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Feb 08

NBA.com: Aldridge 'The League's Premier Power Forward' and Ninth in 'Race To The MVP'

By caseyholdahl Posted in: Blazers, LaMarcusAldridge, Rockets

Some very high praise for our All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge on today's "Race To The MVP Ladder" on NBA.com. Not only do they list him at 9th on the MVP Ladder, but they also tab Aldridge as the best power forward in the NBA this season.
The league's premier power forward this season, Aldridge has posted double doubles in eight of his past 10 games and six straight heading into tonight's game against the Rockets in Houston. The Trail Blazers are getting All-Star caliber work from their rookie point guard (Damian Lillard) and Aldridge, who is averaging 21.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in his last 10 games. He's been on a rebounding tear since Jan. 1, averaging 10.6 boards a night, well above his career numbers (7.7) to date.
LaMarcus took quite a bit of heat (unjustifiably, in my opinion) at the start of the season, but he bit his tongue and let his play do the talking. And now everyone else is finding out what we here in Portland already knew: Aldridge is one of the best, if not THE best, power forward in the game. It's  nice to see the rest of the country is catching on.

3 Comments

  1. BOOM! It's the double-double crowd and convensional PF peeps that threw all that heat. Just a lack of appriciation of his skill set. He's so good. Vindication!

    by Blazer Fanatic on 2/8/2013 2:45 PM
  2. No surprise here well deserved it's amazing how some fans want to trade this guy smh.

    by CarlJ1 on 2/8/2013 5:31 PM
  3. Great to see LaMarcus get his long overdue recognition as one of the great PFs to play the game. We're more than lucky to have him in Portland and I want to see his jersey in the rafters next to a couple of championship banners! LaMarcus, simply the best! This should stiffle his critics a bit

    by riverman on 2/9/2013 11:43 AM
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