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Old 01-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

6'11 young, athletic power forward.
Can shoot the mid-range J, is 80% from the free throw line.
He's the first option on an average team.

And yet...all he averages is 20/8 on 46% field goal shooting.

This guy seems to sleep through games.
Plays like a poor man's Chris Bosh.
Does this guy just have no fire or what?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

watch some games first and then judge
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

Using purely statistics to judge a player
That average team is above 500. in the Western Confernce thanks to him and Lillard and on top of tha LMA is really good.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

he has to play 2 positions every game, PF and C because Hickson is funny@ss joke at the 5
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

He takes a lot of defensive responsibility as well and he's better than you give him credit for
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Too bad we never got to see the Aldridge/Oden/Roy core develop together.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #7
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better than Tyrus Thomas
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #8
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

@ judging a player through stats alone. Watch a game before you start making threads about someone.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

he settles for way too many jumpers. he takes these turnarounds, that he can make, but he can get closer shots all the time, but he just loves his jumper. hes got a nice hook shot, that he doesnt use enough.

hes like a poor mans dirk
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #10
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

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he has to play 2 positions every game, PF and C because Hickson is funny@ss joke at the 5



100% right. Hickson's defense is bad, but when he actually tries to play C...I never thought about it like this. Suddenly, LMA has a shout for MVP. It's a shame he likely won't make the all-star team.



And he's, in some ways, similar to Karl Malone. The guy's touch is incredible. Honestly, I'd move Leonard and a pick for depth and I'd look to acquire a PF next year. I'd play Aldridge at C. He's 7'1.



If you play him at PF then you better find out if Leonard is ready to be that guy. Aldridge is too good. And he's going to be good a long time. That jumpshot is pretty. And his touch is honestly incredible. At C, you'd force him to rebound more (has been doing it better lately). He knows how to use his length on defense and guard the paint. Is a finesse player but I like that, because he doesn't depend on his size and strength. But he's not soft. I just want to see him be more aggressive.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

people forget just how good chris bosh is....chris bosh has to be the quickest pf/c laterally ive seen in a while if not ever.....i remember watchin bosh back in toronto...and he was literally a matchup nightmare for anybody....3's,4's and 5's......guy can put the ball on the floor like melo......post u up like duncan and finish with both hands like kareem...just never had that killer instinct and his defense was never the best.lol

but on to lamarcus i think its the same thing...not as athletic as bosh.....doesnt have the killer instinct....his defense is lacking.....sometimes making good defensive stops fuels u on the offense end of the floor..i know when i play pick up games...and i make a block or a steal....next time down the floor...i get a boost of confidence and i usually make a great offensive play whether it be a jumpshot or a great pass...so sometimes not being great defensively can hurt ones offensive game.just my thought tho
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

LMA is really good. I don't know what you are talking about.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #13
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

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100% right. Hickson's defense is bad, but when he actually tries to play C...I never thought about it like this. Suddenly, LMA has a shout for MVP. It's a shame he likely won't make the all-star team.



And he's, in some ways, similar to Karl Malone. The guy's touch is incredible. Honestly, I'd move Leonard and a pick for depth and I'd look to acquire a PF next year. I'd play Aldridge at C. He's 7'1.



If you play him at PF then you better find out if Leonard is ready to be that guy. Aldridge is too good. And he's going to be good a long time. That jumpshot is pretty. And his touch is honestly incredible. At C, you'd force him to rebound more (has been doing it better lately). He knows how to use his length on defense and guard the paint. Is a finesse player but I like that, because he doesn't depend on his size and strength. But he's not soft. I just want to see him be more aggressive.

Where'd you get the impression that Aldridge is 7'1"? He measured out 6'11" in shoes and 6'10" barefoot at the combine. Look up a pic of him standing next to Greg Oden, he's clearly shorter.

Regardless of height, he's made it known he prefers playing the 4 and that's where he's excelled. He might have a jumper like Karl Malone but the similarities end there. He's nowhere near and likely never will be anywhere as strong or aggressive as the mailman was.

No idea why you'd want to get rid of Meyers Leonard. He's a young, athletic 7'1" center and has a ton of potential to be an ideal front court partner to Aldridge.

The Blazers starting 5 is fine, they just need to shore up their bench to solidify their playoffs hopes and they have the cap space to do it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

He's just not tough. He has a very good jump shot which is great, but doesn't like to mix it up inside. He does have good post defense though. He just doesn't have that fire the separates good players from great ones.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #15
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Default Re: Why isn't LaMarcus Aldridge better?

Good question. I think we all know hes a top pf in the league. But really, he should be better. If he avgd like 4 more points and an extra board or two he would be in mvp discussions. Not a top candidate but top 5-7.
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