NBA All-Star Game 2011: Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge Leads Snub List

February 14th, 2011 by Joseph Deluca Leave a reply »
Every year, the inevitable happens. A player very deserving of an NBA All-Star selection is left off of the roster. This year's snub is LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers.

On February 2, the NBA announced its all-star reserves. The Western Conference frontcourt players who made it over Aldridge were Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks, Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves who was an injury replacement for Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets.

All of the selections make sense. The only one that could really be argued is the Tim Duncan pick as he is on pace to have career-low numbers. But Duncan has been a perennial all star, and his Spurs do posses the NBA's best record.

Aldridge is averaging 22.1 PPG, 9 RPG and 1.3 BPG.

The snub must have fueled Aldridge. Since being snubbed from the all-star team, he has averaged 29.8 PPG, 8.4 RPG and 1.8 BPG while shooting 56.3 percent from the field.

There are several reasons for the emergence of LaMarcus Aldridge's play this season. The biggest reason fo ...

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