LaMarcus Aldridge (L index finger sprain) & Nic Batum (low back pain) are QUESTIONABLE; Chris Kaman (R shoulder strain) is OUT 2nite @ Utah.
Aldridge said he had an x-ray and an MRI on his right thumb, with both coming back negative
USA Today "The appointment was set. LaMarcus Aldridge would spend Tuesday in Cleveland, where the torn ligament in his left (non-shooting) thumb was scheduled to be surgically fixed and the Portland Trail Blazers' wildly successful season would likely be broken as a result. Instead, there's this bit of..." January 28
NBA.com "A second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. Aldridge sustained the injury in the second quarter..." January 23
Heard MRI LaMarcus Aldridge had was inconclusive bc thumb still too swollen. Having another today, but was told thumb's in a cast. Not good.
Pro Basketball Talk "LaMarcus Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but has already said he wants to be “the best Blazer ever,” and plans to re-up with a five-year contract just as soon as he is able. The Blazers are winning, have an amazing young point guard in Damian Lillard, and can offer..." January 21
The Score "The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday, possibly incurring a much more serious loss in the process. Potential All-Star and mid-range maestro LaMarcus Aldridge hurt his left hand in the second quarter of the game, appearing to jam his thumb on the thigh of..." January 21
X-rays of LaMarcus Aldridge's left hand are negative. He will be further evaluated on Tuesday.
LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) stayed away from the #Blazers practice facility today and is doubtful vs. the Knicks Sunday.
Oregonian "The NBA is primed for a financial windfall thanks to a lucrative new contract extension with its national television broadcast partners. The NBA announced on Monday that it has reached a new nine-year agreement with Walt Disney and Turner Broadcasting, ensuring that national TV games continue..." October 07
Pro Basketball Talk "When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star..." July 18
Jerry Colangelo said LaMarcus Aldridge told USA Basketball he's not available for FIBA World Cup. Could be last straw for Aldridge/re: USAB
LaMarcus Aldridge tells The Oregonian he will not sign a contract extension with #Blazers this offseason, but plans to do so next summer.
Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey formally presented the representatives of three-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract extension in Los Angeles last week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Allen and Olshey met with Wasserman Media..." June 27
Houston Chronicle "LaMarcus Aldridge’s dominance of the Houston Rockets has reached historic levels. The former UT star had 43 points in the Blazers’ 112-105 Game 2 victory on Wednesday. He tallied a Blazers’ franchise playoff-record 46 points in the Game 1 win on Sunday. Aldridge’s 89 points in the first two..." April 24
Oregonian "A few hours before Game 1, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was surrounded by a horde of reporters at the team’s morning shootaround, spouting off a few clichés and cracking a sly joke here and there without revealing a care in the world. Just before the brief question-and-answer session was..." April 21
LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams will be inactive tonight vs the Clippers. Dorell Wright will start at PF for #Blazers
CSN Northwest "Despite dealing with a nagging back contusion that will likely linger the remainder of the season, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to still compete with Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer. “I’m committed to playing,” Aldridge told CSNNW.com. “I..." April 06
After missing the last seven games with a back contusion, #Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge says he will return tonight against the Hawks.
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers sunk to a new low when they got outplayed and outworked by the Orlando Magic, resulting in an embarrassing 95-85 loss Tuesday night in the Amway Center. “It’s probably the lowest point as far as being inconsistent, but it’s also the toughest,” Damian Lillard said..." March 26
Aldridge said he planned to go through a full contact practice Wednesday and hopes to play Thursday when #Blazers visit Hawks.
#Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge is going through pregame shooting workout right now in Orlando. No word on his status for tonight's game yet.
#Blazers say LaMarcus Aldridge (back contusion) out tomorrow vs. Heat. He will get a practice in before returning and that hasn't occurred.
#Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge will not play tonight vs Bobcats. No update. Though he's doing station shooting post shootaround and moving okay.
LaMarcus Aldridge said he's feeling better. He said he just started walking without crutches today.
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors won't have to deal with LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams when they take on the Blazers on Sunday. Aldridge suffered a back contusion against the Spurs on Wednesday and sat out Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. The Blazers announced that he would sit out two games and be..." March 16
CSN Northwest "As the Portland Trail Blazers went through shootaround this morning in preparation for the New Orleans Pelicans, LaMarcus Aldridge sat on the scorers table holding a pair of crutches. The three-time All-Star power forward suffered a lower back contusion after a hard fall in Wednesday’s loss to..." March 14
CSN Northwest "Three-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge left the game after taking a hard fall against the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night. LA fell to the ground after driving to the basket, making contact with Spurs back-up F/C Aron Baynes. He remained on the ground, writhing in pain, holding his lower..." March 13
LaMarcus Aldridge and Thomas Robinson are both out tonight vs the Nets.
LaMarcus Aldridge has a strained left groin and will be sidelined for one week and then re-evaluated, Trail Blazers say.
Stotts refused to label LaMarcus Aldridge's status for Wednesday's game vs the Spurs. Said team would know more after visit w/ docs.
CSN Northwest "As the 63rd NBA All-Star game came to a close Sunday night at King Smoothie Center, the Portland Trail Blazers as an organization should leave the Big Easy feeling pretty good about their chances of luring a top talent. Portland was remarkably one of four NBA teams to have more than one player..." February 17
LaMarcus Aldridge said it's his groin that is causing him discomfort. He said he's a little "beat up," but expects to play Wed vs LA.
CBSSports.com "In a city where the concept of NBA free-agent doomsday is alive and well in the form of Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge could have walked up and down Lexington Avenue all day before someone recognized him or guessed his contract status. Back in Portland, the tale of Aldridge's day-to-day..." February 05
Oregonian "About three hours before tipoff at the Moda Center, the NBA released results of fan voting for the NBA All-Star game during a live program on TNT before its weekly Thursday night double-header. And despite racking up gaudy statistics for one of the Western Conference’s best teams, Trail Blazers..." January 24
Portland Tribune "These are the salad days for the L-Train, or L.A., or whatever moniker one chooses to bestow upon LaMarcus Aldridge. The Trail Blazers' captain and All-Star power forward is 28, an age where physical prowess and mental maturity seems to blend and allow the best of the NBA's players to enjoy..." January 13
Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls discussed a deal in the offseason that would have centered around LaMarcus Aldridge for Joakim Noah, according to several sources. Whether the deal reached a serious point or which team initiated discussions is unclear. "Aldridge was available,"..." December 24
Pro Basketball Talk "Wesley Matthews is having a career year — he is scoring a career high 16.2 points a game, he is shooting 44.2 percent from three (39.8 percent last season had been a career high) and he is shooting a lot better inside the arc as well, with a true shooting percentage of 64.5 percent (career best..." December 21
CSN Northwest "After the Portland Trail Blazers 119-116 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, LaMarcus Aldridge underwent a fluoroscopy scan on his bothersome right hand. The results came back negative for a fracture and CSNNW.com is told that the scan was simply a precautionary procedure...." December 18
Oregonian "The jaw-dropping performances are coming so frequently, so effortlessly and so monumentally, Robin Lopez has given up trying to forecast what might happen next. Instead, he’s decided to just hop aboard the L-Train, sit back and enjoy the ride. “LA’s been playing at one hell of a level,” Lopez..." December 13
Oregonian "As the Trail Blazers were finishing off their 105-94 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, there was a ruckus behind their bench. A heavily-bearded fan, wearing Blazers gear, was being restrained by a security guard as he tried to get closer to Portland’s bench. The chaotic..." December 10
Oregonian "The Trail Blazers continued their scintillating start to 2013-14, beating Oklahoma City 111-104 in a tight game before 18,950 at the Moda Center on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge carried the load for Portland (16-3), finishing with 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. The 38 points were his..." December 05
NBA.com "The Washington Wizards' John Wall and the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 24. Wall led the Wizards to a 3-1 week with averages of 24.3 points..." November 25
Fallout from Warriors-Blazers scuffle Sat. night: I'm told Andrew Bogut, Mo Williams suspended 1 game; D. Green, Matthews, Aldridge fined.
CSN Northwest "After that third-quarter skirmish between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, Portland proceeded to go on a 41-18 run that helped them get a 113-101 win, earning their 10th victory in a row. It didn’t have to go down that way. In fact, Andrew Bogut is the..." November 24
CSN Northwest "There’s a different level of confidence brewing in this Portland Trail Blazers’ locker room. There’s a different belief. Guys feel like they can actually win every single game once they take the court. Shooting guard Wesley Matthews reveals that wasn’t always the case with this team. “We..." November 16
USA Today "LaMarcus Aldridge knew this was a big-picture conversation, meaning there would be no softball questions thrown his way about how the Tuesday night matchup against the Houston Rockets is a big one in light of his recent prediction that his Portland Trail Blazers are a playoff team. He's the..." November 06