LaMarcus Aldridge Named WC Player of the Week
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 02/14/2011 10:59 AM

    Press Release
     "LaMarcus is having a career year and has established himself as one of the best big men in the game," said Trail Blazers Head Coach Nate McMillan. "To do what he did over the last three games is a rare feat, and this is an honor well deserved."
    Aldridge, 25, averaged 38.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.67 blocked shots and 1.33 steals last week, leading Portland to wins over Chicago, Toronto and Detroit. The fifth-year Trail Blazer scored a career-high 42 points in a 109-103 win over Chicago and shot 63.1% from the floor and 84.6% from the free throw line on the week.
    LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers
    Feb. 7 vs. Chicago: Posted 42 points, eight rebounds and two steals during a 109-103 win over the Bulls.
    Feb. 11 @ Toronto: Tallied 37 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in a 102-96 victory over the Raptors.   
    Feb. 13 @ Detroit: Collected 36 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 105-100 win over the Pistons.
    Congrats LA, well deserved! That's his second player of the week honor already in 2011. At this point it's becoming normal for him to drop 30+ points and grab 10+ rebounds all in a winning effort on a nightly basis. I don't know of any player in recent memory who has just flipped the proverbial switch so quickly and taken his game to the next level. Right now, Aldridge is genuinely playing like a superstar!

    Video- LaMarcus Finishes Alley-Oops                                                               Video- LA Throws It Down On Duncan

    Photos- The Best LaMarcus Aldridge Photos From 2010-11
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  1. paulpkc
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    Posted 02/14/2011 11:50 AM

    �I have over time been one of LA's biggest critics because I felt he didnt care and really didnt live up to his talent level or paycheck> I normally dont worry about how much a guy makes but talent level is important! LA I take my hat off to you and bow to what you have done. Congrats! You have earned me back as a fan! GO BLAZERS!
    I am a fan of Joel Pryzbilla. This man has no fear of anyone. we need to fill our team full of guys like Joel.
  1. biggsstar21
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    Posted 02/14/2011 12:07 PM

    LA as we all know now is one of the best big men in the league.  He is finally taking it to the basket like a beast and his post moves are great.  He is a well rounded player now and has the whole package!  Thanks for carrying this team on your back LA us Blazer fans appreciate you so much!!!!
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  1. biggsstar21
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    Posted 02/14/2011 12:07 PM

    LA as we all know now is one of the best big men in the league.  He is finally taking it to the basket like a beast and his post moves are great.  He is a well rounded player now and has the whole package!  Thanks for carrying this team on your back LA us Blazer fans appreciate you so much!!!!
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  1. Jordan Hunt
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    Posted 02/14/2011 12:09 PM

    This makes me happy, but its almost like a "Here you didn't get the AS vote, but we will give this to you again!" type move. He deserves an All star spot, thats a given. Good Job LMA! We are proud to call you a Blazer
    I am a fan of LMA alley oops, Clutch 3 pointers, and Thunderous "Not in my House!" blocks.
  1. C. Larry
    C. Larry
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    Posted 02/14/2011 12:13 PM

    I hope LaMarcus keeps that hunger to always work on improving his game; he is certainly on his way to greatness.  This is an awesome achievement.
    I am a fan of the Blazers playing hard-nosed defense.
  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 02/14/2011 12:17 PM

    Of course L.A. is the player of the week.... da.... He is a baller !!  GO BLAZERS !!!!!!!!!!!!
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  1. Kassandra
    Posts: 466

    Posted 02/14/2011 12:20 PM

    could this have ever been in doubt? i've been checking nba-dot-com this morning and it was just like waiting for the official announcement. who would have thought at the beginning of the season we would be talking about LaMarcus this way? i knew he was solid (last year's 18 points and 8 rebounds aren't nothing to sneeze at), but seeing this amazing emergence has been absolutely wonderful. congratulations, LaMarcus; very well-earned.

    ~ Kassandra
    I am a fan of my team fighting to win each and every game.
  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 02/14/2011 12:39 PM

    Congrats on another POTW!

    Have a HUGE game vs. Minny, at home vs. New Orleans and the talking heads won't stop talking about LA getting snubbed from the All-Star game. 
    I am a fan of RIP CITY > LOB CITY
  1. Roland
    Posts: 6

    Posted 02/14/2011 1:24 PM

    LaMarcus is taking his game to a whole new level. Had he played this way since the start of the season, not only would he have made the All-Star but also be highly considered for MVP! Congrats Lamarcus!
  1. daddylogan
    Posts: 188

    Posted 02/14/2011 1:29 PM

    Fantastic news and well deserved! LA has emerged in the absence of our teams super-star and helped lift the Blazers to a new level of excellence WITHOUT key players...amazing job and congratulation LaMarcus Aldridge.

    peace out,
  1. Garett Crayne
    Garett Crayne
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    Posted 02/14/2011 1:48 PM

    Man, to see LA come out and FINALLY live up to what everyone in the NW knew he could is nothing short of amazing. Since LA was drafted I've been saying, "He's too soft and if he could just get that edge in his personality he could be great." This is the year baby! Aldridge all the way!
  1. blazerdarren77
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    Posted 02/14/2011 4:05 PM

    wtg LA! look forward to more potw awards even with Brandon in the line up; here's to you and Brandon alternating the award each week making you the most dynamic duo in NBA history!
    I am a fan of THE ROSE GARDEN FOREVER!!!
  1. Andrew Mantia
    Andrew Mantia
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    Posted 02/14/2011 4:16 PM

    All I can say is WOW!!!  You are a beast LA!!  Go Blazers!!!
    I am a fan of 3 GOGGLES!!!!!!!
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 02/14/2011 7:43 PM

    I'd take a Superstar over the last guy picked for the All-Star team anyday.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Justin.Molter
    Posts: 53

    Posted 02/15/2011 11:23 AM

    Way to go LaMarcus keep up all the hard work! Those three games were awesome!
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