Dec 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) celebrates with guard Wesley Matthews (2) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Trail Blazers defeated the Sixers 139-105. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge named Western Conference Player of the Week


On Monday, the NBA announced that Portland Trail Blazers’ big man LaMarcus Aldridge was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

Aldridge has looked like an MVP candidate throughout the season, leading the Blazers to a 21-4 record. He’s averaging 23.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 16, 2013) – Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 15, it was announced today by the league.

Aldridge posted averages of 25.5 points (53.8 FG%), 14.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.50 blocked shot in wins at Utah, vs. Houston, at Philadelphia and at Detroit last week.

His 31-point, 25-rebound game vs. Houston on Dec. 12 marked a career high in rebounds for Aldridge, who became the first Trail Blazer in franchise history to log a 30-point, 25-rebound game and the first to do so in the NBA since the 2010-11 season.

Today’s honor marks the sixth career Player of the Week for Aldridge, who also took home the award last week and on the week ending Nov. 24. He becomes the first Trail Blazer to win the award three times in a season since Clyde Drexler in 1990-91, and the second player in franchise history to win it six times, joining Drexler (10).

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