West Coast Robbery: Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge Should Be a NBA All-Star

February 5th, 2011 by Brendan Walsh Leave a reply »
At the start of the 2010-2011 NBA season, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the Portland Trail Blazers.

Former first overall selection Greg Oden was finally healthy again and ready to get rid of the "bust" tag he recently obtained after an injury-filled start to his career.

Brandon Roy was ready to continue his superb play, along with the second part of Portland's dynamic duo, forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

The roster also included veteran rebounding extraordinaire Marcus Camby, Spanish sensation Rudy Fernandez, breakout performers Wes Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Patty Mills and a host of veterans including Joel Przybilla and Andre Miller.

They started the season 3-0 and winning six out of their first ten, which is good considering that they play in the wild, wild Western Conference.

But just as they were finding their groove, the injury bug hit. And it went for the knees.

First, Greg Oden went down with a bad knee. Then superstar Brandon Roy. Then thoughts of "oh no, there goes are season" began to creep into the Rose Garden. Could a team's luck get any worse?

Well, it can in Portland.

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