night. 503 more words

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Three Things We Learned in the NBA Thursday: Derrick Rose is looking like himself again

If you watch closely every night in the NBA you can learn a little something. We know you are busy and can’t keep up with every game, so we’re here to help with those lessons from another night in the Association. 417 more words

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Portland's Aldridge out 6-8 weeks with ligament tear in left thumb


VIDEO: LaMarcus Aldridge tore a ligament in his thumb in a win over the Sacramento Kings

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Wherever the Portland Trail Blazers go the next 6-8 weeks, they’ll have to do it without star power forward… 183 more words

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Count on Jeff Teague in your daily basketball lineup on busy day

There are certain to be plenty of lineup combinations in play at FantasyScore for tonight’s 12-game slate, and you can’t afford to have any dead weight in your lineup if you want to finish in the money. 423 more words

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LaMarcus Aldridge not traveling with Blazers for Suns game, to see hand specialist

LaMarcus Aldridge — the Blazers All-Star power forward and anchor of their team — left Monday’s game with what was called a left hand injury, and while the team said X-rays were negative there seemed something more foreboding about it. 178 more words

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