Less than 48 hours after the Portland Trail Blazers announced that forward LaMarcus Aldridge would undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team's leading scorer and rebounder will return to action Saturday night.
Kevin Pelton projects how the Trail Blazers will fare without LaMarcus Aldridge, who is sidelined for up to eight weeks. Pelton writes that the NW division is now up for grabs, with the Thunder likely to make up ground.
Success has not come easy for college coaches who make the jump to the NBA, explains Kevin Pelton. But a new breed of college head coaches could be considering such a move -- and per Pelton, might have brighter prospects for success.
Are the West-leading Grizzlies and Rockets truly the top teams in the NBA's best conference? Kevin Pelton examines the early-season success of both clubs and explains what point differential tells us about long-term results.