Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 1

Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge

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.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Damian Lillard vs. San Antonio Spurs

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers March 7 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. Portland is coming off of a close loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, while the San Antonio Spurs most recently blew out the Chicago Bulls. The Blazers know what needs to happen in San Antonio, but getting it done is a whole different concept. The key matchup is going to be between LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

LaMarcus Aldridge Tony Parker

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Dec. 13 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers are now past the easy part in their schedule, and the Spurs will be the first big challenge for the team in weeks. The key matchup in this game is going to be between Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but the battle between Tony Park and Damian Lillard will be fun to watch.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

LaMarcus Aldridge Blazers Spurs

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers Nov. 10 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. The Blazers have been tested by quality opponents early, but once this game comes to an end, the schedule will begin to ease up a bit into the foreseeable future. The key matchup in this contest is going to feature Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but the battle between Damian Lillard and Tony Parker will be fun to watch.

Shaq Still Salty About Nash’s Back To Back NBA MVP Awards

Steve Nash

What a week for Shaquille O’Neal. He’s basically saying our Victoria BC boy Steve Nash doesn’t deserve two NBA MVP awards. In 2004-05, Nash took a 29 win team from the season before, and with a majority of the same key players as the year prior (minus Stephon Marbury), turned that squad into a 62 win team and the best regular season record in the NBA. Nash’s second MVP came as a bigger surprise to many around the league.

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