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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    NBA hopefuls, and LaMarcus Aldridge, take note: An above average NBA 3-point shooter is far more valuable to his team than an above average 2-point shooter. Ian Levy writes for Hardwood Paroxysm about how we are funny in how we perceive 3s: "Corey B...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  2. LaMarcus Aldridge, All-Star?

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images The Portland forward is the engine of a top team, but is on the All-Star bubble again. The Blazers' season could scarcely have gotten off to a worse start. A matter of hours after the team came together after the loc...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Insider Tom Haberstroh says LaMarcus Aldridge is like -- gasp -- Tim Duncan: "If you look at where Aldridge gets those 21.8 points per game, you'll notice more similarities with The Big Fundamental. No one will match Duncan's automatic bank shot ("...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  4. Now playing incredibly well: Shawn Marion

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images The Mavericks' rugged defender has been efficient on offense lately too. Two short lists and an apology: List #1: Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, D...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  5. Not a Hollywood ending

    Henry Abbott

    David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images The Suns' dreary record will keep Steve Nash from an eighth career All-Star berth. Editor's note: Updated late Friday to reflect David Stern's choice of Kevin Love as Yao Ming's injury replacement. The 2010-11 W...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  6. Trouble in the middle of the Suns

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images With the game on the line, the Suns couldn't keep the Blazers out of the paint. Amare Stoudemire is a certain kind of NBA big man. Call him an All-Star. Call him a multi-talent. Call him a bucket-getter, a shooter an...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  7. Class of 2006 Score Only Six Extensions

    Henry Abbott

    By Chad Ford A week ago it began looking like just three first-rounders from the 2006 NBA Draft were going to get contract extensions from their teams. Brandon Roy got a max deal. LaMarcus Aldridge landed a sweet $65 million extension. And And...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  8. No Soup for (the Rest of) the Draft Class of '06

    Henry Abbott

    by Chad Ford Andrea Bargnani got a $50 million extension from the Raptors in July. Brandon Roy followed with a max $80 million extension in August. And his teammate, LaMarcus Aldridge, just agreed to a $65 million extension on Wednesday evening. ...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  9. Houston's Figure Four

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz After getting burned by Yao Ming for seven field goals in the first quarter of Game One, Portland has shifted its defensive course, devoting a lot more attention to Yao ever since. For most of the past three games, Portland h...

    Blog | April 27, 2009
  10. Eight Points About Portland vs. Houston Game 2

    Henry Abbott

    The Blazers and Rockets played a close, professional ballgame. This series is going to be well worth watching. Nothing would surprise me. It is an enduring quality of Greg Oden's game, and body, that around him people fall down in p...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  11. Pace in Action

    Henry Abbott

    Something truly fascinating, and wholly surprising happened last night. The conversation begins with a couple of bedrock realities: As staffed by the front office, the Portland Trail Blazers have a roster of gazelles. LaMarcus Aldridge might be the f...

    Blog | March 02, 2009
  12. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Are you better off keeping your second banana than trading for more talent? Can Kirk Hinrich accept playing second fiddle to Derrick Rose? How will Shawn Marion's 2008-09 second act in Toronto fare? Seconds for everyone at the T...

    Blog | February 19, 2009
  13. LaMarcus Aldridge: Handle With Care

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LaMarcus Aldridge's mid-range jumper is among the most indefensible shots in the game. His length and quick release make it infallible when he's on, whether he's facing up, leaning into his defender -- something he's be...

    Blog | December 31, 2008
  14. Superstar Teammates, and Now Friends Too

    Henry Abbott

    Even when Greg Oden was out of the picture last season, recovering from microfracture knee surgery, the Blazers were one of the NBA's happiest stories. The two big stars of the team's resurrection have been Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge. Who knew...

    Blog | October 31, 2008
  15. The Oregon Trail of Expectations

    Henry Abbott

    I'm a Blazer fan. So to me, using this time of year to think about, read about, and talk about the Blazers is normal. What's weirding me out, however, is that this year, the big Greg Oden/Brandon Roy/LaMarcus Aldridge/Rudy Fernandez/Gang's All Here Y...

    Blog | October 27, 2008
  16. Wednesday: Second Cup

    Henry Abbott

    Melody Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee: "Kevin Martin knew he netted more than a sweet YouTube clip Monday when he crossed over Rudy Fernandez to dunk on Greg Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge in the Kings' 112-98 loss to Portland. Martin also won a $1,000 ...

    Blog | October 22, 2008