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Fantasy Update

Jul 27, 2014
Rotoworld
With Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, and LaMarcus Aldridge all electing to sit out the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Andre Drummond is a near lock to make the U.S. national team.
Blazersedge 7 hours ago

Portland Trail Blazers: Is LaMarcus Aldridge or Damian Lillard the Face of the Franchise?

Which All-Star is the face of Portland basketball in this era: LaMarcus Aldridge or Damian Lillard? Yesterday's "Loopiest Mailbag Ever" unintentionally opened up a semi-serious and interesting topic that we should address posthaste. (Proof that following instincts, even into uncharted and strange territory, can be worthwhile.) One of the questions dealt with a hypothetical battle royale between Blazer players, which invoked visions of wrestling, Royal Rumbles, and Andre the Giant hoisting everyone over the top rope. Meandering through those images in the piece itself and the comments that...
Pounding The Rock 16 hours ago

NBA Virtual 1-on-1 Tournament: Tony Parker vs. LaMarcus Aldridge

The second matchup of this tournament sees our first battle of mismatches. Parker can't deal with the post-up game of Altridge, and LaMarcus can't handle Tony's speed. The next matchup in the 1-on-1 Summer Showdown is between hometown favorite Tony Parker and versatile offensive threat LaMarcus Aldridge. The Rules It is a half court game in which the scoring increments are 1 point for everything inside the arc, and 2 points for everything outside the arc. So long-distance bombers will do well in our tourney.  The higher seed stars off with the ball and the first player to 11 points wins....
Meyers Leonard finally makes summer league debut for Trail Blazers

Meyers Leonard finally makes summer league debut for Trail Blazers

The third-year center finishes with seven points in 21:22 after missing the first two games of summer league with a shoulder injury.

Did LaMarcus Aldridge make the right decision to withdraw name from USA Basketball? (poll)

LaMarcus Aldridge will not be participating in the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer. Did he make the right decision?
Blazersedge Jul 14, 2014

Sizing Up LaMarcus Aldridge's Desire To Be Best Blazer Of All-Time

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge -- who turned down a three-year, $55 million extension last week in favor of the five-year, $108 million maximum contract he'll be eligible for next summer -- told The Oregonian he hopes to be the best player in franchise history by the time he retires. Will Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler eventually relinquish the throne to Aldridge as the Blazers' best player ever? Sandwiched between the Blazers' free agent signings of center Chris Kaman and guard Steve Blake early last week, All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge told The Oregonian's Joe Freeman...
Blazersedge Jul 14, 2014

Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Withdraws From USA Basketball's 2014 FIBA World Cup Player Pool

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has opted not to play for USA Basketball during the 2014 FIBA World Cup. USA Basketball announced on Monday that Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has opted to withdraw from consideration for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Aldridge and teammate Damian Lillard had been both included in a group of roughly 20 players to be considered for the competition, formerly known as the World Championships, which will be held in Spain in September. Lillard is still committed to competing for a roster spot. That process starts...
Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge praise Trail Blazers' addition of Chris Kaman

Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge praise Trail Blazers' addition of Chris Kaman

The Blazers' All-Stars think Kaman's experience and scoring punch will be a valuable addition to the team's second unit next season.

LaMarcus Aldridge pledges to sign contract extension with Trail Blazers next summer, says he wants to be 'the best Blazer ever'

Aldridge told The Oregonian he will pass on a contract extension offer this summer and sign one next offseason, when he can sign a five-year deal worth $108 million.
Rip City Project Jul 8, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge Declines Contract Extension, Wants to Make History

Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided not to sign a contract extension this summer, according to Joe Freeman of the Oregonian. This news comes as a surprise to no one, since by waiting for one year Aldridge can sign a five-year $108 million deal instead of the three-year $55 million deal that […] LaMarcus Aldridge Declines Contract Extension, Wants to Make History - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Jul 8, 2014
Freeman: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge To Pass On Contract Extension This Summer

Freeman: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge To Pass On Contract Extension This Summer

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge will reportedly wait until next summer to sign his next contract. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter that Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge will not sign a contract extension this summer, deciding to wait until 2015 instead. Aldridge said it makes most sense financially to wait because he can sign for more years (5) and make more money ($108 million) next year. Aldridge: "I'm happy to stay (in Portland), happy to be here, happy with the direction the team has gone the last year or 2. But I just...
Northwest Sports Beat Jul 2, 2014

Don’t expect LaMarcus Aldridge to accept max extension just yet

NWSB Editor and Portland Trail Blazers Blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why we shouldn't expect to see LaMarcus Aldridge accept a contract extension this summer. Despite following a great season that saw L.A. and Damian Lillard take down Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the playoffs, the All-Star would be smart to wait one year before signing a new contract in NBA free agency.

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