LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 11 Hrs
LaMarcus Aldridge was unstoppable against the Rockets on Thursday with 31 points, 25 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 12-of-22 shooting.
He had a career high in rebounds and became the first Blazer to ever have a 30-25 line. Aldridge was up to his usual tricks with nine field goals outside of the paint, making nine from that range. The MVP candidate was on a roll even before this game with averages of 24.0 points, 11.1 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.2 steals in his previous 10 games. The Blazers are 19-4 and have a one-game lead in the Western Conference for the top seed.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 4 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points with six boards, four assists and no turnovers on 10-of-18 shooting in 34 minutes against the Jazz on Monday.
He took home Western Conference Player of the Week honors and didn't have a let down in the road win. In his five games last week (Sunday-Saturday), Aldridge averaged 26.4 points, 12.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocks on 55.2 percent shooting. He's one of the hottest forwards in the game and the Blazers look like they're for real.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 6 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with 15 rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Blazers' ridiculous 130-98 win over the Jazz.
The Blazers hit 74 percent of their 3-point attempts and Ty Corbin's Jazz were getting openly laughed at by beat writers for hits like 'cover Aldridge with Jeremy Evans' and 'dude where's the 3-point shooter.' It's hard to assign value to a game like this, so we'll just let you know that Wesley Matthews hit 8-of-11 shots for 24 points with four treys, Damian Lillard scored 21 points with five treys and six assists, Robin Lopez had just eight and five, and Nic Batum scored 13 points with three triples, seven boards, three assists and a steal in the win.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 9 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge stayed red-hot on Wednesday, hitting 17-of-28 shots for a season-high 38 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in an impressive win over the Thunder.
The Blazers are now 16-3 and, along with the Pacers, look like one of the best teams in the league. Aldridge is killing it, averaging 27.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks on 54 percent shooting over his last five games. More blocks would be nice, but we doubt any of his owners are complaining. In the second half of tonight's game, Aldridge and Nicolas Batum scored 38 points on 17-for-22 shooting combined, which spelled doom for the Thunder.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 10 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge shot 11-of-19 from the field for 28 points with 10 boards, three assists, one steal and one block in Monday's amazing win over the Pacers.
It was a mid-range fest for the Blazers with only 26 of their 106 points coming in the paint. That's been Aldridge's calling card for a long time, but he's certainly good at it, leading the NBA in points per game from 16-23 feet last season. He'll have some stiff competition from Kevin Love, but Aldridge has a chance to repeat as the highest-scoring power forward in the NBA.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 17 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points on 7-of-20 shooting with 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Monday's win.
Aldridge has 35 rebounds in his last two games (a career best) but he has also hit just 64-of-163 (39.3%) shots in his last eight games -- which is what happens when you move away from the hoop and take a ton of challenged jumpers. He's still on the outside of the top-30 looking in.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 19 Days
The Blazers won their 10th game in a row on Saturday with a 113-101 victory at Golden State led by LaMarcus Aldridge's 30 points, 21 boards, three steals and three blocks.
He shot 14-of-16 from the line to set career highs in makes and attempts in the big win. This is one of the biggest line of the season with 3-pointers not factored into the equation. In fact, the last time a player had at least 30 points, 21 rebounds, three steals and three blocks was David Robinson in 1992. Aldridge is in cruise control and his owners will not hesitate to keep him locked into lineups with his upcoming three-game week.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 20 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge was shut down by the Bulls on Friday, hitting just 4-of-20 shots for 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block.
Aldridge is getting accolades in real life because of his increasingly deadly mid-range turnaround shot, but as he moves further away from the hoop it hasn't translated to fantasy success. He is only a top-45 play on the year through 13 games.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 25 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting (9-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds and two blocks in Monday's road win over the Nets.
Aldridge looked great and he upped his year-long value to the top 40-45 range with this efficient performance. Wesley Matthews scored 24 points and hit five 3-pointers in the win.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 26 Days
LaMarcus Aldridge played 42 minutes in Sunday's overtime win over the Raptors, scoring 25 points with 11 boards, four assists and two steals on 11-of-27 shooting.
This marked the first time in his career in which he's had at least 11 boards for five consecutive games. Aldridge is cruising in that span with averages of 20.8 points, 12.2 boards, 2.6 assist and 1.4 steals in 37.2 minutes. While the buzz of him taking 3-pointers hasn't come to fruition, his fantasy owners should be more than pleased with his current production.