LaMarcus Aldridge Named Western Conference Player Of The Week
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  1. caseyholdahl
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    Posted 01/24/2011 11:51 AM




    We'll still have to wait for a few weeks to find out if LaMarcus Aldridge is going to be named as a Western Conference All-Star. But being named Western Conference Players Of The Week, as Aldridge was named today, will certainly help his canidacy. From the NBA press release

    he Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Jan. 17 through Jan. 23.

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    Aldridge ranked fifth in the league in scoring, averaging 28.3 points to go along with 10.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists.  His efforts helped the Trail Blazers go 4-0 to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.  On Jan. 27, he scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 113-102 win over the Timberwolves. Aldridge became the first Trail Blazer to score at least 25 points and grab 10 rebounds in five straight games.  

    Here is a recap of the week for Aldridge:

    Jan. 17 vs. Minnesota: Scored a career high 37 points while adding 12 rebounds in a 113-102 win over the Timberwolves.
    Jan. 19 @ Sacramento: Recorded 23 points and nine rebounds in a 94-90 win over the Kings.
    Jan. 20 vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Totaled 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 108-93 win over the Clippers.
    Jan. 22 vs. Indiana: Tallied 25 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in a 97-92 win over the Pacers.

    Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, and New Orleans’ David West.


    Way to go LaMarcus! I'm fairly certain this is LMA's first POTW.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 01/24/2011 11:53 AM

    This can only help his cause to becoming a 2011 NBA All-Star. I'm not sure there's another player in the West right now whose team depends on them this much.
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  1. Lkiki503
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    Posted 01/24/2011 12:02 PM

    Congratulations LaMarcus...Now lets send #LAtoLA Go Blazers!!!
    I am a fan of IT'S STILL RIP CITY FOREVER!!! GO BLAZERS!!!!
  1. kaemicha
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    Posted 01/24/2011 12:05 PM

    Congrats to LA!  Finally some recognition of all that he puts in to our games.  Good to hear!!
    I am a fan of The Blazers playing their hearts out in spite of all the hardships that come their way.
  1. Herr
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    Posted 01/24/2011 12:19 PM

    MvP! MvP!  No really, if Blake Griffin was on the list last week...
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  1. RedRudy5
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    Posted 01/24/2011 12:21 PM

    Awesome!! And about time! This should help the All Star Bid
    I am a fan of Turning this season around! Time to show some pride!!
  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 01/24/2011 12:29 PM

    Congrats Aldridge, keep the L-Train rolling all the way to L.A.! 
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 01/24/2011 12:40 PM

    Don't the coaches vote for these awards?
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  1. EowynAmarie
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    Posted 01/24/2011 3:35 PM

    LOVED this when I saw it announced earlier today! Made my freakin' day :)
    I am a fan of Being the most feared first round match-up in the West!
  1. bwinman
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    Posted 01/24/2011 3:47 PM

    Congrats to LA, next up Western Conf POTM!
    I am a fan of LA as an All-Star.
  1. TayC
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    Posted 01/24/2011 3:50 PM

    good for him.
    L-Train picking up steam..
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. PersianBoi
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    Posted 01/24/2011 4:26 PM

    LA to LA! new campain slogan
    I am a fan of winning games on the road with Patty's threes
  1. Kassandra
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    Posted 01/24/2011 4:38 PM

    this is great news. whether or not he receives the all-star bid, this is a great honor and well-deserved. congratulations to the L-Train!

    ~ Kassandra
    I am a fan of my team fighting to win each and every game.
  1. blazerdarren77
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    Posted 01/24/2011 10:04 PM

    this was overdue; he should've been named a few weeks ago when he had that 30pt-20reb game against minnesota, i believe.
    I am a fan of THE ROSE GARDEN FOREVER!!!
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 01/25/2011 8:37 PM

    choo-choo!!
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
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