Feb 12, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers 122-117. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge practices for first time in two weeks

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge practiced for the first time in nearly two weeks Friday.

The All-Star has missed Portland’s last five games due to a groin injury.

Aldridge said he felt good out on the court and that his status would be re-evaluated Saturday:

“I felt OK going through a full practice, didn’t have any issues or anything. A good sign today. We are going to see how I feel in the morning and go from there. I want to make sure when I’m back, I’m back for good.”

Portland guard Will Barton also said Aldridge looked good at practice:

“LaMarcus looked like he hadn’t missed a day; he looked good. He’s our best player, our All-Star, so any time we have him back, it’s encouraging. We are much better when he’s on the court.”

The Trail Blazers, 4-1 in Aldridge’s absence, will play the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

[Source: Oregon Live]

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