Back in late January, LaMarcus Aldridge injured his thumb and needed surgery, something that would sideline him at least eight weeks. Aldridge considered his thumb pain, considered where the Trail Blazers were (they were a dark horse title contender until Wesley Matthews tore his Achilles) and decided to play through it. 240 more words
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If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves the Trail Blazers, where would he go?
Then-Clippers general manager Neil Olshey declared of Blake Griffin in 2011: “I can guarantee you he will only ever be a Clipper.”
The next year, … 430 more words
When the Blazers traded for Arron Afflalo it seemed like a smart move — he’s a quality two-way wing player who could hit threes and provide them some depth. 193 more words
It’s one of the perks of being a good defensive team: You get in the head of your opponents. Even when guys have room to get off a shot, they are so worried about someone closing out they rush just a little bit and miss. 100 more words
It wasn’t exactly vintage Vince Carter who showed up for Game 5 of the Grizzlies and Blazers, but he was a guy making some plays. He was diving on the floor at points, bringing some hustle (and nine points) to Memphis off the bench. 56 more words