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Blazer's Edge Jun 12, 2018
Marks: Blazers Should Practice Patience This Summer

Marks: Blazers Should Practice Patience This Summer

Bobby Marks of ESPN weighs Portland’s options for the offseason. The NBA offseason is upon us, and now the focus for the Trail Blazers will revolve around improving their roster with limited flexibility. In a continuation of his offseason series, ESPN’s Bobby Marks advocates for Portland to take a patient approach this summer. Marks frames his argument around the inflated expectations that the Blazers have faced after enjoying success immediately after LaMarcus Aldridge’s move to the Spurs. For starters, the roster was constructed after 80 percent of the team was traded or left...
Pounding The Rock Jun 12, 2018
The story of that mysterious billboard of LaMarcus

The story of that mysterious billboard of LaMarcus

Now that it’s gone, it’s time to examine what the billboard meant (and means) to a franchise on the brink of transition. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby It appeared in early autumn, when the evenings begin to regain their footing and the South Texas sun stubbornly fights for application against now abbreviated days. There were no identifying features to tie it to an individual or organization, save for the back of the embattled basketball star’s jersey that displayed his last name and number. LaMarcus Aldridge,...
Pounding The Rock May 24, 2018
LaMarcus Aldridge named to the All-NBA Second-Team

LaMarcus Aldridge named to the All-NBA Second-Team

It was quite a turnaround for a man who wanted out just 10 months ago. Spurs starting big man LaMarcus Aldridge has been named to the All-NBA second team. Here is the Spurs’ official press release: The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been named to the league’s All-NBA Second Team. The honor marks his fifth career All-NBA selection. Aldridge also earned Second Team honors in 2015, while being selected to the Third Team in 2011, 2014 and 2016. Aldridge is one of just seven players in the league to be named to an All-NBA team at least five times...

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