|July 4 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST20:12 UAE18:1212:12 ET11:12 AM CT15:12 - Aldridge says he has chosen to join the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge tweeted the news on Saturday after spending a week meeting with teams as the most coveted player on the market.
Analysis: He averaged a career-high 23.8 points per game for the Trail Blazers last season. The Dallas native says on Twitter, ''I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends.''
|July 2 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST1:20 UAE (+1)23:2017:20 ET4:20 PM CT20:20 - A person with knowledge of the negotiations says LaMarcus Aldridge and the Miami Heat have spoken about his future plans, and that a formal conversation is scheduled for Thursday night.
Analysis: The person says Heat President Pat Riley is to meet with Aldridge in Los Angeles. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side have publicly announced the meeting. Aldridge is one of the top free agents in this summer's class and has already met with several teams, including the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers.
|May 18 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST22:15 UAE20:1514:15 ET1:15 PM CT17:15 - Aldridge had surgery Monday to repair a ligament in his left thumb.
Analysis: The team said in a statement that Aldridge is expected to be able to return to basketball activity in about eight weeks. Aldridge, a four-time All-Star, averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds during the regular season, playing with the injured thumb for part of that time. He averaged 21.8 points and 11.2 rebounds in the playoffs.
|Apr. 12 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST8:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Aldridge will not play Monday at Oklahoma City, missing his second straight game due to a sprained left foot.
Analysis: Aldridge averages a team-best 23.5 points and 10.3 rebounds, but Portland is locked into the No. 4 seed in the West.
|Apr. 7 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT3:36 - Aldridge was just rested by the Blazers against the Nets on Monday.
Analysis: This is a hazard of playing fantasy basketball this late in the season.
|Mar. 29 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET5:08 GMT13:08 10:08 PM MST12:08 AM EST9:08 UAE07:081:08 ET12:08 AM CT4:08 - Aldridge finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday's win over Denver.
Analysis: Aldridge has totaled 59 points and 20 rebounds in his last two games.
|Mar. 21 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET1:15 GMT9:15 6:15 PM MST8:15 PM EST5:15 UAE (+1)02:1521:15 ET7:15 PM CT0:15 - Aldridge has left the game against the Memphis Grizzlies with an injured left hand and is not expected to return.
Analysis: Aldridge, Portland's leading scorer at 23.6 points per game, apparently injured his hand in the first half Saturday night. He did not start the second half. X-rays were negative. Aldridge, who also averages 10.5 rebounds, injured his left thumb earlier this season and missed several games in January. The All-Star opted to play through the injury rather than have surgery.
|Mar. 20 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)04:3223:32 ET9:32 PM CT2:32 - Aldridge had 31 points and 10 rebounds in Friday's loss to Orlando.
Analysis: That's four consecutive double-doubles for Aldridge while averaging 28.3 points and 11.0 rebounds.
|Mar. 12 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST9:23 UAE06:231:23 ET11:23 PM CT4:23 - Aldridge had 26 points and 14 boards in a 105-100 win over Houston on Wednesday.
Analysis: Aldridge has gotten into a bit of a groove, averaging 24.7 points and 12.3 rebounds over his last six games.
|Mar. 5 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET5:46 GMT13:46 10:46 PM MST12:46 AM EST9:46 UAE06:460:46 ET11:46 PM CT4:46 - Aldridge scored 29 points with nine rebounds in the Trail Blazers' 98-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging 28.0 points and 13.3 rebounds in three games.
|Feb. 28 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CT4:43 - Aldridge had 29 points and 16 rebounds Friday night.
Analysis: Aldridge posted his second straight double-double ahead of Sunday's game with the Kings.
|Feb. 23 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE06:260:26 ET11:26 PM CT4:26 - Aldridge was out of the Portland Trail Blazers' lineup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night because of a right thumb sprain.
Analysis: It was not clear how Aldridge injured his thumb. He was out on the court with the team in warmups before the game. Last month, Aldridge injured a ligament in his left thumb and decided to undergo surgery but then reversed himself 48 hours later and decided to play out the rest of the season.
|Feb. 12 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET5:25 GMT13:25 10:25 PM MST12:25 AM EST9:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - Aldridge finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds but shot just 6 of 20 in Wednesday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: It was Aldridge's worst shooting display since going 3 of 14 on Dec. 10. Look for him to bounce back after the break.
|Feb. 8 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CT1:39 - Aldridge scored 24 points Sunday.
Analysis: Aldridge did disappoint his fantasy owners with five boards to end his string of six straight double-doubles.
|Feb. 6 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds in Thursday's win over Phoenix for his fifth straight double-double.
Analysis: Aldridge has averaged 26.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in six games since missing two contests after he tore a ligament in his left thumb.
|Jan. 31 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Aldridge turned in another monster game in Friday's 105-99 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Aldridge finished with 37 points and 11 rebounds after putting up 38 and 11 two nights earlier. He's averaging 35.7 points in his last three road games.
|Jan. 29 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE06:510:51 ET11:51 PM CT3:51 - Aldridge had 38 points - one off his season high - in Wednesday's loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: So much for his thumb injury. Aldridge has scored a combined 64 points in two games since deciding to put off surgery.
|Jan. 25 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST9:44 UAE06:440:44 ET11:44 PM CT3:44 - Aldridge had 26 points and nine rebounds Saturday against the Wizards.
Analysis: This was Aldridge's first game since announcing he had decided to put off thumb surgery. He generally looked like his usual self, but the real test will be if he can continue to perform at this level despite the ligament injury in his left thumb.
|Jan. 22 5:44 PM PT6:44 PM MT7:44 PM CT8:44 PM ET1:44 GMT9:44 6:44 PM MST8:44 PM EST5:44 UAE (+1)02:4420:44 ET7:44 PM CT23:44 - The Trail Blazers say that Aldridge has decided to put thumb surgery on hold and play in Portland's game Saturday night against the Washington Wizards.
Analysis: Aldridge announced on Thursday that he would need surgery to repair a ligament in his left thumb and was expected to miss from six to eight weeks. But just hours before the game against the Wizards the Blazers announced on Twitter that the three-time All-Star would play.
|Jan. 20 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST21:03 UAE18:0312:03 ET11:03 AM CT15:03 - Aldridge exited in the second quarter with a left thumb injury Monday.
Analysis: Portland coach Terry Stotts said the status of Aldridge, who leads the team with averages of 23.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game, was "under further review."
|Jan. 20 6:11 PM PT7:11 PM MT8:11 PM CT9:11 PM ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST6:11 UAE (+1)03:1121:11 ET8:11 PM CT0:11 - Aldridge won't play in Wednesday night's game against the Phoenix Suns because of a left thumb injury.
Analysis: Aldridge hurt his thumb in the second quarter of the Blazers' 98-95 victory against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. X-rays following the game were negative. The Blazers said that the 6-foot-11 power forward was evaluated by a specialist on Tuesday and an MRI is scheduled for later in the week. There is no timetable for his return, the team said. Aldridge leads the Blazers (31-11) with averages of 23.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
|Jan. 18 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE07:001:00 ET12:00 AM CT4:00 - Aldridge finished with 32 points and nine rebounds in a loss at Memphis on Saturday.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging 31.0 points and 9.7 rebounds in his last three games.
|Jan. 15 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET5:55 GMT13:55 10:55 PM MST12:55 AM EST9:55 UAE06:550:55 ET11:55 PM CT3:55 - Aldridge had 37 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Aldridge, who missed his season high by two points, went 14 of 28 from the floor.
|Dec. 31 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET5:56 GMT13:56 10:56 PM MST12:56 AM EST9:56 UAE06:560:56 ET11:56 PM CT3:56 - Aldridge returned after missing two games to lead Portland past Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Aldridge scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the victory.
|Dec. 22 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST3:16 UAE (+1)00:1618:16 ET5:16 PM CT21:16 - Aldridge returned from an upper-respiratory illness in Tuesday's win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: He had 25 points and nine rebounds, though he was just 9 of 28.
|Dec. 20 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:580:58 ET11:58 PM CT3:58 - Aldridge recorded one of the best games of his season Friday in Portland's triple-overtime win over San Antonio.
Analysis: He scored 32 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and had five steals. He's in the midst of another phenomenal season.
|Dec. 5 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Aldridge had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 88-82 on Thursday night.
Analysis: The four in a row is nice but Aldridge hurt his fantasy owners by missing 14 of 21 shots, many from close range.
|Dec. 3 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Aldridge scored a season-high 39 points and set up the winning basket on a pass inside to Robin Lopez with 1.3 seconds left, helping the Portland Trail Blazers rally for a 105-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Aldridge also had 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double in six games. He's averaging 24.3 points and 12.5 boards over that stretch.
|Dec. 1 11:10 PM PT12:10 AM MT1:10 AM CT2:10 AM ET7:10 GMT15:10 12:10 AM MST2:10 AM EST11:10 UAE08:102:10 ET1:10 AM CT5:10 - Aldridge had 26 points and a season-high 15 rebounds to pace the Portland Trail Blazers in a 107-93 victory Sunday night over the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves.
Analysis: Aldridge, scoring 21.4 points per contest, had a combined 28 in his previous two games. He's averaging 12.8 rebounds in his last five games.
|Nov. 25 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Aldridge scored a season-high 33 on 13-of-20 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double in Monday's win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging 10.7 rebounds over his last six games after grabbing 7.1 rebounds per game through his first seven contests.
|Nov. 24 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - Aldridge scored 20 and tied a season high with 14 rebounds in Sunday's win at Boston.
Analysis: Aldrige, who was 7 of 21 from the field, is shooting a career-low 45.0 percent. He's still a stud with 21.3 points and 8.6 rebounds a game, though.
|Nov. 22 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Aldridge had 16 points and nine boards Friday.
Analysis: Facing a team that famously bypassed him in the draft, Aldridge didn't produce All-Star numbers since the Bulls turned in a humiliating and pathetic effort. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners.
|Nov. 16 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Aldridge returned Monday for Portland and had 22 points and nine rebounds.
Analysis: Aldridge sat out Saturday with an upper respiratory illness.
|Nov. 9 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST7:35 UAE (+1)04:3522:35 ET9:35 PM CT1:35 - Aldridge had 28 points and nine boards Sunday.
Analysis: Aldridge is a shining star averaging 22.9 points for the Blazers.
|Nov. 7 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Aldridge had 20 points and seven rebounds in Thursday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging just 6.2 boards after pulling down a career-best 11.1 per game last season. He should pick it up sooner than later.