11:13 PM EDT, Thu October 08, 2015
Blazersedge 5 hours ago

The Most Helpful Summer Acquisition for the Portland Trail Blazers

Blazer's Edge writer Eric Griffith shares his takes on the New Look Trail Blazers at HoopsRumors.com. See who he tabbed as the most helpful acquisition of the summer. NBA Website HoopsRumors is running a series of interviews called "Top Bloggers" wherein they ask locally-based writers to fill in the nation on their favorite teams. The Portland Trail Blazers were up today and HoopsRumors' Chuck Myron tapped our own Eric Griffith to share his views on the Trail Blazers. The interview is extensive, including discussion of LaMarcus Aldridge and his summer defection, making a bid for Enes...

Aldridge amped up for Spurs debut

LaMarcus Aldridge has been looking forward to tonight's game in Sacramento more than he's looking been looking forward to a preseason game in a long, long time.
Golden State Of Mind 20 hours ago

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard & the Portland rebuild

After the departure of LaMarcus Aldridge and three other starters from last year, the Portland Trailblazers overhauled their entire roster, building around their young star Damian Lillard. They take on our world champions tonight. Matchup Golden State Warriors0-0 (0-0 HOME) vs Portland Trail Blazers0-0 (0-0 ROAD) Details October 8, 2015 Moda Center, Portland, OR 7:00 pm PST KNBR 680 AM Blog Buddy: Blazer's Edge Projected Starters Stephen Curry G Damian Lillard Klay Thompson G C.J. McCollum Harrison Barnes F Allen Crabbe Draymond Green F Mason...
Blazersedge Oct 7, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Try to Replace LaMarcus Aldridge with Versatility

Joe Freeman of the Oregonian says the Blazers' new hope lies in a large pool of players who do different things instead of a single superstar who does it better than anybody. Joe Freeman of the Oregonian brings the latest bit of pre-season optimism coming out of Blazers center today with a piece extolling the virtues of the Trail Blazers brand-new frontcourt. Portland lost LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez to free agency last summer, replacing them with a collective of big men old and new, including Meyers Leonard, Mason Plumlee, Ed Davis, and Noah Vonleh. Freeman relays Coach Terry Stotts'...

Replacing LaMarcus Aldridge: Trail Blazers will lean on versatile, interchangeable frontcourt to supplant All-Star

The Blazers feature a versatile, athletic and deep crop of young big men, who will be asked to collectively replace the production of the departed All-Star.

No Big 3 or Diaw for Spurs’ preseason opener

The Spurs will open the LaMarcus Aldridge era short-handed in Sacramento.
Blazersedge Oct 6, 2015

An Inside Perspective on LaMarcus Aldridge

Jo Wulffenstein, founder of this summer's "Stay LA" campaign, shares her personal perspective on LaMarcus Aldridge. Plus Tristan Thompson talk and more. The Blazer's Edge Podcast is back on the air! After a week's hiatus due to Phil Naessen's laryngitis (put down those voodoo dolls, y'all) the Tuesday version of the Podcast returns. Today we have a special guest! Jo Wulffenstein, founder and organizer of this summer's "Stay LA" campaign, shares a little bit about her personal experience with LaMarcus Aldridge. Her story is important and reveals a different side of Aldridge and of players in...

Aldridge has first “welcome to Spurs” moment

LaMarcus Aldridge didn't want to miss practice Tuesday. Gregg Popovich made him.
Rip City Project Oct 6, 2015

Blazers Player Profile: Maurice Harkless

Last season, after the Memphis Grizzlies dismantled the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening round of the Western Conference Playoffs, the Blazers front office had to make a decision of sticking with the aging starting unit of Wes Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Robin Lopez and LaMarcus Aldridge or make drastic changes and start all over again. […] Blazers Player Profile: Maurice Harkless - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pounding The Rock Oct 2, 2015

Spurs season preview: LaMarcus Aldridge brings championship expectations

The Spurs couldn't defend their title in the 2014/15 season but have brought in reinforcements in their quest to win the franchise's sixth championship. The 2015/16 NBA season is right around the corner and it will be a big one for the Spurs. After going through a significant offseason overhaul, it's championship or bust for the crew led by Gregg Popovich. Injuries limited them for most of 2014/15 and prevented a serious attempt at a repeat, forcing the typically conservative Spurs to go all in during the free agency period. Chemistry and familiarity will surely suffer after the...

Paul Allen Q&A: Trail Blazers owner has 'moved on' from LaMarcus Aldridge, 'excited' about rebuild

In an interview with reporters, the Blazers' owner expresses excitement about the team's youth movement, praises All-Star Damian Lillard and says the team will try to compete right away.
Pounding The Rock Sep 29, 2015

LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs will take time to get used to each other

It's probably going to take Gregg Popovich a bit to figure out how to best use all of his new good players. It could be worse. Imagine if he had to figure out how to best use a bunch new crummy ones. LaMarcus Aldridge hasn't even dribbled a ball in earnest for the Spurs yet, and he's already paid huge dividends. Not only did Gregg Popovich reportedly promise to coach until at least 2019 to get Aldridge to commit, but Aldridge also played a role in convincing Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili to put off retirement for another year. Heck, it even convinced David West to pick the Spurs when...
Pounding The Rock Sep 29, 2015

David West explains his "selfish" decision to join the Spurs

To be fair, he doesn't have to spend another winter in Indiana. LaMarcus Aldridge is the big-name free agent acquisition for the Spurs, the superduperstar who's supposed to be the sherpa that guides them back atop of the NBA mountain. Obviously getting him was quite the coup, even for the league's most well-respected organization. He was the big story of the summer, he'll continue to be all season long, and he'll be the centerpiece of the team for the conceivable future. However, as amazing it was to get Aldridge to sign his name to the dotted line, it wasn't a shock. It was a move that...
Pounding The Rock Sep 28, 2015

Spurs hold "Media Day," add another familiar name to roster

If you're over 6'3 and you can shoot three-pointers, it's not too late to apply for this exciting internship opportunity. The Spurs conducted their media day Monday morning, and like you would expect, there was a considerably larger turnout than past years because of the LaMarcus Aldridge signing. The thing you have to understand about media day is that in a lot of ways it's like the first day of school for the scribes and talking heads. You catch up with people you haven't seen all summer long, exchange catty gossip about so-and-so, make bawdy jokes when you're sure no one but your...

Training camp questions: Can the Spurs rebuild their depth?

The Spurs sacrificed a good chunk of their treasured depth to land LaMarcus Aldridge. Now they'll have to fill holes, in several cases with unproven players.

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