Trail Blazers Press Release

LaMarcus Aldridge Named All-NBA Third Team

05/12/11
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    Aldridge becomes sixth Trail Blazer to earn All-NBA honors

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge was named to the 2010-11 All-NBA Third Team, the NBA announced today.

    Aldridge, 25, set career marks in 2010-11 with 21.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.16 blocked shots and 1.01 steals per game while shooting 79.1 percent from the foul line. One of three NBA players to rank in the top-15 in both points and rebounds, Aldridge also shot 50.0 percent from the floor and averaged 2.1 assists.

    “It is great to see LaMarcus rewarded for all of his hard work and effort,” said General Manager Rich Cho. “He took his game to another level this year. Not only did he have an outstanding season, but he also emerged as our leader and one of the best players in the league.”

    Aldridge becomes the sixth Trail Blazer to garner All-NBA honors, joining Bill Walton (1976-78), Maurice Lucas (1977-78), Jim Paxson (1983-84), Clyde Drexler (1987-88, 1989-92) and Brandon Roy (2008-10).
     
    The NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month for February, Aldridge became the first player in franchise history to score at least 36 points in three straight games Feb. 7-13, when he earned his second Western Conference Player of the Week award of the season. He scored a career-high 42 points in a 109-103 win over Chicago on Feb. 7, following up a 40-point scoring game in a 99-86 triumph over San Antonio on Feb. 1.

    He became the first Trail Blazer to score at least 25 points and grab 10 rebounds in five straight games (Jan. 2-9) and his 36 double-doubles led the team.

    A finalist for the NBA Sportsmanship Award, Aldridge helped the Trail Blazers overcome a number of key injuries to finish with a 48-34 record and a third consecutive trip to the postseason. He also won the team’s inaugural Maurice Lucas Award, given annually to the player who best represents the true spirit of Lucas through his contributions on the court and in the community.

    Miami forward LeBron James, Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant, Orlando center Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Chicago guard Derrick Rose were named the 2010-11 All-NBA First Team by a panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters.

    L.A. Lakers forward Pau Gasol, Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, New York center Amar’e Stoudemire, Miami guard Dwyane Wade and Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook received All-NBA Second Team honors.

    Joining Aldridge on the All-NBA Third Team are Memphis forward Zach Randolph, Atlanta center Al Horford, San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili and New Orleans guard Chris Paul.

    Trail Blazers forward Gerald Wallace also received a vote, earning one point. 

    Below are the results of the voting for the 2010-11 All-NBA Teams, with First Team votes in parentheses:

    2010-11 ALL-NBA FIRST TEAM

    Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
    Forward LeBron James, Miami (119) 595
    Forward Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City (69) 492
    Center Dwight Howard, Orlando (118) 593
    Guard Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (98) 551
    Guard Derrick Rose, Chicago (118) 593

    2010-11 ALL-NBA SECOND TEAM

    Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
    Forward Pau Gasol, L.A. Lakers (2) 259
    Forward Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas (47) 437
    Center Amar’e Stoudemire, New York (2) 258
    Guard Dwyane Wade, Miami (24) 392
    Guard Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City 184

    2010-11 ALL-NBA THIRD TEAM

    Position Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
    Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland 135
    Forward Zach Randolph, Memphis 67
    Center Al Horford, Atlanta 62
    Guard Manu Ginobili, San Antonio 106
    Guard Chris Paul, New Orleans 157

    Other players receiving votes, with point totals (first team votes in parentheses): Rajon Rondo, Boston, 68; Paul Pierce, Boston, 55; Carmelo Anthony, Denver-New York, 53; Kevin Love, Minnesota, 48; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 43; Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers, 36; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 27; Kevin Garnett, Boston, 22; Deron Williams, Utah-New Jersey 19; Steve Nash, Phoenix, 17; Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee, 13; Monta Ellis, Golden State, 11; Nene, Denver, 11; Andrew Bynum, L.A. Lakers, 9; Kevin Martin, Houston, 7; Tyson Chandler, Dallas, 7; Joakim Noah, Chicago, 5; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 3; Al Jefferson, Utah, 3; Kendrick Perkins, Boston-Oklahoma City, 3; Andrea Bargnani, Toronto, 2; Chris Bosh, Miami, 2; Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia, 1; Emeka Okafor, New Orleans, 1; Eric Gordon, L.A. Clippers, 1; Gerald Wallace, Charlotte-Portland, 1; Jason Kidd, Dallas, 1; Luis Scola, Houston, 1; Luol Deng, Chicago, 1; Ray Allen, Boston, 1


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    LaMarcus on NBA Arena Link

News Facts

One of three NBA players to rank in the top 15 in points (14th) and rebounds (14th)

Finished third in the NBA in minutes per game (36.9)

Averaged a team-high 21.8 points (50.0% FG, 79.1% FT) to go with 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.01 steals, 1.16 blocks and 39.6 minutes in 81 games (all starts)

Notched career highs in points, free throw percentage, rebounds, assists (tied) steals and minutes

Scored 20-plus points 49 times, including 12 games with at least 30 points

Named Western Conference Player of the Month for February, becoming the third Trail Blazer ever to win the award (Clyde Drexler, 1991 and Kelvin Ransey, 1981)

Joined Clyde Drexler and Brandon Roy as the only Trail Blazers to win Western Conference Player of the Week twice in one season

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