Erik Gundersen of Blazers.com takes a look at Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge's post defense and how he uses his quick hands to disrupt opposing attacks. Stats and videos from Synergy Sports are included.

Aldridge shouldered the bulk of the load offensively in December but has recently allowed his teammates to take on more of the scoring responsibility while still contributing in other ways. He struggled through a 5 of 15 night from the field in the Jan. 4 versus the Grizzlies in Memphis, but added five blocks and 12 rebounds in Memphis in the winning effort. But when Portland can't get it going and needs a bucket, it's Aldridge they turn to, as they did in the victory against Minnesota.