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Height/Weight: 6-11/240 | Birthdate: 7/19/1985 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX | Team: Portland Trail Blazers | College: Texas | NBA Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 100/86 | Average Draft Position: 13.54
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Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge back in the starting lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Spurs, according to the San Antonio Express-News

Aldridge is dealing with a thumb injury, which caused him to miss Sunday's game. He was able to practice on Tuesday, and was listed as probable heading into Wednesday's game. Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. 


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge expects to play Wednesday vs. Spurs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said Tuesday he plans to play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, reports the team's official website.

Aldridge missed Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies with a right thumb sprain, but he was able to practice Tuesday. He recently had an X-ray and MRI on his right thumb, which he said came back negative. He is listed as probable for Wednesday's game.


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge out for Sunday's game against Grizzlies


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Sunday's game against the Grizzlies with a right thumb sprain, the team has announced.

Hand injuries have given Aldridge problems throughout the season, but this is not the same hand where he tore a ligament earlier in the year. 

Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.3 rebounds in 48 games this year. The Trail Blazers are currently 4-point favorites Sunday.


Report: Steve Kerr picks Aldridge over Durant to start ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2015) Steve Kerr, coach of the Western Conference All-Star, had a change of heart and will choose to roll with Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge over Thunder forward Kevin Durant in the starting lineup for Sunday's exhibition game, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Aldridge has averaged a career-best 23.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting in 47 games while hauling in 10.3 rebounds per game.

Durant was initially expected to replace Pelicans big man Anthony Davis in the starting lineup. Durant, who has played in just 26 of his team's 53 games while dealing with injuries this season, is expected to play a limited role off the bench on Sunday. He is averaging 25.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He is also shooting a career-best 51.7 percent from the floor, including 40.5 percent from 3-point range.


LaMarcus Aldridge looking for 'winning and being happy' in FA


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is set to become a free agent after the 2014-15 season, and when asked what he'll be looking for in free agency Friday, he said, "Winning and being happy," NJ.com reports.

Aldridge has yet to receive recruitment pitches from his fellow All-Stars in New York. "Maybe I'm not good enough," he said. "I haven't been around anybody yet, I've been by myself all day. We'll see what happens while I'm here."

Aldridge has averaged a career-best 23.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting in 47 games while hauling in 10.3 rebounds per game.


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge posts double-double in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points on 11 of 22 shooting from the field and grabbed 14 rebounds in Portland's 111-101 overtime loss Saturday to the Mavericks.

It was Aldridge's sixth consecutive double-double and 26th of the season, adding to his franchise record he set on Friday. In his last six games, Aldridge is averaging 26.5 points and 12.2 rebounds.


LaMarcus Aldridge sets new Blazers double-double record


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge recorded his 220th career double-double Thursday, breaking the franchise record for double-doubles in his team's 108-87 win over the Suns.

Aldridge entered the game tied with Sidney Wicks, who played for the Blazers for five seasons and averaged 22.3 points and 10.3 rebounds during his Portland tenure, making the All-Star team in his first four seasons.

Aldridge scored 19 points on 7 of 18 shooting while hauling in 13 rebounds for the record-breaking double-double in the win. He also kicked in two blocks, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes. The Blazers will move ahead to face the Mavericks Saturday.


Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge doubles up Jazz in win Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds in Portland's 103-102 win over the Jazz Tuesday.

It was Aldridge's fourth straight double-double and 24th of the season. Since coming back from injury, Aldridge is averaging 28.2 points and and 11.0 rebounds for the Trail Blazers.


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge scores team-high 37 vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored a team-high 37 points on 15 of 24 shooting, including 2 of 3 shooting from three-point range, while hauling in 11 rebounds in his team's 105-99 loss to the Hawks Friday.

Aldridge, who was named to the Western Conference All-Star team Thursday, has exploded offensively in his last two games, totaling 75 points and 22 rebounds, but the Blazers were unable to win either game. He also kicked in two assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes Friday. The Blazers will move forward to face the Bucks Saturday.


NBA All-Star reserves selected


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The reserves for both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads were announced Thursday.

In the East, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Hawks guard Jeff Teague, Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Heat forward Chris Bosh and Hawks center Al Horford were selected to the All-Star team.

In the West, Rockets guard James Harden, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs forward Tim Duncan were named All-Star reserves.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15.


Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge doubles up in loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double on Wednesday against the Cavaliers.

Aldridge shot 13-23 from the field, including 2-3 from beyond the arc. He sunk all 10 of his free throws, finishing with a team-high 38 points. Aldridge was active on the boards as well, pulling down 11 rebounds. He also added two blocks and two assists during the contest. 


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge plans to play for rest of season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) After opting not to have surgery on his injured thumb, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge said his surprising return during last Saturday's game is not a one-game wonder.

As long as Aldridge does not further damage the torn ligament in his thumb and he's playing effectively, he said he plans on playing for the rest of the season, reports NBCSports.

"Once I said I was going to try, then I was back. And if it became too much, then I was going to have surgery. So as of now, I'm back," Aldridge said. "But if I get it 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."


LaMarcus Aldridge still a risk


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) As good as it was to see LaMarcus Aldridge make a swift and unexpected return to the Trail Blazers lineup from a torn ligament in his thumb last weekend, there is a grey cloud inside of that silver lining. Aldridge's decision to play through the injury is a noble one, but it could end up costing him -- and his Fantasy owners -- in the long run.

The good news is, Aldridge probably can't make the injury much worse than it is by playing through it. He'll be sporting a brace on the thumb while he plays through it, and will likely put off surgery until the offseason. Watching him go for 26 points in his first game back should make his Fantasy owners happy, but Aldridge is going to be a risk for the rest of the season, whether because of re-injury or just subpar performance. He will have to tolerate the pain in the thumb and figure out how to keep his jumper pinpoint, which could bring additional complications.

If you can, now might be the time to trade Aldridge. Other owners in your league might have similar concerns about him, but there is always going to be one person willing to overlook that for the chance that Aldridge can carry their team to the playoffs. You shouldn't sell low on Aldridge for whatever you can get, but if someone is willing to part with another elite player -- a Damian Lillard or Kyle Lowry -- and perhaps an additional piece, it might be worth it for the peace of mind alone.


Delaying surgery could cause Aldridge to miss training camp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) After choosing to delay surgery on a torn ligament in his thumb, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge could miss the start of training camp next season, reports The Oregonian.

Aldridge cannot cause further damage to the thumb by playing, but Dr. Steven Shin, a hand/wrist surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles said delaying the surgery could cause issues next season.

"The reason why we suggest surgery rather than waiting is the quality of ligament can deteriorate with time," Shin said.

Shin added that if the quality of the ligament continues to decrease it could cause his recovery time to double.

"If he waits until the end of the season, the quality of ligament won't be as good as now," Shin said.


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge nears double-double in return to action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points on 9 of 22 shooting in Portland's 103-96 win over the Wizards Saturday.

It was Aldridge's first game back on the court since suffering a torn tendon in his thumb earlier in the week. He grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists.

"My idea now is to play the rest of the season," he said before the game. "But if it gets too much where I can't handle it or I'm not playing at a very good level then I'll stop. But hopefully it goes well for us."


Teammates praise LaMarcus Aldridge's quick return to action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to play Saturday, just five days after suffering a torn thumb ligament and his teammates couldn't be happier to see him back in the lineup.

"Meant the world to me because it takes so much more responsibility off me personally,'' point guard Damian Lillard said. "But I think it means more to the team because he's our best player and he's pushing himself through pain for the sake of the team. In a day where professional sports can be really selfish, I think this decision is selfless to the 100th power.''

Aldridge missed just one game while dealing with the injury, but what expected to miss six to eight weeks.

"Indicator that he knows this could be a special year," shooting guard Wesley Matthews said.

Aldridge leads Portland in both points and rebounds per game with 23.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. 

The Trail Blazers are currently 3-point underdogs at home against Washington.


Despite thumb injury, Blazers' Aldridge cleared to play Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) In a surprising move, the Trail Blazers announced forward LaMarcus Aldridge will play in Saturday’s game against the Wizards.

On Thursday, Aldridge was diagnosed with a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb and was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after surgery. However, Aldridge will forego surgery and has been declared active for Saturday's game.

"We are having a good season and I want to keep it going," Aldridge said, per Yahoo Sports. "Going to try and play with it if I can, and go from there."

The decision to play was made by Aldridge after he tested his thumb Saturday morning, sources told Yahoo Sports. 

In 38 games, Aldridge is averaging 23.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. He will be a free agent after the season.

The Blazers are 5-point underdogs.


MRI confirms torn thumb ligament for Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) An MRI has confirmed that Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear is his left thumb, the team announced Thursday. He will require surgery on his thumb, which is expected to keep him sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

Aldridge suffered the injury Monday and played just 14 minutes in his team's home win over the Kings. His initial X-rays came back negative but his first MRI delivered inconclusive results due to swelling in the thumb. His second MRI Thursday revealed the torn ligament, which will keep the power forward sidelined until at least early March.

Aldridge has averaged 23.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in 38 games. Dorell Wright saw a season-high 35 minutes of action Wednesday and could be called upon to fill Aldridge's starting role while he remains out.


Blazers PF LaMarcus Aldridge ruled out Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Thursday that power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) will not play in Thursday's game against the Celtics, The Oregonian reports.

Aldridge's unavailability for Thursday's game was the only update Stotts provided on the status of the power forward, who was scheduled for a second MRI on his injured thumb Thursday. Stotts indicated in his pregame comments that he had yet to see the results of the test.

Adridge's first MRI came back inconclusive due to swelling in his thumb, but initial X-rays came back negative. He has averaged 23.2 points and 10.2 rebounds in 38 games.


Trail Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge set for another MRI on Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will have another MRI on Thursday, after the initial exam was deemed inconclusive before of the swelling in his thumb, reports the Sporting News.

Aldridge, who left Monday's contest with the injury, had his thumb in a cast, which is typically not a good sign. His initial X-rays came back negative, and the team will likely know more about the severity of his injury once his new MRI results return. Forward Thomas Robinson is expected to see his role increase if Aldridge continues to miss time.


Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge scheduled for second MRI


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is scheduled to have his second MRI on Thursday, according to the Oregonian

Aldridge already had an MRI earlier in the week, but the results came back inconclusive. "For whatever reason, they needed to do another one," coach Terry Stotts told reporters. Aldridge had X-rays on his hand, but they came back negative. There is currently no timetable for Aldridge's return. 


Blazers' Aldridge will undergo MRI on hand later this week


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge saw a hand specialist Wednesday and will undergo an MRI later this week, the team announced.

Aldridge suffered a thumb injury during Monday’s game and could not finish the game, but X-rays came back negative. He has already been ruled out of Wednesday’s game at Phoenix and there is no timetable on his return. Forward Thomas Robinson is expected to see his role increase if Aldridge continues to miss time.


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge will not travel to Phoenix


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will not travel with the team and has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game at Phoenix, reports The Columbian.

Aldridge suffered a thumb injury during Monday's game and was forced to leave the contest. X-rays on his hand came back negative, but coach Terry Stotts said Aldridge is undergoing more tests, reports The Oregonian

In 38 games, he is averaging 23.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. His next chance to play will Thursday at home against the Celtics.


Report: Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge dealing with thumb injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is dealing with a left thumb injury, according to the Oregonian. The team has confirmed a hand injury, but will not comment on whether Aldridge injured his thumb. 

Aldridge left Monday's game with a hand injury, and was ruled out for the rest of the contest. He's gone for X-rays and an MRI on the issue. X-rays came back negative, the team announced. The results of the MRI have not been released at this time.

Following the game, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Aldridge is undergoing "further examination." Stotts went on to say he was concerned about the injury. "When a guy's not able to come back into the game, I'm concerned," he told reporters. 


Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge leaves game with hand injury, won't return


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge injured his hand during Monday's game against the Kings and will not return, the team has announced.

As center DeMarcus Cousins drove to the basket, Aldridge attempted to knock the ball away from him and hit his hand on Cousins' leg. He had 10 points and two steals in 14 minutes.