Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 1

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 1, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs, L.A. averaged 25.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 blocks. He also shot an impressive 53.8 percent from the field. The only areas where he can improve is on the glass — although Robin Lopez will help — and in pick-and-roll defense, as Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard need help up top.

Seahawks player profile: The “Slot” receiver…Doug Baldwin

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott gives us his take today on how WR Doug Baldwin of the Seahawks is doing. What in the world are the Seahawks going to do when Percy Harvin returns, Brian asks. In 2013 a healthy Baldwin has been an extremely productive Baldwin as he has been really messing with defensive coordinators’ minds so far in the Seahawks’ first three games.

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