Portland Trail Blazers: Is LaMarcus Aldridge the Most Overlooked MVP Candidate?

March 26th, 2011 by Kristian Winfield Leave a reply »
As the regular season begins to wind down, speculation about who should be the MVP of the league has become more prominent than ever. Derrick Rose seems to be leading the way, as he's single-handedly led the Chicago Bulls to the No. 1 seed of the Eastern Conference. While Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah were injured, Rose continued to play at a high level, topping the likes of the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat to rise above all teams in the East.

LeBron James, unsurprisingly, has had his name thrown around in MVP talks for bringing the Heat to an exceptional level play, and Dwight Howard, Superman himself, has also been in the conversation for his blocking, rebounding and scoring; he will definitely be among the top for Defensive Player of the Year for the third year in a row.

But isn't there someone missing?

If you expand your horizons a little bit away from the East and look at the Western Conference, you'll notice a team in the No. 6 seed that wouldn't be in the playoffs without one player. A team that's surprised the league with their intensity and has been piggybacked by that same player. Any idea who he is?

LaMarcus Aldridge. ...

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