4:32 PM EDT, Sat May 30, 2015

Breaking down the impact of state income tax on LaMarcus Aldridge's free agency

LaMarcus Aldridge can get a higher annual salary by re-signing with the Trail Blazers, but Oregon's 9.9 percent income tax negates some of financial advantages of staying with Portland.

Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge's free agent contract scenarios

A breakdown of LaMarcus Aldridge's possible contract scenarios if he were to re-sign with the Trail Blazers or leave the team in free agency.
Rip City Project May 28, 2015

If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves, Blazers must emulate Warriors

First off, it could go without saying that my preference is for LaMarcus Aldridge to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency. For good measure, I will say it anyway. I hope he stays. But… At this point, we have to consider the possibility of Aldridge leaving, right? I mean, if he wasn’t open to hearing […] If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves, Blazers must emulate Warriors - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

If LaMarcus Aldridge 'isn't worth a max contract, I don't know who is': You be the Blazers GM comments

Should the Blazers offer LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract, or should this team be preparing for life without their All-Star center? Here's what you're saying about why you want him to stay or go.

LaMarcus Aldridge has 'a really tough decision': You be the Trail Blazers GM roundtable

Our You be the GM roundtable ties to decipher what Trail Blazers' franchise cornerstone LaMarcus Aldridge will do once free agency opens in July.

Should Portland bring back LaMarcus Aldridge on a max deal? You be the Trail Blazers GM

Should the Blazers offer LaMarcus Aldridge a five-year, maximum contract? Cast your vote and post your comments on why he should stay or go.
Rip City Project May 21, 2015

All-NBA voting breakdown: LaMarcus Aldridge, 2nd Team

For the first time in his nine year NBA career, Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge has been named to the All-NBA 2nd team. He was previously named to the All-NBA 3rd team in 2010-11 and again in 2013-14. This is his third All-NBA honor in total to add to his growing list of impressive […] All-NBA voting breakdown: LaMarcus Aldridge, 2nd Team - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pounding The Rock May 21, 2015

Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge

It's still premature to talk about Tim Duncan's heir but Al Horford is the best candidate. No matter how much we resist the idea, Tim Duncan will be gone at some point and the Spurs will need someone to fill his role if they intend to remain contenders. There have been plenty of rumors about LaMarcus Aldridge being on the Spurs radar to be that guy. Yet as great as Aldridge is, it's not only hard to see him join the Spurs but he might also not be the right choice. That's why the best case scenario is for Duncan to return for one more year so that a more suitable replacement becomes...
Blazersedge May 19, 2015

San Antonio Spurs Summer Plans Include Recruiting LaMarcus Aldridge

Ken Berger of CBSSports tunes in to San Antonio's summer game plan, which features a Portland Trail Blazers forward prominently. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com has been nosing around the San Antonio Spurs summer plans and confirms that they feature a certain Portland Trail Blazers forward prominently: The free-agent plan for the Spurs is to quickly agree on a five-year max deal with [Kawhi] Leonard - "It will be a short conversation," one person with knowledge of the dynamics said - and empower Leonard to join [Tim] Duncan in an all-out recruitment of All-Star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge,...
Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge primary free agent target of San Antonio Spurs: Report

Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge primary free agent target of San Antonio Spurs: Report

A reports says that the Spurs believe LaMarcus Aldridge is more likely than Memphis' Marc Gasol to switch teams. They'll use the re-signing of Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard as incentives to convince the Portland forward.
Rip City Project May 18, 2015

LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful thumb surgery

After delaying surgery for several months, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge underwent a procedure to repair the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb this morning. He will spend eight weeks recovering before resuming basketball activity in July, around the time of his upcoming free agency decision. Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent […] LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful thumb surgery - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge May 18, 2015

LaMarcus Aldridge Has Successful Thumb Surgery

Portland Trail Blazers forward expected to be basketball-ready in 8 weeks. The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that forward LaMarcus Aldridge had successful thumb surgery this morning. LA had successful surgery on his thumb this morning More " http://t.co/EvAYStrJNw pic.twitter.com/xh3tBRIMPe — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) May 18, 2015 They offer this further explanation: Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge underwent successful surgery today to repair the injured radial collateral ligament of his left thumb. Dr. Thomas J. Graham performed the procedure at the...
Blazersedge May 18, 2015

How Fringe Starters Became the Heart and Soul of the Portland Trail Blazers

Blazer's Edge takes a moment to commemorate a huge change in the perception of the Trail Blazers' starting lineup. Portland Trail Blazers fans are well acquainted with their team's performance in the 2014-15 season. We've talked about the heady 30-8 start, the semi-disappointing 51 win total, the much more disappointing first-round exit to the playoffs. We've chronicled the dominance of LaMarcus Aldridge, the ups and downs of Damian Lillard, and Nicolas Batum's slump. Amid all of this, a strange and wondrous sea change has gone all but unnoticed. Let's take a moment to reflect on it...

NBA rumors: Could LaMarcus Aldridge sign with the Boston Celtics? (links)

Could LaMarcus Aldridge sign with the Boston Celtics? They'll certainly be interested.
Pounding The Rock May 14, 2015

The Spurs signing LaMarcus Aldridge would be a real long shot

Could it happen? Sure. But Spurs and Blazers fans alike should prepare themselves for the most probable outcomes. Nothing soothes the pain of playoff elimination like the thought of landing a big name free agent. Especially when an all-time great like Tim Duncan would have the chance to pass on the tricks of his trade to one of the league's best young power forwards, LaMarcus Aldridge. At first blush, it seems like a perfect match since the Spurs have so many free agents and the Trail Blazers' big man has been so standoffish about his intentions, which has lead to much discussion from the...

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